Shenanigan’s 4th Annual Comedy Challenge: Week 5
Week 5 of Shenanigan’s 4th Annual Comedy Challenge taught me one lesson. If I ever have a daughter I hope and pray see doesn’t become a comic and if she does please don’t invite me to the show.
With 5 comics vying for a place in the semi final the night begins. Danny Martinez started the night off with a look back at growing up in Indiana. After hearing Danny all of my thoughts about the Hoosier state were confirmed. Being reminded that 43% of all 1000 ways die take place in the state, it is a wonder how any escapes and gets out alive.
Anthony Bonazzo reminded us that Play Station is just that Play and based upon early season results it is the only place the Cubs have a chance to win the World Series. Speaking of play, how funny would it be if Michael Vick and Pit Bull the Rapper where friends? Instead of dogs Mike and his buddies could of wagered on Rapper fights.
As the evening progressed, the laughs continued when Lauren McKeaney took the stage. Thursday night was only Lauren’s second appearance, and she delivered, big. Based upon her performance last night I am sure her classmates are still talking about bring Daddy to school day. Any company looking for help as a receptionist would do well to hire Lauren, let’s just say those calling in will get a glimpse of Judgement Day. Lauren’s show is funny and rated R – Not in a bad way, but in a I pray my daughter doesn’t invite me to her comedy show way. Let’s just say I hope I never hear my daughter’s out of town boy friend say “I come to Chicago, I like coming to different environments”. Certain environments are off limits. After seeing Lauren the word spritz has a totally new meaning to me.
Krystal LaFianza-Pitzen a regular on the Chicago comedy scene was up next. Being a guy, I truly appreciate the break up advice given by Krystal. If your a lady looking for a cab be sure to find the hot Itailian guy it may be the highlight of your night. If Vodka, the plan B pill and your morning coffee break at work have something in common, it may be time for some self examination. You can catch Krystal at the Zebra Lounge on May 26th. Definitely worth seeing.
Closing out the show was Kris Flanagan. Kris is not new to the Comedy Challenge and has won in the early rounds in past years. Being a child of the 80′s Kris points out that this generation has brought on-line predators and genital grooming, way to go slackers. Watch for the new fast food chain opening soon PitaFries – Where Kids Eat Free. Let’s just hope Chris Hansen isn’t invited to the opening. Kris’ hysterical look at the major differences between Apple and PC users still has me laughing. Let’s just say I like my computers to be fixed by Geeks, and I don’t need an appointment at the freaking Genius Bar. Fix my computer Geek!
As in previous weeks the comedy was very entertaining. Week 5 had a clear cut winner. Hands down Kris Flanagan has set the bar pretty high for the second semi-final in a few weeks. Lauren McKeaney and Krystal LaFianza-Pitzen are must see comics. Shenanigan’s Comedy Challenge is great fun and you can’t beat the price. Drink specials, prizes and laughs all spell a time. Check it out next week.