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The Winner . . . of Our Discontent Second City December 04
The Second City is nothing if not responsive. I mean, really: Nothing. »
Felt iO Theater August 13 1
This adult-oriented improvised puppet show by the Atticus Finch ensemble suggests bitter, rejected prototypes of Elmo, Chewbacca, McGruff the Crime Dog, and Crank Yankers/Muppets characters ganging up in a dark alley off Sesame Street. The performers display sophisticated physical control as they wield the puppets from behind the curtains of a bi-level ministage. »
Dave Rempis & Frank Rosaly Elastic January 18
Wet Cash Dark Tower Comics July 28
Stand-up with a very big twist. Each week, performers at this showcase can do anything they want. »
Destroyer, Mega Bog Metro January 20
part of Tomorrow Never Knows
Maxwell Street Market Maxwell Street Market July 01
Do you enjoy chomping on a fresh churro while sifting through weathered tools, ball caps, and odds and ends? Of course you do.
Chicago Underground Comedy Beat Kitchen August 26
A benchmark for local stand-up comics takes the form of a slot at Chicago Underground Comedy—a weekly, curated showcase with the occasional former Chicagoan headlining. Think T.J. Miller, Hannibal Buress, Cameron Esposito, or John Mulaney.
Lincoln's Undying Words Chicago History Museum April 14
The Chicago History Museum presents an exclusive look at some of Abraham Lincoln's most famous speeches and the cultural impact they have today.
Super Human iO Theater August 28 2
Five women storm the stage. Over the loudspeaker Philadelphia-bred rapper Khia sings of her neck and her back and two specific parts of her nether regions while the ladies hump the air and pound the walls—one even does a handstand. »
Lee Ann Womack, Kelsey Waldon City Winery January 20
Uptown Poetry Slam Green Mill July 10
Featuring open mike, special guests, and end-of-the-night competition.
The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery Water Tower Place June 16
Like many of us, Ted Geisel felt unfulfilled by his day job. Does it matter that, as Dr. Seuss, Geisel produced some of the world's most beloved picture books and introduced generations of children to the pleasures of reading? »
Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno Second City E.T.C. January 12
In the weeks and now days leading up to the inauguration, it seems like the jokes about Trump and the current state of our political climate are basically writing themselves. Between rumors of golden showers and the president-elect's meeting with Steve Harvey, it sometimes feels as if we're all living in one long political sketch. »
part of Tomorrow Never Knows

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