Last year Just Nesh — a Chicago comic whose given name is Taneshia Rice — appeared on a show where Hart — a comedy juggernaut — checks out the local stand-up scenes in various American cities. He must have liked what he saw in Chicago because this year Hart tapped Nesh again in the first season of his new show But this time she got to record a 30-minute special. For someone who has only been performing stand-up for a little over five years, this is a huge break. But Nesh — who has opened for Cedric the Entertainer, Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney and will be playing the Sweetest Day Comedy Jam at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Arie Crown Theater (McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-791-6190 and ) — takes it all in stride. Comedy is the thing she has to do, and she’d be doing it whether or not she was on television or opening for big names. “It’s an addiction,” the Englewood native tells me in her engaging, purrlike voice on a Wednesday night in late August as we sit in a back booth at Zanies an hour before she’s set to headline the club. “Probably about six months in I was like, ‘OK, I’m addicted.” And I had to be out every night doing comedy.” She still has to. On “Next Level” she told Hart that doing comedy is like crack. And she treats it like an addiction, making sure she gets at least a little bit of comedy in her system every night. “When I’m home I perform five nights a week around the city,” she says. Every Monday she hosts “Manic Mondays Comedy Night” at Frances’ Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th St.; 307-375-8478). And on the weekends she travels, lately opening for DeRay Davis around the country. “I have had a lot of opportunities that have been quick. I feel super blessed,” she says. “I don’t know how some of this stuff comes along. I’ve got a lot of favor. People say, ‘You’re easy to work with and you’re funny.’ I’ll take it. I’m grateful.” All of this success begs the natural question: How long can Chicago contain her? As Chicago comedian Dwayne Kennedy says, “Chicago is a great place to get good. It’s not a place to get famous.” “The move, yes. The big move.” She takes a sip of her vodka on the rocks and thinks. “It is on my mind, but it’s not a must-do