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Comedy Mon Dec 23 2013

Comedians You Should Know Showcase to Brighten up January

Seven Chicago standup comedians will provide a bright spot in the post-holiday lull at a standup comedy showcase Friday, January 17, at Timothy O'Toole's Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct. Shows will be presented at 8 and 10:30pm.

CYSK-GB.jpgThe show celebrates the sixth anniversary of the Chicago comedy collective Comedians You Should Know (CYSK). Both shows will feature CYSK members past and present including: Marty DeRosa, Danny Kallas, Joe Kilgallon, Mike Lebovitz, Michael Sanchez, Mike Sheehan and Junior Stopka.

Food and drink will be available before, during and after the shows; there's no drink minimum. An afterparty will follow the second show. Doors open at 7 and 10pm respectively for the two shows.

CYSK released a self-titled album in 2011. They present a weekly atandup show at 8pm every Wednesday at Timothy O'Toole's. CYSK individual members have gone on to appear at both Just For Laughs Chicago and Montreal, and Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland.

Tickets for the January 17 showcase are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and can be purchased online. All tickets are general admission; you must be 21 or over. No drink minimum. Street parking is available; you can also park in the lot on the southeast corner of Erie and Fairbanks for $10 with validation from O'Toole's.

Photo by Michael Sanchez.

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