She’s gone all this week doing cruise ship boat funz! BUT as a result the Gallery will likely be gross, horribly unorganized, and shoddily run for the whole week. Half the fun of shows right now will be seeing if Alex and Walt can pull it off without her! (Hint, they probably can’t.) Stop by and catch some great shows as we start to say goodbye to what has been a super fun month! THIS WEEK AT THE GALLERY:
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Kiss From A Rose RISES @ the Upstairs Gallery!
Monday- October 1, 8, 14, 22, 29 - 8:00pm Free! (Donations Accepted) BYOB
When Chicago succumbs to laughter, you’ll have our permission to die.
Wait. This isn’t a thing about death, this is a comedy show!
10/22 - Special Guests Vermillion Line and HEM!
Katie Smith Show
Tuesdays- October 23, 24 - 8:00pm Free! (Donations Accepted) BYOB
No idea what this is gonna be! Improv from a few teams we think?
A Very Gary Christmas ALBUM RECORDING!
Tuesday - October 23rd - 8:00pm Free! (Donations Accepted) BYOB
We are recording a sweet album, curated by our very own Gary Richardson. It’s the perfect gift for everyone’s holiday season.
With music from Andrew Tisher and The Shock T’s, and a fireside chat and sketches with everyone else, it’s sure to be a very Gary time. To be released on Black Friday, so you can blast it from a boombox while in line at Best Buy at 4am.
- Gary Richardson
- TV Screams
- Andrew Tisher
- Jamison Webb
- Morgan Lord
- Christina Boucher
- Matt Barats
- Eric Eyerman
- Jo Scott
- John Reynolds
- Maria Randazzo
- Sarah Shockey
Alt-Rock Radio: Collector’s Edition
Wednesday - October 24th - 8:00pm Free! (Donations Accepted) BYOB
Collector’s Edition is a live-lit show about pop music. Join us as we debut at Upstairs Gallery in Andersonville for an hour of pop culture history lessons, personal essays and maybe even a singalong? It’s gonna get deep.
This month Collector’s Edition will be taking a lot at Alt-Rock radio stations of the 90’s. Radio used to be the most driving force in the evolution of pop music, but today it’s a relic of the past; not much more than an antiquated nickname for internet playlists. Though the lens of the 90’s alt-rock movement that raised our generation of music obsessives, we intend to explore what happened to the radio, what we’re missing in this world of streaming media, and how we can get it back.
Collector’s Edition is Sean Rose, Conor Sullivan Rick Joyce and Jason Young.
Mike Schminke Show
Wednesday - October 24th -10:30pm Free! (Donations Accepted) BYOB
Stepping in for Kevin Nye, Mike Schminke will be hosting this classic night of later fun! Improv from 3 groups! Here’s the email he let me know the groups that would be play:
- The first group is a house team at Annoyance called ‘Feel”. The second is ‘Vault’ with Mike Schminke, Erin Lann, Greg Iwinski Matt Tucker and Mike Aviles. The third group is ‘Quarter Masted’ with Mike Schminke, Ben Kass (from Michael Pizza), A.J. Platt and Melissa Cameron.
NIGHT OF THE UN-DEAD FORMS!!!!! (Living Room/Bat @ The Upstairs Gallery)
Thursday- October 4, 11, 18, 25 - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
We’re putting up a run of the rarely performed “Living Room” and “Bat” improv forms every Thursday in October!
Join us as we transform the Upstairs Gallery’s studio room into A MAD SCIENTISTS LAB TO RESURRECT THESE TWO FORMS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE. ITS GONNA GET SPOOOOKY.
Both forms performed by new random assortments of Chicago Improvisers each week.
- Nate Varrone
- Jorin Garguilo
- Mike Klasek
- Andrew Tisher
- Jeff Rukes
- Christina Boucher
- Amy Thompson
- Alex Honnet
- Derek Van Barham
- Matt Barats
- Chris Geiger
- Mike Brunlieb
- Mary Cait Walthall
- Vince Portacci
UPSTAIRzzzzzz GALLERY HOUzzzzzzzE TEAM NIGHTzzzzz!
Thursday - October 4, 11, 28, 25 - 10:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
We’ve got house teams! They need audiences! HELP US GOOF OFF FUN STYLE THURSDAYS LATE NIGHT (and one weds early night!)
- Wolodarski, Sand, Hildreth and Dina
SICK ADVENTURE XXVI!!!!!!! THIS EVENT IS NOT SPOOKY NOR IS IT SPOOKY THEMED!!!!!!!!!
Friday- October 26th- 8:30pm - Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
YOU SICK OF COSTUME STUFF? BY THE TIME THIS EVENT HAPPENS YOU MIGHT START TO BE.
SO DON’T WORRY! THIS SHOW IS NOT ABOUT THAT. IT’S JUST YOUR REGULAR RUN OF THE MILL IMPROV EVENT/PARTY.
- Buttz - Elijah Carrillo-Mandel, Harrison George, Spencer Hamilton, Ford Lawson, Ryan Nallen, and Derek Shoemaker
- Winsome Toothy Grin - Tyler Parker, Walt Delaney, Alex Honnet, Mark Logsdon, Connor Tillman, Becca Slack
- International Dateline NBC - Micah Sterenberg, Nicholas Mestad, Kevin Knickerbocker, Carly Mandell, Eleise Moore, Sarah Hatheway, Ryan Cleary, Mark Denny, Sherman Edwards, John O’Toole
Tyler Samples is “Lonesome” - A Solo Improvised Western
Saturday- October 6 , 13, 20, 27 - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
The old west, a dusty, cracked, sepia colored landscape populated by men of few words. Tyler Samples brings it to life by himself.
New opening teams every show!
The HITMEN & The Hamiltons: A Punmare on Clark St
Saturday- October 6 , 13, 20, 27 - 10:30pm - Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
The Hamiltons and The HITMEN are coming to the Upstairs Gallery for 4 nights of scary funny improv!
We’ll kill you with comedy and make you laugh until your sides split, your intestines seep out of your abdomen and are lying on the floor in a pool of blood and serous fluid, while life slowly escapes and darkness closes in for the final time. But at least you’ll be having a good time!
Opening this week - Rabbit Rabbit
Sunday -October 14, 21, 28 & November 4, 7:30pm - Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
Hot fudge improv with a cherry on top.
- 2 teams from Mullaney’s Performance Class
- Hush Money
- Mullaney Chain
UPSTAIRS GALLERY PODCAST!
See you soon!