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Friday, June 14, 2013

TBS Just for Laughs is Upon Us Through June 16th #JFLChicago #TBS #comedy @TBSVeryFunny




There's still plenty of funny ha ha and funny weird goin' down in Chi-town tonight through Sunday.   Check out our prior coverage including the 2013 schedule here.

If little things like The Stanley Cup Finals, apocalyptic weather forecasts of tornadoes, baseball sized hail and torrential downpours or something else has been keeping you away from Just For Laughs Chicago, don't despair.

There are 24+ acts tonight between 7pm & midnight both tonight & tomorrow night and one last 8pm show Sunday at Jokes and Notes!   If you STILL can't make it out, check out their site.   They're rockin' the social media/internet with a special HUB for people like you.   Check it out, you can watch at home!




For more info, check out the fest's main site right here.

You can have your hockey & laugh it up, too.   We back you Blackhawks.   Let's see some old school take downs Mexican Wrestler style!!   Knock the B outta those Bruins & they'll be left with ruins :)....







Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TBS Just for Laughs Chicago Comedy Fest is Baaaaack June 11-16 #JFLChicago @TBSVeryFunny #comedy



ChiIL out with ChiIL Live Shows this weekend, with the best medicine.   Yes, that would be laughter, and the Dr. is in the house.   The annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago is baaaaaack in Chi, IL and this fest is a laugh riot.   Check out our TBS Just for Laughs Chicago coverage from 2012 here.

We're particularly stoked for Russell Brand, Bill Maher, and Seth Meyers, but laughter abounds at loads of our favorite venues all over town. 

We've adored Bill Maher since waaaaay back in the day.   Anyone seen him in Cannibal Women in The Avocado Jungle of Death from back in 1989?!   If not, check it out after the fest is over.   It's the good kind of cheese & one of our favs.  

A young Bill Maher stars with Shannon Tweed, Adrienne Barbeau and Karen Waldron.


The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino) to convince them to move to a reservation condo in Malibu. She hires a guide at the edge of the jungle, a male chauvinist pig, and they have many arguments about men and women as they work their way in, and eventually confront the Piranha Women. Written by Ed Sutton 


The U.S. government, eager to protect the nation's avacado supplies, recruits feminist professor Margo Hunt to make contact with the Piranha Women, an all-female tribe who believe men are only good as a source of food. Accompanying Dr. Hunt on her trip are Jim, a guide of questionable competence, and Bunny, a student of unquestionable incompetence. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher


For the next 6 days, no Cannibal Women for YOU.   Get outta the house and laugh it up.   We've highlighted some of our top choices, but you can't go wrong... just follow the funny.   Some of the best shows are in the smaller venues, off the beaten path.   And like performers at music fests, famous comedians pop up unannounced, sit in with each other, and create some one of a kind mash ups.   TBS Just for Laughs Chicago is renowned for that.  Be there.

Here's what's happening:

June 11, 2013

6:30 PM - The Heat - FREE Advance Screening - ShowPlace ICON

7:00 PM - Double Threat: Junior Stopka & Mike Lebovitz - STAGE 773 - The Pro

7:00 PM - iO Theater presents TJ & Dave - STAGE 773 - The Box

8:00 PM - Pete Holmes - UP Comedy Club

8:30 PM - Double Threat: Kellye Howard & Brianna Baker (BEDE) - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

8:30 PM - Double Threat: Mike Stanley & Sean Flannery - STAGE 773 - The Pro

8:30 PM - Naked Sports Live Podcast - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

9:30 PM -Secret Big-Time Local Comedy Showcase - STAGE 773 - The Box


10:00 PM - The Shit Show - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

10:00 PM - Wrestling with Depression Podcast - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

10:30 PM - Pete Holmes - UP Comedy Club

June 12, 2013
7pm - Moshe Kasher - STAGE 773 - The Pro

7pm - The Comedy Bar Kickass Showcase - STAGE 773 - The Box

7pm - The Dailymotion Comedy Showcase - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

7:30pm - Anjelah Johnson - The Vic Theatre

7:30pm - Russell Brand - The Chicago Theatre 

7:30pm - The Whitest Kids U' Know - Park West

8pm - Second City Alumni - UP Comedy Club


8:30pm - The Todd Barry Podcast - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

9:30pm - The Annoyance Theatre presents Messing with a Friend - STAGE 773 - The Box (*Hilariously recommended!   We dig Susan Messing big time.)


10pm - @DadBoner and Friends, You Guys - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

10pm - Above Average presents: Tripp & Tyler and The Katydids - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

June 13, 2013

7pm - Moshe Kasher - STAGE 773 - The Pro

7pm - Team Coco Podcast - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

7pm - The Dailymotion Comedy Showcase - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

7pm - The Lincoln Lodge - STAGE 773 - The Box

7:30pm - David Cross & His Super Duper Pals - The Chicago Theatre

7:30pm - John Hodgman, Performing as Celebrated Humorist John Hodgman in: JOHN HODGMAN TONIGHT! - Park West

7:30pm - Nick Swardson - The Vic Theatre

8pm - Pete Holmes - UP Comedy Club

8:30pm - A Tight 60 - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

8:30pm - Chelsea Peretti - STAGE 773 - The Pro

8:30pm - Dancing Around the Shit Fire with Kyle Kinane - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

8:30pm - Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net - STAGE 773 - The Box


8:30pm - Stage Time - Jokes and Notes

10pm - @DadBoner and Friends, You Guys - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

10pm - Double Threat: Kumail Nanjiani & Friend - STAGE 773 - The Pro

10pm - Jokes and Notes Presents The Urban Comedy Hour - STAGE 773 - The Box

10pm - The Combo - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

10pm - Knuckleheads - UP Comedy Club

11:30pm - Above Average presents: Tripp & Tyler and The Katydids - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

11:30pm - The Super Serious Show - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

11:59pm - Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net - STAGE 773 - The Box

June 14, 2013

7pm - Doug Loves Movies Podcast - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

7pm - The Dailymotion Comedy Showcase - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

7pm - The Playground presents Alone: Chicago's Best Solo Acts - STAGE 773 - The Box


7:30pm - Dylan Moran - Yeah, Yeah - Park West

7:30pm - Nick Swardson - The Vic Theatre

7:30pm - Seth Meyers with Special Guests Al Madrigal & Hannibal Buress - The Chicago Theatre

8pm - Knuckleheads - UP Comedy Club

8:30pm - A Tight 60 - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

8:30pm - Chelsea Peretti - STAGE 773 - The Pro

8:30pm - Comics to Watch - Jokes and Notes

8:30pm - Dancing Around the Shit Fire with Kyle Kinane - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

8:30 - Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net - STAGE 773 - The Box


10pm - Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction - STAGE 773 - The Box

10pm - Double Threat: Kumail Nanjiani & Friend - STAGE 773 - The Pro

10pm - The Combo - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

10pm - The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour - Park West

10pm - Todd Barry - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

10:30pm - Bad Boys of Comedy - Jokes and Notes

11pm - Knuckleheads - UP Comedy Club

11:30pm - The Blackout Diaries - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

11:59pm - The Super Serious Show - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

11:59pm - Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net - STAGE 773 - The Box

June 15, 2013

7pm - Bob Newhart Live - The Chicago Theatre

7pm - Chelsea Peretti - STAGE 773 - The Pro

7pm - Maria Bamford - Park West

7pm - Pete Holmes - You Made It Weird Podcast - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

7pm - The Dailymotion Comedy Showcase - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

7pm - The Playground presents Alone: Chicago's Best Solo Acts - STAGE 773 - The Box


7:30pm - Stars of truTV's Impractical Jokers - The Vic Theatre

8pm - Knuckleheads - UP Comedy Club

8:30pm - 5-Star Leading Ladies - Jokes and Notes 


8:30pm - A Tight 60 - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

8:30pm - Chelsea Peretti - STAGE 773 - The Pro

8:30pm - Dancing Around the Shit Fire with Kyle Kinane - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

8:30pm - Kill All Comedy - STAGE 773 - The Box\


9:30pm - Artie Lange - Park West

10pm - Double Threat: Kumail Nanjiani & Friend - STAGE 773 - The Pro

10pm - Stars of truTV's Impractical Jokers - The Vic Theatre

10pm - The Combo - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

10pm - Todd Barry - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

10:30pm - Best of Chicago - Jokes and Notes

10:30pm - The Playground presents The Tomkat Project - STAGE 773 - The Box

11pm - Knuckleheads - UP Comedy Club

11:30pm - The Blackout Diaries - STAGE 773 - The Cabaret

11:30pm The Super Serious Show - STAGE 773 - The Thrust

11:59pm - Artie Lange - Park West



June 16, 2013 - Sunday

7:30pm - Bill Maher - The Chicago Theatre


8pm - The Lil Rel Show - Jokes and Notes

Here are the biggest shows broken down by venue:

Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.:
David Cross & His Super Duper Pals - Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Seth Meyers, Al Madrigal and Hannibal Buress - Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Bob Newhart Live - Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Bill Maher - Sunday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave.:
Anjelah Johnson - Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m
Nick Swardson - Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Impractical Jokers - Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave.:
The Whitest Kids U’ Know - Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
John Hodgman -Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Dylan Moran: “Yeah, Yeah” - Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Maria Bamford - Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m.

Artie Lange - Saturday, June 15 at 9:30 and 11:59 p.m.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Play Locally-Hot Happenings for the Weekend-6 CORNERS BBQ FEST & STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG



6 Corners BBQ Fest

Family Friendly Fun, Meaty Goodness, Film Festival, Great Tunes including Voodoo Kings at 6pm.....and More.   Click here for the FULL FEST SCHEDULE.

Chicago Filmmakers
is proud to screen a selection of digital shorts and 16mm films on
Saturday, June 16, at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.,
during BBQ Fest.  First up at Noon is a collection of films created by
youth in our Summer Digital Moviemaking Camps.
Following at  2 p.m., we will screen films from our collection by
Chicago’s own Tom Palazzolo including ‘At Maxwell Street’, ‘Jerry’s',
and ‘Ricky and Rocky’.  Join us to learn more about our summer youth
classes, film classes for adults, and other ways to get involved. For
additional information visit us at www.chicagofilmmakers.org

Bands


For the 6 Corners BBQ Fest, they strive to give you original talent,
and feature as many local bands as they can.

Saturday, June 16: Main Stage (on Milwaukee at Irving)


Waco Brothers: Saturday’s headliner
12:30: The Shams Band (We've given away their CD's to our readers, and shots stills and video of The Shams Band for years, and they're one of our local favs!    Search The Shams Band in our blog side bar for our past photo filled features, then get out and see them live TODAY!)


4:30 Future Laureates (We've given away their CD's to our readers as well.   Future Laureates rock.)


6:30 Voodoo Kings (Highly recommended!  Check 'em out.   *Our freaky bit of family Voodoo from this week "AKA:  pix disappeared, but we got the tee shirt!"--Dug is on a shoot down in New Orleans and took a phone photo at Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo and sent it to us.    It didn't go through.   The same day, Du-Jay and I moved boxes around in the basement to make room for a new water meter and found a t-shirt on the floor under one from...you guessed it Maria Laveau's House of Voodoo.   It had been buried there for over TEN YEARS!   I pulled it out, washed it, and wore it.   When Dug called to ask how we like the picture we said "What picture?!"   Imagine our surprise when we finally saw the photo a day later!)

North Stage (On Milwaukee at Belle Plaine)

7:30 p.m. Polkaholics
(Another of our local favs.   Dare you not to dance.   Polkaholics are good time for all ages!)

Sunday, June 17: Main Stage (on Milwaukee at Irving)


A hometown band opening on Sunday

North Stage (On Milwaukee at Belle Plaine)

6: 00 Charlie Baran & The Groupo Gringo 






STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG
7:30pm at Bank of America Theatre
Yay!   Puppets behaving badly....one of my favorite genres.  This is one for the big kids AKA:  adults & 17+.   I've got my ticket, do YOU?    They're only in town through Sunday so get your act together and go already.    Stuffed and Unstrung is part of the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival and also presented by Broadway in Chicago.    

If anyone needs to get out and see an R rated puppet show, it's parents of young children.    Sure, the childless and the hipsters can come too.....   But parents REALLY need a good old raunchy remedy for all the saccharine sweet, PC pablum we put up with in the name of entertaining our littles.   So book a sitter and come on out for laugh.   YOU deserve it.

Check out our full prior write up on Stuffed and Unstrung, including a video clip, by clicking right here.




Friday, June 15, 2012

Seven Foot Bike Guy, Nick-TBS Just for Laughs Chicago (HD Vid Interview)



Check out our original HD video interview with Nick, owner of Sundance Bikes of South Carolina.   He created this rockin' SEVEN FOOT TALL BIKE and he's been ridin' high and makin' friends.    Why settle for a fixie when you can DIY up a fun, funky, true original!   

TBS Just for Laughs-Photo/ Video Kevin Smith Recap



Kevin Smith at Chicago Theater 6/14/12








TBS Just for Laughs Chicago continues







Over 100 comedians make Chi-Town funny ha-ha AND funny weird through this Sunday, June 17th.    Check out their main site here.    We had the great pleasure of checking out Kevin Smith (a not so silent version of Silent Bob) last night at Chicago Theater.    It was a pleasure to give away 10 tickets to our readers and to hear him get raunchy and real in a great Q & A.



  



At ChiIL Mama/ChiIL Live Shows, we've been doing a long running video exploration of How Creatives Parent and How Parents Create which you can check out here at our Pinterest Board.    I would love to catch up with Kevin Smith for a little one on one convo. about his wife and daughter.



Some great stuff came out at the Chicago Theater about how his family influences and inspires his creative work....from his wife's paranoid pot freak out to his toddler daughter's rocking out to theme music show credits, leading him to seek out a cameo appearance on one of their family favorites, Law and Order in 2000.   Smith is married to Jennifer Schwalbach Smith.   Their 13 year old daughter, Harley Quinn, was named for the Batman character.















 



Fan(atics) wait beside The Chicago Theater to get their memorabilia signed by Kevin Smith. 





Our favorite TBS promo was the 7
foot tall custom bike!   We scored an exclusive video interview with the
rider/bike creator/bike shop owner that we'll have up in the very near future.


    




Chi-town has character & characters! 






Even a street Tina came out to sing and dance with passers by! 



TBS Just for Laughs is ubiquitous this week.
  We saw their rickshaws and signage over outside of the Cubs game
yesterday and they had a bunch of billboard trucks outside of The
Chicago Theater last night.   They also had clever swag dispensers like a
free t-shirt vending machine that works with a Conan code and a human
roulette prize wheel.










There are still a ton of great shows going down Friday through Sunday.   Be sure to check out the full line up and performers' info here. 










Friday , June 15
SHOW VENUE TIME
Tom Dreesen - Should Comedians Pay to Perform 5:00 PM
Best of the Fest 7:00 PM buy tickets
Stuffed and Unstrung by Henson Alternative 7:00 PM buy tickets
The Delocated Witness Protection Program Variety Show 7:00 PM buy tickets
Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive 7:30 PM buy tickets
John Oliver 7:30 PM buy tickets
Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies... 7:30 PM buy tickets
TBS LOL Lounge 7:30 PM buy tickets
ALONE: Chicago's Best Solo Acts 8:00 PM buy tickets
Chris D'Elia 8:00 PM buy tickets
The Bitter Buddha 8:00 PM buy tickets
Breakout Performers 8:30 PM
Kelly Carlin: A Carlin Home Companion 9:00 PM buy tickets
Matt Braunger 9:00 PM buy tickets
Set List 9:30 PM buy tickets
TBS LOL Lounge 9:30 PM buy tickets
Chris D'Elia 10:00 PM buy tickets
Jeff Ross Roasts Chicago 10:00 PM buy tickets
Never Been to Paris 10:00 PM buy tickets
5-Star Leading Ladies 10:30 PM
Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive 10:30 PM buy tickets
Natasha Leggero 11:00 PM buy tickets
TJ Miller Presents Performance Anxiety 11:00 PM buy tickets
Set List 11:30 PM buy tickets
Scott Adsit and Jet Eveleth 11:59 PM buy tickets




Saturday , June 16
SHOW VENUE TIME
Tom Dreesen - The Joy Of Stand-Up Comedy And How To Get There 5:00 PM
Best of the Fest 7:00 PM buy tickets
Stuffed and Unstrung by Henson Alternative 7:00 PM buy tickets
The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour 7:00 PM buy tickets
Nick Offerman: American Ham 7:30 PM buy tickets
Sarah's Pro-Choice 7:30 PM buy tickets
Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies... 7:30 PM buy tickets
TBS LOL Lounge 7:30 PM buy tickets
ALONE: Chicago's Best Solo Acts 8:00 PM buy tickets
Chris D'Elia 8:00 PM buy tickets
Starting 5 8:30 PM
Best of the Fest 9:00 PM buy tickets
Pete Holmes - You Made It Weird 9:00 PM buy tickets
The Dan Band 9:00 PM buy tickets
Set List 9:30 PM buy tickets
TBS LOL Lounge 9:30 PM buy tickets
Chris D'Elia 10:00 PM buy tickets
Jeff Ross Roasts Chicago 10:00 PM buy tickets
Never Been to Paris 10:00 PM buy tickets
Nick Offerman: American Ham 10:00 PM buy tickets
Best of the Midwest 10:30 PM
Sarah's Pro-Choice 10:30 PM buy tickets
Brody Stevens 11:00 PM buy tickets
TJ Miller Presents Performance Anxiety 11:00 PM buy tickets
Set List 11:30 PM buy tickets



Sunday , June 17
SHOW VENUE TIME
Stuffed and Unstrung by Henson Alternative 7:00 PM buy tickets
Stage Time 8:00 PM
Vince Vaughn's Comedy Showcase 8:00 PM buy tickets
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Thursday , October 25
SHOW VENUE TIME
Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend 7:30 PM buy tickets
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Friday , October 26
SHOW VENUE TIME
Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend 7:30 PM buy tickets
Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend 10:00 PM buy tickets
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Saturday , October 27
SHOW VENUE TIME
Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend 7:30 PM buy tickets
Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend 10:00 PM buy tickets

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Congrats Kevin Smith Ticket Winners! TBS Epidemic Sweeps Chicago



You're in for a treat at Chicago Theatre tonight!   Congrats to the following five, whose evening is about to get a bit funnier.   Two free tickets will be waiting at the box office under your name (ID required).   The show is at 8PM.   ChiIL Live Shows will be there....will YOU?!

Click here for our prior Kevin Smith and TBS Just for Laughs Coverage 

ChiIL Live Shows/ChiIL Mama Winners:

*  Dominick Mayer
*  Sydney Hart
*  Amy Mueller
*  Dianna VonKunkle
*  Lynn Durkovic Nelson


 a Rafflecopter giveaway
 


TBS Epidemic Sweeps Chicago

Symptoms:   Uncontrollable fits of laughter, sore facial muscles, improved outlook on life, guffas, chortles, snickers, and snorts.

Treatment:   Quarantine centers have been set up throughout the city at The Chicago Theatre, Bank of America Theatre, The Vic, The Beat Kitchen, Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club, Lincoln Hall, Park West, The Playground Theater, iO Theater, Gene Siskel Film Center, Lincoln Lodge, The Comedy Bar, ShowPlace ICON, The Hideout, The Second City, Annoyance Theatre, Jokes & Notes, The House of Blues, & Victory Gardens!



Over 100 comedians/  The nation's biggest comedy festival will hit Chicago June 12-17 with an
astonishing array of comedians, sketch shows, specialty acts and films.
The line-up includes performances by Vince Vaughn, Aziz Ansari, Stephen
Merchant, Bill Engvall, Billy Gardell, John Pinette, and more.

About Just for Laughs Chicago
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group's
growth is concentrated on four major focal points: Festivals (in
Montreal, Toronto and Chicago); television production (most notably Gags
seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); live shows (Canadian tour
dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Jeremy Hotz, John Pinette, Louis C.K., the
Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, North American dates for Family
Guy Live!); and talent management. 


Its inaugural Montreal Festival 30
years ago is now the world's largest and most prestigious comedy event
welcoming 2 million people each summer. The Group has offices in
Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, London and in a dark alley at the
end of the street.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Play Locally: Shows On Our Hot List TONIGHT! #Giveaway



 Last day of 5th grade and 3rd grade for the punk kin



Today's THE Last Day of School for CPS (except for that odd, optional ONE hour on Thurs morning?!).   Du-Jay & Sagezilla Rock the Wear Anything (Non Uniform) Day.   Buh bye blue polo shirts till August 13th!!

School's out for summer..........If school's also out forever for you, you're likely old enough for our hot 21+ shows.   If not...we've got funky, family friendly recommendations, too.

We adore our kids, but love to get out with AND without them.

Tonight-Tuesday 6/12/12

First for the With:





Act Out-Theatre Opening Tonight

The Nanning Art Theatre-Legend of the Sun at Auditorium Theatre

We've been promoting this one and now it's here, for two days only!!   Don't miss this one.   Du-Jay, Sagezilla and ChiIL Mama will be there for opening night tonight.  Highly recommended.  Get your tickets now, if you haven't already.   Family friendly.



Here are the basics from Auditorium Theatre's site:
The Nanning Art Theatre - Legend of the Sun
Presented by the China Arts & Entertainment Group in
association with Chicago Human Rhythm Project and Chicago Chinese
Cultural Institute

Venue: Auditorium Theatre

Dates: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Times: 7:30 pm

Price: $55-$17.50


Legend of the Sun, a unique, large-scale dance drama
based on a centuries-old Chinese folk tale, makes its U.S. debut at the
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Both exquisitely beautiful
and joyously uplifting, this inspired work features more than 60 dancers
while showcasing the songs, dances and traditions of China�s Zhuang
ethnic minority.
The piece also incorporates elements of Western modern
dance and music.



Now for the Without:  

Act Out-Theatre Opening Tonight

Henson Alternative Stuffed and Unstrung




Leave the littles at home for this puppet show.   This raunchy improv show is rated R and recommended for 17+ or mature underagers accompanied by an adult.   We can't wait to check it out.    Get your tixs today.   This is a short one week run.   Here's the poop on these potty mouthed puppeteers from our friends at Broadway in Chicago.


 
Stuffed and Unstrung

Theatre : Bank of America Theatre, Chicago Illinois


Dates : June 12, 2012 - June 17, 2012


Running time: 90 minutes with no intermission
 
*This show is rated R and contains language and themes that are not intended for unaccompanied children under the age of 17.

**JUST ANNOUNCED! BRIAN HENSON to perform at Tuesday June 12, Wednesday June 13, and Thursday June 14 shows!**


STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG, a live uncensored show that lets loose the perilous and provocative elements of comedic improvisation on stage with a bunch of puppets. Produced by WestBeth Entertainment and Henson Alternative, STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG was created by award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson and actor and improvisational guru Patrick Bristow and features the Miskreant puppets and The Jim Henson Company's renowned puppeteers.

STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG is a wild romp in which the skilled art of puppetry and spontaneous comedy collide. Unpredictable and irreverent, it's never the same show twice. Expert puppeteers create twisted scenes and songs on the fly, as suggestions from the audience prompt the improvised storylines unfolding on stage. This production delivers "two shows in one" as the hilarious puppet action is projected live on large screens flanking the stage, while the puppeteers race around below - displaying their skills in full view of the audience. With live musical accompaniment and Bristow as host, STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG boasts a cast of six world-class puppeteers in an uninhibited live puppet performance. 

STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG evolved from Henson's production "Puppet Up! -Uncensored," which made its debut at the 2006 HBO Comedy Festival (Aspen, CO) and later toured to the 2006 Edinburgh Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland), The 2007 Comedy Festival (Las Vegas, NV), and Australia's Sydney Big Laugh Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (both 2007). The 2010 Off Broadway engagement of STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG marked the debut of this completely revamped production featuring all new technical wizardry with original music and staging. STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG appeared alongside Cee-Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2011 Grammy Awards and was featured on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice in 2012.

*This show is part of the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago festival all over our city this week.   Chi-Town will be funny ha-ha and funny weird all week long.     Click the link above for all the venues, shows, and details and see your fav TV shows come to life with the dynamic of LIVE comedy.

**You still have till midnight tonight to enter to win one of 5 pairs of tixs to see Kevin Smith (AKA:   Silent Bob) in a not so silent show at The Chicago Theatre.   Click here to enter.**






photo credit:   8 Eyes Photography




Mucca Pazza CD Sneak Peek Party at Hideout 21+(sold out)   If you had the foresight to snag a ticket, I'll see you there.   If you were a punk slacker and did not, check out ChiIL Mama/ChiIL Live Shows in the very near future for our photo filled recap.  We also have some amazing original live video footage and stills from March Fourth, Portland's version of Mucca Pazza.   We'll be reviewing Mucca Pazza's upcoming release, Safety Fifth and March Fourth's newest as well!


Here's the secret scoop about tonight from Hideout:


Mucca Pazza
Mucca Pazza
Mucca
Pazza has been called a lot of things in its day - abnormal,
discordant, uncouth, indecorous, malodorous, %$@# crazy - but one word
that's never popped up in any description of those voluminous marching
freaks is 'sneaky'...

...until now!

MUCCA PAZZA is inviting you to the official

SNEAK PEAK RELEASE PARTY

for their new record SAFETY FIFTH
available NOW for PRE-ORDER through Electric Cowbell Records!

You're invited to a once-or-twice-in-a-lifetime event at the Hideout, in
celebration of our new record, Safety Fifth, which will be performed in
its entirety! You've never been this intimate with a marching band
before! There will be brassy spaz-outs, there will be guitar freak-outs,
there will be obscure drum rudiments, there will be absurd cheers,
there will be an accordion, a sousaphone, fish on the wall, beer, there
might even be music stands!
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com


 


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