Guys! Get your tickets early! We are proud to present another entirely fancy collection of people coming to tell you stories on April 7th. These magnificent folks, plus the opportunity for unknown goodness offered by our five open walk-up slots, are likely to equal yet another wonderful night.
If YOU feel you might have a story pulling on your sleeve to tell it, we say give it a voice! Just practice a little, make sure it rounds out in about 6-7 minutes, take a deep breath and jump. It can seem a little scary to go solo, but people almost always report that it is fun and exciting and transformative in ways they never expected. So if you’ve got something good to give, come give it away.
Read on to find out more about the folks who will definitely be doing the same on April 7th.
Ever Mainard is one of Chicago’s top stand up comedians. Chicago Magazine lists her as one of the top 100 comics, Metromix/Redeye says she’s one of the Top Seven Acts to Watch in 2012, and Gaper’s Block credited her to being one of The Most Influential Women in Chicago Comedy. Ever has appeared in the Just For Laughs Festival (2012) along side with Pete Holmes, Hannibal Bueress, and Jeff Garlin. Ever has also performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2012, Best of Bridgetown, Best of Chicago), Chicago Sketch Fest, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival (2012, Headliner) and more. Her monthly show “The Shit Show” has been called “gangbusters” by the Chicago Sun-Times and “…Hip-(with) cross genre comedy..” by The Onion A.V. Club. Ever is also a cast member of the esteemed Chicago Underground Comedy and performs regularly at The Beat Kitchen select Tuesday nights.
Sarah Scoles is currently an editor at Astronomy Magazine, though she took a circuitous path to that position. After intending to be an astronaut and then intending to become an astronomer, she accidentally took a creative writing course and became obsessed with stories. Specifically the short ones. Since then, she has been a college writing teacher and an outreach specialist at the Green Bank Telescope, where she not only taught middle school science camp students about electromagnetic radiation but also kept them from making out with each other. She enjoys noticing details, stealing acquaintances’ anecdotes, running really far, staring into her dog’s eyes, reading, and writing. Though this is her first nonfiction performance, she has performed a secular wedding ceremony, and no one’s parents came after her with pitchforks. Her work has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, LIT, Whiskey Island, Upstreet, DIAGRAM, Eastown Fiction, LIT, Fringe, and Booth.
Mary Zemaitis, a stand-up comedian based in Chicago, combines true stories with her sketch comedy background to entertain audiences. She has been featured in Beast Women Cabaret, 100 Proof Comedy, The Comedy Shrine, Tuesday Funk, and Mortified. Follow her on Twitter at @Zemidas_Touch, unless you are her mom.
Jesse Bob grew up in Indiana but has spent most of his life in Los Angeles, so he can ask for either a “pop” or “soda” with equal sincerity… You can read some of his stuff (mostly love letters to the City of Angels) at I’ll be going to hell.
We hope to see you there!
Here’s the Story on April 7th
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont
7:30 potluck/ 8pm show
$8 tickets or free with a dish for the potluck