As you may or may not know, we’ve been renting chairs from the convenient and affable Doolin’s Party Supply, which has allowed us to provide seating for our audience since we moved to Great Lakes Tattoo last August. Their pricing is fair, but it was always our dream to someday have a set of folding chairs of our very … Continue reading

Wanted: Photographers!

Hiya! You may have noticed that sometimes we have great photos to share, and other times… not so much. If you’re a shutterbug and would like to volunteer your skills for us, let us know! We’ve got four guest VIP passes to Chicago Improv at Woodfield Mall, and/or could buy you dinner in exchange for your services. … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Allen Green

Our friend Allen Green is reading with us! Allen has been in the audience at several shows, and taken some great photos of our performers. We’re thrilled to have him step in front of the mic this month. Over the past 6 years, Allen Green has been a student at Second City, studying improvisation, storytelling, … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Alyson Lyon

ZOMIGOD we have a special SUPRISE READER… Alyson Lyon! Alyson is a storyteller from the way back, an Original Gangster of Live Lit, and that’s JUST TWO of her titles! Alyson Lyon, a graduate of DePaul’s Theatre School, has her hands in many artistic pots. She is a comedic performer/writer/director who also works as a makeup … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Alexandra Tsarpalas

We are thrilled to include Alexandra Tsarpalas in the our first lineup of 2015! Alexandra is a stand-up comic, storyteller and solo character performer. She was a contestant on the latest season of Impress These Apes, a regular with the kates and a cast member at 100 Proof Comedy. She is known for her quirky … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Wendy McClure

We ALMOST had Wendy as a reader last December, but then some horrible weather caused some problems and we had to reschedule, so she’s technically a first timer at TASW, but we’ve counted her among our friends and supporters for some time. Wendy McClure is the author of several books, including The Wilder Life: My … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Bill Hillmann

Among other things, Bill Hillmann has been gored by a bull. For real. It was all over the news a couple months ago. Bill Hillmann is the author of the award winning, internationally acclaimed, debut Chicago novel The Old Neighborhood. Hillmann’s writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Washington Post, and NPR. His highly anticipated … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Allison Kelley

Everyone: Meet Allison Kelly. Allison – this is Everyone. Allison Kelley grew up in Connecticut but moved to Chicago after Googling “Tina Fey” and finding out about the Second City Theatre. She covers comedy and live lit for Chicagoist and gets into teen angst and ‘90s pop culture on her blog, She has performed at … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Dmitry Samarov

Our next show is this Sunday at Great Lakes Tattoo! While you’re there, take a moment to check out the exhibit of woodcuts by Bryn Perrott, a.k.a. Deerjerk, on display in the Great State Gallery through January 3rd. Have you met Dmitry Samarov? You really should. Dmitry Samarov was born in Moscow, USSR in 1970. He immigrated … Continue reading