Though it only happens a few times a year, The Lincoln Lodge has a great track record of booking solid touring standup comics. In the last few years, they've hosted Chelsea Peretti, Kyle Kinane, Pete Holmes, Moshe Kasher, and a several more I can't remember off the top of my head. The latest in the parade of innovative, nationally rising performers to take the stage at the Lodge is Rory Scovel.
I first saw Scovel live a few years ago at Just For Laughs, as a part of Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal's Hot Tub standup showcase, he performed much of his set in a fake southern accent, with the mic stand slung threateningly over his shoulder. I was very into it. Since then, he's performed on Conan a handful of times, often with the similarly boundary-pushing Jon Dore, and he's become a regular guest on Todd Glass' reliably silly podcast. I'm very excited to see Scovel's return to Chicago, especially at a venue as intimate and unique as the Lincoln Lodge.
Check out a few of my favorite clips of Rory Scovel below, and be sure to check out one of his four shows this weekend at The Lincoln Lodge. He'll be performing with some of my favorite locals (the current Lodge cast is full of ringers), and there will be giant mugs of Moosehead beer for not much money.