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Stand-Up Comedy (In Chicago)

Stand-Up Comedy (In Chicago)
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Ten years after Chicago saw its first full-time comedy club open, the landscape was decidedly different. Stand-up comedy has exploded in the last couple of years, a club owner told the Chicago Tribune in 1985, that s the only way to describe it: exploded. It was truly a comedy boom, with as many as 16 clubs operating at once, and it lasted nearly a decade before fading, taking with it some of Chicago s oldest comedy stages, including the Comedy Cottage, Comedy Womb, and Who s on First. Still, stalwarts like Barrel of Laughs (south) and Zanies (north) persevered. That part of the story is known; overlooked is the fact there was a comedy boom, period. To hear the story, it is as if stand-up comedy innately morphed from a dated nightclub scene to what one Chicago Sun-Times writer called Chicago s atomic comedy blast. "
ISBN: 
9781467111843
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Paperback
Publication Date: 
April 14, 2014
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