Strongmen, a new highly physical sketch revue from Nate Varrone, Jordan Haynes, & Charles Pettit, premieres tonight at the Public House Theatre. The show's producers promise "hammerrs, guns, and spaghetti" on top of dumb, fast-paced sketch. I spoke with the three stars of Strongmen, as well as director Adam Cole, about the new show, which runs Fridays in March at 10pm at the Public House Theatre.Read More
Trying to figure out the look to turn your spring fling into a sure thing? Thinking of a shirt to impress your distant parents? Wondering how you’re going to dazzle at the big office dance? You sir, are in for a treat.
Hot off NYFW (New York Fashion Week for the sartorially challenged), I am pleased to announce that I will be the purveyor of The Steamroller’s men’s fashion column.Read More
Each week, local comedian/person of wisdom Annie Donley helps guide those in search of direction, using her unique perspective on life and no-nonsense approach.
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One of my favorite comedy shows in Chicago, Once in a Lifetime, is back (full disclosure: I'm also a producer of the show, alongside the genius weirdos at Everything is Terrible)! The show features some of my favorite comedy people providing live commentary over a screening of Lifetime Original Movies, and has found a new home at Logan Square's Comfort Station (that little house right near the Centennial Monument in the heart of Logan Square!)!
Once in a Lifetime: Fifteen and Pregnant returns Friday, April 11th at 8pm, with goofs provided by professional spoofers Natalie Jose, Candy Lawrence, and Katie McVay! The show's totally free and open to pregnant teens of all ages. Look below for a short, ridiculous clip of the excellent Kirsten Dunst vehicle to be screened and get stoked for next month!Read More
John Eisenrich and Christina Boucher, former Late Live Show writers and BEST FRIENDS, are working on new sketch shows. The Nice to Meet You Show and Virgin Daiquiri Presents: Lean Back are paired together for a run on Saturday nights at iO starting tomorrow night!
These two recently sat down for a chat about their new shows. Check it out, and then buy your tickets for this damn thing, both casts are stacked as heck and it's gonna be so good!Read More
80% of the cast of Two Bunnies Eating Flowers and Sovereign's monthly comedy show HIJINKS at the Public House Theatre has taken a young Comedy Studies ingenue under their wings, with the hopes to shape her into a top-notch performer. Through 3 rounds of comedy competitions tomorrow night, Saturday March 1st, at the PHT at 8pm, we'll find out if Olivia Medoff is funnier than Sovereign's own Clayton Margeson.
Jude from Two Bunnies was nice enough to give a breakdown of tomorrow's event, giving an exclusive glimpse behind the curtain before showtime to Steamroller readers. Check it out below!Read More
I'm lucky enough to help produce Freak Happening, a monthly variety/dumb show at saki in beautiful Logan Square. This Friday, we're staging a one-time-only production of Werewolves In Space, which has become something of a passion project for producer Nick Rouley. Check out the rad poster below (designed by the very talented Brad VandenBerg, as well as a bit more information about the show, which happens this Friday, February 28th, at 7:30pm.Read More