Door No. 3 Comedy Presents: What's Behind Door Number 3?

Double Door in Wicker Park (1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.), the historic rock venue that has hosted acts such as The Rolling Stones and Smashing Pumpkins is now home to Chicago’s most exciting new comedy show. They’ve renovated their downstairs space, and will host a FREE weekly comedy show featuring the best of Chicago’s burgeoning alternative comedy scene. What’s Behind Door Number 3 occurs each Tuesday at 7pm, and is already becoming a “must-see” staple of Chicago’s vibrant comedy scene. Each week the show features Chicago’s foremost stand-up comedians, alongside the city’s top-rated variety acts, and a topical news segment from the writers of the cult-favorite satire site The Whiskey Journal. Hosted by the powerhouse team of Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell, with a live house-band, and the folks of ¡Awesomonster! recording the show for their podcast, this show is far from your typical comedy fare.
The impressive lineups for the remaider of 2013 are as follows:

November 19: Bill Cruz headlines! Considered Chicago’s premier queer comedian, Bill Cruz has been a staple of the city’s stand-up comedy scene for the past 8 years. The Denver native and self-proclaimed “flaming Broncos Fan” performs regularly at the Lincoln Lodge, Zanies Comedy Club, Chicago Underground, Laugh Factory Chicago, and several Mikey-O Comedy Shows, as well as at colleges and clubs across the Midwest, New York, and Los Angeles. He can currently be seen in OUTLAUGH: The Gay and Lesbian Comedy Festival on Netflix.
He is joined by Mikey Manker (Zanies), musical-guest Sayjal Joshi (Second City TourCo.), and Tim Barnes (Double Feature) with news from The Whiskey Journal and hosted by Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell.

November 26: Marty DeRosa headlines! Marty has had a #1 comedy album on iTunes and has been recognized as an emerging talent by Time Out Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Red Eye and Chicago Magazine. In addition to performing stand-up across the country, Marty hosts the critically acclaimed podcast Wrestling with Depression and, alongside pro wrestler Colt Cabana, produces and performs Worst Promo Ever a weekly series poking fun of the world of professional wrestling.
He is joined by Stephanie Hasz (NC Comedy Arts Festival), the anarchistic improv of The Stevens Family (Columbus Unscripted Improv Festival), and Emily Lake (Laugh Factory, Two Hour Comedy Hour) with news from The Whiskey Journal and hosted by Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell.

December 3: Megan Gailey headlines! In the past year, Megan was selected as one of Comedy Central’s “Chicago Comics to Watch”. She has performed alongside the likes of Brad Garrett, Kevin Nealon, Amy Schumer, Paul Reiser, Doug Benson, April Macie and TJ and co-hosts the popular podcast Naked Sports Live.
She is joined by stand-up Matty Ryan (TBS Just For Laughs, Parlour Car Comedy), musical guest Abbaria (Laughingstock Music Festival), and Jeff Steinbrunner (Chicago Underground Comedy), with news from The Whiskey Journal and hosted by Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell.

December 10: Kellye Howard headlines! Kellye destroys audiences with her hilarious dissections of stereotypes of societal expectations. With television appearances on Comedy Central, OWN’s My Life is a Joke, and Nickelodeon, it’s only a matter of time until Kellye establishes herself as a true monster of comedy.
She is joined by Ricky Gonzalez (Lincoln Lodge), magician John Sturk, and Kevin Pomeroy (100 Proof Comedy) with news from The Whiskey Journal and hosted by Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell.

December 17: Sherman Edwards headlines! Sherman Edwards has been named ‘Best Stand Up Comic in Chicago by the "Chicago Reader" and has been lucky enough to perform at the TBS Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago, The Del Close Marathon in New York, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He currently tours nationally with the critically acclaimed MISSION: Improvable.
He is joined by Kristen Toomey (Hoo Ha Comedy), Mar’son & the FYF Crew (Up Comedy Club), and Calvin Evans (Jokes & Notes) with news from The Whiskey Journal and hosted by Rob Wilson and Jamie Campbell.
With Chicago being a hub for the nation’s top touring comics, you never know who will stop by to do a guest set on any given night!
Door Number 3 Comedy presents What’s Behind Door Number 3 every Tuesday night at Double Door (1574 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL). The show is FREE and starts at 7pm. For more information, visit

Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell is a Chicago-based stand-up, improviser, and actor who has performed live for more than a half-million people over the past decade. He is a cast member of 100 Proof Comedy, which was named by The Chicago Reader as Chicago’s “Best Venue for Stand-Up” in 2012. Jamie is the host of the live, uncensored talk show Talk Hard, and is a house emcee for both Studio Be and Vibe Laughs. He has performed in the TBS Just For Laughs Festival, The New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, The Chicago Improv Festival and more. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, and truTV, and is one of the hosts of the weekly internet radio show 100 Proof Wrestling.

Kyle Scanlan

Kyle Scanlan is a comedian living in Chicago. He is also an idiot.

I started doing stand up comedy in Southern Illinois, which was somehow less glamorous than it sounds. I ran shows there and performed all sorts of comedy. I now live in Chicago and tell jokes a lot more. I host The Edge open mic every Thursday and a monthly showcase at Sullys House. I'm a member of Speak Easy Comedy and a producer on Wonder Bar Comedy. I also created and write on The Whiskey Journal. We should be friends.

Geoff and Nat have been working together for a long time - both on stage and, like, at their jobs. They started Crassus out of a desire to quench their unquenchable thirst for laughter and approval. Check out their shows. A performing schedule can usually be found at

Jay Washington

Stand Up Comedian. Co-Host of Educated Insanity on Wednesdays & Thursdays 4-6pm cst. I went from SLAMMING FOLKS to SLANGING JOKES



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