The all-female comedy group The Kates kicks off 2014 with the first of its monthly performances at the Book Cellar, 8 p.m., Jan. 10, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave.

Hosted by Kelsie Huff and Amy Sumpter, the shows feature up-and-coming Chicago performers.

The Kates appear at the Book Cellar the second Friday and last Saturday of every month.