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The Weekend Desk Report

"This year Zanies celebrates its 40th anniversary," Steve Heisler notes for the Reader, "but it's the only remaining comedy club within city limits that programs stand-up seven nights a week."

I did not know that.

"Its vibe, however, remains trapped in the 80s. Most shows cost $25 but stipulate a two-drink minimum."

So two drinks on top of $25 tickets? That's pretty pricey, especially to see folks who are probably at least moderately funny but not exactly household names.

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It's also kind of odd to me that the comedy clubs in the area outside of the city limits are mostly tourist traps. Tourists travel to the suburbs just for a few generic laughs?

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OTOH, I suppose some folks find a stand-up comedy club to be a better bet than improv, which dots the city (right?). Improve is more likely to be hit-or-miss. Right? Ah, the taxonomy of the Chicago comedy scene.

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Plus, I wonder how much laughter a two-drink minimum induces. Those are unearned laughs!

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Time to disrupt the stand-up model!

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Some might say the Neo-Futurists, and others I'm sure, already have. But more! Uber for comedy!

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And, of course, content-wise, stand-up has been constantly disrupted, either in singular approach or, say, the alt-comedy movement. But the comedy club model? I'd like to know more. Assignment Desk, activate!

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New on the Beachwood . . .

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #195: Ramblers Wrap, Baseball Begins
Candlesticks always make a nice gift. Plus: White Snox, Bulls Stank, Scrubs, Shohei Goodman, Blackhawks Bigwigs Back, and just a little Schweinsteiger.

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Weekend ChicagoGram

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Weekend ChicagoTube

The 1956 American Derby at Chicago's old Washington Park.

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Weekend BeachBook
A sampling.

Black Father Gives Son The Talk About Holding Literally Any Object.

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Weekend TweetWood
A sampling.

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The Weekend Desk Tronc Line: Chicken roost.



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Posted on April 7, 2018


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TV - WFLU-TV.
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SPORTS - SportsMonday: Bears' Real Goat.

BOOKS - Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom.

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