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Adam Guerino is a writer in Chicago who works nationally as a performer and producer. He is the author of the ongoing relationship blog Boyfriend Land and the interview and storytelling blog Before The Story. He has been called a “comedian-producer-genius” by Chicago Reader featured in The Onion’s AV Club, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Timeout Chicago, and Redeye Chicago. His production effort Outloud Chicago installs queer entertainment in mainstream venues including Queer Comedy at Zanies at Zanies Comedy Club which has been recognized as‘s “Shows To Support,” credited by Chicago Reader with the praise “More please” and featured in Redeye Chicago‘s “To Do,” and Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick.” He frequently performs nationally, as a stand-up comedian, MC/host and spoken word storyteller.

Guerino has hosted fundraisers from bar-shows to $120 plate dinners including Stars For Hope (with actors from The Daily Show, Iron Man, Star Trek and Glee) and is the creator of the benefit series We Are Halsted which raises funds and awareness for queer homeless youth at popular queer venues, enabling the Chicago community to support all of its parts.

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As a producer, Guerino has produced the multimedia comedy show The Sarcastic Squad, the weekly live stand-up comedy show Laugh Track at Sidetrack, the performance and networking independent art event Art Haus, the sexy spectacle variety show Nightcaps Cabaret as well as written and produced the full-length comedic play Mattress Matters and the short movies, I’m GayEverybody Is Having Sex But Me and Glitter Party.

Guerino strives for innovation and authenticity with every story whether told on stage or put together from behind the scenes–creating an all-inclusive community with every show. If you appreciate his art and can take something away from it, he doesn’t consider you a fan but a friend.

For a list of upcoming shows, check out his fancy calendar.