Author Topic: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16  (Read 3819 times)

benno

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Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« on: April 27, 2011, 02:24:14 PM »
Demetri Martin & Friends-Chicago Theatre
including Paul F Tompkins, Hannibel Burress, Kristen Schaal, Kumail Nanjiani

Is this worth the $60 ticket price?  I like PFT and Kristen Schaal but not really familiar with the others aside from their TV stuff.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 08:20:43 PM »
That's a steep ticket price.  On a related note, just found out a short I co-wrote, co-produced, and appeared (briefly) in (Fish Out Of Water: Joyride) will be screening at the festival in the Best of Just For Laughs Shorts Program #2 on Friday, June 17 at 6:00 pm.  That will cost significantly less!
I'll be in Chicago for the festival most likely if anyone wants to sip a Schlitz or a ginger beer.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 02:22:48 AM »
That Demetri Martin show is weird because it's only expensive because he had a mildly successful Comedy Central show. He's a sort of bridge between mainstream standup and alt comedy and a show with his name on it is going to be expensive just like a concert with a mediocre popular act and a few really great (albeit smaller) opening acts would be more expensive.

I love all four of the other acts on the bill, but I'm not in the position to pay over $100 for two tickets to a comedy show. Hopefully they'll be making other appearances around town.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 02:14:18 PM »
That Demetri Martin show is weird because it's only expensive because he had a mildly successful Comedy Central show. He's a sort of bridge between mainstream standup and alt comedy and a show with his name on it is going to be expensive just like a concert with a mediocre popular act and a few really great (albeit smaller) opening acts would be more expensive.

I love all four of the other acts on the bill, but I'm not in the position to pay over $100 for two tickets to a comedy show. Hopefully they'll be making other appearances around town.

Agreed. Not sure how much the Louis CK show is, but that is a show worth spending 60 bucks for. I've done it before, and I'd do it again.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 05:32:31 PM »
The Louis CK show is the same price. There's probably a flat price for any/all JFL shows at the Chicago Theater.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 12:27:59 PM »
I'll be in Chicago for the festival most likely if anyone wants to sip a Schlitz or a ginger beer.

Or we could just get some Malort...

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011, 10:08:02 PM »
I'll be in Chicago for the festival most likely if anyone wants to sip a Schlitz or a ginger beer.

Or we could just get some Malort...

Oh jeez...If you come to the screening I'll buy you a bevvy after.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 02:53:35 PM »
I'll be in Chicago for the festival most likely if anyone wants to sip a Schlitz or a ginger beer.

Or we could just get some Malort...

Oh jeez...If you come to the screening I'll buy you a bevvy after.

I'm planning on going.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 07:51:45 PM »
I'm seeing Louis CK saturday night and I forget what on friday, but hope to make it to the screening.
Sounds like someone was working as a conduit for nature's natural vengeance.  Just like Jesus.  And some of the others.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 08:04:26 PM »
I'm seeing Louis CK saturday night and I forget what on friday, but hope to make it to the screening.

Cool. If you see me trawling your streets say hello.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 02:01:23 PM »
I was planning on going to the screening but now I see that Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen is pretty much at the same time and I'm not sure if I can pass that up.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 05:10:49 PM »
Go do your thing!  You still have my number in your phone?  We can try to hook up for a drink after if I'm not too busy making out with Nora Dunn.

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2011, 11:25:10 PM »
I wrote this! Shout out to Djernin, his short film The Tool Shirt, and the Scharpling Bump, plus 14 other JFL shows!

http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/just-for-laughs-chicago-riffing-on-the-best-of-the,56802/

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Re: Just for Laughs Chicago-June 16
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2011, 10:34:33 AM »
I was just painfully navigating my way here on my phone to congratulate Jernon on his Tool T-Shirt winning the short film prize. I did go to the Demetri and friends show and it was great! A bargain at, well maybe not twice the price but it was a great show. And I sat next to Hannibal Burress's mom and dad which was awesome.  You know what's more fun than telling a comedian you love what he does? Telling his mom! PFT was great as always. Duh.
My screening is tonight if anyone's around.
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