image001 (4)UP Comedy Club is known for bringing the best stand-up comedy talent in the country to Chicago. This fall’s line-up features many of the best-known names in comedy, including UP favorites Kyle Kinane and Greg Proops, returning to the UP stage once again after countless sold-out shows.



Also returning to UP are Nick Thune, Moshe Kasher and Dana Gould. Appearing at UP for the first time are Bridget Everett and Dave Hill,Judah Friedlander, Jeff Ross, Yannis Pappas, Jerrod Carmichael and Todd Glass. Each show includes a feature stand-up comic and a local emcee who hosts the evening.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 312-662-4562 or visiting www.upcomedyclub.com. UP Comedy Club is located at 230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor of Piper’s Alley in Chicago.


September 4-6

Bridget Everett has been called one of the “Funniest People in New York” by Time Out. Her film, theater and television credits includeInside Amy Schumer, Two Broke Girls, Sex And The City (movie), The Bleep Show with Whitney Cummings, Bridget and Neal are F*cking and Adam Is Watching, At Least It’s Pink, and most recently, a guest spot at Carnegie Hall performing with the legendary Patti Lupone. Bridget has appeared at Montreal and Chicago’s Just For Laughs Festival, HBO’s Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, FunFunFun and The New York Comedy Festival. Bridget and her band The Tender Moments just released their debut album (“POUND IT”) and play to sold-out crowds across the country.

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician and highly-boneable public figure. He has appeared on HBO, Cinemax, FUSE, Comedy Central and BBC America and frequently contributes to NPR’s “This American Life.” He is also a pretty sweet guitarist and singer currently performing with the band Valley Lodge. Dave’s first book, Tasteful Nudes, was released in 2012.

Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m. / Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Sat. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets $20


September 11-13

Judah started doing stand-up in 1989 and has been doing it just about every night ever since. Even though Judah has made over 30 movies and appeared in hundreds of TV shows, stand-up comedy is Judah’s priority and specialty. He is not an actor who does stand-up on the side. He’s a stand-up comedian who acts on the side. You can watch Judah as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning 30 Rockevery night in syndication and on Comedy Central. Judah was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning American Splendor. Some of his other movies include Meet the Parents, Wet Hot American Summer,Feast, Zoolander, and The Wrestler.

Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m. / Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Sat. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $22


September 18-20

After countless sold-out shows, UP Comedy Club favorite Kyle Kinane is back for another great run. Kyle has been up and at it for almost half his life, mostly searching for what “it” might be. He has performed in the Leicester, Vancouver, Washington D.C., Portland, Just For Laughs (Chicago) and the USCAF/Aspen comedy festivals, and his nights are now occupied with performances at popular venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles and the national chain of Improv Comedy Clubs. He has been on the TV via Last Call with Carson Daly, The Very Funny Show on TBS,The World Stands Up on BBC and the Judd Apatow production Funny People. He is a regular opener for headliners such as Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. Askmen.com rated him #5 on its top 10 list of upcoming comedians.

Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m. / Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Saturday 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20


October 2-4

Nick Thune, comedian /actor, hails from Seattle, where he spent his early years growing up. Nick’s absurdist view and deadpan wit, combined with the soothing lull of his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy. He has appeared on The Tonight Show eight times, and on each occasion, he won. Nick has also appeared onConan and The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and has his own Comedy Central Special. Thick Noon, Nick’s debut album, was released on Comedy Central Records in 2010 and was included in Amazon.com‘s “Best of 2010 Comedy Albums.” Nick can be seen in Mike Judge’s movie Extract and the independent film Highway 61 Re: Revisited opposite Tobin Bell. Thune’s other film credits include Spring Breakdown and Unaccompanied Minors.

Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m. / Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Sat. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20


October 9-11

Jeff Ross is an actor, writer, director, producer and comedian originally from Newark, New Jersey. He is the creator and star of The Burn With Jeff Ross on Comedy Central as well as a producer and star of that network’s wildly popular celebrity roast franchise. He also debuted his new comedy special on Comedy Central entitledJeff Ross Roasts America, which takes Jeff across the United States and into Canada speed roasting the people, places and things that make this country so unique. Recent writing credits include the screenplay The Comedian (co-written with Art Linson) and the book I Only Roast The Ones I Love published by Simon & Schuster. Jeff also tours the world performing live as “The Roastmaster General.”

Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m. / Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Sat. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30


October 16-18

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. He lives alone in L.A. Moshe has been featured on Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, Conan, Carson Daly, Showtime’sShameless and MTV. He was a writer on NBC’s The New Normal, the co-host of The Champs podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir Kasher In The Rye on Grand Central Publishing. Moshe was selected as one of Variety magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch,” L.A. Times’, “Faces to Watch” and iTunes’ “Comic of the Year.”

Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m. / Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Sat. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20


October 23-25

Yannis Pappas is currently the co-anchor of Fusion Live, a one-hour news magazine program on Fusion Network, which focuses on current events, pop culture and satire. Yannis’ “Half Hour Comedy Central Special” is available on Amazon, iTunes and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. He has also been featured on AXS TV, VH1′s Best Week Ever, CBS and Good Morning America on ABC. He was the first comedian to do stand up ever on the new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – it was a test show and didn’t air, but that’s kind of a cool thing. He tours the world as a stand-up comedian and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. All of his comedy shorts with Ditch Films can be found on YouTube.

Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m. / Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Sat. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25


November 7-8

Dana Gould moved to Los Angeles in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom,” and in quick succession, he performed in several HBO specials and made numerous appearances on Conan andLetterman. He recorded the CD Funhouse, which was called “a comedy CD” by Billboard magazine, and as an actor, he appeared onSeinfeld, The Ben Stiller Show and the series Working (which wasn’t, and was soon cancelled). He then joined the staff of The Simpsons, where he squatted for seven years. Dana also appeared in the film The Aristocrats. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a bunch of kids and dogs, several of them theirs.

Showtimes: Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Sat. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20


November 13-15

Jerrod Carmichael is an L.A.-based stand-up and performer originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was featured as one ofVariety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch” last year and was also one of the New Faces at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He recurred on Fox’s The Goodwin Games and can be seen in Neighbors with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Jerrod is working on his first hour-long stand-up special with HBO, produced by Funny or Die and directed by Spike Lee. Jerrod is a regular around some of L.A.’s favorite stand-up shows, including Meltdown, The Improv, Laugh Factory and many alternative rooms.

Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m. / Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Sat. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20


November 20-22

Todd Glass is a Los Angeles-based comedian who has appeared on numerous television series including Last Comic Standing, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Louie and many more. His podcast, The Todd Glass Show, is available on the Nerdist network.

Showtimes: Thurs. 8 p.m. / Fri. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. / Sat. 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20

GREG PROOPS: The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast

December 10

Greg Proops brings his wildly popular Proopcast to the UP stage once again. It’s just Proops and you. There’s no fanfare. Proops takes center stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he’s off. An hour of great conversation that flies by at a breakneck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation. Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, London, Paris, Edinburgh, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco, Dublin and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean.

Showtime: Wednesday, December 10 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $20