OutLoud Chicago Presents... Queer Comedy at Zanies!

OutLoud Chicago presents Queer Comedy at Zanies, Tuesday July 26th at 9:30pm at Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. Queer Comedy will be headlined by NYC comedian and Snub Fest Chicago 2011 winner, Chris Doucette and hosted by Bill Cruz featuring comedians Sapna Kumar and Bradley Thomas.

Zanies is the best of the Midwest, youll find no finer comedy club outisde of NYC. It is known world-wide for its incredible comedy and has been Chicagos premier comedy club since 1978 (and now the only stand-up comedy club on the North Side.) Zanies regularly brings in top names. Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Handler and Tim Allen were featured regularly well before you ever heard of them. For the greatest comedy and for the ability to say, I saw them live before comedians get movies and television shows, Zanies is your best bet.

OutLoud Chicago is a series from Adam Guerino (www.adamguerino.com) to find safe spaces for queer stories, storytellers and audiences. With the words out, loud and Chicago, the name combines the concepts of proudly queer and Chicagoan. OutLoud premiers this Summer with a series of shows from music to comedy at such legendary Chicago venues as The Hideout and Zanies. Bringing such historic venues and amazing talent together, OutLoud hopes to make Chicago and Queer a welcome harmony.

Chris Doucette (www.chrisdoucette.com) is a NYC based comedian that represents the next generation of gay comedians which are open about their sexuality but resist cliches. In June 2011, Chris won 1st place at the Snubfest Comedy Festival in Chicago. He has performed for colleges all over the country and recently received a standing ovation from the students at Florida Tech. Chris was selected as a feature comic at the Charleston Comedy Festival, Baltimore Comedy Festival, Baltimore Artscape Festival, and headlined the Ganymede Arts Festival. Chris has shared the stage with Hal Sparks, Tony Woods, Judy Gold and more. He has performed on FOX, NPR, The Joey Reynolds Show on WOR 710AM, and Comedy Nonsense on WJFK 106.7 FM. He has appeared in The Washington Post Express, Miami Sun-Sentinel, Metro Weekly, Time Out New York, Next Magazine, New York Post, and the Village Voice. The blogs love him: hes been featured in brightestyoungthings.com, thenewgay.net, and thegayplaces.com.

Bill Cruz is a fixture with the wildly successful Lincoln Lodge, as well as appearing at Zanies, Chicago Underground Comedy, The Elevated, and numerous Mikey-O comedy Shows. Outside of Chicago, Bill has performed in New York City and Los Angeles, at colleges and universities across the Midwest, and was a featured performer in the OUTLAUGH 2005! Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Comedy Festival and has been featured in the book Out On The Edge: America's Rebel Comics.

Sapna Kumar has been seen on LOGO TV's "One Night Stand Up 9" and as a Regional Finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing 4." She is in the 2011 independent feature films "Promise Land" and "Jamie and Jesse Are Not Together." Sapna has been called "Chicago's answer to Margaret Cho." Her act promises vivid characterizations of her immigrant Indian parents, brash openness about her sexuality, and witty commentary about our crap-onomy (economy).

Bradley Thomas (www.bradleythomascomic.com) is a comedian, Activist, Teacher, Drag Queen, Leatherman, Bartender, Actor, Model, Bottom. Bradley Thomas does it all. Whether for his weekly show Laugh Track at Sidetrack, Night of 100 Drag Queens, International Mister Leather, or other performances Bradley has been performing as a comedian and emcee for over a decade. His quick wit, and sardonic view help him create stand-up performances that are both relevant and irreverent. Bradley does not shy away from incorporating equality, sexuality, and social justice into his art. Of course, he is quickest to laugh at himself, if you dont beat him to the punch. If laughter is medicine, Bradley hopes his audiences OD every night.

OutLoud Chicago presents Queer Comedy at Zanies, Tuesday July 26th at 9:30pm at Zanies Comedy Club 1548 N Wells. The series will continue through the summer featuring different artists, mediums and genres. Admission is $10 tickets available at http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3798955 or available at the door. Audience members must be ages 21 or over. For questions, hi res images or a saved seat, email adam.guerino@gmail.com.
  • Zanies Comedy Cluub
    1548 N Wells, Chicago
  • Tuesday Jul 26, 2011
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