21 Sep

Chicago’s Comic: Shimmy Isaacs

  Q: What inspired you to start stand-up comedy?

A: I needed money.

Q: Describe your first performance.

A: At an old age home on Valentine’s Day. I was single and broke and some seniors felt sorry for me.

Q: Do you have “pre-show” rituals? If so, what are they?

A: Yes, having tea.

Q: Where in the world is your favorite place to perform stand-up? Why is this your favorite place?

A: Thus far, England because they colonized us and now they feel guilty.

Q: What shows, podcasts, blogs do you produce or co-produce?

A: I produce theatre and stand-up specials. Most recent special, “Moenie!!” I’m currently a writer for a local South African Channel, kykNET television sitcoms.

Q: What are three of your favorite things?

A: Family, food, travel.

Q: What is your favorite sammich?

A: Roast veg with goats cheese.

Q: What’s one thing people assume about you, that is or isn’t true?

A: That I am funny. Seriously, it’s like they think I don’t like silence.

Q: If you weren’t a comic, what other job would you love to do?

A: I love hiking, so I would have been a tour guide in nature.

Q: What are some comedy goals/dreams you have on your To Do List?

A: To have my own sitcom series which I am happy to say I am in phase two of it being green lit.

Q: What quality, trait and/or body part do you really like about yourself?

A: Legs and face.

Q: What’s one thing you wish more people knew about you? [or anything else you’d like mentioned, ie your education, personal life or mission statement]

A: I am okay with the amount the world knows about me.

Q: How will you know you “Made It?”

A: I definitely feel that I have spiritually made it. And in regards to progress, I am in the best place.


  • 9.21.2018: Orange Soda — Sonika Arts and Studio
  • 9.21.2018: Ryan Dalton Headlines — The Comedy Bar at 10PM
  • 9.22.2018: Comedy Picante! — Joe’s Bar on Weed St.
  • 9.24.2018: The Riff Open Mic — Emerald City Uptown
  • 9.25.2018: Tomato Throw Show — The Comedy Bar
  • 9.28.2018: Zoltan Kaszas Headlines — The Comedy Bar at 8PM and 10PM
  • 9.30.2018: Headlining The Comedy Bar at 7:30PM
  • 10.2.2018: Comedy Cocktail — House of Blues


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