Comedians You Should Know

Chicago

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
10 Year Anniversary Event - 7pm & 10:15pm
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700 [map]
Price: $20 or $30 (Ticket w/ Exclusive T-shirt)

SINCE THIS IS A LIVE EVENT AND SEATS NEED TO BE FILLED, IF YOU DO NOT ARRIVE BY SHOWTIME, YOUR SEAT MAY BE SOLD TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITLIST. MAKE SURE YOU ARE BUYING TICKETS TO THE CORRECT SHOWTIME AND FOR THE CORRECT TICKET PRICE.

The year was 2008 and the world would change forever! The Dark Knight was released, the stock market crashed, and America elected its first black president!

It was also the year when a few Chicago-based comedians with little experience performing and zero experience producing, decided to produce a stand-up comedy showcase. Their goal was to produce the best stand-up showcase possible.

If you asked them, their friends, their loved ones, fellow comedians, some jag on the street, none would predict the show would last ten days, let alone ten years.

A decade later, the little bar show that could continues to be acclaimed by comedians, comedy fans, and critics-alike for its unwavering commitment to showcasing the best of both Chicago's mainstream and alternative stand-up comedy scenes.

The night will be what CYSK always intended every show to be: A celebration of the best in Chicago stand-up comedy! Both past, present, and future!

Both shows will be packed into over two hours and showcase many of your favorites over the show's history!

LINE-UP:
Blake Burkhart
Chris Condren
Marty DeRosa
Allison Dunne
Ricky Gonzalez
Kellye Howard
Jonah Jurkens
Joe Kilgallon
Mike Lebovitz
Marilee
Chris Redd
Mike Sheehan
Jeff Steinbrunner
Kristen Toomey
Nick Vatterott
and more?

WHERE:
CYSK showroom at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
622 N. Fairbanks Ct.
Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 21th, 2018
7 PM (doors at 6)
10:15 PM (doors at 9:45)

TICKETS:
$20 admission
$30 admission + exclusive ten year anniversary T-shirt

MORE INFORMATION:
- General admission
- 21+
- Afterparty to follow
- Drinks available before, during, and after the show
- Street parking available; parking in lot on SE corner of Erie and Fairbanks $10 with validation, available at O'Toole's

MORE ABOUT COMEDIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW (CYSK):
Comedians You Should Know (CYSK) is a stand-up comedy showcase which started in Chicago in 2008 at the now-defunct, Fizz Bar and Grill. The show quickly gained praise from fans and comedians alike for its unwavering commitment to presenting only the funniest Chicago comedians and visiting guests from both the alt and mainstream comedy scenes.

In 2010, they moved to a favorite downtown watering hole, Timothy O'Toole's Pub. Since then, the show has become a destination from anyone around the Chicago area. From hipsters to yuppies to suburbanites, to the occasional homeless person, anyone seeking the best in Chicago stand-up comedy knows, CYSK is the place to be!

In addition to their showcase, CYSK has produced a whopping 20 comedy albums in their room, many of them reaching the top of the iTunes comedy chart!

CYSK has gotten critical-acclaim from several media outlets, most notably The Onion A.V. Club who said: "The genuine quality of talent on display is unrivaled in Chicago."

In 2015, CYSK expanded their weekly showcase to Los Angeles and then to New York City in 2016, making it the only comedian-produced, stand-up comedy showcase to be featured in the three biggest cities in the country!

 

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Special Event: Blake Burkhart Album Recording 7pm and 9:30pm
Comedians You Should Know - Doors at 8:30 PM, show at 9:30 PM
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700 [map]
Price: $10 Online, $15 at the Door

SINCE THIS IS A LIVE EVENT AND SEATS NEED TO BE FILLED, IF YOU DO NOT ARRIVE BY SHOWTIME, YOUR SEAT MAY BE SOLD TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITLIST.

Chicago comedian, Blake Burkhart, headlines two stand-up comedy shows in the Comedians You Should Know showroom at Timothy O'Toole's Pub (622 N. Fairbanks Ct.) on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 7 and 9:30 PM.

This will be the only chance to see Blake record his debut, comedy album and it's an event not to miss!

The shows will be produced by Comedians You Should Know, the only comedian-produced, stand-up comedy showcase to be featured in the three biggest cities in the country! The early show will be hosted by Jonah Jurkens, and the late by Michael Meyers. Both shows will have a feature set from Bobby Condon.

$5 Tickets Here!

 


Event

Blake Burkhart -- Live Album Recording
SINCE THIS IS A LIVE EVENT AND SEATS NEED TO BE FILLED, IF YOU DO NOT ARRIVE BY SHOWTIME, YOUR SEAT MAY BE SOLD TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITLIST.

Chicago comedian, Blake Burkhart, headlines two stand-up comedy shows in the Comedians You Should Know showroom at Timothy O'Toole's Pub (622 N. Fairbanks Ct.) on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 7 and 9:30 PM.

This will be the only chance to see Blake record his debut, comedy album and it's an event not to miss!

The shows will be produced by Comedians You Should Know, the only comedian-produced, stand-up comedy showcase to be featured in the three biggest cities in the country! The early show will be hosted by Jonah Jurkens, and the late by Michael Meyers. Both shows will have a feature set from Bobby Condon.

WHERE:
Timothy O'Toole's Pub
622 N. Fairbanks Ct.
Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
7 PM (doors at 6)
9:30 PM (door at 9)

TICKETS:
$10 in advance
$15 at the door

MORE INFORMATION:
- General admission
- 21+
- Afterparty to follow
- Drinks available before, during, and after the show
- Street parking available; parking in lot on SE corner of Erie and Fairbanks $10 with validation, available at O'Toole's

MORE ABOUT BLAKE:
Blake Burkhart is a regular at nearly all Chicago comedy clubs and venues, most notably at his home venue, Comedians You Should Know, which he also produces. He is known in The Windy City for his unique style of stand-up, described as an entertaining mixture of subtle and absurd.

Blake can be heard on the podcast "Blake and Bobby Go to the Movies," a movie review podcast run by Chicago comedians.

MORE ABOUT COMEDIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW (CYSK):
Comedians You Should Know (CYSK) is a stand-up comedy showcase which started in Chicago in 2008 at the now-defunct, Fizz Bar and Grill. The show quickly gained praise from fans and comedians alike for its unwavering commitment to presenting only the funniest Chicago comedians and visiting guests from both the alt and mainstream comedy scenes.

In 2010, they moved to a favorite downtown watering hole, Timothy O'Toole's Pub. Since then, the show has become a destination from anyone around the Chicago area. From hipsters to yuppies to suburbanites, to the occasional homeless person, anyone seeking the best in Chicago stand-up comedy knows, CYSK is the place to be!

In addition to their showcase, CYSK has produced a whopping 20 comedy albums in their room, many of them reaching the top of the iTunes comedy chart!

CYSK has gotten critical-acclaim from several media outlets, most notably The Onion A.V. Club who said: "The genuine quality of talent on display is unrivaled in Chicago."

In 2015, CYSK expanded their weekly showcase to Los Angeles and then to New York City in 2016, making it the only comedian-produced, stand-up comedy showcase to be featured in the three biggest cities in the country!