Laughing Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Pictures from Obama's Grant Park Victory Rally

So, I was lucky enough to get press credentials for Obama's Grant Park victory rally from Air America. Here's a slide show which doesn't come near to doing the night justice...

Come and celebrate Saturday with Chicago's Laughing Liberally Local 312

Hey everyone!
What a week! I was lucky enough to get press creds from Air America for the Grant Park rally! What a night! Come out and celebrate with Chicago's Laughing Liberally Local 312, and I'll tell you all about it!

Here’s this weeks wicked cool Final Countdown lineup.

Cameron Esposito- Standup
Maggie Kubley- Music
Aaron McGaw- Magic
Mike Sheehan- Standup
Matthew Filipowicz- Politcal Cartoons

Cornservatory Theatre- 4210 N Lincoln
Saturday November 8th, 11pm, $8, BYOB

The Final "Final Countdown" Before The Election

Hey folks,
So, Saturday is the last Final Countdown before the election, and we’re bringing back a batch of our favorite acts to “tear this mother up” as the kids like to say. In other words, don’t miss this show!

Robert Buscemi- Standup
Lauren Maul- Music
Paul Siggy- Standup
Brad French- Juggler
Agents Of Change- Music
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons
The Accountants Of Homeland Security- Sketch

Cornservatory Theatre- 4210 N Lincoln
November 1st, 11pm, $8, BYOB

-Matt

Glenn Beck Is Now A Made Man

It is a truly exciting time for Glenn Beck. After trolling away on CNN Headline News, Glenn Beck finally received the call that all right wing shills dream of. Glenn Beck has signed a deal with the Fox News Channel.

For a Republican mouthpiece like Beck, it's like being promoted from AAA to the Big Leagues. Or since we're talking about Fox News, I guess it's more like joining an organized crime syndicate.

Among Republicans, Glenn Beck is now a made man. Take a look.

To quote Ray Liotta in Goodfellas.

"See, it's the highest honor they can give you. It means you belong to a family and crew. It means that nobody can f*ck around with you. It also means you could f*ck around with anybody just as long as they aren't also a member. It's like a license to steal. It's a license to do anything."

Glenn Beck is now part of the Fox Family, and the Murdoch Crew. He now answers only to the Foxfather, Don Rupert, and his consigliere, Roger Ailes. He becomes a capo along with Sean "The Hammer" Hannity, Bill "The Loofah" O'Reilly and Steve "Loosey" Doocy.

And don't think he isn't ready. He is. He's proven his ruthlessness time and time again.

Who can forget his calling Hillary Clinton a "stereotypical bitch"? His hit on the families of 9-11 victims? Or the time he asked Congressman Keith Ellison, America's first ever Muslim congressman to "prove to me that you are not working with our enemies"?

Glenn Beck has served the Republicans well, and so now, he gets the ultimate reward, his own show on the network that respects "fair and balanced" reporting the same way the actual Mafia respects the "law".

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Cross posted at the Huffington Post.

Two Laughing Liberally Chicago 312 Shows

Hey everyone,
in addition to our normal Saturday night show, we have a special show this Friday at the Quennect 4 Gallery.
Here's all the details.

Quennect 4 Gallery- 2716 W North Ave
Friday Night, October 24th, 10pm, $5 Donation

The Accountants Of Homeland Security- Sketch
James Fritz- Standup
Lower Class Odyssey- Hip Hop
Lee Kepraios- Standup
Flying Cat Circus- Freak Show
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

And for our normal Saturday show...

Cornservatory Theatre- 4210 N Lincoln
Oct. 25th, 11pm, $8, BYOB

Adam Burke- Standup
Think Tank- Sketch
The Ellie Maybe Experence- Music
CJ Toledano- Standup
Matt Griffo- Music
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

Hope to see you at one or both!
-Matt

Laughing Liberally Local 312 Lineup

Hey folks,
Here’s this week ultra-fly Final Countdown lineup from the Accountants of Homeland Security:

David Mascorro- Standup
The Puterbaugh Sisters- Sketch
Paul Robinson- Standup
John Sturk- Magician
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

Cornservatory Theatre- 4210 N Lincoln
October 18th, 11pm, $8, BYOB

http://www.accountantsofhomelandsecurity.com

This Week's Final Countdown

Hey everyone,
The Accountants of Homeland Security, Chicago's Laughing Liberally Local 312, are proud to announce this week's crazy cool Final Countdown lineup.

James Fritz- Standup
Flying Cat Circus- Freak Show
Bryan Bowden- Standup
Aaron Fox- Music
Jay McKinney- Standup
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

Cornservatory Theatre- 4210 N Lincoln
October 11th, 11pm, $8, BYOB

More info at http://www.accountantsofhomelandsecurity.com

Chicago's Laughing Liberally Local 312

Hello hello,

The Accountants of Homeland Security, Chicago's Laughing Liberally Local 312, will be hosting their weekly variety show, as usual, this Saturday. Here's this week's lineup.

Bryan Berrey- standup
Aaron McGaw- Magician
Paul Siggy- Standup
The Gentlemen Follies- Vaudeville
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

Cornservatory Theatre- 4210 N Lincoln
October 4th, $8, 11pm, BYOB

See you there!

White House Takes Water To The Extreme!

As the story broke that George W. Bush's Environmental Protection Agency will not limit the amount of rocket fuel in our nation's drinking water, it looked like it was just another example of Republicans against regulation.

But with the nation's economy in ruins, the Bush Administration has come up with a new plan to turn the story to their advantage. A plan that helps boost the economy, while simultaneously funneling money into our infrastructure and promoting the general health of our nation's populace. They even made a video to promote their new program.

Take a look.

The move is nothing short of brilliant. And to think it all started with George W. Bush's EPA refusing to to do it's job and regulate chemical pollution from rocket fuel? I mean, it's just rocket fuel. Who wouldn't want some in their drinking water? And everybody's drinking it. Well, technically, not everybody. But, according to the AP, it was found in

at least 395 sites in 35 states at levels high enough to interfere with thyroid function and pose developmental health risks, particularly for babies and fetuses.

Seriously, this works out great for Republicans. They get to keep their polluters happy, and at the same time, they get to reach out to that much desired "youth" market. Who doesn't love those flavored water energy drinks? I mean, I don't, but, other than me?

And it'll get people to drink more water. So what if the water is polluted with dangerously high levels of perchlorate? You get to live on the "extreme," as the kids like to say.

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Greetings from The Accountants of Homeland Security- Laughing Liberally's Local 312

Hello Chicago.
Allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Matthew Filipowicz, I am a political cartoonist for Headzup and a member of the comedy group, the Accountants of Homeland Security.

We are proud to announce our new affiliation with Laughing Liberally. We are now Laughing Liberally's Local 312.

We host a weekly variety show every Saturday night in Chicago. Here's this week's lineup.

Chad Briggs- Standup
Mississippi Half Twins- Music
Brad French- Juggler
David Mascorro- Standup
Exclamaquest- Improv
Jay McKinney- Standup
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

Cornservatory Theatre- 4210 N Lincoln
Sept 27th, 11pm, $8, BYOB

We look forward to Drinking and Laughing Liberally with you.