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The Houli’s Hooley takes their show to Fitzgerald’s Nightclub

Houli's Hooley promo shotIt’s the best brother act since the Marx Brothers. The center of the young Irish universe now spins in Berwyn every Thursday night when the Houli’s Hooley starts taping their show at 7:30PM.

Bill & Paddy Houlihan started their hooley of a show just over six months ago and after moving out of the studio on Milwaukee avenue they are now ensconced at the legendary Fitzgerald’s Nightclub on Roosevelt Road in Berwyn.

Thursday nights will never be the same. Six months in and the show’s a hit! The Houlihan brothers have been recording the show live to tape every Thursday night at Goldy’s in Forest Park since February. They’ve featured some of the hippest bands, Irish musicians, and funniest comics in Chicagoland, including The Larkin and Moran Brothers, Celtic Riot, Kevin Flynn and the Avondale Ramblers, The Dooley Brothers, Michele McGuire and her band, comic Pat Chase, musicians Phil Angotti, Vince Mammoser, impressionist Clay O’Brien and more! And now they’re broadcasting from the legendary Fitzgerald’s!

Join Bill & Paddy Houlihan every Saturday night from 7-8PM for the broadcast of “The Houli’s Hooley” on WSBC 1240 AM and WCFJ 1470AM with community news, guests, comedy, music, and a preview of the weekend for Chicagoland’s Young Irish generation.

Millennial twin brothers Bill & Paddy have been to state football championships, Second City, and Sundance. For more than a decade they’ve been celebrating their heritage while filming in Ireland, performing in comedy skits, telling tall tales and slinging booze as bartenders all over their neighborhood.

They’re the guys you grew up with, celebrated storytellers searching for laughs, music, and most of all the craic! Tune in to get the who’s who and what’s what of Chicagoland’s Young Irish community every Saturday night on WSBC 1240 AM and WCFJ 1470AM from 7-8PM or live on Thursday nights at Fitzgerald’s at 7:30PM!

The Houli’s Hooley at Fitzgerald’s is your home for hilarious brotherly banter. Fistfights haven’t broken out yet but folks are taking odds on how long before one of them blows a gasket. You can catch them live every Thursday night at Fitzgerald’s on Roosevelt Road or on the air every Saturday night from 7-8PM on WSBC 1240 AM or WCFJ 1470AM or catch the podcasts at

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