Sunday, May 11, 2008

Comedy Womb to Comedy Boom

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

These clubs also gave many opportunities for magic performance.

I hope to see you there.


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