This Thursday (March 15th) sees Chicago's VHS Comedy take to the stage at Sidney's Saloon. Comics will do sets and riff on weird and wonderfully obscure videos. It's hosted by Tom Wisdom and will feature Laura Sanders and Kamari Stevens among others. Show at 8.30pm, free with free ice cream Cafe Bars.
The third International House of Puncakes - the city's only live punning contest - returns to HiHo Lounge on Friday 16th, with 16 contestants lining up to win the pun crown. It's at 8pm, is free and features sets by Isaac Kozell, Lauren Malara and Benjamin Hoffman.
A new show - Exorcise - gives two comics time to do longer, 30 minute sets. Hosted by Isaac Kozell, this month sees Geneva Joy Hughes and Vincent Zambon stretch their legs (VooDoo Lounge, 24th march, 10pm, FREE).
All Jokes Aside is a new fortnightly show at Brieux Carre in the French Quarter. It's a showcase, it's free, and it's at 8.30pm. Hosted by Michael Hall and Eric Dreiblatt.