Though The Steamroller has existed for over a year at this point, the site has operated thus far without any sort of recurring source of advice, which is both surprising and unacceptable. Thankfully, Annie Donley, of Super Human/Kill All Comedy fame, has agreed to contribute a weekly advice column, which begins today and will run every Wednesday!Read More
While I was unable to make it to most of the second edition of the Kill All Comedy house show/party last Friday, KAC member Anthony Oberbeck was nice enough to document the night on behalf of The Steamroller with some pictures of the show and the ensuing after party. Check them out below!
Also, if you have friends on the West coast, or if for some reason you live on the West coast and have found yourself on this web site, KAC kick off their tour of the left side of the country today, with a show in San Francisco at the Vacation Vintage!Read More
A Jangleheart Circus: The Upstairs Gallery Goes Galactic took over The Den Theatre this past weekend, putting up three days' worth of sketch and improv shows from very talented and eclectic teams.
As the weekend progressed, I started thinking of Jangleheart as Chicago sketch/improv comedy's Pitchfork Fest. It's a more niche-oriented, community-driven event that provides a much-needed counterpoint to Sketchfest's populist, unwieldy Lollapalooza. Granted, Pitchfork is as gross and corporate as Lolla at this point but you know what I'm getting at, right?
Jangleheart was a great way to see a bunch of team's I'd heard of but not yet seen (Sand, Dead $$$, who had two of the best sets I saw at this weekend) as well as some familiar faces going extra hard and extra silly (like Tim Baltz, Superhuman, and Cook County Social Club, all of whom totally destroyed in front of packed audiences).
I'm not one to speak in big, sweeping language, or to point out generation defining moments, so I'll just say that in 10 years, a bunch of nerds are going to look at the lineup of this festival and be super jealous that they weren't there.
Check out a bunch of pictures from podcaster, filmmaker, and all-around multimedia expert Mark Colomb below.Read More
Every Thursday this month, two two-person sketch teams from the Kill All Comedy collective, TV Screams and Dumbface, will perform their new conjoined sketch show, Facemelt at iO. All four performers involved with the show, Steph Cook and Joey Dundale from TV Screams, and Devin Bockrath and Brian McGovern from Dumbface, were nice enough to talk to me about their background and the process behind putting up Facemelt.Read More
Check out this new video from the Kill All Comedy folks! Steph Cook plays a woman who has to deal with life after becoming the subject of a Neil Young song.
You can catch Steph and the rest of the KAC family band on Monday, January 28 at Kill All Comedy West, a twice monthly show that hosts sketch and standup performers at Quenchers.
Kill All Comedy, a ridiculously hardworking collective of sketch and improv performers, produces shows at The Upstairs Gallery, Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, The Annoyance, and Quenchers. Their next showcase, also called Kill All Comedy, is tomorrow, Wednesday December 5, at the Upstairs Gallery.
KAC's founder Steph Cook and Joey Dundale, (known together as TV Screams) sent over this short video to plug tomorrow's show, as well as an upcoming date Kill All Comedy West, the Logan Square branch of the collective that adds standup to the lineup each month at Quenchers. Check out the lineup info for both shows after the video.
Kill All Comedy @ The Upstairs Gallery
December 5th 8pm
Be Good Boys
The Dirty Shame
Kill All Comedy West @ Quenchers
December 17th 8pm
& more TBA