A Jangleheart Circus is a three-day (mostly improv) comedy festival organized by the Upstairs Gallery at the Den Theatre on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. It features Upstairs Gallery Improv House teams as well as tons of other fantastic teams/performers from Chicago and beyond.
Check out the schedule here! http://www.jangleheartcircus.com/#86c/custom_plain
Chicago is a city with an amazing sketch and improv community. This festival is a chance for us to share those ideas and what the Upstairs Gallery does on a larger scale.
We think it's important to celebrate what's being done right now, so we're gathering some of our favorite performers together to showcase our city, the work being done here, and some of the amazing people who make up the improv and sketch community.
That's what Jangleheart Circus is to us. We hope you'll join us.
What's the Den Theatre like?
It's great! It is a multi theater complex in the super cool Wicker Park Neighborhood of Chicago. We've rented out the entire second floor with 3 theaters and two lobby spaces. The stages are called:
Scraps Castle Wolfs Den Crabby Cove
Check out more info at their site - http://www.thedentheatre.com/
Why day passes? Why can't I buy a ticket to see the one show I really want to see?
Because we want you to come and see a TON of shows! If you want to just see that one team, you can do that all year long. Chances are you can catch any of the groups performing often all over the city. The idea behind Jangleheart Circus is to expose audiences and performers to creative shows that they might not be familiar with.
Also, you just pay the $20 and then can see everything? That's the best. We really hope you will attend because you want to be a part of this experience instead of just catching one or two sets.
So I'm buying a ticket and there is no guarantee I'll get to see everything that I want?
It may happen, and we're sorry for that. BUT! We're going to have shows going on three stages, so if you get shut out of one show, there are going to be two other great groups playing at the same time. Plus, we're going to have some cool stuff going on in the lobby area as well.
Here is the full list of teams/productions performing
92 Dream Team Aboulia! After School Special AIDS All our feelings at once Atlas Improv Company BBG BC Boyish Collectors Edition Cook County Social Club Cross Polination DAAANG Judi Dench Dead $$$ Dirty Shame DMNK Dumpster Ed and Kath Eisbär Fanny Fart City Feldmanowski Flyin' Dry Flying High Formal Apology girls? Goose From Top Gun Hot Horny Bullshit Hunkz R Us Jacket Trouble Keenan And Family Kill all comedy LIAM Listin Up Living room LLUG Lonesome Lost Boys 69 Low Lifes Manny Mora Mazel Prov MC Chaps Meowsers Mike Knish MRS. No Excuses Obvious Shark Phat Beethoven Pizza Party Podthrash Promise Ring Queen Bitch Rabbit Rabbit Rainbow Deli Ray BradGary Rotten Sand Say Hello to Your Friends Old School/New School Selfish Green Men Shock T's Sick Adventure Something old Something new Sour Milf Spend some time with Jamison Webb STRANGER Super Human Sweet Kisses Tandies Candies The Americans the Free Association The Great Show On Earth The High Ceilings The Manifest The Other Other Guys The Recchia Thunderdome Tim Baltz Time Pelican Triple A Battery TV Screams Two Bunnies Eating Flowers Uncle Funny Venkman Warlock Wes Perry WiseSnatch Wolodarski Wussball
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU
The Den Theatre (View)
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642