The Sarcastic Squad is a comedy variety show featuring the best of Chicago stand-up, sketch and audience improv games as well as hand-drawn comic book programs. The show will begin its third season after a two year hiatus Monday April 16th at Town Hall Pub 3340 N Halsted at 8pm for an extended weekly run every Monday at 8pm.
Regular cast-member segments include the interview audience game Aw, Hell N-Oprah from long-time Oprah impersonator Michelle Rene Thompson (Oprah: Live Your Best Laugh,) the current events segment Second Hand News from comedian/writer/lawyer Mark Nabong (Edge Comedy Club) and blogger/writer Patrick Gill (Inourwordsblog.com)
and Liza With a Xanax sketch from Liza Minelli impersonator Matteo Lane (Queer Comedy at Zanies.) Stand up cast members include Candy Lawrence (TBS Just for Laughs,) Megan Gailey (Your Funniest Friends) and creator and producer Adam Guerino (Queer Comedy at Zanies.)
Presented by OutLoud Chicago a production effort to bring queer entertainment to mainstream venues. ‘Squad features straight, gay, lesbian and bi-sexual cast-members. Town Hall Pub (Chicago Reader’s Best Dive Bar) is an ideal venue for this fusion because it is located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood and considered “a straight bar” by Boystown scenesters and “a gay bar” by Wrigleyville regulars.
Monday April 16th features guest stand-up comics Cameron Espsito (SXSW,) Matt Riggs (Your Funniest Friends) and Rhea Butcher (Cole’s) with guest sketch comic Mollie Merkel (Andy Kaufman Awards.) Hosted by Candy Lawrence with cast stand-up from Megan Gailey and Liza With a Xanax from Matteo Lane and Second Hand News from Mark Nabong and Patrick Gill. $5 admission includes a 4 page hand-drawn companion comic book. Monday April 16th, 8pm, Town Hall Pub 3340 N Halsted.
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