Laughing Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Laughing Liberally Chicago With Author And Labor Lawyer Tom Geoghegan

Hey everyone,

First off, hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Secondly... it's almost the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for Laughing Liberally Chicago.

Simply stated, our December lineup can't be beat. Check it out.

Cameron Esposito- Standup
Prolific Sweater- Music
Maria Wojciechowski- Comedy Music
The Amazing Tomas- Magic
Ricky Carmona- Standup

Our special guest this month is our friend, author and labor lawyer Tom Geoghegan. Tom will be here to talk about his great new book, Were You Born On The Wrong Continent?

Laughing Liberally Chicago is hosted, as always, by the Accountants of Homeland Security. The Accountants are James Bespalec-Davis, Matthew Filipowicz, and Tim Grimes.

No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, December 1st, 8pm
Food and drinks available for purchase
Including $2 PBRs and $5 Burgers!

See you there!

-Matt
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Wed- Laughing Liberally Benefit For The Hearland Cafe! Tues- Election Night Watch Party!

Hey everyone,

As you may have heard, the Heartland Cafe, which also owns No Exit, recently experienced some financial troubles. Things are looking better, but because the owners Michael James and Katy Hogan have been so good to us, we decided to make the next Laughing Liberally a benefit show!

It should be a great night! It’s the night after the election and we have an awesome lineup.

Mike Lee- Standup
Bob Rok- Hip Hop
David Mascorro- Standup
The Amazing Bibik- Magic
Lee Kepraios- Standup
Chris Sowa- Standup

Also, our special interview this month is Alderman Joe Moore of the 49th Ward in Rogers Park.

Hosted, as always, by the Accountants of Homeland Security. The Accountants are James Bespalec-Davis, Matthew Filipowicz, and Tim Grimes.

No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, November 3rd, 8pm, $10 Donation
Food and drinks available for purchase
Including $2 PBRs and $5 Burgers!

Also, as we previously noted, Tuesday we will be holding an Election Night Watch Party in the back room of the Irish Oak, 3511 N Clark Street starting at 7pm. (Sheffield's back room is busy that night).

There are plenty of TVs we can crank the sound, so, after you vote, come on out and watch the numbers roll in!

Hope to see you at one or both!
-Matt

Matt's Birthday Laughing Liberally w/ Author & Artist Anne Elizabeth Moore

Hey everyone,
It's getting close to the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's almost time for Laughing Liberally Chicago!

This month's show happens to be the day before my birthday, so it will serve as my birthday party, so you need to be there!

Our lineup is stacked with some of our favorite and most awesome acts. Check it out!

Adam Burke- Standup
Thom Britton- Freak Show
Cameron Esposito- Standup
D-Nick The Microphone Misfit- Hip Hop
Candy Lawrence- Standup

And our special guest this month is awesome author, artist and activist Anne Elizabeth Moore!

Hosted, as always by the Accountants of Homeland Security.
The Accountants are James Bespalec-Davis, Matthew Filipowicz, and Tim Grimes.

No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, October 6th, 8pm, Free
Food and drinks available for purchase
Including $2 PBRs and $5 Burgers!

See you there!

-Matt

Laughing Liberally Chicago Tomorrow w/ Viva La Femista's Veronica Arreola

Hey everyone,
The first Wednesday of the month is right around the corner, and that means it's time for Laughing Liberally Chicago.

Our lineup this month couldn't kick any more ass if it tried. Check it out.

James Fritz- Standup
Lauren Maul- Standup
Brad French- Juggler
Mo Welch- Standup
C.J. Toledano- Standup

Our special guest this month will be our good friend Veronica Arreola of Viva La Feminista. We'll be talking about her project to have you "Pledge to Attend One Women's Sporting Event In 2010".

No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, September 1st, 8pm, Free
Food and drinks available for purchase
Including $2 PBRs and $5 Burgers!

Hosted, as always by the Accountants of Homeland Security.
The Accountants are James Bespalec-Davis, Matthew Filipowicz, and Tim Grimes.

See you there!
-Matt
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Laughing Liberally Chicago with Environmentalist And Author Jeff Biggers

Hey everyone,
It's almost the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for Laughing Liberally Chicago.

Our lineup this month is crazy cool. Check it out.

Cameron Esposito- Standup
The Great Sandini- Magic
Mike Lee- Standup
Sean White- Standup

Our interview this month is our friend, environmentalist and author Jeff Biggers. Jeff is an expert in the environmental cost in the horrible practice of mountain top coal removal, has appeared on Democracy Now, the Rachel Maddow Show, and the Nation to name just a few, and is most recently the author of Reckoning at Eagle Creek.

No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, August 4th, 8pm, Free
Food and drinks available for purchase
Including $2 PBRs!

See you there!
-Matt

P.S.- If you haven't seen Steve's awesome Netroots Nation pics, including my Laughing Liberally show and satire panel, go here now.

Laughing Liberally Chicago This Wed w/ Josh Kalven Of Progress Illinois!

Hey everyone,

Hope you had a great 4th of July! But, there's no reason to let the celebration end because this Wednesday it's time for Laughing Liberally Chicago!

This month’s lineup is as badass as it gets. Check it out.

Cindy Cornelsen- Standup
Phillip Morris- Hip Hop
Chris Sowa- Standup
Thom Britton- Fire Eater
Lee Kepraios- Standup

Plus this month’s special interview is our good friend Josh Kalven from Progress Illinois!

Hosted, as always, by the Accountants of Homeland Security. The Accountants are James Bespalec-Davis, Matthew Filipowicz and Tim Grimes.

No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, July 7th, 8pm, Free
Food and drinks available for purchase, including $2 PBRs!

See you there!

-Matt

PS- Mark your calenders for Tuesday July 27th. That's the date DL founder Justin Krebs will be at Sheffield's to talk about his new book 538 Ways To Live, Work And Play Like A Liberal!

Laughing Liberally Chicago with the ACLU-IL's Ed Yohnka

Hey everybody,

It’s almost June, so that means it’s almost time for Laughing Liberally Chicago.

This month’s lineup is crazy cool. Check it out.

James Fritz- Standup
Candy Lawrence- Standup
David Kovac- Magician
Paul Sigwerth- Standup
Mike Lebovitz- Standup

Our special interview this month is our good friend Ed Yohnka from the ACLU-IL. We’ll talk about the state of civil rights here in Illinois and the Obama administration VS. the Bush administration on civil rights. Fun stuff!

No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, June 2nd, 8pm, Free
Food and drinks available for purchase

On this month's menu, Stacia, No Exit's chef and bartender, will be serving "Stacia's Special Chicken Wings", $5 Burgers, Rootbeer floats, and $2 PBRs, in addition to No Exit's normal menu!

Hope you all have a great Memorial Day and see you Wednesday!

-Matt

Laughing Liberally This Wed w/ Nixonland Author Rick Perlstein

Hey everyone,
The first Wednesday of the month is upon us, and you know what that means… it’s time for this month’s Laughing Liberally Chicago!

This month’s lineup is as awesome as they come…

Ryan Budds- Standup
Bob Rok- Hiphop
Mike Lee- Standup
John Sturk- Magic
C.J. Toledano- Standup

And this week’s interview is none other than Nixonland author and historian Rick Perlstein!!!

No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, May 5th, 8pm, Free
Food and drinks available for purchase
Including $2 PBRs!

See you there!
-Matt

Laughing Liberally Chicago w/ Alderman Joe Moore This Wednesday! Free!!!

Hey everybody,

The April installment of Laughing Liberally Chicago is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. Check out this kick-ass lineup.

James Fritz- Standup
D’Nick- Hip-hop
Cameron Esposito- Standup
Brad French- Juggler
Chris Sowa- Standup
David Mascorro- Standup

And our special interview this month is none other than Alderman Joe Moore of the 49th Ward in Rogers Park! For those who don’t know, Joe was named the Most Valuable Local Official by the Nation Magazine in 2008!

No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday, April 7th, 8pm, Free
Food and drinks available for purchase including $2 PBRS and $5 Dinner specials!

See you there!
-Matt

Laughing Liberally Chicago This Wed W/ Author Tracy Van Slyke!

Hey everyone,
Quick venue change announcement, this month’s Laughing Liberally Chicago will be at the Heartland Cafe!
The Heartland is just up the block from No Exit at 7000 N. Glenwood Ave.
The lineup is crazy cool.

Marty DeRosa- Standup
Philip Morris- Hip Hop
Lee Kepraious- Standup
John Sturk- Magician
Cindy Cornelsen-Standup

Plus our special interview this month is the author of the great new book Beyond the Echo Chamber, Tracy Van Slyke!

Heartland Cafe - 7000 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday March 3rd, 8pm, Free

See you there!
-Matt