Jamie Campbell Returns to Gorilla Tango Bucktown with TIME MACHINE
Chicago Reader's Best Standup of 2013 Jamie Campbell presides over his returning hit, TIME MACHINE: Comedy Throughout History the first Wednesday of every month at 10pm at Gorilla Tango Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.gorillatango.com or by calling 773-598-4549.
TIME MACHINE: Comedy Throughout History is a variety show like no other: each month, a different group of Chicago's top comedic talents are given the task of creating an original act that takes place during a specific period in history. The audience is then magically (theatrically) transported to that era for a one-of-a-kind, historically accurate performance that will leave you simultaneously nostalgic and eternally grateful for things like the internet. This month, the time machine is set for the the Wild West -- 1886, to be exact. Lawlessness reigned supreme, fast trigger fingers meant slightly longer life-spans, and persistence and a tolerance for filth were the primary qualities to look for in a mate. But don't be fooled, because the Wild West was also full of chuckles, and Jamie Campbell has the material to prove it.
"Time Machine..." will feature performers hand-picked from Chicago's world famous comedy scene: this month's roster includes Nathan Jansen of Baby Wants Candy, Andy Boyle of The Whiskey Journal, and Lisa Laureta of The Oprah Winfrey Network's "My Life is a Joke."
Press images are located here and here. Pictured is "Time Machine" mastermind Jamie Campbell; photography by Elizabeth McQuern.
ABOUT JAMIE CAMPBELL: A "bombastic genius" (according to Chicago Underground Comedy), Jamie Campbell is a Chicago-based actor, stand-up comedian, improviser, and playwright. He is one of the stars of the upcoming feature-film Dirtbags and the host of the live, weekly late-night talk show Talk Hard. He improvises professionally with the ensemble of The ComedySportz Theatre and The Annoyance Theatre's house ensemble and is the founder of the stand-up collective 100 Proof Comedy.