CYSK is just the latest in a great trend of comedy shows expanding across the country and specifically having a version of their show in LA.
San Francisco’s The Business, Cincinnati ’s Underbelly, and NYC’s Gandhi, Is That You? and Fresh Out, are just a few shows that have kept their flagship shows going in their hometowns, but have expanded to have a regular show here in LA. There are even more shows in the LA comedy scene that have just moved to outright to LA from elsewhere like Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen.
Chicago’s Comedians You Should Know, six years running at Timothy O’Toole’s, will now join this growing list of nationally franchised indie comedy shows.
Chicago comics have rooted themselves quite well in LA. From people a year or so in all the way to Kyle Kinane, there are more comics in LA who started in Chicago than comics who actually started comedy in Los Angeles.