Monday - June 11th
Headliner - Mike Stanley
Feature - Jacob Williams
Host - Sherman Edwards
June 2nd - 2112
Tonight at midnight, at The Playground Theatre, we’ll open a portal that will allow us to travel 100 years into the future, to the year 2112.
We’ll travel to the Chicago Comedy Museum, in an exhibit that is an exact replica of “The Old Playground Theatre,” and see a show performed by comedians exactly one century from that moment.
If you’ve ever wondered what comedy will be like in the future, this is a one-time only event that you don’t want to miss!
ALSO - Before the portal is open, we’ll be sealing a time capsule to be opened in exactly 100 years at the very show we’ll be witnessing. Everyone is encouraged to BRING AN ITEM so that comedians in the future can know what life was life in our time!
Exactly WHO will be performing?! We don’t know. We haven’t opened the portal yet. One thing’s for sure - it’s going to be a ton of fun, and we’d love to have you there!
Admission is just $5, and with inflation in 100 years, that’s practically nothing.
This show is brought to you by the fine folks at 100 Proof Comedy, and has little or nothing to do with the Rush album of the same title, who’s cover we “borrowed” for the event page.
Friday - June 1st
The Premiere of ‘But Seriously…’
The Late Night Stand-Up Talk Show
Hosted by Jamie Campbell, Sherman Edwards, Kelsie Huff and Homer Marrs.
Each week one of Chicago’s top standup comics will perform a half-hour set, followed by a 30-minute interview with a cast member of ComedySportz’s 100 Proof standup show. Jamie Campbell, Sherman Edwards, Kelsie Huff and Homer Marrs will alternate as hosts for this 13-show series, and the interview segments will be recorded live for a weekly podcast.
FEATURED GUEST - June 1, 2012
C.J. Toledano is a television writer and stand-up comedian. A proud and former resident of Chicago, he was a cast member of the locally-renowned Lincoln Lodge and co-host of The Late Live Show. For Second City’s 50th Anniversary, he was recognized as an emerging talent by Time Out Chicago. Shortly after hosting The Late Live Show, he went on to be the script intern at “Conan” then quickly after was hired as a staff writer at “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” where he was nominated for a Writers Guild Award. Recently, he was invited to perform in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.
New Addition - Michael Palascak
Just added to tonight’s 100 Proof Comedy show - @MichaelPalascak. You might recognize him from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and some other stuff!