Upcoming Events Upcoming Events available at UPComedyClub.com http://UPComedyClub.com/rss.cfm Sun, 24 May 2015 10:35:18 PST en-us Upcoming Events https://s3.amazonaws.com/webassets.ticketmob.com/LS/templates/images/logos/upComedySiteLogo.png http://UPComedyClub.com/rss.cfm Copyright 2015 UPComedyClub.com http://UPComedyClub.com/ <![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=370995
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373127
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 27 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373262
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397205
<![CDATA[Ellie Kemper and Friends]]> Ellie Kemper is the star of the Netflix series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (30 ROCK). She portrayed 'Erin Hannon' on the last 5 seasons of THE OFFICE and has a recurring role on THE MINDY PROJECT. In film she was most recently seen alongside Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal in SEX TAPE and Lynn Shelton's film LAGGIES with Keira Knightley. She co-starred in BRIDESMAIDS and her other credits include 21 JUMP STREET, IDENTITY THIEF, THEY CAME TOGETHER and SOMEWHERE.

75 minutes no intermission. Sketch, solo sketch and improv.]]>
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=392136
<![CDATA[Ellie Kemper and Friends]]> Ellie Kemper is the star of the Netflix series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (30 ROCK). She portrayed 'Erin Hannon' on the last 5 seasons of THE OFFICE and has a recurring role on THE MINDY PROJECT. In film she was most recently seen alongside Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal in SEX TAPE and Lynn Shelton's film LAGGIES with Keira Knightley. She co-starred in BRIDESMAIDS and her other credits include 21 JUMP STREET, IDENTITY THIEF, THEY CAME TOGETHER and SOMEWHERE.

75 minutes no intermission. Sketch, solo sketch and improv.]]>
Fri, 29 May 2015 10:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=392137
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 30 May 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373196
<![CDATA[Ellie Kemper and Friends]]> Ellie Kemper is the star of the Netflix series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (30 ROCK). She portrayed 'Erin Hannon' on the last 5 seasons of THE OFFICE and has a recurring role on THE MINDY PROJECT. In film she was most recently seen alongside Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal in SEX TAPE and Lynn Shelton's film LAGGIES with Keira Knightley. She co-starred in BRIDESMAIDS and her other credits include 21 JUMP STREET, IDENTITY THIEF, THEY CAME TOGETHER and SOMEWHERE.

75 minutes no intermission. Sketch, solo sketch and improv.]]>
Sat, 30 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=392138
<![CDATA[Ellie Kemper and Friends]]> Ellie Kemper is the star of the Netflix series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (30 ROCK). She portrayed 'Erin Hannon' on the last 5 seasons of THE OFFICE and has a recurring role on THE MINDY PROJECT. In film she was most recently seen alongside Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal in SEX TAPE and Lynn Shelton's film LAGGIES with Keira Knightley. She co-starred in BRIDESMAIDS and her other credits include 21 JUMP STREET, IDENTITY THIEF, THEY CAME TOGETHER and SOMEWHERE.

75 minutes no intermission. Sketch, solo sketch and improv.]]>
Sat, 30 May 2015 10:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=392139
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 31 May 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373071
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Sun, 31 May 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=371014
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=370996
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373128
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373263
<![CDATA[Al Madrigal]]> AL MADRIGAL
 
FEATURE: AZHAR USMAN    MC: REBECCA O'NEAL

 
Al Madrigal’s unique and lyrical delivery makes him more than just a stand-up comedian, but
an expert storyteller. A fan-favorite on the Emmy® Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon
Stewart, Madrigal’s regular contributions as correspondent have led to numerous scripted
television guest spots, including Welcome to the Captain (CBS), Gary Unmarried (CBS), The
Ortegas (FOX), and The Tax Man (FOX). Most recently Al can be seen co-starring on NBCs
About a Boy with Minnie Driver and David Walton.
 
As a stand-up, Al has starred in his own half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Al
Madrigal, as well as having performed on Conan, The Tonight Show, Lopez Tonight, The Late
Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s New York
Stand-Up Show, Pretend Time with Nick Swardson, Comics Unleashed, and The 3 Non
Juans. On October 1st, 2012, alongside comedian Bill Burr, he launched the All Things
Comedy network – a podcast and video network founded, owned and operated entirely by
comedians. On it, Madrigal and fellow comedians Chris Spencer and Maz Jobrani release
weekly episodes of Minivan Men- a podcast for regular people with children.
 
"One of the most brilliant rising comics" - Hollywood Reporter
 
"He mostly tells real-life, hilarious stories that are taken from childhood, fatherhood and
 
experience in between and sound more like the Sedaris siblings than George Lopez" - Austin
American Statesman
 
“Al Madrigal looks like a Hispanic Zach Braff” – Unknown
]]>
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=385971
<![CDATA[NBC Universal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival]]> NBCUNIVERSAL SECOND CITY BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL

The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper’s Alley) on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6.
 
The NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival is a new comedy fest spotlighting some of the country's best emerging talent in sketch, improvisation and stand-up. Hosted by Al Madrigal (NBC’s “About a Boy”) on June 5 and Ron Funches (NBC’s “Undateable”) on June 6, the event will feature performances highlighting emerging comedic talent and an industry panel event.
 
Listed below are confirmed performers for Friday, June 5.
 
FEATURED PERFORMERS
 
 Al Madrigal - Host


  MARTIN MORROW - Martin is a recent Second City Bob Curry Fellow recipient.  The Birmingham native is a Second City Conservatory graduate and PUMA scholarship recipient. He has appeared on comedy stages all across the country and magazine pages in an ad for Skittles. He’s Twitter followable at @martinMmorrow.


 CHUCHO PEREZ - Chucho tours with The Second City Touring Company. When he isn't on the road, you can most often see him performing solo shows, with his rap group Handsome Naked or with Pimprov Friday nights. Hailing (Go Blue) from Michigan, you can follow him and his Detroit sports bias @TheChuchoPerez. 


 JASBIR SINGH VELASQUEZ - Jasbir tours with The Second City Touring Company. He is a graduate of The Second City improv, writing, acting, and Conservatory programs. Jasbir has performed with The Second City House Ensemble, The Second City Outreach program, at iO, The Annoyance Theater, and with his award winning sketch group Warm Milk. You can check out his videos at vimeo.com/jasbir. 


  KEVIN VIDAL - Kevin was born and raised in Toronto. He decided to pursue his love of acting in his last year of high school and can now be seen doing theatre and improv around the city. He is an alumnus of The Second City and is currently starring in CityTV's Sunnyside. Kevin's previous theatre credits include; Sixteen Scandals, We Can Be Heroes (The Second City), RENT (Lower Ossington Theatre), Hairspray (Curtain Call Players), Radio Active Drag Queens of the Year 3000 (Toronto Fringe), RENT (Fallen Rock), Skule Nite 0T9/1T0 (UofT Skule).
 


CHRIS BADER did stand up for the first time at University of Illinois in 2005 at a fraternity talent show. Chris called his parents shortly after letting him know he wants to be a comedian.  His parents said they didn't immigrate to the United States for him to be a clown. Chris discontinued stand up after that phone call. In 2011 he enrolled at Second City & IO studying improv, shortly after he started performing stand up around town.  Chris is still trying to impress his Iranian parents at the age of 32. He can be seen all over Chicago telling embarrassing true stories about himself.



  DAVE HELEM is a stand-up comedian from Chicago, Illinois. He attributes his witty sense of humor to the fact that he believes there is something funny in every facet of human life.  He has performed on tour in numerous cities with Hannibal Buress and was able to open up for Doug Stanhope in 2014.  Dave Helem was a member of the 2012 and 2013 Just For Laughs Chicago festival where he performed on the “Breakout Performers” show.

 
  ALI BARTHWELL is a charming Chicagoland native and Wellesley College alumna. She is a member of The Second City Touring Company and a member of Sweet Tease, an all female independent improv team. Ali's written work can be found on xoJane, Vulture, and The Second City Network. She tweets about Game of Thrones and lipstick @wtflanksteak. 


 
 RAMON RIVAS is a comic from Cleveland, Ohio who has performed in clubs throughout the country as well as the Just For Laughs Chicago Festival, San Francisco SketchFest and the Chicago Comedy Exposition. He has been featured on the HBO mini-series, "Man in a Box", YKWD with Robert Kelly & tour video,  PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER with Cameron Esposito, The K-Ohle Podcast with Kurt Braunohler and his writing can be seen in the Cleveland Scene and Re: Com Magazine. 


As the founder and curator of the Accidental Comedy Fest (Est 2011), Ramon brought alt comedy to a new generation of Cleveland comics with open mics, showcases, and professional shows featuring top, headlining acts like Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, and The Lucas Brothers at some of the best venues the greater Cleveland area has to offer. His work and the overall growth of the Cleveland scene was featured in the documentary film MAKE FUN (2013).

 

Aisha Alfa: Born in Nigeria, raised in Winterpeg, making her home in Toronto, Aisha Alfa is a comedian, actor and host. She has performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Las Vegas Comedy Show, Just For Laughs ZooFest, Jou Ma Se (South Africa) and was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up  Comedy Contest in LA. Alfa is the previous winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job and Winnipeg’s Favourite Person Abroad. Aisha loves laughing and hates bananas.

 
 
3Peat is a comedy troupe from Chicago comprised of African American performers who came together to share their unique voice through improv and sketch comedy. They have trained at Second City, iOchicago, The Annoyance, UCB and have performed in festivals across the country including  Denver, New York, Los Angeles and a featured spot in the Chicago Improv Festival. A member from the cast gets a suggestion or personal question from the audience then does a monologue inspired by that suggestion. The cast then uses that monologue to do a completely fast paced and hilarious long form improv piece.
 
The Second City is pleased to continue working with The James Chicago through the Cultural Collection program, a curated group of partners representing Chicago’s dynamic and vibrant cultural communities. The James Hotels, with ideally situated locations in Chicago and New York, and Los Angeles (opening 2016) are warmly modern, locally infused hotels that deliver an inspired blend of exquisite hand-crafted design surrounded by liberated touches. The James' core guest-centric philosophy is evident in the properties' residential yet social environment and personal, intuitive service. The James Chicago includes steakhouse David Burke’s Primehouse, cocktail lounge JIMMY Chicago, expansive meetings and event spaces, The Spa by ASHA, The Gym, comfortable guest rooms and business networking lounge with webcams and seasonally rotating artwork by moniquemeloche gallery.]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=385973
<![CDATA[NBC Universal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival]]> NBCUNIVERSAL SECOND CITY BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL

The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper’s Alley) on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6.
 
The NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival is a new comedy fest spotlighting some of the country's best emerging talent in sketch, improvisation and stand-up. Hosted by Al Madrigal (NBC’s “About a Boy”) on June 5 and Ron Funches (NBC’s “Undateable”) on June 6, the event will feature performances highlighting emerging comedic talent and an industry panel event.
 
Listed below are confirmed performers for Friday, June 5.
 
FEATURED PERFORMERS
 
 Al Madrigal - Host


  MARTIN MORROW - Martin is a recent Second City Bob Curry Fellow recipient.  The Birmingham native is a Second City Conservatory graduate and PUMA scholarship recipient. He has appeared on comedy stages all across the country and magazine pages in an ad for Skittles. He’s Twitter followable at @martinMmorrow.


 CHUCHO PEREZ - Chucho tours with The Second City Touring Company. When he isn't on the road, you can most often see him performing solo shows, with his rap group Handsome Naked or with Pimprov Friday nights. Hailing (Go Blue) from Michigan, you can follow him and his Detroit sports bias @TheChuchoPerez. 


 JASBIR SINGH VELASQUEZ - Jasbir tours with The Second City Touring Company. He is a graduate of The Second City improv, writing, acting, and Conservatory programs. Jasbir has performed with The Second City House Ensemble, The Second City Outreach program, at iO, The Annoyance Theater, and with his award winning sketch group Warm Milk. You can check out his videos at vimeo.com/jasbir. 


  KEVIN VIDAL - Kevin was born and raised in Toronto. He decided to pursue his love of acting in his last year of high school and can now be seen doing theatre and improv around the city. He is an alumnus of The Second City and is currently starring in CityTV's Sunnyside. Kevin's previous theatre credits include; Sixteen Scandals, We Can Be Heroes (The Second City), RENT (Lower Ossington Theatre), Hairspray (Curtain Call Players), Radio Active Drag Queens of the Year 3000 (Toronto Fringe), RENT (Fallen Rock), Skule Nite 0T9/1T0 (UofT Skule).
 


CHRIS BADER did stand up for the first time at University of Illinois in 2005 at a fraternity talent show. Chris called his parents shortly after letting him know he wants to be a comedian.  His parents said they didn't immigrate to the United States for him to be a clown. Chris discontinued stand up after that phone call. In 2011 he enrolled at Second City & IO studying improv, shortly after he started performing stand up around town.  Chris is still trying to impress his Iranian parents at the age of 32. He can be seen all over Chicago telling embarrassing true stories about himself.



  DAVE HELEM is a stand-up comedian from Chicago, Illinois. He attributes his witty sense of humor to the fact that he believes there is something funny in every facet of human life.  He has performed on tour in numerous cities with Hannibal Buress and was able to open up for Doug Stanhope in 2014.  Dave Helem was a member of the 2012 and 2013 Just For Laughs Chicago festival where he performed on the “Breakout Performers” show.

 
  ALI BARTHWELL is a charming Chicagoland native and Wellesley College alumna. She is a member of The Second City Touring Company and a member of Sweet Tease, an all female independent improv team. Ali's written work can be found on xoJane, Vulture, and The Second City Network. She tweets about Game of Thrones and lipstick @wtflanksteak. 


 
 RAMON RIVAS is a comic from Cleveland, Ohio who has performed in clubs throughout the country as well as the Just For Laughs Chicago Festival, San Francisco SketchFest and the Chicago Comedy Exposition. He has been featured on the HBO mini-series, "Man in a Box", YKWD with Robert Kelly & tour video,  PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER with Cameron Esposito, The K-Ohle Podcast with Kurt Braunohler and his writing can be seen in the Cleveland Scene and Re: Com Magazine. 


As the founder and curator of the Accidental Comedy Fest (Est 2011), Ramon brought alt comedy to a new generation of Cleveland comics with open mics, showcases, and professional shows featuring top, headlining acts like Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, and The Lucas Brothers at some of the best venues the greater Cleveland area has to offer. His work and the overall growth of the Cleveland scene was featured in the documentary film MAKE FUN (2013).

Aisha Alfa: Born in Nigeria, raised in Winterpeg, making her home in Toronto, Aisha Alfa is a comedian, actor and host. She has performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Las Vegas Comedy Show, Just For Laughs ZooFest, Jou Ma Se (South Africa) and was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up  Comedy Contest in LA. Alfa is the previous winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job and Winnipeg’s Favourite Person Abroad. Aisha loves laughing and hates bananas.

 
 
3Peat is a comedy troupe from Chicago comprised of African American performers who came together to share their unique voice through improv and sketch comedy. They have trained at Second City, iOchicago, The Annoyance, UCB and have performed in festivals across the country including  Denver, New York, Los Angeles and a featured spot in the Chicago Improv Festival. A member from the cast gets a suggestion or personal question from the audience then does a monologue inspired by that suggestion. The cast then uses that monologue to do a completely fast paced and hilarious long form improv piece.
 
The Second City is pleased to continue working with The James Chicago through the Cultural Collection program, a curated group of partners representing Chicago’s dynamic and vibrant cultural communities. The James Hotels, with ideally situated locations in Chicago and New York, and Los Angeles (opening 2016) are warmly modern, locally infused hotels that deliver an inspired blend of exquisite hand-crafted design surrounded by liberated touches. The James' core guest-centric philosophy is evident in the properties' residential yet social environment and personal, intuitive service. The James Chicago includes steakhouse David Burke’s Primehouse, cocktail lounge JIMMY Chicago, expansive meetings and event spaces, The Spa by ASHA, The Gym, comfortable guest rooms and business networking lounge with webcams and seasonally rotating artwork by moniquemeloche gallery.]]>
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=385975
<![CDATA[Second City NBC Universal Break Out Comedy Festival]]>

One Day Only!
Panel Discussion 
Saturday, June 6
12PM - 1PM 



A provocative and lively discussion on the comedy business, nailing the casting audition, the "it factor” in comedy and why diversity is opening doors for everyone. 
 

Scheduled to appear:

*Karen Horne, VP Talent Development and Inclusion NBC
 
*Kelly Edwards, VP Talent Development HBO
 
Fern Orenstein, Senior VP, Casting CBS

Sherie Hernandez, LA Casting Director
 
*Raymond Lambert, Chicago Filmmaker of "Phunny Business"

 
 ]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=398829
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373197
<![CDATA[NBC Universal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival]]> NBCUNIVERSAL SECOND CITY BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL

The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper’s Alley) on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6.
 
The NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival is a new comedy fest spotlighting some of the country's best emerging talent in sketch, improvisation and stand-up. Hosted by Al Madrigal (NBC’s “About a Boy”) on June 5 and Ron Funches (NBC’s “Undateable”) on June 6, the event will feature performances highlighting emerging comedic talent and an industry panel event.
 
Listed below are confirmed performers for Saturday, June 6.
 
Featured Performers
 
Hosted by Ron Funches
 

 














NIGEL DOWNER - Nigel wrote and performed in four critically-acclaimed Mainstage comedy revues with The Second City, including Dreams Really Do Come True and Other Lies and The Meme’ing of Life. He can be seen on television as a frequent guest on Off the Record and Cabbie Presents (TSN), Odd Squad (PBS) and Fool Canada (CBC). He’s also the guy making funny faces in numerous commercials, for Caramilk, McDonald’s, and Luvs, just to name a few. Nigel continues to play and host in numerous comedy and improv festivals across North America.

 
CALVIN EVANS began his stand up comedy career while attending the University of Illinois Champaign- Urbana; where he received his Bachelors in Sports Management. He  travelled the country and abroad performing stand up at colleges and clubs. Named WGN’s Chicago’s Next Big Comic and Best of the Fest in the Just For Laughs Festival Chicago, Calvin is a Second City Conservatory grad, PUMA scholar recipient and a 2015 Bob Curry Fellow.
 















DANIELLE PINNOCK - Danielle is a Second City Bob Curry Fellow. Her work has been featured in BuzzFeed & WBEZ Vocalo. Recent Stage Credits include: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Other Theatre Company) and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Goodman Theatre) Last June, Pinnock was selected by Anna Deavere Smith to workshop the course “Personal Narratives.” She has been developing her one-woman documentary play, Body/Courage, based on interviews she has conducted worldwide.www.bodycourage.com.



  DOMINIZUELAN - Dominizuelan is made up of Lorena Diaz and Wendy Mateo, bicultural American Latinas and lovers of the culture of comedy. Dominizuelan has been a selection of the TBS Just for Laughs Festival: Chicago as well as the New York City Fringe Festival. They have been featured in Latina Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and WGN News. Wendy Mateo has been seen on stage at the Lookingglass Theater directed by David Schwimmer and on television on Showtime's Shameless. Lorena Diaz has been seen on stage at the Goodman Theater and on television on NBC's Chicago PD. Both ladies are represented by Gray Talent Group and managed by Bryan Brucks at Luber Roklin Entertainment.



  REBECCA O’NEAL is a Chicago based stand up comedian and writer/editor whose work can be read on/in Vanity Fair Magazine, Gawker.tv, Splitsider.com, Videogum.com, The Rumpus, Death and Taxes Magazine, and more.
 
Since she began stand up comedy in early 2012, Rebecca has performed at Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, RIOT LA Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, The Ohio Lesbian Festival, as well as the many other showcases in and around Chicago. 
 
She is a recurring guest on Vocalo.org’s morning amp and has appeared as a guest comedy commentator or WBEZ’s Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia. She currently produces a monthly free, BYOB comedy showcase in Chicago called Congrats on Your Success that has been featured in/on WBEZ/NPR, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, The Huffington Post, Vocalo.org, The Chicago Reader, The Red Eye’s Eat Drink Do column, Time Out Chicago, Gapers Block, Chicagoist, LoganSquarist, Chicago Now, ChooseChicago.com, AfterEllen.com and many local blogs and websites. Rebecca has been featured in Paper Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Huffington Post and Huffington Post Chicago and more.
 
 

  AZHAR USMAN Described as “Americaʼs Funniest Muslim” by CNN, AZHAR USMAN is among the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World,” according to Georgetown University. Comedy icon Dave Chappelle commented: “Azhar Usman is untouchable.” He has been profiled by over 100 major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Times of India, DAWN (Pakistan), Al-Ahram (Egypt), Jawa Pos (Indonesia), and The Economist. 
 
A former attorney, Azhar is a Chicago-based, professional standup comedian, performing at comedy clubs, theatres, festivals, campuses, conferences, conventions, and private events all over the globe. Over the past decade, he has performed in over twenty countries, on five continents. He released his self-produced, underground comedy album “SQUARE THE CIRCLE” in 2003, which went on to gain a cult following among English-speaking Muslim communities worldwide.
 
Azhar portrayed original sketch characters both on television (MTV, E4) and online (Tinkuʼs World), starred in the award-winning, independent feature film “MOOZ-LUM” (directed by Qasim Basir), and appeared in numerous documentaries (BBC, CBC, ABC, Al-Jazeera, PBS). He has served as a producer on critically acclaimed short films, including “THE BOUNDARY” (starring  Alexander Siddig and directed by Julius Onah––sold to HBO), and co-wrote and produced the standup comedy concert film “ALLAH MADE ME FUNNY: LIVE IN CONCERT!” (limited theatrical release in the United States). 
 
As a versatile media professional, Azhar is as comfortable in front of the camera as he is behind the camera, serving as writer, producer, and talent on diverse creative projects throughout his career. He is an executive producer and co-founding principal of KALIJAGA MEDIA LLC, a newly formed independent production company focused on entertainment content production across all existing and emerging digital platforms. The Company’s first major production is “MO AMER: LEGALLY HOMELESS,” the first ever, one-hour standup special starring an Arab-American comedian (directed by Jay Chapman––expected release 2016).

Bleep That Bleep is a Chicago-based sketch duo getting their reparations through white guilt. Members Aasia LaShay Bullock and Dewayne Perkins have performed their original sketch show "Uncle Tom & Jerry Curl: A Black History Experience" at Various venues around Chicago including Second City's Death By Evening. They recently reprised their second original show "Beyonce feat Jesus" at Sketchfest 2015. They like to focus on a point of view they feel is underrepresented: young, black, kinda gay, kinda bitchy, and very flamboyant dancer/comedians for Jesus and equality.

The Second City is pleased to continue working with The James Chicago through the Cultural Collection program, a curated group of partners representing Chicago’s dynamic and vibrant cultural communities. The James Hotels, with ideally situated locations in Chicago and New York, and Los Angeles (opening 2016) are warmly modern, locally infused hotels that deliver an inspired blend of exquisite hand-crafted design surrounded by liberated touches. The James' core guest-centric philosophy is evident in the properties' residential yet social environment and personal, intuitive service. The James Chicago includes steakhouse David Burke’s Primehouse, cocktail lounge JIMMY Chicago, expansive meetings and event spaces, The Spa by ASHA, The Gym, comfortable guest rooms and business networking lounge with webcams and seasonally rotating artwork by moniquemeloche gallery.
]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 07:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=385976
<![CDATA[NBC Universal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival]]> NBCUNIVERSAL SECOND CITY BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL

The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper’s Alley) on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6.
 
The NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival is a new comedy fest spotlighting some of the country's best emerging talent in sketch, improvisation and stand-up. Hosted by Al Madrigal (NBC’s “About a Boy”) on June 5 and Ron Funches (NBC’s “Undateable”) on June 6, the event will feature performances highlighting emerging comedic talent and an industry panel event.
 
Listed below are confirmed performers for Saturday, June 6.
 
Featured Performers
 
Hosted by Ron Funches
 

 














NIGEL DOWNER - Nigel wrote and performed in four critically-acclaimed Mainstage comedy revues with The Second City, including Dreams Really Do Come True and Other Lies and The Meme’ing of Life. He can be seen on television as a frequent guest on Off the Record and Cabbie Presents (TSN), Odd Squad (PBS) and Fool Canada (CBC). He’s also the guy making funny faces in numerous commercials, for Caramilk, McDonald’s, and Luvs, just to name a few. Nigel continues to play and host in numerous comedy and improv festivals across North America.

 
CALVIN EVANS began his stand up comedy career while attending the University of Illinois Champaign- Urbana; where he received his Bachelors in Sports Management. He  travelled the country and abroad performing stand up at colleges and clubs. Named WGN’s Chicago’s Next Big Comic and Best of the Fest in the Just For Laughs Festival Chicago, Calvin is a Second City Conservatory grad, PUMA scholar recipient and a 2015 Bob Curry Fellow.
 















DANIELLE PINNOCK - Danielle is a Second City Bob Curry Fellow. Her work has been featured in BuzzFeed & WBEZ Vocalo. Recent Stage Credits include: Twilight: Los Angeles1992 (Other Theatre Company) and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Goodman Theatre) Last June, Pinnock was selected by Anna Deavere Smith to workshop the course “Personal Narratives.” She has been developing her one-woman documentary play, Body/Courage, based on interviews she has conducted worldwide.www.bodycourage.com.


  DOMINIZUELAN - Dominizuelan is made up of Lorena Diaz and Wendy Mateo, bicultural American Latinas and lovers of the culture of comedy. Dominizuelan has been a selection of the TBS Just for Laughs Festival: Chicago as well as the New York City Fringe Festival. They have been featured in Latina Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and WGN News. Wendy Mateo has been seen on stage at the Lookingglass Theater directed by David Schwimmer and on television on Showtime's Shameless. Lorena Diaz has been seen on stage at the Goodman Theater and on television on NBC's Chicago PD. Both ladies are represented by Gray Talent Group and managed by Bryan Brucks at Luber Roklin Entertainment.



  REBECCA O’NEAL is a Chicago based stand up comedian and writer/editor whose work can be read on/in Vanity Fair Magazine, Gawker.tv, Splitsider.com, Videogum.com, The Rumpus, Death and Taxes Magazine, and more.
 
Since she began stand up comedy in early 2012, Rebecca has performed at Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, RIOT LA Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, The Ohio Lesbian Festival, as well as the many other showcases in and around Chicago. 
 
She is a recurring guest on Vocalo.org’s morning amp and has appeared as a guest comedy commentator or WBEZ’s Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia. She currently produces a monthly free, BYOB comedy showcase in Chicago called Congrats on Your Success that has been featured in/on WBEZ/NPR, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, The Huffington Post, Vocalo.org, The Chicago Reader, The Red Eye’s Eat Drink Do column, Time Out Chicago, Gapers Block, Chicagoist, LoganSquarist, Chicago Now, ChooseChicago.com, AfterEllen.com and many local blogs and websites. Rebecca has been featured in Paper Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Huffington Post and Huffington Post Chicago and more.
 
 

  AZHAR USMAN Described as “Americaʼs Funniest Muslim” by CNN, AZHAR USMAN is among the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World,” according to Georgetown University. Comedy icon Dave Chappelle commented: “Azhar Usman is untouchable.” He has been profiled by over 100 major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Times of India, DAWN (Pakistan), Al-Ahram (Egypt), Jawa Pos (Indonesia), and The Economist. 
 
A former attorney, Azhar is a Chicago-based, professional standup comedian, performing at comedy clubs, theatres, festivals, campuses, conferences, conventions, and private events all over the globe. Over the past decade, he has performed in over twenty countries, on five continents. He released his self-produced, underground comedy album “SQUARE THE CIRCLE” in 2003, which went on to gain a cult following among English-speaking Muslim communities worldwide.
 
Azhar portrayed original sketch characters both on television (MTV, E4) and online (Tinkuʼs World), starred in the award-winning, independent feature film “MOOZ-LUM” (directed by Qasim Basir), and appeared in numerous documentaries (BBC, CBC, ABC, Al-Jazeera, PBS). He has served as a producer on critically acclaimed short films, including “THE BOUNDARY” (starring  Alexander Siddig and directed by Julius Onah––sold to HBO), and co-wrote and produced the standup comedy concert film “ALLAH MADE ME FUNNY: LIVE IN CONCERT!” (limited theatrical release in the United States). 
 
As a versatile media professional, Azhar is as comfortable in front of the camera as he is behind the camera, serving as writer, producer, and talent on diverse creative projects throughout his career. He is an executive producer and co-founding principal of KALIJAGA MEDIA LLC, a newly formed independent production company focused on entertainment content production across all existing and emerging digital platforms. The Company’s first major production is “MO AMER: LEGALLY HOMELESS,” the first ever, one-hour standup special starring an Arab-American comedian (directed by Jay Chapman––expected release 2016).

Bleep That Bleep is a Chicago-based sketch duo getting their reparations through white guilt. Members Aasia LaShay Bullock and Dewayne Perkins have performed their original sketch show "Uncle Tom & Jerry Curl: A Black History Experience" at Various venues around Chicago including Second City's Death By Evening. They recently reprised their second original show "Beyonce feat Jesus" at Sketchfest 2015. They like to focus on a point of view they feel is underrepresented: young, black, kinda gay, kinda bitchy, and very flamboyant dancer/comedians for Jesus and equality.

 

The Second City is pleased to continue working with The James Chicago through the Cultural Collection program, a curated group of partners representing Chicago’s dynamic and vibrant cultural communities. The James Hotels, with ideally situated locations in Chicago and New York, and Los Angeles (opening 2016) are warmly modern, locally infused hotels that deliver an inspired blend of exquisite hand-crafted design surrounded by liberated touches. The James' core guest-centric philosophy is evident in the properties' residential yet social environment and personal, intuitive service. The James Chicago includes steakhouse David Burke’s Primehouse, cocktail lounge JIMMY Chicago, expansive meetings and event spaces, The Spa by ASHA, The Gym, comfortable guest rooms and business networking lounge with webcams and seasonally rotating artwork by moniquemeloche gallery.]]>
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=385978
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese,
spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396105
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373072
<![CDATA[Ron Funches]]> RON FUNCHES
FEATURE: MARTIN MORROW   MC: JEANIE DOOGAN
 
Ron Funches
is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere.
 
Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s KROLL SHOW and Disney’s CRASH AND BERNSTEIN. A guest star role on Fox’s NEW GIRL and stand up performances on NBC’s THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON, TBS’s CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW and Comedy Central’s JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW. You can also catch Ron in his series regular role on NBC’s UNDATEABLE and in the new Will Farrell/Kevin Hart film GET HARD coming to theatres soon.

Ron resides in Southern California.
]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=385979
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=370997
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373129
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373264
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397301
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397303
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397304
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373198
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397305
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397306
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396106
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373073
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=370998
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373330 <![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373130
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373265
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373332 <![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397116
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397154
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397122
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373199
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397161
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397129
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396107
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373074
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397109
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=370999
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373131
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373266
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397117
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397155
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397123
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373200
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397162
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397130
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396108
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373075
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397110
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=371000
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373132
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373337 <![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373267
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397165
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397195
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397171
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373201
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397200
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=399423
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396109
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373076
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397142
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=371004
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373339 <![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373133
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373340 <![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373268
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373341 <![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397163
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397192
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397168
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373202
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397198
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397174
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396110
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373077
<![CDATA[Todd Glass in partnership with The Comedy Exposition]]> TODD GLASS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COMEDY EXPOSITION
 
 
Solidly ensconced in the 30-40 demographic, comedian Todd Glass may now be considered ineligible to be labeled a wunderkind -- but he certainly was one, having launched his career in comedy at age 16. Since that precocious start, the Philadelphia native has developed into a polished performer with a bent for inventive material that often mocks the conventions of standup. Todd's first CD "Thin Pig" with Comedy Central Records was recorded in Tempe, AZ, and features an hour of Glass' fantastic observations and stories. Todd is no stranger to television, however. Viewers got a thrill watching Todd as one of the house finalists in the wildly successful seasons of the NBC reality series "Last Comic Standing 2" and "Last Comic Standing 3: Battle of the Best." Todd's comedy is often satirical, sometimes irreverent but always funny. His television appearances are many, including performances on "The Sarah Silverman Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Showbiz Show with David Spade," "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and "Politically Incorrect." Todd has also become a veritable fixture on Comedy Central, recently headlining his own half-hour standup special "Comedy Central Presents: Todd Glass." With his unique delivery and divergent style of witticisms, Todd quickly becomes a host and viewer favorite.

For more information and tickets to other shows for The Comedy Exposition Festival, please visit https://comedyexposition.com/




]]>
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=399236
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373134
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373343 <![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373269
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373344 <![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=399424
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397193
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397169
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373203
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397199
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397175
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396111
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373078
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397140
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=371006
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373345 <![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373135
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373346 <![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373270
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397166
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397194
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397170
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373204
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=399426
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396112
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373079
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397141
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=371007
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373136
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373349 <![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373271
<![CDATA[Second City's Go Improv Go 2.0]]> Go Improv Go 2.0 Second City's improvised kids' show is back and packed with more action! New every time you see it, this show is based off of your suggestions. Go Improv Go 2.0 caters to an audience of all ages; this show will have everyone rolling in the aisles. Suggested Rating: G]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373350 <![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397167
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397196
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397172
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373205
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397197
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397173
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396113
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373080
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397139
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=371008
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373137
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373272
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397115
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397153
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=399427
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373206
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397160
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397128
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373081
<![CDATA[Second City's Summer Street Festival (No Street or Festival)-Private Event]]>
Date: 
​Sunday, 
August 9th, 
2015
Performance: 
​Second City
​'s 
​Summer Street Festival (no street. no festival)
Group:
​Becker Professional Education​

Guests
​2
​50​
​-285​
 
Timing: 
7
pm- Guest arrival, enjoy reception
​8​
​:
0​
0​
​-
​9
:30​
​/10​
pm
​- 
​show
​((Timing may change - all is TBD))
 
Food:
​ 
​TBD 
Bar: 
​ Host bar- specifics
​ ​
TBD
Special Requests
​TBD
THE SECOND CITY'S SUMMER STREET FESTIVAL (NO STREET OR FESTIVAL)

Order your tickets in advance for the hilarious sketch comedy show The Second City's Summer Street Festival (No Street or Festival).
 
Thursdays at 8pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and 11pm
Sundays at 7pm
 
]]>
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=379566
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373138
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373273
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397112
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397150
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397119
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373207
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397157
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397125
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396115
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373082
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397105
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373139
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373274
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397113
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397151
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397120
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373208
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397158
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397126
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396116
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373083
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397106
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373140
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373275
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night-Private Event]]> Show:
Second City's Game Night (60
​ or 90 minute, TBD)
 
Theater: UP
Date
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Group
​BMS
Guest Count
​1
​25-150
 
Timing
​​8:30
pm - 
9:30
pm
 
​- Guests arrive,
​ reception​
9:30pm-
10:30 or 11pm - Show (depending on show length)
Guests Exit
 
Times may alter a bit as more details are made known.
 
Food:
​ UP Catering- menu TBD
Bar:   Host bar - terms TBD.  
]]>
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=399185
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397152
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397121
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373209
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397159
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397127
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396117
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373084
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397107
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373141
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373276
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=399428
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397156
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397124
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373210
<![CDATA[Second City's Scriptless-Private Event-UP]]> Sat, 05 Sep 2015 06:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=302183 <![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 11:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=399429
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396118
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373085
<![CDATA[#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment]]> #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
SecondCity-8765
 

"...a fascinating concept, well structured and hilarious!" - Arts In LA
"a laugh out loud, one of a kind piece" Patch.com

 

"Who knew that something so fake could become so real… and so funny?

#DateMe is a hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake “#DateMe” character profiles on the country’s most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love in a virtual landscape. 

The result is fast and funny, interactive comedy that will delight anyone who has ever looked for love - in person or online. Date night? Girls' night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people searching for love, already in love, or who want to laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

Read this interview with creator, Robyn Lynn Norris, to hear more about how the idea started.

CASTChris Redd, Randall Harr, Beth Melewski, Robyn Lynne Norris, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTORJeff Strickland
DIRECTOR: Frank Caeti
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal

Created by: Robyn Lynne Norris
Written by: Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti
Music by: Dan Wessels and Julie B. Nichols
Lyrics by: Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti, Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig.

Based on an experiment conducted by: Robyn Lynne Norris and Bob Ladewig. 

Follow along with #DateMe
Twitter: @DateMeShow
Instragram: @DateMeShow

90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 

]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397111
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2015 10:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373326
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=394394
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373142
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373277
<![CDATA[JEN KIRKMAN]]> Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.
 
You’ve seen Jen on her regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight. She’s done stand up on many late night shows: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
 
Jen was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately. Jen is also well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of the web-turned-TV series “Drunk History” which aired on Comedy Central. Jen also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classic “Home Movies.”
 
Jen has released two stand-up albums Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.”
 
Entertainment Weekly said in 2012, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self-analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours as a stand-up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster.
]]>
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393544
<![CDATA[JEN KIRKMAN]]> Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.
 
You’ve seen Jen on her regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight. She’s done stand up on many late night shows: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
 
Jen was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately. Jen is also well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of the web-turned-TV series “Drunk History” which aired on Comedy Central. Jen also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classic “Home Movies.”
 
Jen has released two stand-up albums Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.”
 
Entertainment Weekly said in 2012, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self-analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours as a stand-up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster.
]]>
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393545
<![CDATA[JEN KIRKMAN]]> Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.
 
You’ve seen Jen on her regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight. She’s done stand up on many late night shows: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
 
Jen was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately. Jen is also well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of the web-turned-TV series “Drunk History” which aired on Comedy Central. Jen also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classic “Home Movies.”
 
Jen has released two stand-up albums Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.”
 
Entertainment Weekly said in 2012, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self-analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours as a stand-up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster.
]]>
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393546
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373211
<![CDATA[JEN KIRKMAN]]> Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.
 
You’ve seen Jen on her regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight. She’s done stand up on many late night shows: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
 
Jen was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately. Jen is also well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of the web-turned-TV series “Drunk History” which aired on Comedy Central. Jen also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classic “Home Movies.”
 
Jen has released two stand-up albums Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.”
 
Entertainment Weekly said in 2012, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self-analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours as a stand-up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster.
]]>
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393547
<![CDATA[JEN KIRKMAN]]> Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.
 
You’ve seen Jen on her regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight. She’s done stand up on many late night shows: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
 
Jen was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately. Jen is also well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of the web-turned-TV series “Drunk History” which aired on Comedy Central. Jen also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classic “Home Movies.”
 
Jen has released two stand-up albums Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.”
 
Entertainment Weekly said in 2012, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self-analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours as a stand-up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster.
]]>
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393548
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396119
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373086
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373296
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=394395
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373143
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373278
<![CDATA[MATT BRAUNGER]]> Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood,
Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such
luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s UP ALL NIGHT,
a series regular role on MADtv, and various roles on The Tonight Show
with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United
States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with
Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a
regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to
Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list,
his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central
Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In
2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in
2011 recorded an hour-long special entitled SHOVEL FIGHTER. Along
with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the
Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a
variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs
Festival in Montreal and Chicago, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas,
South By Southwest. Matt won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the
inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and he co-founded the
popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland.
]]>
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397451
<![CDATA[MATT BRAUNGER]]> Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood,
Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such
luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s UP ALL NIGHT,
a series regular role on MADtv, and various roles on The Tonight Show
with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United
States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with
Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a
regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to
Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list,
his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central
Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In
2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in
2011 recorded an hour-long special entitled SHOVEL FIGHTER. Along
with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the
Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a
variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs
Festival in Montreal and Chicago, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas,
South By Southwest. Matt won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the
inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and he co-founded the
popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland.
]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397452
<![CDATA[MATT BRAUNGER]]> Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood,
Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such
luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s UP ALL NIGHT,
a series regular role on MADtv, and various roles on The Tonight Show
with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United
States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with
Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a
regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to
Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list,
his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central
Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In
2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in
2011 recorded an hour-long special entitled SHOVEL FIGHTER. Along
with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the
Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a
variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs
Festival in Montreal and Chicago, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas,
South By Southwest. Matt won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the
inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and he co-founded the
popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland.
]]>
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397453
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 19 Sep 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373212
<![CDATA[MATT BRAUNGER]]> Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood,
Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such
luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s UP ALL NIGHT,
a series regular role on MADtv, and various roles on The Tonight Show
with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United
States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with
Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a
regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to
Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list,
his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central
Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In
2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in
2011 recorded an hour-long special entitled SHOVEL FIGHTER. Along
with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the
Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a
variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs
Festival in Montreal and Chicago, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas,
South By Southwest. Matt won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the
inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and he co-founded the
popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland.
]]>
Sat, 19 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397454
<![CDATA[MATT BRAUNGER]]> Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood,
Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such
luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s UP ALL NIGHT,
a series regular role on MADtv, and various roles on The Tonight Show
with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United
States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with
Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a
regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to
Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list,
his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central
Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In
2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in
2011 recorded an hour-long special entitled SHOVEL FIGHTER. Along
with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the
Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a
variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs
Festival in Montreal and Chicago, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas,
South By Southwest. Matt won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the
inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and he co-founded the
popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland.
]]>
Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=397455
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396120
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373087
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373297
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=394396
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373144
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373279
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373213
<![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396121
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373088
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 07:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373298
<![CDATA[Improv All-Stars]]> THE SECOND CITY'S IMPROV ALL-STARS
"A slick and entertaining show!" - Chicago Tribune
 
"This show shines brightly!" - Time Out Chicago
 

See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

CAST: 
Ryan Archibald, Blair Beeken, Brooke Breit, Brendan Dowling, Peter Kim, Kelsey Kinney, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Abby McEnany,Rachel Miller, Scott Morehead, Adam Peacock, Dana Quercioli, Nick Rees, John Sabine, Adam Schreck, Kevin Sciretta and Jamison Webb
DIRECTOR: Mick Napier
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: Alex Kliner, Katy Marquardt, Vinnie Pillarella, Sean Sykes, Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: J. Jackson Smith, Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCAllStars.
Runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=394397
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373145
<![CDATA[Second City's Game Night]]> THE SECOND CITY'S GAME NIGHT


"Supercharged with off-the-cuff hilarity" - The Real Chicago


What happens when Chicago’s best improvisers are tossed head first into a medley of classic game shows? Come laugh your way through Second City’s Game Night and find out! From celebrity-guessing to fill-in-the-blankety-blanks, charades to feuding families to improvised commercial breaks, the laughs come rapid-fire as host, Joey Bland, segues seamlessly from one game to the next. Have a special talent? Think your linguistic skills are better than most? Have something bizarre in your purse? Get on stage and change the game! Audiences participate at every turn, taking the show a different direction each night as the whip-smart cast toes the line between absurdity and genius in a way that only game shows and improv can achieve.


CAST: Joey Bland, Brendan Dowling, Paul Grondy, Matt Hovde, Megan Hovde, Beth Melewski, Tim Paul and Sue Salvi
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lisa McQueen
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal


Follow along with #SCGameNight.
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R

 
 
 
 

]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373280
<![CDATA[NATE BARGATZE]]> ]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393768 <![CDATA[NATE BARGATZE]]> ]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393769 <![CDATA[NATE BARGATZE]]> ]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393770 <![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Suggested Rating: R]]>
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 04:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=373214
<![CDATA[NATE BARGATZE]]> ]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 08:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393771 <![CDATA[NATE BARGATZE]]> ]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:30:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=393772 <![CDATA[Second City's Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday]]> SECOND CITY'S SUNDAY BLOODY MARY SUNDAY 11:00AM BRUNCH

Special Event 

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.


 
Doors open 11:00am, Showtime 12:00pm.
Show runs 45 minutes.

​​
Buffet Style Brunch Menu:
Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs
Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple toppings
Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables
]]>
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:00:00 PST http://UPComedyClub.com/event.cfm?id=396122
<![CDATA[Second City's Life Hacks]]>

Whether a veteran of self-improvement seminars or an occasional browser of think-outside-the-box memes, everyone could use a little push in the right direction. Need help meeting that special someone in a crowded nightclub? Can’t figure out whether you’re supposed to be the best that you can be or someone else entirely? Second City’s Life Hacks is here for you with the funniest scenes and songs from over 50 years of experience to change your life...or at least how you eat a banana.

CAST: Aasia Bullock, Nicole C. Hastings, Shad Kunkle, Torian Miller, Dana Quercioli, and C. J. Tuor
DIRECTOR: Jen Ellison
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tara Trudel
STAGE MANAGER: Meghan Teal
 
Follow along at #SCLifeHacks
90 minutes with a brief intermission.