Saturday, January 31, 2015

Laugh Lounge

A new comedy showcase makes Bar DeVille even cooler


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

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