October 2016 Showcase!

Ayy, the show with the coldest FREE brews and the hottest free comedians is back and specialer than ever this month! David Gavri hosts this month’s excellent lineup:

John Norman
Meghan Sullivan
Oscar Carvajal
Chris Condren

There’s an open mic following the show! So, stick around and watch some of Chicago comedy’s up-and-comers try out new jokes or signup and try out a few yourself!

Text (773) 800-0120 to signup for a spot on the mic! Show’s @ 9, doors open at 8:30. Mic’s around 1030.

note: you may also bring your own booze.

Parking is allowed in the Best Buy parking lot just up the street on Elston Ave. You will NOT be ticketed/towed for parking here.

September 2016 Showcase!

Hooo baby, do we have another FREE show with the coldest FREE booze and the hottest FREE comedy in town! Saturday, September 24, we’re bringing you 4 of the funniest up-and-coming comics on the scene right now:

Lancey Joe (BLT Comedy)
Andrew Halter (Laugh Factory)
Vikram Pandya (Out of Bounds Comedy Festival)
Brandon Kieffer (The Attic)

Stick around after the show for the Small-Time open mic where Chicago comics try out new material!

Text “spot” to 773-800-0120 for a 4 minute spot on the open mic.

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August 2016 Showcase

Hot damn, this month’s Small-Time Special is is cooler than a 24 pack’a Pabst Popsicle, which we will also have for FREE as usual*!

This month our bang-a-rang lineup is:

Kristen Toomey (Comedians You Should Know, Laugh Factory)

Jason Earl Folks (Cole’s Comedy Cabaret)
Aaron McDavis (Zanies)
Kyle Parks (Crab Juice Comedy)

After the show, we have an open mic where you can see some of Chicago’s up-and-comers, and occasionally a drop-in from vet, work on new stuff!

Text “spot” to 773-800-0120 for a 4 minute spot on the open mic!

*Please note: not actual popsicles. Just 12 oz cans of cool, cold, FREE Pabst Blue Ribbon!

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Small-time Special Turns One Year Old

The next show is on July 23rd, 2016 at 9PM.

This is the one year anniversary show!

Your featured performers:

Adam Kroshus
Cameron Gillette
Natalie Jose
Marty DeRosa

As always, there will be an open mic immediately after the showcase. To get a spot on the open mic you must text “spot” to 773-800-0120.


April 2016 Showcase!

Small-Time Special is here once again to give you some ice cold brooze and some of the best comedy in the city, all for FREE! Free, great comedy and free, cold beer? Damn, that’s a helluva deal!

This month, co-producer Ryan Croft hosts an insanely funny lineup:

Heather King (from Oklahoma)
Darius Kennedy (Entertainment Chicago Live)
Nicky Martin (Desperate Collectors)
Timmy Whitzell (WIP Theater, Chicago comedy legend)

Catch some of Chicago’s funniest comics trying out NEW material at the open mic, right after the show!

See you on the 23rd, duuudes!

March 2016 Showcase!

WHEN: March 26th, 2016
WHERE: Chicago Actors Studio (2040 N Elston Ave)

This show just keeps getting better and the beer stays as free as ever!

Known for her quick wit and ability to take her set hilariously off the rails before bringing it right back on point, headliner Sonia Denise performs all over Chicago and runs the Logan Square showcase Congrats on Your Success. You can also catch her running one of the best open mic’s in the city every Wednesday at Cole’s Bar!

Featuring: Mike O’Keefe – one of Chicago Tribune’s “Comics to Watch”

with Shannon Noll (100 Proof Comedy, The Annoyance Theater) and Angela Vela (Seven Deadly Sins, WIP Theater)

The show and the beer are, as always, free and you can stick around afterward to catch some of Chicago’s up-and-comers try out new material during the open mic!

At the intersection of Ashland & Elston. Free parking in the Best Buy parking lot.

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February 2016 Showcase

We have another sick lineup for this month’s show followed by an open mic, all with some free cold beer (and/or feel free to bring your own booze of choice).

February 27 (4th Saturday of the month)!

Show’s @ 9 p.m. with:

Headliner: Sean White (Laugh Factory’s BEEF, stand-up album Dead & Gone out now on iTunes)

Brandon Kieffer (Dope Boys Comedy, No Shame Theatre)
Claire Swanson (Under the Gun Theater)
Faizan Hussain (The Other Hour, Brian Posehn)

Mic’s after the show, around 1030.

Sign up for the mic will begin at 3PM and is handled using an automated text message system. Sign up by texting “spot” to 773-800-0120.

Ashland & Elston. Parking in the Best Buy lot.

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Jan 2016 Showcase!

The next comedy show is on Saturday, Jan 23rd at 9PM at Chicago Actors Studio (2040 N Elston Ave).

The following comedians will perform:

Junior Stopka
Rudy Schultz
Joe Alden McMahon
Josh Ejnes

An open mic will happen immediately after the showcase, at around 10:30pm. To signup for the open mic, text “spot” to 773-800-0120. This is an automated system, not a person.

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First showcase!

Small-time Special’s first showcase is on Saturday Oct 24th, 2015 at 9:00PM. Doors open at 8:30PM.

Stand-up from comedians Zach PetersonAaron SutherlandBen Banach and Paul Miller!

The show is free to attend and the venue is byob. Parking is allowed in the best buy parking lot on Elston ave. just up the street from the venue.

Chicago Actors Studio is at 2040 N Elston ave.

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Oct 2015 Showcase!