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53 Star Starred
UP Comedy Club
3rd Floor Pipers Alley 230 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60614
312-662-4562
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Samantha Levin
We ate beforehand at Thai Aroma a couple blocks away (don't recommend), but the food and drinks are competitively priced inside the venue. Just make sure you get there a little bit early and ask for a table in front of you.
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Samantha Levin
Right off of the Brown Line
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4.4 average rating
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20 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 22 2012

Ian Bagg was hilarious and the other 2 that opened before him were very funny as well. The new comedy club was beautiful. A great place with great entertainment. Loved it!

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 03 2013

Ian's show is very unique in that his act is to interact with the audience. He doesn't show up with a scripted routine. The entire show is actually speaking with the audience and using their unique attributes which he incorporates into an...continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 19 2012

Ian Bagg was unprepared. His entire set revolved around rehashed and overdone blue humor as well as put-downs. He was neither innovative nor interesting.

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Who is Ian Bagg and what has he done? Ian was born in a little town of Terrace B.C. Canada. In the year that the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York Rangers in the Stanly Cup Playoffs, a year better known as 1994, he began doing stand up comedy. After moving to New York City, he quickly became a regular at all the major comedy clubs. After a short three years in New York, Ian had made three appearances on NBC’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien, rocked HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival, and destroyed the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

As predicted, Los Angeles came calling. Soon after moving, he had made appearances in independent movies and sitcoms. He has worked as a correspondent for MySpace, hosted Ripe TV’s_ The Hollywood Burn and even had his own live talk show The Ian Bagg Show_. He’s added credits like NBC’s_ The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS’s The Late Late Show_. He was the subject of HBO’s documentary_ A Comic’s Climb_ and he had his own half hour comedy special on Comedy Central (leading him to dating Britney Spears for three days). In love with the art of stand up, he was thrilled when The History Channel asked him to be a part of their special, The History of the Joke.

Ian has done shows in China, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and all over North America, keeping his frequent flier points high and his knowledge of the world sharp. Al Gore described his comedy as “controlled chaos,” President Reagan on his death bed described it as an “interactive delight.” Nancy agreed. Do not miss your chance to see Ian.

About the Ticket Supplier: UP Comedy Club, LLC

UP Comedy Club is a new hybrid performance venue with an eclectic blend of comedy.

In addition to a diverse slate of original programming, UP Comedy Club also features a full service kitchen and bar with a menu that includes Chicago favorites and Eli's Cheesecake. There is a no drink minimum.