You're Being Ridiculous
When: Saturday, August 2nd, 7:30pm
Where: Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark St
What: You're Being Ridiculous is a group of real people telling real (nonfiction) funny stories about their lives with a theme as their guide. Our motto is good stories are better than good times. We laugh at ourselves and laugh with each other. Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours?
How: Tickets are $15 and available here.
When: Monday, August 4th, 7:30pm
Where: Haymarket Brewery, 737 W Randolph St
What: LitMash is a brand new type of show using the slam format. Poetry slam has grown from a raucous bar show in Chicago to a sweeping and hugely popular format in dozens of countries throughout the world. In the last number of years, story slams and comedy slams have been popping up all over the country, led by organizations such as The Moth. There is perhaps no city in America that has a more vibrant literature and performance (”live lit”) scene than Chicago, bolstering an impressive stable of internationally recognized writers in the fields of poetry, music, creative non-fiction, and comedy. The LitMash looks to bridge the omnipresent gaps between these scenes and create the one show where the city’s finest creators can square off in a highly entertaining curated slam unlike any other show out there.
How: Tickets are $8 and available at the door.