Hello Chicago. If you ventured out to any of this year’s 26th Annual Comedy Festival, you may have seen Ian Abramson performing, either as the host of the delightful 7 Minutes In Purgatory, or perhaps opening for Kyle Kinane. Abramson and his 7 Minutes co-creator Matt Byrne have come up with a new monthly live comedy show, Bell Hop, which will debut at the Virgin Hotel Chicago this Saturday, August 8, at 9 p.m. The show will mix stand-up with “a nightmarish version of vaudeville, like a comedy club suffering an existential crisis.” Guests for this inaugural Bell Hop include Mike Lebovitz, The Puterbaugh Sisters, Sonia Denis, Mike Timlin, Tim Barnes, and John Eisenrich. The show is free, too, but space is limited: Get to the Virgin early-ish, and tell them you’re looking for the 25th floor. It will be fun.

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