3rd Funniest Person in Chicago

Well, at least according to this one magazine, Metroblogging Chicago’s Dan Telfer (me), is 3rd funniest in town.

Last night I competed in Time Out Chicago’s Funniest Person finals, and am pleased to say I knocked out a 3rd place despite some of the stiffest competition possible. I could go on about how humbling it was to be around them, but I already have in my personal blog and I don’t believe in cross-posting nonsense.

Instead, I’m using this as a challenge to you, the person who wants to laugh. Do you know about my regular venue, Chicago Underground Comedy? What about the amazing Lakeshore Theater, who hosted the Time Out event and regularly hosts the absolute best edgy comics in the country? How about The Lincoln Lodge, home of many of my comedian friends and where I will soon be doing a guest set as Zombie Dan Telfer?

I’m not just saying see me there, I’m saying see someone there and see them soon! You’ll notice Chicago captain Fuzzy Gerdes regularly posts on the same types of shows, and it’s because the scene is bubbling over with talent. This year some of our best moved off to the coasts. Why? Because there is zero entertainment dollars going through Chicago (and I don’t count Mayor Daley shipping chunks of NYC over here out of contempt for the hometown artists). So what happened when all our comics left? The people left behind stepped up their game tremendously, that’s what, and it would be insane not to leave your house and check them out before they’re a part of the next bit exodus.

(Image courtesy of Gena Bailey, Time Out Chicago)

2 Comments so far

  1. Elizabeth McQuern (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 9:37 pm

    I have not heard of this “Chicago” you speak of, nor this “comedy.”

    But I will show up at “Chicago Underground Comedy,” which, again, I have never heard of, this Tuesday at 9:30 at the Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, to explore this concept.

    ::end transmission::

  2. Mr. Smith (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

    You rocked, sir. Fuck velociraptors.

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