WBEZ | Blanc Gallery http://www.wbez.org/venues/blanc-gallery-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Vocalo Presents: The Bronzeville Comedy Showcase Kick-Off! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-kick-112474 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Vocalo%20logo.jpg" style="height: 300px; width: 300px; float: right;" title="" /></div><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>FREE </strong>BBQ starting at 6pm &amp; all drinks only $5!<br /><strong>FREE </strong>show starts right at 7pm.<br /><strong>FREE</strong> laughs all night.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">The annual summer <strong>Bronzeville Comedy Showcase</strong> returns for year nine, presented by <strong>Vocalo.org 91.1</strong> and curated in partnership with comedian <strong>Brian Babylon</strong>, panelist on NPR&rsquo;s and WBEZ&#39;s Wait Wait Don&#39;t Tell Me! The series will be hosted this year by up and coming funnyman <strong>Tim Barnes</strong> from the popular It&rsquo;s All True podcast!</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">For newbies, the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase is a comedy event where comedians try out new sets in front of Vocalo-loving audiences.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">For this special &quot;Kick-Off&quot; event, in addition to hilarious stand-up comedians like <strong>Felonious Munk</strong>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<strong>Adam Burke,&nbsp;</strong>we&#39;ll also feature improv sets from <strong>Stir Friday Night</strong>, <strong>PIMPROV</strong> &amp; <strong>Los Improviachis</strong>.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Performances will be held in the outside courtyard at Blanc Gallery, weather permitting, and are free and open to the public.</span></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/vocalo_presents.jpg" style="height: 299px; width: 400px;" title="" /></p></p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-kick-112474 Vocalo Presents the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107875 <p><div>The annual summer Bronzeville Comedy Showcase returns for year seven, presented by &nbsp;Vocalo 90.7 and emceed by comedian <strong>Brian Babylon</strong>, host of Vocalo&rsquo;s Morning AMp and &nbsp;panelist on Chicago Public Media&rsquo;s Wait, Wait...Don&rsquo;t Tell Me!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Bronzeville Comedy Showcase is a weekly comedy event where comedians try out new sets in &nbsp;front of great audiences. As a local comedy hub, the &nbsp;showcase, curated by Brian Babylon, brings together diverse comedians from across Chicagoland. &quot;I have been doing this show for seven years now, and it&rsquo;s &nbsp;always one of the best places to see comedy,&rdquo; says &nbsp;host Babylon. &ldquo;We decided last year to move the show to a &nbsp;bigger venue to accommodate the large crowd that has made this the best summertime comedy showcase. The Blanc gallery is a swanky art space with a large outdoor area that takes this comedy show to the next level. This is gearing up to be the best summer to date.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Performances will be held in the outside courtyard at Blanc, weather permitting, and are free and open to the public. Cash bar.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Performance Dates:</div><div>(Wednesdays at 7:00pm)</div><div>July 16</div><div>July 30</div><div>August 13</div><div>August 27</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/brian%20babylon_0.jpg" title="" /></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107875 Vocalo 90.7 FM Presents the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107874 <p><div>The annual summer Bronzeville Comedy Showcase returns for year six, presented by &nbsp;Vocalo 90.7 and emceed by comedian <strong>Brian Babylon</strong>, host of Vocalo 90.7 FM&rsquo;s Morning AMp and &nbsp;panelist on Chicago Public Media&rsquo;s Wait, Wait...Don&rsquo;t Tell Me!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Bronzeville Comedy Showcase is a biweekly comedy event where comedians try out new sets in &nbsp;front of great audiences. As a local comedy hub, the &nbsp;showcase, curated by Brian Babylon, brings together diverse comedians from across Chicagoland. &quot;I have been doing this show for six years now, and it&rsquo;s &nbsp;always one of the best places to see comedy,&rdquo; says &nbsp;host Babylon. &ldquo;We decided to move the show to a &nbsp;bigger venue to accommodate the large crowd that has made this the best summertime comedy showcase. The Blanc gallery is a swanky art space with a large outdoor area that will take this comedy show to the next level. This is gearing up to be the best summer to date.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Performances will be held in the outside courtyard at Blanc, weather permitting, and are free and open to the public. Cash bar.</div></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107874 Vocalo 90.7 FM Presents the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107873 <p><div>The annual summer Bronzeville Comedy Showcase returns for year six, presented by &nbsp;Vocalo 90.7 and emceed by comedian <strong>Brian Babylon</strong>, host of Vocalo 90.7 FM&rsquo;s Morning AMp and &nbsp;panelist on Chicago Public Media&rsquo;s Wait, Wait...Don&rsquo;t Tell Me!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Bronzeville Comedy Showcase is a biweekly comedy event where comedians try out new sets in &nbsp;front of great audiences. As a local comedy hub, the &nbsp;showcase, curated by Brian Babylon, brings together diverse comedians from across Chicagoland. &quot;I have been doing this show for six years now, and it&rsquo;s &nbsp;always one of the best places to see comedy,&rdquo; says &nbsp;host Babylon. &ldquo;We decided to move the show to a &nbsp;bigger venue to accommodate the large crowd that has made this the best summertime comedy showcase. The Blanc gallery is a swanky art space with a large outdoor area that will take this comedy show to the next level. This is gearing up to be the best summer to date.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Performances will be held in the outside courtyard at Blanc, weather permitting, and are free and open to the public. Cash bar.</div></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107873 Vocalo 90.7 FM Presents the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107872 <p><div>The annual summer Bronzeville Comedy Showcase returns for year six, presented by &nbsp;Vocalo 90.7 and emceed by comedian <strong>Brian Babylon</strong>, host of Vocalo 90.7 FM&rsquo;s Morning AMp and &nbsp;panelist on Chicago Public Media&rsquo;s Wait, Wait...Don&rsquo;t Tell Me!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Bronzeville Comedy Showcase is a biweekly comedy event where comedians try out new sets in &nbsp;front of great audiences. As a local comedy hub, the &nbsp;showcase, curated by Brian Babylon, brings together diverse comedians from across Chicagoland. &quot;I have been doing this show for six years now, and it&rsquo;s &nbsp;always one of the best places to see comedy,&rdquo; says &nbsp;host Babylon. &ldquo;We decided to move the show to a &nbsp;bigger venue to accommodate the large crowd that has made this the best summertime comedy showcase. The Blanc gallery is a swanky art space with a large outdoor area that will take this comedy show to the next level. This is gearing up to be the best summer to date.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Performances will be held in the outside courtyard at Blanc, weather permitting, and are free and open to the public. Cash bar.</div></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107872 Vocalo 90.7 FM Presents the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107871 <p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The annual summer Bronzeville Comedy Showcase returns for year six, presented by &nbsp;Vocalo 90.7 and emceed by comedian <strong>Brian Babylon</strong>, host of Vocalo 90.7 FM&rsquo;s Morning AMp and &nbsp;panelist on Chicago Public Media&rsquo;s Wait, Wait...Don&rsquo;t Tell Me!</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Bronzeville Comedy Showcase is a biweekly comedy event where comedians try out new sets in &nbsp;front of great audiences. As a local comedy hub, the &nbsp;showcase, curated by Brian Babylon, brings together diverse comedians from across Chicagoland. &quot;I have been doing this show for six years now, and it&rsquo;s &nbsp;always one of the best places to see comedy,&rdquo; says &nbsp;host Babylon. &ldquo;We decided to move the show to a &nbsp;bigger venue to accommodate the large crowd that has made this the best summertime comedy showcase. The Blanc gallery is a swanky art space with a large outdoor area that will take this comedy show to the next level. This is gearing up to be the best summer to date.&rdquo;</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Performances will be held in the outside courtyard at Blanc, weather permitting, and are free and open to the public. Cash bar.</div></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107871 Vocalo 90.7 FM Presents the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107870 <p><div>The annual summer Bronzeville Comedy Showcase returns for year six, presented by &nbsp;Vocalo 90.7 and emceed by comedian <strong>Brian Babylon</strong>, host of Vocalo 90.7 FM&rsquo;s Morning AMp and &nbsp;panelist on Chicago Public Media&rsquo;s Wait, Wait...Don&rsquo;t Tell Me!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Bronzeville Comedy Showcase is a biweekly comedy event where comedians try out new sets in &nbsp;front of great audiences. As a local comedy hub, the &nbsp;showcase, curated by Brian Babylon, brings together diverse comedians from across Chicagoland. &quot;I have been doing this show for six years now, and it&rsquo;s &nbsp;always one of the best places to see comedy,&rdquo; says &nbsp;host Babylon. &ldquo;We decided to move the show to a &nbsp;bigger venue to accommodate the large crowd that has made this the best summertime comedy showcase. The Blanc gallery is a swanky art space with a large outdoor area that will take this comedy show to the next level. This is gearing up to be the best summer to date.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Performances will be held in the outside courtyard at Blanc, weather permitting, and are free and open to the public. Cash bar.</div></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-907-fm-presents-bronzeville-comedy-showcase-107870