After a Cait-less week the Gallery still stands! Walt and Alex did it! HOWEVER, Cait is stuck on her boat due to the FRANKENSTORM SANDY! We’re really hoping everything turns out OK with all that (seriously east coast buddies stay safe). That said we have some SUPER exciting news. This Sunday we’re pumped to host those legends of long form improvisation “The Reckoning” for a one night only engagement. What that will entail outside of a performance from the group we’re not sure exactly but man o man what a delight it will be. PLUS, we’ve still got all those great shows going on ON TOP of that! So come check things out 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!
10/29 - See Alice, Cool Jacket, and Vermillion Line! And a staged reading of a new show! COME DRESSED UP IN COSTUMES!!
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?
Wednesday - October 31st - 8:00pm Free! (Donations Accepted) BYOB
Two of the friendliest, down to earth, most earnest folks we know in the Chicago Improv community put on what will likely be a disgusting spectacle. Come get your spooks on.
Prov-lem Child 3
Thursday- November 1, 8, 15, 22(?), 29 - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
House Team Night @ The Upstairs Gallery: Something to be Thankful 4!!!!
Thursday- November 1, 8, 15, 22(?), 29- 10:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
We’ve got house teams! They need audiences! HELP US GOOF OFF FUN STYLE THURSDAYS LATE NIGHT.
- Pizza Party, Feldmanowski, TBD
All of Our Feelings at Once: Cornucopia of Ideals
Friday- October 26th- 8pm - Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
Halloween will have passed, we will all be preparing to move our clocks back for daylight savings, and Alison and Robert will be frolicking in Paris seeing Robyn live.
BUT NEVER FEAR, Britta, Jesse and Rebecca are ready to emote extra hard bringing their usual variety & miscellany! We’re super pumped to have Alan Linic and Patrick McDonald joining us!
AND get pumped for some SUPER SPECIAL SEASONAL SNACKS! Can’t wait to see you! Pilgrim outfits encouraged!
The No Excuses Short Video Party Show + Party!
Friday- October 26th- 10:30pm - Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
The No Excuses Short Video Party Show + Party was created to showcase local videomakers and give them a firm deadline to finish and show their next mustardpiece. They are now accepting submissions for this even!
If you have a video around 5 minutes length (there is leeway; we’ve shown 20 second vids and 10 minute ones) that you’ve made in the last few months, upload it to Vimeo, allow for downloading and send us the link via Facebook
Hosted by Marty Schousboe and Tyler Samples
COUPLES SKATE-REAL COUPLES DOING REAL IMPROV!
Saturday- November 3, 10, 217, 27 - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
yAY! A bunch of talented improvisers found love with other talented improvisers! Each night there will be 6 different couples doing sets based off of the couple before them’s personal story about their first date or worst fight. THIS WEEKS—
Gentleman’s Falcon BAILS THE GALLERY OUT!
Saturday - November 3 - 10:30pm Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
Gentleman’s Falcon is a 5 man team that specializes in attacking the game with high energy, strong characters and a penchant for whimsy. TODAY they bail us out by booking the late night slot!
Gentleman’s Falcon is: Matt Barats, James Dugan, Drew Eiden, Mike Kauffman, Henry Riggs
Sunday - November 4th 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
Sunday - November 4th 10:30pm - Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB
Join Jet, Beau, Holly, Charlie, Eddie & Jacob for this one night show at the Upstairs Gallery.
This ensemble has been pushing the boundaries of long form improvisation (and reality) for over a decade. Its members currently appear regularly on Chicago stages at the iO theater, the Second City and ComedySportz as well as on the coasts at iO West and UCB in New York.
The Reckoning will live forever, but this show is one night only. Be there!
UPSTAIRS GALLERY PODCAST!
See you soon!