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Blanket Fort: A Variety Show

Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM to Friday, June 8 at 8:00 PM
The Blackout Cabaret at Second City

Blanket Fort is usually a comedy variety show that takes place entirely in a blanket fort–but tonight we’re ditching the fort because Second City is letting us perform in their theater for One Night Only! Don’t worry, there will still be pillows, blankets, PJ’s and even more laughs. It’s weird, it’s comfy, it’s cuddly. It’s unlike any other comedy show you’ve been to.

Hosted and produced by: Elsie How, Brad Rickert, and Max Shanker

With performances by:

Tracie Kunzika playing the Tuba

Thick Meat Boy and the Bone Daddy doing some Improv

Standup from Alice Whatley

Tickets:

$13 Standard

$11 College Student

$7 Training Center Student

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Blanket Fort Presents: Food

Sunday, April 8 from 7:00 PM to April 8, 2018
The Flatiron Arts Building

Here at Blanket Fort we try to curate and plan a hilarious and relatable comedy show with all types of weird junk. Everybody eats food. If you don’t eat food you’re a robot and that’s scary. We’ll still have you at the show but please laugh and please don’t take us over iRobot style until it’s completely over. Then you can go ahead and use us as batteries or whatever but please wait til afterwards. We’ve put too much time and energy into this show to not have one last banger before the takeover.

If you haven’t heard, we’re a comedy variety show in a giant blanket fort.

Here’s the dang lineup:
Music from Comfort Zone
Stand up from Sammy Arechar

Improv from Sad Party
Stand Up from K Francis Norris
Stand up from Austin Mooney
Banjo from Brian Lirot
Stand up from Lyn-z Harney

Hosted by Elsie How with sets from Brad Rickert and Max Shanker and DJ’d by DJ Thirst.

Stick around afterwards for Bedtime with the Slugs Presents: Old Roommates

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Just Kitten Around: Comedy Fundraiser

Thursday, March 1 from 8:00 PM to March 1, 2018

The Catcade

Just Kitten Around: A Comedy Fundraiser

Just Kitten Around is a monthly comedy fundraiser at the Catcade, a cat cafe and rescue on Belmont. It’s the only show in Chicago where you can laugh with a cat on your lap. This month is Hairy Pawter themed! Come dressed in your favorite Harry Potter and/or cat themed attire and get ready to laugh with a little Mrs Norris on your lap! Just Kitten Around features a variety of different comedy styles every month from Chicago’s most talented comedians. Sounds purrfect! Hosted by the cutest kitties in Cook County, Alex Collyard and Elsie How. Show starts at 8:30, but come right at 8 to hang with the cats!

Just Kitten Around
A comedy fundraiser
$20
The Catcade | 1235 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Thursday, March 1st | Every 1st Thursday of the month
8pm Cat hangout (aka Doors) | 8:30pm Show
Hosted by Elsie How and Alex Collyard
Featuring: Molly Kearney, Caroline Twyman, Brian Bennett, and Arlo Chapple A billion* cats

*Rough estimate

Tickets available at:

Reservations

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Blanket Fort: A Comedy Variety Show in a Blanket Fort

Sunday, January 14 from 7:00 PM to January 14, 2018
1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

$5
7:00 PM
The Storefront in the Flat Iron Arts Building
All proceeds from this show will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Blanket Fort is an all new variety show that takes place entirely inside of a giant blanket fort (Just like the name implies! Are you surprised!) Every second Sunday of the month we’ll curate a comfy and wack-a-doo atmosphere for your absolute amusement and nothing like you’ve ever seen before. For our very first show we’ve got a killer lineup: improv, sketch, POLKA MUSIC (!!!!), stand-up, and other seriously messed up bonkers junk you probably won’t even believe. So stick around, wear some PJ’s and BYOP (Bring Your Own Pillow, nerd) because Blanket Fort will be the silliest way to end your freakin’ weekend. Get the best Tips for party planning here at Inside Out.

Stick around after Blanket Fort for Bedtime with the Slugs, a sketch and improv show with Chicago’s tallest improv team, Bedtime Slugs, and their favorite guests. Feel like getting on stage and improvising yourself? Hell yeah, there’s a jam at the end.

January Lineup

Stand-Up from
Steve Gerard & Megan Statler
Kristen Lundberg
Bill Schmitt
David Melendez

Alex Collyard doing whatever he wants

Musical Comedy from Groovebox

Improv from Full Modo

Polka Music from Polka Face

And Sketch from Teen Cudi

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VHS XXV- Tape Fear

Friday, October 6 at 8:00 PM
@North Bar, 1637 West North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622

VHS is a live comedy show where Chicago’s best standups make fun of the weirdest videotapes we can find. Everything from awkward infomercials to terrifying workouts escape the dumpster and get another chance to confuse and delight!

This month Tom Wisdom and Ian Erickson host these non-evil clowns:

– Sammy Arechar (Laugh Factory)
– Elizabeth Teets (visiting from Portland!)
– Tim McLaughlin (Laugh Factory)
– Brittany Meyer (Strip Joker)

Friday October 6th @North Bar (1637 W North Ave)
7PM doors / 8PM start
$5 at the door

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/116939252321319/