Cristin and James present: Odd Jobs
Join actress Cristin McAlister and comedian James Vickery Mondays in March at The Den Theatre for a night of storytelling by some of Chicago's most talented and funny performers and writers. The theme for the night is odd jobs. First person stories about clowning, Gold Coast personal assistant-ing and other weirdness.
The Den Theatre: 1333 N Milwaukee http://www.thedentheatre.com
Mondays at 7:30pm
Tickets $10 online or at the door
Cristin and James will perform their one person shows every Monday with new guests joining them each night. Here's the great lineup:
Joe Meno - A fiction writer and playwright, Joe is a winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award. His works include Hairstyles of the Damned, The Boy Detective Fails and Office Girl. He also writes plays, short stories and move scripts. He writes A LOT. Check out his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Meno/26845914804?id=26845914804&sk=info
Patti Vasquez - A headlining comic, Patti can be seen on stages such as the historic comedy club Zanies and heard on her WGN radio show on Sunday nights. Bill Maher called her "The funniest woman in comedy since Carol Burnett." So there.
Find out more at http://lipstick.pattivasquez.com
Robyn Okrant - Robyn is a talented actress, author, freelance writer, voice over artist and story-teller. She's the author of the book Living Oprah and has appeared on the Today show and was featured in The New York Times (and they don't just feature anyone). Visit her website: http://www.robynokrant.com/index.html
Rhythm Method - Rock n' Roll improv. Yes, rock n' roll improv with guitars, harmonicas, and silky sweet jams. They're a big deal in the Chicago improv scene and fair warning: they may rock your face off. Like them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/rhythmmethodcomedy
Brett Neveu- A member of A Red Orchid Theater's ensemble, he's an award-winning playwright who's had plays produced all over, including Chicago's Goodman Theatre and The Royal Court Theatre in England. Fancy. Follow him on twitter at @bneveu
Jeff and Jeannie Griggs- This duo is part of the acclaimed improv team Deep Schwa, the longest, continuously running Harold team at iO Theater. They have performed sketch and improv all over the world - literally - with the famed Second City touring company. They also coach, teach and write. Jeff is the author of Guru: My Days with Del Close. Jeannie has many obsessions at http://www.jeanniesobsessions.blogspot.com. They're also a cool couple. Catch them Sunday nights at iO: http://ioimprov.com/chicago/io/teams/deep-schwa
Jason Lord- A writer, director and all around performer, he's an original member of the sketch comedy group 4 Days Late. Their show "Jersey Shore the Musical" was described as "better than it has any right to be" by Time Out Chicago. Not prone to small scale, his recent proposal to his girlfriend featured Aaron Paul and currently has more than 300k views on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeJXnHwbqZc
Pat McGann- Once upon a time, Pat was a packaging salesman, but now he travels all around the country doing stand up. He also created and hosted the Emmy-nominated show "The Chicago Stand Up Project." And he recently made his television debut onwait for it.David Letterman. That's awesome, y'all. Watch the clip and learn more on his site: http://www.patmcganncomedy.com
The Den Theatre (View)
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622