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Comedy Thu Jun 02 2011

Comedians You Should Know

Undoubtedly, Chicago has produced some of the best comics around; from many famous Second City alumni to the late Bernie Mac, the Windy City has definitely cemented its place in America's comedy landscape. Perhaps no one knows this better than Comedians You Should Know (CYSK), a six-member comedy collective of some of Chicago's funniest stand-up comics.

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Photo courtesy of: Jon Cole.

CYSK debuted at Fizz Chicago in 2008 and after gaining a devoted fan following complete with rave reviews there, the comedy sextet relocated to Timothy O'Toole's in the city's Gold Coast area last year, and performs weekly shows every Wednesday, along with other top talent from the city. Through the weekly show, as well as through videos and tours, CYSK is setting out to "shine a light on the often overlooked, yet immensely talented Chicago stand-up comedy scene," said group member, Danny Kallas.

Despite producing some of the nation's most successful entertainers, at times, according to Kallas, the comedic talent in the city often goes unrecognized. "Comedians You Should Know is out to prove that Chicago stand-up comedy is not only as relevant but of an even higher caliber and quality than that found in New York and LA," he said.

To find out more about Comedians You Should Know's schedule of weekly Wednesday shows, tours and other performances, visit their website.

 
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