"Devil May Care" Comedy Show at Club Anything Thursday, 21 June
Thursday night brings the "Devil May Care" comedy show to Club Anything, 805 S. 5th Street.
Featuring five edgy, controversial (hence the "Devil May Care" tag) local comedians, the night allows them to reveal the bizarre, twisted sides of their senses of humor, bringing entertainment to a new level at the club.
The brainchild of host Jeremy J. Comedian, who is also a member of local silent film acting troupe the M.U.T.E.S., the intent is to offer the performers the ability to share their raw humor without fear of censorship. The take-no-prisoners style of this group (most of whom are seasoned performers) promises to delight and/or offend its audience.
Featured comics include:
Jeff Lampton, who is known for his involvement in the open mic comedy night at the Safe House. Having earned the nickname of "the loose cannon of comedy", Jeff's brand of socio-political humor has been described as wildly brilliant and, above all, unpredictable.
Jason Hillman, co-founder (with Damon Millard) of the C.o.K., has appeared at venues including Bremen Café, Rounding Third, Comedy Café, and Zany's (Chicago). Jason's delivery of jokes is what really makes his routine noteworthy, and his wit (often his version of social commentary) makes him a comic to be reckoned with.
Ryan Mason, from MKE Comedy, is a part of the Caste of Killers Comedy Collective and runs the C.o.K. open mic night at Art Bar the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. His style is clean but vicious.
Ed Nugent, seasoned cynic, will be performing in his first showcase. Giving credit for his humor to his Dad and his deranged family, Ed's collected material could make up the "Kama Sutra of the truckstop bathroom stall". Or at least that's what he says.
One of the highlights of the evening will be a performance of "The Aristocrats", a classic bit that was born in the beginning days of stand-up comedy. Always starting with the scenario of five people walking into a talent agency, the joke is twisted and turned by each individual comedian.
Doors open at 7, the show starts at 8, and cover charge is $5. Guests must be 21 or older. For more information, go to www.cokcomedy.com.