He’s one of the hottest comedians in the country, and his hit TV series – conveniently named Louie – is worshipped. His stand-up specials are routinely cited as the finest in the country. What else is there to say? The man is simply the best. Louis returns to Chicago hosting a very special show with three very special guests.
Tickets for the Chicago Theatre shows are available at:
The Chicago Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
THE ROSEMONT THEATRE
George Lopez & Russell Peters
8 p.m. June 18
Two of the biggest names on the comedy circuit are about to deliver a one-two comedy punch with this special event. Lopez, the host of TBS’s hit late-late-night show Lopez Tonight, and Peters, whose Green Card Tour performance blew comedy fans away at last year’s festival, will bring their multicultural comedy to the Rosemont for an exclusive one-time special performance.
Tickets for the Rosemont Theatre shows are available at The Rosemont Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
7:30 p.m. June 16
After wowing fans around the globe with his headlining act, Australian comedian Jim Jefferies returns to Chicago for a special night at the Park West. Jefferies has previously appeared in his own HBO special, I Swear to God, as well as the popular Down and Dirty with Jim Norton. Produced in association with AEG.
Tickets for the Park West shows are available at Park West box office, etix.com or 800-514-etix
THE VIC THEATRE
7:30 p.m. June 16
Considered among the biggest break-out stars of 2011, Whitney Cummings has emerged as one of America’s top standup comedians. She turned in a particular memorable performance last year during the comedy special Roast of David Hasselhoff and more recently put Donald Trump in his place on Roast of Trump. Now she brings her lacerating wit to The Vic Theatre.
Jeffrey Ross Roasts Chicago
7:30 p.m. June 17
Fresh off his much talked about appearance on Roast of Trump, Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross forgoes his usual celebrity smearing to set his sights on the common Chicago plebes. In his acclaimed solo performance, the self-proclaimed “Meanest Man in Comedy” will not only offer his razor-sharp stand-up, but will also target the audience with the same smart-bomb delivery he’s used on Hollywood’s elite. And if that weren’t enough, he’ll roast some special local personalities. Fans will need to bring a thick skin, because with a show this hot, someone’s bound to get burned.
Tickets for the Vic Theatre shows are available at The Vic Theatre box office, at etix.com or 800-514-etix
10 p.m. June 14 to June 18
Self-described “pianist, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian, pervert and wannabe rockstar,” international star Tim Minchin performs a five-night run of music and comedy. Minchin, who had recent stand out recent performances on CONAN as well as the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, will make his Chicago debut at Lincoln Hall.
Tickets for Lincoln Hall shows are available at The Vic Theatre box office, at etix.com or 800-514-etix