Saturday, December 17, 2016

LIVE COMEDY WITNESSED IN 2016

Here are the times I paid (and was honored to buy) for laughs in 2016 (2015) whether it be sketch, improv, stand up, story telling, or [undefined creativity]:

  1. "Heavyweight" at Stage 773 (Jan 9)
    • As a part of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
  2. "Trump vs Bernie" at S.P.A.C.E. (Feb 4)
    • An impersonated debate with Tony Atamanuik and James Adomian
  3. "They Is Here" at Stage 773 (Mar 30)
    • A sketch revue written by Chris Cady
  4. "Yeah Buddy Awesome Time" at Brainstorm Comics (Apr 9)
    • Stand up showcase hosted by Jason Melton
  5. "Comedy Bang! Bang!" at Athenaeum Theatre (May 20)
    • Live podcast hosted by Scott Auckerman featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Mike Hanford
  6. Kyle Kinane at Metro (May 2)
    • Live recording of his stand up special "Loose in Chicago" for Comedy Central with Shane Torres opening
  7. "Bell Hop" at Virgins Hotel (Jun 1)
    • Stand up showcase hosted by Ian Abramson
  8. "Contour de Force" at The de Maat Studio (Jun 3)
    • Sketch revue written by Sarah Gorman and Natalia Rodas
  9. "Cocaine Murder Jam" at Cafe Mustache (Jun 18)
    • Variety show hosted by Jason Melton
  10. "Sadsacks and Wisecracks" at High Hat Club (Jun 20)
    • Stand up showcase hosted by Mary Novokhovsky
  11.  "Issues" at McGee's Tavern (Jun 23)
    • Stand up showcase hosted by Heidi Butler
  12. T.J. Miller at The Vic (Aug 26)
    • Stand up / philosophy with CJ Sullivan, Kate Miller, and Paul Farahvar
  13. T.J. Miller at Laugh Factory (Aug 27)
    • Stand up / crowd work with CJ Sullivan
  14. "Facebook" at UCB Franklin (Oct 26)
    • Improv with Owen Burke, Chad Carter, and Charlie Sanders
  15. "Never Not Funny" at Now Hear This fest (Oct 28)
    • Live podcast hosted by Jimmy Pardo featuring Matt Belknap and guest John Ross Bowie
  16. "Comedy Bang! Bang!" at Now Hear This fest (Oct 28)
    • Live podcast hosted by Scott Auckerman featuring Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Andy Daly
  17. "WTF" at Now Hear This fest (Oct 29)
    •  Live podcast hosted by Marc Maron featuring producer Brendan McDonald
  18. "Doug Loves Movies" at Now Hear This fest (Oct 29)
    • Live podcast hosted by Doug Benson with guests Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, and Mark McConville
  19. "How Did This Get Made" at Now Hear This fest (Oct 29)
    • Live podcast hosted by Paul Scheer featuring Jason Mantzoukas, June Diane Raphael, and guest Hayes Davenport
  20. "Asssscat" at UCB Sunset (Oct 30)
    • Improv with Mary Holland, Jon Gabrus, Zach Woods, D'Arcy Carden, Phil Agusta Jackson, and Craig Rowin with guest monologuist Emily Heller

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