|THE CLASS OF CHICAGO COMEDY FEST - AUG. 9-11 AT WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER IN SANTA MONICA - BRINGS A COMEDY CLASS REUNION OF SOME OF THE BEST WINDY CITY COMICS FROM A DECADE OF HILARITY, COURTESY OF RADIOTITANS.COM AND THE WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER!|
Thousands of people move to LA each year in the hopes of making it in showbiz. Some of the most intense competition lies in the world of comedy, and many of the funniest people in comedy have come from the Windy City, Chicago.
Some hit it big, some make a decent li...ving and some love the art but opt out of the competitive aspect of comedy. But when you come from Chicago, you share a bond that's never forgotten. And now, the Westside Comedy Theater and the red-hot new web-radio station www.radiotitans.com are offering a rare chance at a reunion for those who walked Chicago stages as standups, improvisers and filmmakers in the '90s and '00s.
The Class of Chicago Comedy Festival is bringing together at least two dozen comics from that era of Chicago comedy together for a three-night special event that will also offer Los Angeles comedy fans
unprecedented bang for their comedy buck. Here's the announced official lineup, featuring such stars as:
TJ Miller (Cloverfield, Unstoppable, ABC's "Carpoolers")
MIke Siegel (national club headliner, countless TV credits)
Bil Dwyer (Comedy Central's "Battlebots", "Tonight Show" six time comic)
Jimmy Dore (Jimmy Kimmel Live, KPFK"s "Left, Right & Ridiculous")
Renee Gauthier ("Carson Daly")
Tom Clark ("Craig Ferguson" show)
and some of the hottest improv troupes in America: BEER SHARK MICE, QUARTET and more!.
PLUS we pay red-carpet tribute to the long-lost, now-rediscovered legendary short filmmaker WILLY LASZLO as he screens nearly a dozen of his classic works while our ace team of film historians
shine a spotlight on his illustrious career, prior to the debut of his first film in nearly a decade. Reclusive, mysterious, and very very funny...the world shall finally give Laszlo his due!!!
THE LINEUP (with plenty of surprises to come):
8PM Thursday BEER SHARK MICE - all-star improv team making an extremely rare performance
9 PM Thursday QUARTET - another all-star improv team making an extremely rare performance
10 PM Thursday ARMANDO featuring The Grind with celebrity guest TBA
11 PM Thursday ALL-STAR IMPROV JAM
8 pm Friday GRAND THEFT AUDIO – TJ Miller, Mike Siegel, Jake Belcher w/Mission Improvable, Esther Povitsky, Rob Paravonian , Dave Dayen, Renee Gauthier, Jeff Klinger, Rob Buscemi
10 pm Friday CHICAGO COMEDY WORKS – Bil Dwyer, Cayne Collier, Jeff Tully, Brenda Hill Tully, Andy Lurie, Antonio Sacre, Abby Schachner, Scott Vinci, Cordell Pace, Carl Kozlowski, Dave Odd, Michael Driggs, Susanna Lee Lucky Deluxe
8 pm Saturday - RED CARPET RETROSPECTIVE OF LEGENDARY CHICAGO SHORT-FILMMAKER WILLY LASZLO - Featuring Bill Chott, Laura Orrico, Cayne Collier and surprise guest
10 pm Saturday PAJAMA PARTY – Jimmy Dore, Tom Clark, Cayne Collier,,Prescott Tolk, Laura Orrico (character), Rob Paravonian., Dan Kaufman, Jeff Ahern,Dave Odd, plus hosts Carl Kozlowski & Adam Gropman
WHERE: Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
PRICES :$10 per show, with special combo deals TBA
THE CLASS OF CHICAGO is ready to represent!
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