Hey, Can I Bother You, Alexandra Tsarpalas?

Hey, Can I Bother You, Alexandra Tsarpalas?

I first met Alexandra Tsarpalas through the FemCom mafia (aka she’s an alum of the Feminine Comique, a class for women in stand-up here in Chicago). She’s active in the stand-up world here in Chicago and does character work and storytelling too. Alexandra is incredibly down to earth and charming, and I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

Big News (In My World)

Big News (In My World)

I’m really excited to announce that I’ve signed on to help produce Queer Comedy at Zanies! Adam Guerino (the founder of the series) and I share very similar sensibilities about comedy– we want to create inclusive spaces for a broad spectrum of performers where queerness is not a punchline. He’s done amazing things with the … Continue reading

Hey, Can I Bother You, Alex Stone?

Hey, Can I Bother You, Alex Stone?

Alex Stone is relatively new to the Chicago comedy scene– he’s only been here a year, but he’s quickly becoming a must-see in our stand-up scene here. (I’ve heard him described by comics as someone who makes you rethink every joke you’ve ever told, if that sets the bar for you). His voice is very … Continue reading

Hey, Can I Bother You, Ramon Rivas?

Hey, Can I Bother You, Ramon Rivas?

If you’ve been to any kind of live comedy in Cleveland in the past few years, Ramon Rivas has probably had a hand in it– he’s put on over 200 shows a year since 2010 through Chuckefck, his production company. He’s also been performing all over the place– Just For Laughs Chicago, Laughfest, Ingenuity Fest– … Continue reading