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By Sarah Cobarrubias in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 19, 2012 7:20PM

Recognize that face? Its Margaret Lyons at the March 2012 installment of The Jukebox! Photo via The Jukebox’s Facebook page

The Jukebox is a monthly Brooklyn-based event that joins comedy with karaoke, and it’s heading around our parts tonight for a Chicago debut. How it works is an assortment of wisecrackers, like comedians and writers, take to the stage for a bit of comedic storytelling or stand-up, and then they serenade the audience karaoke-style with a song of their choosing, all focused around a theme.

Tonight’s theme: Reunion. The show will feature a solid lineup of local names you may be familiar with, including comedic performers Sean Flannery (the Reader declared him Chicago’s best stand-up comic in 2010), Second City’s Tim Baltz, and the Neo-Futurists’ Megan Mercier. Chicago Magazine editor Scott Smith, and blogger Mimi Smartypants will also grace the stage.

While The Jukebox is a NY thing, it has a Chicago connection: The event, which recently celebrated its 1-year anniversary, was actually created by of once-locals Steve Heisler, Steve Jacobs, and former Chicagoist Editor-in-Chief Margaret Lyons.

Jukebox: Reunion is tonight, Friday, Oct. 19 at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 9:30 p.m., $8, 21+