The Lincoln Lodge finds a new home at Subterranean!

After less that two months away, The Lincoln Lodge has found a new home in the downstairs lounge of Wicker Park concert venue Subterranean. The Lodge's regular Friday night comedy showcases will return Friday, February 28th, with its sister show, The Blackout Diaries, relaunching on Saturday, March 1st. 

Few details beyond than the location have changed concerning the Lodge's setup, with tickets remaining $10 and full food and drink service offered throughout the show. Subterranean's centralized location in heart/The Crotch of Wicker Park, along with outpouring of support the Lodge received after the sudden shuttering of its home for 14 years, could make for a huge uptick in ticket sales and continued notoriety amongst Chicago's always growing base of comedy fans.

I talked about the move with Lincoln Lodge cast member Ricky Gonzalez, who has worked tirelessly on finding the show a new home over the past seven weeks, check out the text of that interview below. Tickets for the return of The Lincoln Lodge and Blackout Diaries can be purchased on The Lincoln Lodge's website. Welcome back, The Lincoln Lodge!

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Three questions for The Lincoln Lodge

The cast of The Lincoln Lodge ​heads north to Rogers Park for a special standup showcase at Mayne Stage tomorrow night (Wednesday March 27th). Tickets can be purchased by clicking here, be sure to use the code word LODGE when checking out for $5 off your order. In advance of the show, I sent over three questions to be answered by all nine Lodge members.

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Go to The Lincoln Lodge this month

The Lincoln Lodge was the first place I was exposed to comedy in Chicago, and is certainly one of the best rooms for standup in the city. They've just kicked off their 13th season with four sold out shows featuring Chicago ex-pat Pete Holmes this past weekend, and have a solid block of shows announced through the end of the month. A few highlights include:

Ken Barnard, featuring Julia Solomon, Joe Kwaczala, Ricky Gonzalez and The Amazing Tomas! on Friday, October 19th.
Ken Barnard was one of my favorite local acts here in Chicago before he relocated to LA in the Summer of 2011. He was caustic with an eye for the absurd, with a presence that either upped the hilarity or the discomfort level in the room, depending on the audience (I've seen both). Solomon, Kwaczala, and Gonzalez are all very talented local standups (and cast members at The Lodge), and The Amazing Tomas! is a magician who can be seen deepthroating a balloon in the following video:

Eat this! Stories For The Love of Food on Wednesday, October 24th. 
Five days later, The Lodge is hosting the launch of a new food-focused storytelling series called Eat This!. The inaugural show will feature stories (and a few samples) from Doug "Hot Doug" Sohn, Chicagoist Editor Chuck Sudo, Producer of WGN's America's Best Bites Madeleine Yastrow, head chef at Small Bar: Division Justin White, and a handful of other folks from various facets of the dining industry, as well as several students ages 6-18 from the 826CHI writing program. 

You can (and should) buy tickets to both of these shows on The Lincoln Lodge's website. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming shows and special events at this, one of the longest-running and most reliably great venues in Chicago.