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September 20, 2016

Idea Potluck

Idea Potluck is an event where a variety of interesting people present interesting ideas in a variety of forms—instruction, information, stand-up, storytelling.

Potluck 39 will be at Lost Arts in the Goose Island area (near Division and Halsted) and features FuzzyCo friend Steve Delahoyde as well as a host of other delightful sounding presenters.

The ticket form is on this page, under “Potluck 40” (scroll down a little).

The Dishes

Tuesday September 20th — Doors 7PM, Event 7:30-9:30PM
Lost Arts
909 W Bliss Street
Chicago, IL 60642

December 17, 2015

The Cricket

I’m sitting in with this improvised spoof on The Moth and other story-telling shows. We make fun of story-telling by… telling stories. There’s one show left in the short run we’ve been doing at the new The Revival comedy theatre on Chicago’s South Side, in Hyde Park.

The Revival
1160 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL

December 10, 2015

The Cricket

I’m sitting in with this improvised spoof on The Moth and other story-telling shows. We make fun of story-telling by… telling stories.

Please note that the show has moved to a new location: the new The Revival comedy theatre on Chicago’s South Side, in Hyde Park.

The Revival
1160 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL

December 3, 2015

The Cricket

I’m sitting in with this improvised spoof on The Moth and other story-telling shows. We make fun of story-telling by… telling stories.

Please note that the show has moved to a new location: the new The Revival comedy theatre on Chicago’s South Side, in Hyde Park.

The Revival
1160 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL

The Cricket, 2015-12-03, Simplicity
The Cricket, 12/3/2015, “Simplicity”
(L to R) Fuzzy Gerdes, Shane Wilson, Nicky Margolis, Alex Trepka, Bumper Carroll (Zhukes Welder), Shad Kunkle

November 16, 2015

The Cricket

I’m sitting in with this improvised spoof on The Moth and other story-telling shows. We make fun of story-telling by… telling stories.

The iO Theater
1501 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL

The Cricket 2015-11-16 Cheese
The Cricket, 11/16/2015, “Cheese”
(L to R) Megan Kellie, Brendan Dowling, Michael McCarthy, Bumper Carroll (Zhukes Welder), Scott Piebinga, Susie Allen, Fuzzy Gerdes

November 9, 2015

The Cricket

I’m sitting in with this improvised spoof on The Moth and other story-telling shows. We make fun of story-telling by… telling stories.

The iO Theater
1501 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL

The Cricket - 2015-11-09 - Bad Vacations
The Cricket, 11/9/2015, “Bad Vacations”
(L to R) Peter Collins, Scott Goldstein, Greg Ott, Bumper Carroll (Zhukes Welder), Paul Grondy, Fuzzy Gerdes

October 25, 2014

20x2

20x2 features 20 speakers answering the same question for 2 minutes each. The question for this evening is “How do you do?” and the answers will be in form of spoken word, film, music, slideshow, dance, laser light shows, etc. Erica will be also be one of the speakers.

Schubas
3159 N Southport
Chicago

June 15, 2012

MAELSTROM

MAELSTROMMAELSTROM is an improvised story-telling contest and is part of the SKALD storytelling festival. I'm a former champion, if that persuades you of the value of the evening. And the winner is selected by audience vote, so, you know, it can't hurt if you're there, since you like me so.

Other performers include: Jamie Buell, Deanna Moffitt, Tim Huerlin, Peter Athans, and Dorrie Ferguson.

Strawdog Theater Mainstage
3829 N Broadway
Chicago

May 20, 2011

MAELSTROM

MAELSTROMMAELSTROM is an improvised story-telling contest and is part of the SKALD storytelling festival, presented by WNEP Theater and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. I'm a former champion, if that persuades you of the value of the evening. And the winner is selected by audience vote, so, you know, it can't hurt if you're there, since you like me so.

Other performers include: Regan Davis, Audery Smith, Craig Rennick, Jess Jones, and Tom Herman.

DCA Studio Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St
Chicago

June 6, 2009

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

Playground Theater
3209 N Halsted
Chicago, IL

June 26, 2009

MAELSTROM

SKALD 10MAELSTROM is an improvised story-telling contest and is part of the 10th Annual SKALD storytelling festival, presented by WNEP Theater and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Back in 2007 I won the contest. Can I take back my crown? The lineup also includes Scott Whitehair, Regan Davis, Michael Lehrer, Henri Dugas IV, and Amanda Rountree.

DCA Studio Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St
Chicago

August 1, 2009

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

Playground Theater
3209 N Halsted
Chicago, IL

April 4, 2009

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

This show is our special April Fools edition -- a randomly selected audience member will join the cast on-stage.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

January 3, 2009

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

October 4, 2008

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

It's our way-early Halloween show and guests in costume get in for $2.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

September 6, 2008

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

Special guests for this show will be members of Schadenfreude.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

June 20, 2008

MAELSTROM

MAELSTROMMAELSTROM is an improvised story-telling contest and is part of the SKALD storytelling festival, presented by WNEP Theater and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. I'm the reining champion -- will the whirlpool strike twice?

DCA Studio Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St
Chicago

June 7, 2008

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

Special guest for this show will be Neo-Futurists founder Greg Allen.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

May 3, 2008

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

April 5, 2008

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

This special April Fool's show will include a randomly-chosen audience member as one of the storytellers.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

March 1, 2008

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever HeardThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

November 3, 2007

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

SFS-Chips-on-White-small.jpgThe show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

September 8, 2007

The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard

Mr. B is remounting the WNEP Theater show The Sickest F***ing Stories I Ever Heard and I'll be performing in this free preview of the show. The show features five performers playing real poker, drinking real beer, and telling real stories. Real sick stories, to boot.

Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted, Chicago

July 14, 2007

The Sickest F***in' Stories I Ever Heard

The Sickest F***in' Stories I Ever Heard is a story-telling show with a simple premise--5 performers play a real game of poker, drink real beer* and smoke real cigars** and tell real, and really sick, stories from their lives. SFSIEH was created by WNEP Theater's Don Hall and FuzzyCo's Shaun Himmerick.

This performance will feature Chicago, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City improvisors. It follows the Saturday night performance of the Neutrino Project Utah, and so the start time is approximate. The entire enterprise is sponsored by The Slapstick Association.

University of Utah's Union Theatre
200 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

* I haven't found out yet what the local laws in Utah might be on this.
** Ditto.

June 15, 2007

MAELSTROM

maelstrom.jpgMAELSTROM is an improvised story-telling contest and is part of the SKALD storytelling festival, presented by WNEP Theater and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

DCA Studio Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St
Chicago

Tickets $15 - reservations can be made online or by calling 312-742-TIXS.

Update: It was a contest and I won.

Maelstrom photo by daviddb

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