MONDAY NIGHT GUFFAW to Play Gorilla Tango Bucktown This September
Colya & Co., Cookin'Marsh, and A Box Full of Kittens LLC put their noodles to work on three separate comedic adventures this September at Gorilla Tango Bucktown (1919 N Milwaukee). "Monday Night Guffaw," produced by Colya & Co., performs Monday, September 2 at 7:30 pm; tickets are $5. "I'm New Here: A Variety Hour," produced by Cookin'Marsh, performs Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm; tickets are $12. "A Box Full of Kittens," produced by Second City alums A Box Full of Kittens LLC, performs Friday, September 20 at 7:30 pm; tickets are $10. All tickets can be purchased at www.gorillatango.com or by calling 773-598-4549.
"Monday Night Guffaw," (9/2, 7:30 pm) the brainchild of food-service-by-day, soon-to-be-famous comedian by night Colin Hanson (fearless leader of Colya & Co.), promises chuckles and cheers, good times and cheap beers. Colin curates a jam-packed hour of improv, sketch, and impersonations, and also promised to round out the evening with his time-honored, back-by-popular-demand depiction of an old man bumbling around on stage.
"I'm New Here: A Variety Hour" (9/16-17, 7:30 pm) brings the new-guy syndrome to an even more awkward place: center stage. Inspired by producing company Cookin'Marsh's prompt of social anxiety, local Chicago talent will explore the good, the bad, and the absurd of being the new face in town. "I'm New Here..." features work from Eric Creighton, Laura Crockarell, Jordan Haynes, Laura Marsh, Dan Meisinger, Carley Moseley, Liz Sandberg, Sober Ben, and Paul Cook. Publicity image is available here and pictures, from left to right, Zack Martin, Rory Martin, and Paul Cook. Photography by Wilhelm Peters. Caption: "Paul, fresh off the boat from below the Mason-Dixon line, again fails to make new friends."
"A Box Full of Kittens" (9/20, 7:30 pm) promises to blend the metaphor of a box full of kittens with the reality of the white-hot sketch writing talent of A Box Full of Kittens LLC, Second City's latest batch of newly minted writing grads. The sketches, which the artists prefer to call "bundles of love," range from a trip across the Oregon Trail where someone probably dies of Scarlet Fever after you decide to caulk the wagon and float it to a self-aware vagina that's mad as hell and won't take it anymore. Featuring sweat, tears, and small vials of unicorn blood from director Kirsten Bedway and writing and acting squad members Janay Brannic, Bri Fitzpatrick, Travis Fleming, Samantha Geloso, Kevin Nye, Tamara Rozofsky, and Ashley Vanover.