Nick Rouley produces Kind of Blue, a monthly showcase at The Hideout, as well as Sunday Bloody Sunday, a weekend afternoon matinee show in the basement of a punk house in Rogers Park. He also runs the fascinatingly voyeuristic comedy blog Scholastic Jive, which posts scans of comedians' journals and notes. There are images of everything from bar napkins to stained notebook pages to formally typed out setlists, giving a glimpse into the processes of such local luminaries as Martin Morrow, Megan Gailey, Joe McAdam, and more!
Rouley has plans to crystallize this unique snapshot of a normally unseen, but very important part of a comic's life, into a zine to be published later this year. Very exciting!