Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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A new comedy showcase makes Bar DeVille even cooler

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Just when you thought Bar DeVille couldn't get any better, they brought in the clowns.

As in comics. As in Parlor Car, the new weekly stand-up comedy showcase at the East Village cocktail haven that somehow just made one of the city's best bars even better.

How'd they do it? By following a standard mixology recipe.

Ingredient 1: A rotating cast of the city's finest up-and-coming stand-up talent, from Never Been to Paris host Sean Flannery to TBS Just For Laughs Fest's Adam Burke.

Ingredient 2: Classic hand-crafted cocktails from a variety of sidecars and smashes to microbrews served in juice glasses at one of Chicago Magazine's Best Cocktail Spots.

Ingredient 3: A dimly lit back room stuffed with antique furniture, lace curtains, and weathered woods reminiscent of a medieval English castle. And a dungeon-style pool room.

Top it off with a heavy pour of absurdist comedy based on local observations, character-driven weirdness, celebrity impersonations, and the occasional musical and/or burlesque act.

Mix all that together and you've got a new recurring event to program into your calendar. Your move, Fridays.

Parlour Car
Thursdays
8p
Bar DeVille, 701 N. Damen Ave., East Village
(312) 929-2349
parlourcarcomedy.com
 
Price: Free
Nearby: Cleo’s; Old Oak Tap; Roots Handmade Pizza

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