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Tickets are free, and a $10 suggested donation can be submitted online here: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=350291. You're also welcome to bring cash to the event. Your ticket comes with one free beer! (21+)
100% of event proceeds will be donated to Extra Life, a global movement that unites gamers of all types to fundraise for their local children’s hospital.
Chicago-found comedy trio, Team Us Comedy, is known for their ability to bring both sharp and silly humor into unorthodox rooms all over Chicago. From distilleries to corporate law offices, each show offers audiences an alternative to the expected routines found on traditional stages and features a line-up of the city’s top comedians.
Join us for this RedEye-recommended variety showcase featuring Chicago’s hottest stand-up, improv, sketch, and musical talent. If you’re ever been curious about trying out comedy, whether it be making things up on stage through improv, projecting your biting commentary of the world through stand up, writing and acting in a SNL-esque scene through sketch or doing something totally more crazy, this is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of up-and-coming comics doing just that.
Vik Pandya Co-Founder, Team Us Comedy | Director of Talent & Recruiting, Farmer's Fridge
Vik is a nationally touring stand up comic based in Chicago. Known for his sharp self-deprecation, observational humor on dating, & hilarious crowd work, he's opened for both Roy Wood Jr. & Michelle Wolf of The Daily Show, and performs regularly at Zanies Comedy Clubs & The Laugh Factory in Chicago. He was a 2017 StandUp NBC Quarterfinalist, and was featured in NBC's Breakout Comedy Festival in 2018. He's shared the stage with mainstream headliners such as: Godfrey, Dan Soder, Big Jay Oakerson - as well as international acts like Vir Das, Zakir Khan & Atul Khatri. As an improviser, Vik has been featured in the 19th & 20th Annual Chicago Improv Festivals, Joshua Tree Int'l Improv/Comedy Festival, BIG DIF Improv Festival, and performs regularly with Comedy Clubhouse house team Conscious Pontius.
Tyler Fowler Co-Founder/Producer/Comedian, Team Us Comedy | Senior Client Success Manager, Popular Pays
Tyler is a true Chicago comedian - born and raised in the suburbs, but tells people he's from Chicago because no one has heard of Lombard IL. Regularly appearing at Zanies Comedy Club, Riddles Comedy Club and in festivals and theaters across the country, Tyler's sense of humor draws on his experiences as a catholic school boy, and an agnostic professional man. As an improviser Tyler has been featured in the 19th & 20th Annual Chicago Improv Festivals, Joshua Tree Int'l Improv/Comedy Festival, BIG DIF Improv Festival, and performs regularly with Comedy Clubhouse house team Conscious Pontius.
Team Us Comedy
Meg Indurti is a nationally touring stand up comic and writer based in Chicago. She was featured as one of 19 Chicagons to know in the 2016 People Issue of Chicago Reader. In 2017, Meg was one of 9 Chicago finalists for StandupNBC, a nationwide search for top stand up talent with a diverse background by NBC Universal. In 2018, Meg made her debut on Comedians You Should Know, the best independent stand-up comedy show in the country. She has performed at the Laugh Factory, including Laugh Factory's Best Stand-up, and Zanies, including the Zanies Rising Stars showcase. She is also one of three producers for Team Us Comedy, a collective known for producing more diverse monthly comedy shows.
Team Us Comedy is a collective of experienced performers and instructors with backgrounds in finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Accomplished in the worlds of comedy and business, Vik Pandya, Tyler Fowler, and Meghana Indurti utilize both skill sets to deliver workshops and produce unique shows for companies and audiences around the country.
Nerdery is a digital business consultancy. We take companies from today to their digital future, working at the leading edge of strategy, design and technology to help clients evolve and thrive. By focusing on business outcomes, Nerdery crafts impactful digital experiences and infrastructures that accelerate digital transformations, innovations, modernizations and operational initiatives. Nerdery was founded in 2003 and has offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City and Phoenix.
Extra Life is a global movement that unites gamers of all types to fundraise for their local children’s hospital. Participants fundraise with friends, family, coworkers and online communities and host gaming marathons in support of local children’s hospital. Founded by Children’s Miracle Network, Extra Life takes place in over 150 markets and supports more than 140 local children’s hospitals. In the Chicagoland area, all funds raised through Extra Life support the areas of greatest need at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the top ranked children’s hospital in the state of Illinois. In 2019, over 800 gamers united to raise more than $180,000 for Lurie Children’s. Thanks to the support of gamers, Lurie Children’s is able to provide superior pediatric care and take innovative strides in cutting edge research, community programs, and family-focused, compassionate care.
TLDR: we play games to help heal kids.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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