MARDI GRAS CHICAGO STYLE! With Comedy!Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:27 pm
Division Street Turns into a Comedic Bourbon Street with
“Comedy Gras” in Chicago
Open Mic – Stand Up – Sketch Comedy – Comedy Karaoke – After Party – Charitable, too!
(CHICAGO, IL) – Division Street in the Gold Coast is known for affable revelry the likes of Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, and this Fat Tuesday, February 21, Division Street will offer a cavalcade of comedy with “Comedy Gras”. It is all for a good cause, too. A portion of the night’s proceeds will go to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic [http://www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/], a cause devoted to preserving a national heritage of original music and helping musicians still in need in the New Orleans area.
At Bootleggers from 7pm to 8pm, there will be an Open Mic Comedy Challenge, hosted by She-nannigans last Comedy Challenge winner, Michael Larimer, featured here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqZNnnt72F4&feature=related . This Open Mic is open to anyone interested in competing – just walk up and sign in.
Over at She-nannigans House of Beer from 8pm to 9pm, there will be an All Star Stand Up from past Comedy Challenge winners featuring Drew Michael and Joe Kilgallon from “Comedians You Should Know”. These comedians, and others, will be competing for $500 cash, to be awarded at the end of the evening.
Then it’s time to step across the street to The Original Mother’s for some sketch comedy from The Pepper Grinders Comedy http://www.youtube.com/user/hlpalex?ob=0 and the Wood Sugars Comedy http://www.youtube.com/user/WoodSugars?ob=0 sketch groups from 9pm to 10pm.
Mother’s Too will offer Comedy Karaoke all night long, while The Lodge Tavern will be the after-party for all the festivities until 4am.
$6 Don Q Hurricanes will be the featured cocktail of the evening at all venues, and Bootleggers will offer Pat O’Brien’s World Famous Hurricane mix, too. Let the good times roll!
Along Division Street, street freaks and stilt walkers will spread the cheer and toss out beads until it’s time to repent! There will be no cover charge at any venue, and all patrons must be 21 and over.
The Original Mother’s is located at 26 West Division Street in Chicago – 312-642-7251; Bootleggers is located at 13 West Division Street in Chicago – 312-266-0944; She-nannigans is located at 16 West Division – 312-642-2344; Mother’s Too is located at 14 West Division – 312-266-7444; and The Lodge Tavern is located at 21 West Division in Chicago – 312-642-4406. Please visit www.RushAndDivision.com for more details.