A Jangleheart Circus is a three-day (mostly improv) comedy festival organized by the Upstairs Gallery at the Den Theatre on August 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. It's going to feature Upstairs Gallery house teams, regular UG productions, some fun out of town folks, and other awesome Chicago shows.
Because it was such a blast last year! Did you go? Oh man, it was way fun. For real though, we're lucky to live in a city where there is so much fantastic comedy being created and performed so frequently. We've been extra lucky to work with so many talented folks through the Upstairs Gallery. This festival is a celebration of all the fantastic stuff thats going on right now. So come enjoy, laugh, and celebrate with us.
What is different this year?
We got a fourth stage. So even more shows! Ticket prices are increasing to $25 for 1 day passes and $60 for 3 day passes
What's the Den Theatre like?
It's great! It is a multi theater complex in the Wicker Park Neighborhood of Chicago. We sprung to rent out the ENTIRE place this year with 4 theaters and 3 lobby spaces.
Scraps Castle - 80 seats
Wolf's Den - 50 seats Crabby Cove - 50 seats Charles Honnet Real Comedy Stage - 50 seats
Check out more info at their site- http://www.thedentheatre.com/
When do tickets go on sale?
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. In addition we're making a big effort this year to increase the quality of shows even further.
So I'm buying a ticket at 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 four 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.
Will you answer my specific question?
Probably! Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "JANGLEHEART" in the subject. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Here is a list of the teams performing:
"How to win at everything" by Sam Weiner and Daniel Kibblesmith 11/22 A Janglehart Cabaret ART by Brian McGovern Ballerball Presents: The Dick Bavetta Variety Hour Beowulf Big Trees Blackout Diaries Bowlcut Henry Brunch BUCKS Butcher CAVES Cheddar No Pizza Cigarette Sandwich Claymore Collector's Edition Cool Jacket Cross Pollination Curio Show Daaang Judi Dench Dead$$$ deanis with asher DMNK Drunk in a Trunk with Andy Junk LIVE! (a show for friends) Dummy Dumpster Ed and Kath Eisbar Evan and Rachel Fanny Feldmanowski Flying High Formal Apology Future Hero Ghosts Girls Glaundor Gnar Gnar Shredtown GOOF with Nate Varrone & Joel Weidl Gump H I J I N K S Hey Arnold Hey Puppy Hunkz R Us I Think I'm Gonna Be SICK! Ian Abramson: Speed Dating Improv Crush Inkling Jack & The Wolf Kill All Comedy Ladies Love Upstairs Gallery Late Live Show Listin up Little Boys Room Live! Tonight! with Kevin and Nick (Characters Welcome) Lost Boys 69 Lost Dog Mangle Heart Manny Mora Meridian (iO) & Namaste (UCB) in the Harold exchange Mrs Dad MRS. Nerdologues Nerdolouges: Your Stories Podcast Oh Theodora Olio One Item Onion News Network Writers Live Reading: FRATERNITY LEAVE, An Original Feature OSFUG: A Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show Pizza Party Play Ground PROCESS Rainbow Deli Rotten Sand Selfish Green Men Selfish Green T's Seriously Unprepared Shock T's Sick Adventure - Musical Chairs SILK Singles Motel (LA) Smith & I Snack Time with John, Nate, and Carmen Sour Milf Spend some time with Jamison Webb Stranger Strangers Who Met on Craigslist Super Human Sweethearts Talkback Tandies Candies The Beefcakes The Carmen Christopher Method for Getting in Movies The Cupboard Boyz The Dirty Shame The General Slocum The Great Show On Earth Part II: TRAPPED! The Last Reading The Late Live Show: Character Dump Thunderdome Time Pelican TOURNAMENT by Kyle Uncle Funny Velvet Rope Venkman Vince & Jordan Save the Upstairs Gallery Weirdos Exposed presented by The Steamroller Wes Perry WHAM CITY (Baltimore) Where Da Party At Who Are You People and Why Are You Watching Me? WiseSnatch WOLFCATCATWOLF Womantown Yellow Belly
The Den Theatre (View)
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622