Last week was a big one! On Weds we announced the dates for this years JANGLEHEART CIRCUS (August 21, 22, 23.) On Friday we hosted the folks from Balimtores WHAM CITY at our monthly Goofballs show. THEN on Saturday/Sunday Alex got Ice Cream from Andersonville institution George’s BOTH NIGHTS. So as you can see truly massive week. How do we follow a wake like that up? WHY WITH MORE FUN SHOWS and this week there are some way fun shows. Check out the below for all the deets.
Jangleheart Circus 2014!!!
- August 21, 22, 23 @ The Den
- 4 stages (we added another!)
- $25 for a single pass, $60 for a 3 day pass
Some dates to mind:
- Initial Lineup released on May 1st
- Registration starts May 1st and closes May 31st
- Tickets go on sale July 1st
- Full schedule released on July 15th
Mondays in April - Uh uh. No Shows.
Yellow Belly in Your Town at the Upstairs Gallery
Tuesdays April 8, 15, 22, 29 - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
Yellow Belly is spending Tuesdays in April taking audiences home with our signature form, Your Town. Based on an interview with an audience member about their hometown and the latest headline from that town’s newspaper, Yellow Belly improvises a world based on small-town politics and characters.
We’ll be joined by an Upstairs Gallery house team and special opening groups each week.
Yellow Belly is Gina DeLuca, Mike Jimerson, Damian Anaya, Kyle Miller, Jen Burns, and Kyle Chorpening.
Listin Up Turns 1 Year Old! WOOOOOOOOO!
Wednesday April 23rd - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
One of our favorite gallery shows is turning 1! Improv and stand up collide in this show unlike any other in Chicago produced by Dan Friesen (The Comedy Evening) and Daniel Shar (Phat Beethoven). Each show, Friesen books three of his favorite comedians to do improvised stand up based on set lists created by the audience on their way into the theater. Concurrently, Shar books enough of his favorite improvisers to form three different mash-up groups to each use the preceding stand up’s actual set list from a recent show as their source material for an improv set.
It’s off the cuff stand up, and off the list improv and it is one year old!
UG House team productions presents “The New VENKMAN”
Thursday April 24th - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
UG house team venkman has been having some problems. And not to be airing their dirty laundry but it looks like they’re seeing other people. Lucky for you they’re going to show off their new people in front of each other this Thursday. So stop by to see a set from 4 BRAND NEW VENKMANS, each one featuring one of the original venkman players.
Should be the tops!
Upstairs Gallery House Team Night April 2014!!! EVEN MORE OVER WINTER!!!!!
Thursdays - April 3, 10, 27, 24 - 10:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
WE WERE OVER WINTER IN MARCH. NOW WE ARE EVEN MORE OVER WINTER AT THE START OF APRIL. Hopefully by the time April ends we can look at this event name and sort of laugh. “oh man! it’s so nice and warm now! i don’t even remember when it was cold!” So lets look foward to that. Come watch the seasons CHANGE with us each week with improv from two Upstairs Gallery House Teams and one quest team!
4/24 - Fanny, Feldmanowski, Mandy Patinkin/Patti Lupone (Steph Cook and Joey Romaine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
SICK ADVENTURE XXXIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday - April 25th - 8:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
Our monthly show/party. Stay tuned for lineup.
(thanks to Kaitlyn Jeffers for the great art!)
Saturday April 12, 19, 26 - 8pm Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
The boys are back in town! Improv from Eisbar other stuff from other people! New show every week….
4/26 Eisbär SATURDAYS
- Eisbär closes out April with a night of stories. Featuring monologues from some of Chicago’s talented young storytellers, and improv from Eisbär.
Adam Cole Goodbye Show!
Saturday April 26th - 10:30pm Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
He’s moving to NYC, so his buddies are putting together one last show. In the words of Sam Watters…..
- It’d be phat Beethoven, some mashups of people who were on teams with Adam over the years, and maybe some cake
Sundays - No Shows!
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See you soon!