5 must-see comedy shows in Chicago this week
Whether you’re into weed, dinosaurs or politics, this week’s Chicago comedy scene has something for everyone. 773-610-5930 EEK! Theatre Company is hoping weed enthusiasts-and their best buds-will think high-ly of this cannabis-centric one-night production celebrating 4/20 with marijuana-themed songs, stand-up and sketch comedy. 8 p.m. $15. Tickets: mclchicago.com. 3175 N. Broadway 773-327-3175Things might get uncomfortable at this politically-charged stand-up and satire set featuring David Carter and others, but that’s kind of the idea. 10 p.m. $17 online, $20 at the door. 8:30 p.m. $18 general admission, $12 for students. 3209 N. Halsted St. 773-871-3793Lady friends Kristin and Sierra explore female friendship in this limited engagement show. 7 p.m. $10. Tickets: theplaygroundtheater.com. 773-281-4444In conjunction with Chicago Underground Comedy, current L.A. resident and former Chicago comic Gevaart returns to his old city to record his first comedy album. 9 p.m. $5. More information: goodrichgevaart.com.
Exclusive: Tommy Chong Talks New Comedy Tour, His Marijuana Motto & More · High Times
When cannabis icons are brought up, it’s hard not to think of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. For those that want to experience the power of Cheech and Chong for themselves, their comedy tour is likely coming to a city near you soon. We sat down with one half of the legendary duo, Tommy Chong, to discuss his history with cannabis, writing jokes about it and working with Cheech after all these years. If you violate in any way, it goes against your record when they’re sentencing you, so I had to keep from smoking pot all the time that I was in the federal penal system. Here’s my motto, it’s not how little you toke, it’s how much you toke it. There’s been times when I’m in the basement with my bongs, and I’ll take a toke, then a half hour later, I’ll take another toke and then maybe another toke. He’s a famous artist, and he was a chronic smoker for years, and then he had to quit for years because of his health, so he’s an edible guy. Pot calms the body and brain, and that’s why artists smoke it. The criticisms of pot is why us artists smoke it-because it makes you forget things but it allows you to focus on detail. Because when you’re high on pot, you see detail.
Naomi, Adam Scott Sell Marijuana Comedy to NBC
Naomi and Adam Scott are poised to explore the world of marijuana for NBC. The couple has set up scripted comedy Buds at NBC, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The comedy, which received a script commitment, revolves around the day-to-day operations of a marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colo. It marks the first sale for the Parks and Recreation star and his producer-wife under their Gettin’ Rad Productions’ two-year first-look deal with Universal Television. Parks and Recreation’s Joe Mande – also a successful stand-up comedian and Twitter sensation – will pen the script and executive produce alongside Naomi and Adam Scott. It keeps Scott and Mande in business with the network and studio following next week’s series finale of the veteran comedy starring Amy Poehler. Gettin’ Rad recently teamed with the red-hot Duplass brothers on the Sundance standout The Overnight, which sold to Orchard Films. On the TV side, the company also has four incarnations of Adult Swim’s viral specials Greatest Event in Television History. On the acting side, Scott will wrap up NBC’s Parks and Rec and next appear in Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
Laughter Haven: An Evening of Cannabis & Comedy Tickets, Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Come spend a cannabis-enhanced evening at Laughter Haven, enjoying a stellar line-up of stand-up comedians. Connect with cannabis enthusiasts and top cannabis brands in the Bay Area. Ticket Cost: $35. Ticket price includes live comedy, cannabis product samplings, AND goodie bags. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Connect + engage + cannabis brand sampling. 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – 3 stand-up comedians with Netflix star Mike Winfield headlining. Whether its hardships or love, you’re gonna get it served honestly from this charismatic Baltimore native who got his comedy start in California’s state capitol. He’s in a new movie PIMPw/ rapper DMX. He’s currently streaming on the Netflix Special Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo. She’s been seen on ABC’s The View, the Funniest Housewife in America, and Comedy Central to name a few. Carlos Rodriguez was thrown into comedy, being born into a large family he quickly became a fast talking entertainer which eventually led him to comedy. Carlos brings a clever, silly and approachable voice to comedy.
Marijuana Social Lounges
Marijuana is a social drug, so cannabis social clubs are appealing to many people. More than just a tour, Loopr combines ultra-comfortable mobile cannabis lounges with a convenient and affordable app-based transportation service to deliver the ultimate social cannabis experience! iBAKE Denver is a 21+ Private Membership Social Club that allows it’s members to consume marijuana on site. iBAKE Denver has been open for 4 years and was the first legal social club to consume marijuana in the Denver Metro Area. Spectra Art Space is a private membership club located on South Broadway in the Baker neighborhood of Denver. Club 64 is the premier member’s only marijuana club in Denver. Providing members a Cannabis Social Lounge where they can partake and share legal marijuana in Denver. Club 64 provides the following services: weekly scheduled events, private location for members to socialize , VIP locations in Denver and private VIP tours in Denver. The Dab Lounge is a 420/710 friendly private members social club located in the middle of Colorado Springs. Studio A64 is an upscale private cannabis social club.