Last Hump Night of the Summer!

This is the last Hump Night of the summer. We won’t be back until September so be sure to come down and check us out. Thanks!

humpnightposterHump Night returns this week with another great lineup of standup, improv, music, and storytelling.
7:30 – The Improv Hour
The improv hour features teams of players coached by Kevin Mullaney

  • Pancakes Tonight! with Will Meinen, Oopey Mason, David Prouty, Danielle Bluford, Shana Weinstein and Alex Frenkel
  • Richard and the Kids with Richard Scruggs, Jude Tedmori, Kyle Reinhard, Alex Hanpeter, Bethanie John, Matt Pina
  • Delicately Seasoned with Grant Grieshaber, Sara Cardon, Caitlin Wilson, Alex Romero, Jeff Jackel, Phil Caron, Dan de Dios
8:30 – The Variety Hour
Standup, storytelling, music, sketch and occasionally some improv.

  • Stand Up by Collin Bullock
  • Storytelling by Don Hall
  • Solo Performance by Amrita Dhaliwal
  • Musical Guest Sad Banana
  • Solo Performance by Lindsay Williams
9:45 – Mullaney Chain
Kevin invites a great improvisor to play, who invites a third, who invites a fourth who invites one more. This week’s guests:

  • Colleen Doyle
  • Alison Gates

Please RSVP on Facebook!

Sunday Punch (hosted by Joy Joy Tragedy)

Sunday Punch
Sunday Punch hosted by Joy Joy Tragedy

Joy Joy Tragedy is back with a new show, Sunday Punch, a variety show with sketch, standup, music, clown and other solo performances and of course an improv set with Joy Joy Tragedy (Amrita Dhaliwal and Kevin Mullaney).

Every week a new spiked fruit punch to sample!

WHERE: Upstairs Gallery, 5219 North Clark Street, Chicago
WHEN: Sunday nights at 7:30pm, October 18th through December 18th
HOW: FREE and BYOB (suggested $5 donation)

The first week will feature Ever Mainard:

And then some music by Daniel Byshenk:

And sketch comedy by RAM Chicago: Matt Mages, Kate Cohen, Mike Girts and Robert Reid.

Joy Joy Tragedy returns!

My two person show with Amrita Dhaliwal, Joy Joy Tragedy, will be on for one night in September. This is your only chance to see us this month! We will be opening for Improvised Jane Austen at Stage 773.

When: Thursday, September 22nd, 9:30pm
Where: Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont, Chicago IL

Tickets are $10 at the door. Be sure to tell them at the box office that you were invited by Joy Joy Tragedy.

Joy Joy Tragedy opens for Improvised Jane Austen
Joy Joy Tragedy opens for Improvised Jane Austen

What is Joy Joy Tragedy?

Amrita Dhaliwal
Amrita Dhaliwal
In my most recent class at Black Box Acting Studio, I met Amrita Dhaliwal. We were assigned a scene from The Memory of Water. We worked on it and ran it in class a couple of times. At break one day, she asked me if I wanted to perform the scene in a show. She talked about how it was shame all the work we would do to prepare a scene and never get a chance to do it in front of an audience.

Like me, Amrita is also an improvisor and she had a slot in a show that weekend to do some improv. Continue reading “What is Joy Joy Tragedy?”