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August 13, 2016

Steve Gadlin's Star Makers LIVE

Your favorite performers from the hit TV show Steve Gadlin’s Star Makers will be live on stage as part of the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival 2016.

Tickets: $10

Stage 773
1225 W Belmont
Chicago IL 60657

October 29, 2014

Scene Missing

Scene Missing: CHICAG-G-G-GHOST STORIES

Erica and I will be performing 7 minutes of comedy based on a ghost movie in this evening of comedy based on ghost movies. Jen Ellison, Brendan Gardiner, and Kris Simmons will also perform.

Schubas, Upstairs
3159 N Southport, Chicago

June 12, 2014

The Plucky Show

The Lancasters - Photo by Oomphotography
*Photo of the Lancasters by Oomphotography

Erica and I will be returning as Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster (err, contra-respectively) in Alisa Rosenthal’s The Plucky Show. This is the final show of this run, so may be your last chance ever to see Mrs. Lancaster coach Plucky in the “The Big Move” and Mr. Lancaster prep Plucky in the fundamental theatrical art of elocution.

Tickets are $20, but because you’re my special friend you can use the code “pluckateer” for 2-for-1s, or if you get dinner at Irazu before the show and bring your receipt, you can see the show for $10.

The Plucky Show
Gorilla Tango Theatre
1919 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

September 1, 2014

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the eighth season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

August 25, 2014

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the eighth season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

August 18, 2014

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the eighth season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

August 11, 2014

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the eighth season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

August 4, 2014

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the eighth season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

July 28, 2014

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the eighth season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

July 21, 2014

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the eighth season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

July 14, 2014

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the eighth season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

July 7, 2014

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the eighth season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

May 8, 2014

The Plucky Show

Erica Reid’s Mrs. Lancaster has been part of Alisa Rosenthal’s The Plucky Show from the start and this week we get to meet Mr. Lancaster.

The Plucky Show
Gorilla Tango Theatre
1919 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

September 10, 2012

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I’ll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes ComedySportz Theatre 929 W Belmont Chicago

September 3, 2012

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I'll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont
Chicago

August 27, 2012

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I'll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont
Chicago

August 20, 2012

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I'll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont
Chicago

August 13, 2012

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I'll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont
Chicago

August 6, 2012

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I'll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont
Chicago

July 30, 2012

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I'll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont
Chicago

July 23, 2012

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2012I'll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont
Chicago

July 16, 2012

Impress These Apes: Tournament of Champions

Impress These Apes 2012I'll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host. We've got a lot going on this week: five of our former champions are competing in a special one-night-only challenge to be crowned the LEAST Least Pitiful Human (and earn $100) and we're also announcing the cast of our upcoming eight week season, LIVE on stage.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont
Chicago

July 9, 2012

Impress These Apes: Live Callback Show

Impress These Apes 2012I'll be hosting the seventh season of Impress These Apes, a comedy talent competition, as Sports Show Host. This show is our live callback show: we've got 17 potential contestants who need to impress our six past champions in order to become one of the eight cast in the show.

Impress These Apes
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont
Chicago

January 19, 2012

Don't Spit the Water at Wilmette Theatre

Don't Spit the WaterYou've seen it on TV, now see it in person. Don't Spit the Water, our Crazy Live Game Show, returns to the Wilmette Theatre (1122 Central Ave, Wilmette, IL) for one special evening! I'll be one of the comics for the evening. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Update: the show is still on, but I'm out of Chicago for a funeral and so will not be performing in the show.


September 3, 2011

Don't Spit the Water pilot

Don't Spit the WaterThe TV Pilot for our Crazy Live Game Show, Don't Spit the Water will be airing at midnight on Saturday, September 3, 2011 on WCIU, "The U":

Antenna - 26.1
Comcast (HD) - 183
RCN - 6 / 606
WOW - 6 / 207
DISH - 26
DIRECTV - 26
U-VERSE - 10 / 1010

You can watch at home, of course, or we'll be having a viewing party at the Lincoln Tap Room (3010 N Lincoln, Chicago). We'll be there from 10pm, and they'll put the show on all of their TVs and a big projection screen when it airs live at midnight.

There will be a drink bracelet you can buy for $30, which gives you unlimited cheap beer and well drinks from 10pm-2am. Or you can just buy drinks straight from the bar.

August 29, 2011

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2011It's the sixth season of Chicago's favorite talent competition hosted by hyperintelligent apes from the future--Impress These Apes. I'm your favorite co-host of the show: Pre-historic Human.

Tickets $10
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

August 22, 2011

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2011It's the sixth season of Chicago's favorite talent competition hosted by hyperintelligent apes from the future--Impress These Apes. I'm your favorite co-host of the show: Pre-historic Human.

Tickets $10
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

August 15, 2011

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2011It's the sixth season of Chicago's favorite talent competition hosted by hyperintelligent apes from the future--Impress These Apes. I'm your favorite co-host of the show: Pre-historic Human.

Tickets $10
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

August 8, 2011

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2011It's the sixth season of Chicago's favorite talent competition hosted by hyperintelligent apes from the future--Impress These Apes. I'm your favorite co-host of the show: Pre-historic Human.

Tickets $10
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

August 1, 2011

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2011It's the sixth season of Chicago's favorite talent competition hosted by hyperintelligent apes from the future--Impress These Apes. I'm your favorite co-host of the show: Pre-historic Human.

Tickets $10
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

July 25, 2011

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2011It's the sixth season of Chicago's favorite talent competition hosted by hyperintelligent apes from the future--Impress These Apes. I'm your favorite co-host of the show: Pre-historic Human.

Tickets $10
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

July 18, 2011

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2011It's the sixth season of Chicago's favorite talent competition hosted by hyperintelligent apes from the future--Impress These Apes. I'm your favorite co-host of the show: Pre-historic Human.

Tickets $10
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

July 11, 2011

Impress These Apes

Impress These Apes 2011It's the sixth season of Chicago's favorite talent competition hosted by hyperintelligent apes from the future--Impress These Apes. I'm your favorite co-host of the show: Pre-historic Human.

Tickets $10
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

June 27, 2011

Impress These Apes: The Live Casting

Impress These Apes 2011We're starting off the sixth season of Impress These Apes with a brand-new twist, borrowed from TV reality shows--we're doing a live casting show. We've narrowed down our auditionees to 18 talented Chicago performers, and now we're asking them to perform in front of a live audience and our secret celebrity judges. By the end of the evening we'll have our cast of eight for the next eight weeks.

I'll be appearing as a new co-host of the show: Pre-historic Human.

Tickets $10
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W Belmont, Chicago

May 28, 2011

Gerdes and Reid at Belmont Burlesque

After nearly 8 years, the Belmont Burlesque Revue is closing their open run. Comedy duo Gerdes and Reid (i.e., Erica and I) will be reprising one of our favorite bits. The midnight show is by invite only, but there's also a Friday show at Martyr's and a 10 pm show on Saturday at the Playground.

The Playground Theatre
3209 N Halsted, Chicago

June 14, 2011

Don't Spit the Water Pilot Taping

Don't Spit the WaterWe're taping a TV Pilot for our Crazy Live Game Show, Don't Spit the Water at the ComedySportz Theatre. Tickets are free, but are very limited. You can also apply to be one of the on-stage contestants!

May 7, 2011

Don't Spit the Water at Wilmette Theatre

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water, our Crazy Live Game Show, returns to the Wilmette Theatre (1122 Central Ave, Wilmette, IL) for one special evening! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

June 3, 2010

365 Sketches

365 SketchesLast year Joe Janes wrote a sketch a day. From June 3 to June 13 he's producing all 365 over 26 shows with 26 different directors. I'm in the first show, opening night, presenting 14 sketches written in the first two weeks of the project. Mary Jo Bolduc is directing the show and the ensemble consists of myself, Dennis Frymire, Gabe Garza, Andrew Jordan, Marsha Harman, Jill Fenstermaker, and Sara Gorsky. Strawdog Theatre 3829 N Broadway, Chicago

November 5, 2009

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the Water at Columbia CollegeChicago's Crazy Live Game Show, Don't Spit the Water at Columbia College (618 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor, Chicago). Hosted by The Columbia College Improv Club Featuring student performance by "Droppin Science" Free Admission Free Fun Free raffle prizes all night I'll be the announcer and tech guy, "Mr. Pickles", so you'll hear but not see me the whole show.

September 10, 2009

Himmerick and Gerdes

Montgomery and Cooke Bare's vaudevillian alter-egos Himmerick and Gerdes will be appearing as guests of Montgomery and Cooke in their show "That's Show Biz, Kid!" at the Laugh Out Loud Theater in Schaumburg, IL.

July 25, 2009

The New American Revue

The New American RevueI will assisting Paris Green ("the Pleasure Chest of the Midwest") in a comedy burlesque routine as part of the New American Revue.

No Exit Cafe
6970 N Glenwood
Chicago

July 24, 2009

The New American Revue

The New American RevueI will assisting Paris Green ("the Pleasure Chest of the Midwest") in a comedy burlesque routine as part of the New American Revue.

No Exit Cafe
6970 N Glenwood
Chicago

June 20, 2009

Don't Spit the Water at Just for Laughs

Don't Spit the WaterA special one-evening-only performance of Don't Spit the Water as part of the TBS Just for Laughs Festival at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be doing a special pre-show... thing and Erica will be performing in the show as Cutie Bumblesnatch.

Don't Spit the Water at Just for Laughs

Don't Spit the WaterA special one-evening-only performance of Don't Spit the Water as part of the TBS Just for Laughs Festival at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be doing a special pre-show... thing.

October 25, 2008

Belmont Burlesque Revue

Gerdes and Reid (the comedy duo that consists of my wife and myself) will be performing comedy at the Belmont Burlesque Revue (at the Playground, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago).

August 30, 2008

Blewtenanny

BlewtenannyBryan Bowden hosts this late-night stand-up showcase. Gerdes and Reid, the comedy duo that consists of my wife and myself, will be performing.

The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago)

August 2, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

Don't Spit the Water is closing on August 9, so this will be my last appearance as David from Sing-a-Ding-Ding for the foreseeable future.

August 9, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

It's our last show of our (previously) open run and I'll be in the booth as your lovable announcer, 100% Gerdes.

July 26, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be in the booth as your lovable announcer, 100% Gerdes.

June 28, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be in the booth as your lovable announcer, 100% Gerdes.

July 5, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be in the booth as your lovable announcer, 100% Gerdes.

July 24, 2008

It Came From the Neo-Futurarium

Ninja 3: The DominationI'll be the narrator in Camenae's dramatic reading of Ninja III: The Domination for the Neo-Futurists' It Came From the Neo-Futurarium.

"A mysterious, relentless masked warrior kills a scientist, his entourage, and half of the Los Angeles Police Department before being gunned down on a golf course...and then his soul possesses the body of a sexy aerobics instructor to continue his mission of murder! Floating swords, mostly silent one-eyed martial artists, vaguely Asian mysticism, and the erotic properties of tomato juice combine into an action-packed kill-fest directed by Dana Dardai of the Camenae Ensemble Theatre Company."

The Neo-Futurarium
5153 N. Ashland Ave. 2nd Fl.
Chicago, IL

May 31, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be appearing as a brand new character!

June 14, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be appearing as David from Sing-a-Ding-Ding.

April 26, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be appearing as Banana, the Shock Comic.

May 28, 2008

Don't Spit the Water in Hollywood

Don't Spit the WaterChicago's Crazy Live Game Show goes to Hollywood: Don't Spit the Water at the Comedy Central Stage (6539 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90038). The show is free! Call (323) 960-5519 for reservations.

I'll be the announcer and tech guy, "Mr. Pickles", so you'll hear but not see me the whole show.

March 29, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be the announcer and tech guy, "100% Gerdes", so you'll hear but not see me the whole show.

May 24, 2008

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be in the booth as the announcer, Mr. Pickles.

March 8, 2008

Forbidden Planet Cosmic Cabaret

Dr Baron Ludwig von EvilschlagerI'll be appearing as Dr. Baron Ludwig von Evilschlager in the Forbidden Planet Cosmic Cabaret.

The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago).

Don't Spit the Water

Don't Spit the WaterDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be appearing as a brand new character - David, the host of Sing-a-Ding-Ding! (Minnesota Public Television's highest rated program for children between the ages of two and two-and-a-half)!

September 29, 2007

Forbidden Planet Cosmic Cabaret

Dr Baron Ludwig von EvilschlagerI'll be appearing as Dr. Baron Ludwig von Evilschlager in the Forbidden Planet Cosmic Cabaret.

The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago).

September 20, 2007

Impress These Apes

Impress These ApesImpress These Apes at iO Theater's Del Close Theater (upstairs, 3541 N Clark, Chicago). I'm a contestant in this comedy talent show. This night will be the finale of the show and the winner will be determined.

September 13, 2007

Impress These Apes

Impress These ApesImpress These Apes at iO Theater's Del Close Theater (upstairs, 3541 N Clark, Chicago). I'm a contestant in this comedy talent show.

September 6, 2007

Impress These Apes

Impress These ApesImpress These Apes at iO Theater's Del Close Theater (upstairs, 3541 N Clark, Chicago). I'm a contestant in this comedy talent show.

For the sixth week of the competition, we've been randomly assigned a song (for me, Jump, Jive an' Wail by Louis Prima) and a partner (Jarrad Apperson) and we have to perform a dance to the song.

August 30, 2007

Impress These Apes

Impress These ApesImpress These Apes at iO Theater's Del Close Theater (upstairs, 3541 N Clark, Chicago). I'm a contestant in this comedy talent show.

The challenge for the fifth week was to simply tell a story. I told one about Chicago's first non-native resident, Jean Baptiste du Sable.

August 23, 2007

Impress These Apes

Impress These ApesImpress These Apes at iO Theater's Del Close Theater (upstairs, 3541 N Clark, Chicago). I'm a contestant in this comedy talent show.

The challenge for the fourth week was to build a puppet and then perform a comedy routine with it. My hobo routine pushed me into first place.

August 18, 2007

Don't Spit the Water

Dr Baron Ludwig von EvilschlagerDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be appearing as Dr. Baron Ludwig von Evilschlager, juggling chickens and performing other acts of unspeakable evil.

August 16, 2007

Impress These Apes

Impress These ApesImpress These Apes at iO Theater's Del Close Theater (upstairs, 3541 N Clark, Chicago). I'm a contestant in this comedy talent show.

For the third week of the show, we were randomly assigned a song and then challenged to film a music video for it. I got Dirt Bike by They Might Be Giants and filmed this video.

August 9, 2007

Impress These Apes

Impress These ApesImpress These Apes at iO Theater's Del Close Theater (upstairs, 3541 N Clark, Chicago). I'm a contestant in this comedy talent show.

Our challenge for the week was to recreate a scene from a movie, adapted for the stage (much like what Bob Ladewig did for the first season's free-for-all finale). We were allowed one friend to help us perform and one of the judging criteria was recreation of details.

I recruited my friend Bilal Dardai and performed the "beating up the printer" scene from Office Space.

August 2, 2007

Impress These Apes

Impress These ApesImpress These Apes at iO Theater's Del Close Theater (upstairs, 3541 N Clark, Chicago). I'm a contestant in this comedy talent show.

Our first challenge was to write an autobiographical song and accompany ourselves on some sort of musical instrument. I wrote a song called Fuzzy Gerdes is Totally Awesome.

July 21, 2007

Don't Spit the Water

Dr Baron Ludwig von EvilschlagerDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be appearing as Dr. Baron Ludwig von Evilschlager, juggling chickens and performing other acts of unspeakable evil.

May 5, 2007

Don't Spit the Water

Dr Baron Ludwig von EvilschlagerDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be appearing as Dr. Baron Ludwig von Evilschlager, juggling chickens and performing other acts of unspeakable evil.

April 28, 2007

Gerdes & Reid at BBR

Our absurbist comedy duo, Gerdes & Reid, will be appearing at the Belmont Burlesque Revue at the Playground (3209 N Halsted) along with the Belmont Bombshells and other variety acts.

March 31, 2007

Don't Spit the Water

Dr Baron Ludwig von EvilschlagerDon't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be appearing as Dr. Baron Ludwig von Evilschlager, juggling chickens and performing other acts of unspeakable evil.

February 3, 2007

Don't Spit the Water (canceled)

Don't Spit the Water at The Playground (3209 N Halsted, Chicago). A Crazy Live Game Show!

I'll be appearing as Dr. Baron Ludwig von Evilschlager, juggling chickens and performing other acts of unspeakable evil. Also, it's my birthday.

January 20, 2007

Don't Spit the Water in SC

Don't Spit the Water at the Charleston Comedy Festival at Theatre 99 (280 Meeting St, Charleston, SC). A Crazy Live Game Show!

January 19, 2007

Don't Spit the Water in SC

Don't Spit the Water at the Charleston Comedy Festival at Theatre 99 (280 Meeting St, Charleston, SC). A Crazy Live Game Show!

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