A Spotlight on Chicago’s Comedians You Should Know

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Alvin Fonseca, Gary Miller, Joshua Malone

Comedians You Should Know Is Something You Need To Know

Comedians You Should Know is a group of five Chicago and Los Angeles-based stand-up comedians and producers dedicated to bringing you the funniest stand-up comedy the nation has to offer via their weekly showsvideos and comedy tours.

Best comedy Tickets Comedians You Should Know

Debuting at Fizz Bar in 2008, Comedians You Should Know quickly developed a solid local following with rave reviews from critics and fans alike. In 2010 they moved the show to favorite downtown watering hole Timothy O’Toole’s and opened another show in Los Angeles in 2015. Their groundbreaking weekly showcases feature the top comedy talent from Chicago and Los Angeles as well as rising stars and established entertainers from across the country. read more

Midwestern Comedy with John Eide, “It’s a Great Place To Get Better”

John Eide

Written by Gary Miller

If you’ve ever lived in or been to the Midwest, you’ve heard of the concept of the “Midwestern work ethic,” that hard work and perseverance will pay off in the long run.

There is a quiet humility that underscores the creativity that is breeding within Midwestern comedy.

On a Monday night in Chicago on Irving Park road, one of the seemingly thousands of open mics in the city, a small theater is filled with a laundry list of comedians outnumbering a Duggar family reunion. With notebooks and backpacks, its looks more like students attending seminar than comics ready to try out new material. The Hornet’s Nest Open Mic, a newer mic running late in Irving park mic is hosted by Josh Ejnes and John Eide. A few doors down a showcase is done and another open mic is starting at the High Hat, one of the comedians Sean White has finished his showcase performance and he is already heading over to do another mic at the Hornet’s Nest. read more

Chicago Comedian Ricky Gonzalez to Record Live Album

Ricky Gonzalez

Written by Gary Miller

Chicago Comedian Ricky Gonzalez is set to record a live album this weekend. Ricky is an associate producer and regular performer at Comedians You Should Know, (CYSK) a comedy juggernaut in Chicago that runs a weekly showcase every Wednesday at Timothy O’Tooles, their home since 2010, as of this year they have started a show in Los Angeles as well. Their groundbreaking weekly showcases feature the top comedy talent from Chicago and Los Angeles as well as rising stars and established entertainers from across the country. We got a chance to talk to Ricky leading up to the recording. The decision to record at their home base seemed like a no-brainer, read more