Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jokes and Notes Comedy Club Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Chicago’s Favorite Comedians Give Hilarious Special Performance Jokes & Notes Comedy Club located at 4641 S. Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago is celebrating 5 years of success and will celebrate with a weekend of special events Thursday, April 28, 2011. Jokes and Notes has had tremendous success since opening January 2006. Owner and visionary Mary Lindsey designed Jokes & Notes to become an outlet for comedians to showcase their talents and a place where people can come and laugh to local and top name national acts. Located in the heart of the Bronzeville District steps away from the monumental site of the Harold Washington Cultural Center. On Thursday, April 28th with two special performances at 8:30pm and 10:30pm, Jokes and Notes will host Chicago’s best urban comedians in a hilarious one-time showcase. Audiences will laugh to the jokes of national radio host and comedian George Wiillborn, national comic and host Damon Williams, WGCI’s radio hosts Tony Sculfield and Leon Rogers, other comedians include Lil’ Rel, Jay Deep, Baldhead Phillips and Marlon Mitchell. The special event is free admission first come first serve until all seats are filled. Jokes & Notes, the premier club is one of 3 African American clubs in the country and minority owned by a woman, has had continued success despite downward fall of many businesses on the block that the club is located. Jokes and Notes has had a steady flow of local and national acts that have graced the stage and captivated the ever growing audience each weekend. Comedians such as Mo'Nique, Adele Givens, Michael Colyar & Bill Bellamy just to name a few. Proprietor and Chicago native Mary Lindsey reflects on her decision to bring Jokes & Notes to the Bronzeville District. 5 years ago "I have always been thrilled to provide the southside community with a premiere entertainment venue". Jokes & Notes has proven to provide their audience with a quality place to unwind, relax and have a good time with laughter and good company. Mary Lindsey, was co-owner of the famed All Jokes Aside Comedy Club that was open in the 90’s and launched the careers of Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, Cedric “the entertainer”, Chris Rock, D.L. Hughley and many others. For more information regarding the special anniversary celebration visit our website at or call 773-373-3390. For media inquiries contact D. Williams PR Group 312.225.8705 ##