The 1980s was a good time for comedy. Overnight, comedy clubs opened in every neighborhood; just about every local bar or restaurant with a little extra space, and many that didn’t, started comedy nights. Once just seen in the singular late night performance, the television air became thick with stand-up comedy shows.
That boom had its origins in earlier night clubs and a few comedy showcases that paved the way and trained the first new wave of comedy talent. Kay Cammon, a veteran of those boom years, premieres a new seminar that explores the beginnings of full-time stand-up comedy clubs and Chicago’s influential contributions to the art.
This 90 minute event will be part of her video documentary; interviews with comic greats such as Tom Dreeson, Judy Tenuta, and Emo Philips. The other part of the program will be a question and answer roundtable with other comics and club owners.
Wednesday, May 28 – Check in 6:00 P. M. Session 7:00 to 8:30 P. M.
The Improv Comedy Club
5 Woodfield Road – Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, Il 60173
This event is sponsored by National-Louis University
Register at www.nl.edu/continuingeducation/
These clubs also gave many opportunities for magic performance.
I hope to see you there.