#AccidentalComedyFest Day 6: Chucklefck Stage at Ingenuity Fest
September 20, 2013 @ 8 p.m.
For the 3rd year in a row, Chucklefck is in charge of curating the comedy stage at Ingenuity Fest and this year it's denser than ever!
The comedy programming will run from 8p - 1a and feature sketch, stand up + podcasts depending on the hour.
Programming includes stand up, sketch and a live recording of THE AWKWARD SEX SHOW
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Brian Kenny (Host)
Diabetic warrior. Featured performer on 2013 Alan Cox Show Comedy Tour
Adam Burke (8p)
Originally from the UK, Adam Burke began performing stand-up after writing a piece on comedy for a Chicago magazine. Before long, Burke became a fixture at Midwestern shows and showcases. His absurdist, verbose comedy covers not only the vagaries of life in his adopted hometown of Chicago, but also the usefulness of mammoths, dogs who study law, and the importance of gangland grammar. He has appeared on the Bob and Tom show, WGN 720 AM radio, The Paper Machete on WBEZ, Doug Loves Movies, and more. Adam has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland OR, and as part of the Just for Laughs Chicago festival for five years running. He has opened for a wide variety of comedians including Marc Maron, Jeff Ross, Maria Bamford, Bo Burnham, and Jake Johannsen. His first album, Universal Squirrel Theory, was released on A Special Thing Records in 2012.
Rhea Butcher (8p)
Rhea Butcher grew up in Akron, Ohio, but cut her teeth comically in Chicago at the Second City and iO before starting her career in standup. Bringing a lady’s James Dean type cool & highly personal jokes, Rhea has performed at clubs like Zanies, the Jukebox, & Flappers & alt rooms like Chicago Underground Comedy, The Hideout & The Lincoln Lodge. Rhea was part of the first Chicago Women’s Funny Festival & the OutLoud Chicago Queer Comedy contest winner of 2012. She also helped to launch, produce & host Performance Anxiety at the Pleasure Chest, which is a Midwest spinoff of the highly successful LA version created by TJ Miller. She has opened for the likes of Maria Bamford and Bobcat Goldthwait. After moving to LA in fall 2012, Rhea quickly got to work in her new city & recently produced & hosted the first of a series of Qweirdo shows at UCB LA. She was part of the 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival and will be a part of the first ever Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival taking place on a boat, in the Atlantic Ocean with Marc Maron, Eugene Mirman, The Mountain Goats and more!
Cameron Esposito (8p)
Cameron Esposito has appeared at TBS’ Just for Laughs Chicago and the Aspen Rooftop and Bridgetown Comedy Festivals, on LOGO, and NPR’s The Sound of Young America. Her hour solo show, SIDE MULLET NATION, debuted as a production of TBS’ Just for Laughs Chicago Festival (Best of the Fest, The Onion’s AV Club). SMN’s is currently running at the Playground Theater in Chicago and has been featured in Time Out Chicago (Critics’ Pick), Chicago Reader, and Gapers Block.
Known for her “effervescent storytelling” (AV Club), Cameron acts as ringmaster for Chicago-based touring circus company El Circo Cheapo Cabaret, and created and teaches the world’s only all-female standup course, The Feminine Comique.
Cameron released her debut standup album, Grab Them Aghast, on Rooftop Comedy Records in 2010.
Ron Babcock (9p)Comedy’s Ron Babcock has been on TV. Not enough to be famous, but enough to make people from his high school impressed. He was a 'New Face' at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and a winner at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. He’s been on Last Comic Standing, The Rotten Tomatoes Show and HBO’s The Life and Times of Tim. He also nails casual conversation.
Last Call Cleveland (9p)
Last Call Cleveland is a solid sketch comedy group with a stupid, gay name. But it's too late to change it now because it's already on some t-shirts and stuff so we're just dealing with it. Last Call has been performing sketch comedy on television and stage for over five years and in that time they've created content that has varied in quality from "excellent" to "unspeakably bad". Aside from performing all over Cleveland we do shows monthly at The House of Blues. We've done gigs at The Chicago Sketch Fest, DC Comedy Fest, LA's Improv Olympic West and various other far less impressive cities and hamlets. We all have real jobs that selfishly monopolize the majority of our time, but we still get together to tape new stuff and do stage shows occasionally in order to stay sane and force women to look at us. Thanks for checking out our page. Swing by www.lastcallsketch.com for more info about the gang and details on when we'll be putting on our next pageant.
Danny Jolles (10p)
Danny Jolles is a comedian/actor based out of NYC and LA. His sketch group Chess Club Comedy has been featured on the front page of Collegehumor, Dailymotion and Funny or Die. A sketch he wrote and starred in called Guess appeared on Tosh.0 as the Viewer Video. As a stand up, Danny has appeared in the LA Comedy Festival, The Laughing Skull Festival and is currently a finalist in the Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest in LA. Danny also appeared on the TV Show “Into The Night With...” hosting for Reggie Watts. Danny has been in a lot of commercials, most of which you probably haven't seen. You will soon see him in a series of Coca-Cola commercials. Danny is also really fun to hang out with.
Stu McCallister (10p)
Stu McCallister has been doing comedy long enough. He has worked with college crowds, pastor appreciation crowds (tough room), comedy clubs and bars. He talks mostly about his inadequacies in the dating world, how tough his name was for him as a child, and his physical appearance. A bit off-kilter, a bit weird, but a lot of funny. You will be sure to like him.
Puterbaugh Sisterz (10p)
Tiffany and Danielle Puterbaugh will revolutionize. The Puterbaugh Sisters are bringing comedy duos back or at least to the back of every dive bar.
Through a lifetime of family, they have developed their own brand of alternative comedy.
The Onion AV Club Chicago says...
“Taking their shtick into absurdist parallel universes...it works 100% of the time. Making them one of the most innovative and up and coming acts to catch in town,"
"Chicago's best duo act."
They have performed in The Andy Kaufman Awards at Gotham Comedy Club, New York and Chicago Sketch Fest, TBS Just For Laughs Festival Chicago, co-produce "The Blackout Diaries", feat. In TBS Just for Laughs, ring mistresses of El Circo Cheapo, Chicago's punk rock circus, cast members of Chicago Underground Comedy and produce a six year running, critically acclaimed comedy/variety show, “Entertaining Julia,” recently featured at NerdMelt Showroom in LA.
"There is probably no better free show in the city."Entertaining Julia's" reputation has only grown, becoming something of a cult sensation," The Onion AV Club.
It's like watching The Waynes Brothers, before they made the movie “White Chicks”.
Tyler Jackson (10p)
Tyler Jackson is an up-and-coming standup from Louisville, Kentucky. He lives in Chicago now and has no idea what he is doing and frequently gets lost on public transit. He has somehow wormed his way into a job where he has a lot of free time to write jokes, which he cobbles together into an act made up of absurd one-liners and embarrassing personal details. He hopes this makes you feel better about yourself and where you are in life, you monster.
Matty Ryan (10p)
Matty Ryan is a Chicago classic. Born, bred, and beer-battered in an Irish neighborhood on the city’s South Side, Matty has been touring and performing throughout Chicago and beyond for the past several years. His rapid-fire delivery and deft takes on his burgeoning (and unwanted) adulthood, things he’s learned from the elderly, and the fine art of the outdoor nap have made him a favorite at showcases and clubs throughout the country. An alumnus of the Second City, Matty has appeared at Zanies, The Laugh Factory, The Improv, and the Hollywood Comedy Store. He currently co-produces The Blackout Diaries every Saturday at The Lincoln Lodge, and Parlour Car every Thursday at Bar Deville; both in Chicago. Also, please tell your parents he says hello.
Kris McDermott (11p)
Kris McDermott is a digital marketing nerd by day and teller of jokes
and stories by night, wherever they'll let her.
She came to comedy in the fall of 2012, deciding on a whim to take The
Feminine Comique, a world-class foundational stand-up class focused on
the female experience, as a personal challenge. She quickly got
hooked, and started attending open mics and doing showcases shortly
Originally from a small town in Ohio, her voice is dry with a
blue-collar sensibility. She's interested in exploring topics like
gender, race and class, always with a self-deprecating voice. She's
performed in Chicago showcases such as Stand-Up at Studio Be, The Gogo
Show, Doris & Marge At Large and Tassel-Free Comedy.
Kristin Clifford (11p)
Kristin Clifford started doing stand-up in 2009, and has since become one of the most beloved comics in the Chicago stand-up scene. Kristin’s warm presence onstage is a rarity in stand-up comedy and really draws audiences in-- but this rose has a thorn. Her face may be sweet, but her observational and autobiographical comedy cuts like a knife. Kristin’s lovable yet biting take on topics like working life, dating, and pop culture has made her relatable to audiences all over the country. Aside from being an accomplished stand-up, Kristin is also a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory, as well as the iO. In 2012, Kristin performed in the TBS Just For Laughs Festival, and she regularly performs at showcases all over Chicago and sometimes other states!
Kristin is a cast member of ComedySportz 100 Proof comedy and the co-producer of Performance Anxiety (with Goodrich Gevaart) and the Stardust Showcase. She's also appeared in the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland, OH, Snubfest, Chicago Women's Funny Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.
Conor Delehany (11p)
Conor Delehanty is an up and coming comic based out of Chicago, and he performs in rooms across the Midwest. Conor's act includes a tone of voice that is as engaging as this bio and a stage presence one woman after a show described as 'tall'. Conor's biggest accomplishment as a comic thus far has been taking full advantage of the free food in the Bob and Tom green room.
Carey Callahan (11:45p AWKWARD SEX SHOW LIVE)
Carey Callahan is a comic and Cleveland kid now based in Berkeley, California. Afterellen.com recently said of him, "Callahan’s unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit of happiness is unmatched....he brilliantly relays personal anecdotes while both engaging social issues and tickling audience’s feelings of identity and recognition." He's charmed audiences since 2006 at Zanies, Chicago’s Mayne Stage, Chicago Underground Comedy, The Cleveland Comedy Festival, and the Ohio Lesbian Festival. (You know, before.) He is the host and creator of The Awkward Sex Show podcast (www.awkwardsexshow.com), in which guests compete to tell the most awkward sex story