Top 6 Comedians to See This Fall
George LopezA talented actor, beloved comedian, and renowned late-night television host, George Lopez is a legend in show business. He is widely recognized for his self-produced sitcom, George Lopez, which aired from 2002 to 2007 on ABC. He also hosted his own late-night talk show, Lopez Tonight for two seasons. Lopez often uses experiences from his life in his stand-up comedy while at the same time examining race relations and ethnic groups, often Mexican Americans. Make sure you catch comedic veteran George Lopez on 9/22, 7:00PM at the Chicago Theatre.
Wanda SykesRanking among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America, Wanda Sykes is one of the most prominent and respected stand-up comics in the entertainment business today. Her unmistakable sassy, but intelligent ranks and observations have earned her multiple TV and movie appearances, comedy specials, book deals, and even two Emmys. She has gained critical acclaim from her work on The Chris Rock Show, her role as Barabra Baran on The New Adventures of Old Christine, and her multiple guest appearances on HBO’s hit series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Don’t miss Wanda Sykes’s stand-up at the Chicago Theatre on 9/29, 7:00PM.
Kevin HartKevin Hart may only stand at 5’4, but the actor/stand-up comedian packs a whole lot of funny in such a small frame. While working as a shoe salesman in Philadelphia, Hart decided to try his luck as a stand-up comedian and entered several amateur contests. This clearly wasn’t the wrong idea and since then he has gone on to star in numerous movies including Soul Plane, Scary Movie 4, and The 40-year Old Virgin. Like a young Eddie Murphy or the late Richard Pryor, Hart is able to draw comedy from experiences in his life and delivery them in a quick and self-deprecating way that sells basically any joke that comes out of his mouth. He will also be hosting this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, September 6th. Make sure to catch Kevin Hart at the United Center on 9/29, 8:00PM.
Lisa LampanelliNo one is safe from Comedy's Loveable Queen of Mean as she stands on stage, spewing insults at nearly every race and gender, and ranting on everything from abortion to gay marriage. Lisa Lampanelli may be crude at times, spilling profanity laden insults in almost every aspect of her jokes, but her style has not only earned her a fan following in the hundred of thousands, but several comedy specials on HBO and Comedy Central, including usual appearances on Comedy Central Roasts. Whether you hate her or love her, there is no denying that Lampanelli is an elite comic and one of the biggest names in Comedy. See Lampanelli when she appears at the Chicago Theatre on 10/5, 8:00PM.
Louis C.K.Louis C.K. is no stranger to stand-up comedy. The 20-year veteran is a master of dark humor, drawing his comedy from a brutally honest self-examination and the realization that he is a perpetual victim of his own life. Many know C.K.’s stand-up routine is one of the best in the business and his dark, honest perspective has earned him a devoted legion of fans. C.K.’s newest project is Louie, a FX show that follows a fictional version of himself, written, directed, and produced by himself and has been renewed for a fourth season. He has also written for comedians Chris Rock, David Letterman, and Conan O’Brien and had short-lived HBO comedy entitled Lucky Louie. Tickets for Louis C.K. show at the Symphony Center Chicago on 11/9 and 11/16 were sold exclusively through his website and are currently sold out.
Craig FergusonCraig Ferguson was one of Great Britain’s top comedians by 1994 and when he moved to Los Angles in 1995, his success only greatened. Originally from Scotland, Ferguson started off his career in stand-up under the stage name Bing Hitler ("Bing for familiarity and Hitler for shock"). He currently hosts The Late Late Show and also has appeared in multiple TV shows and comedy specials. His stand-up routine typically involves poking fun at popular culture and giving his observations about everyday life. He often gets deeper to laugh at struggles in his life including alcoholism and depression. End your fall right by going to see Craig Ferguson at the Chicago Theatre on 11/15, 7:30PM.
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