CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHICAGO SKETCH GROUP SCHADENFREUDE PERFORMS SHOW ABOUT FOOTBALL
WHAT: Schadenfreude, Chicago’s long-running, critically acclaimed sketch comedy ensemble, performs new material to skewer Bears football on Sunday, December 11, 2011, 3 PM at Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave (in Chicago’s Lincoln Park), $5
Chicago’s comedic performers and improvisers take over the play-by-play for a Bears football game while watching on the big screen at one of Chicago’s preeminent rock clubs, Lincoln Hall. Join Schadenfreude and Chicago’s best and brightest performers “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ the heck out of the Sunday gridiron.
CAST: Kate James, Justin Kaufmann, Sandy Marshall, Stephen Schmidt and Adam Witt. Featuring: Cook County Social Club (sketch), Steve Gadlin (Blewt), Ernest Wilkins (RedEye), Scott Waguespack (32nd ward alderman), Burt Natarus (former 42nd ward alderman), Tim Smithe (Walter E. Smithe furniture), Samantha Irby (Bitches Gotta Eat), Ian Belknap (Write Club), Sarah Jindra (WBEZ), Marcus Gilmer (AV Club), Katie Rich (Second City), Phil Ridarelli (Neo-Futurists), Mark Bazer (Interview Show) and many, many more!
HISTORY: Formed in 1997, Chicago’s sketch comedy ensemble Schadenfreude has performed on local and national stages, and is the creator and producer of the radio program “Schadenfreude,” (which aired on Chicago Public Radio 2003-05). Schadenfreude has performed at countless venues including Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, The Second City, The Neo-Futurarium, and in New York City and Los Angeles. Schadenfreude performed sold-out shows at the Chicago Improv Festival and was the inaugural recipient of the “Festival Highlight Award.” The ensemble has been featured in several national comedy festivals, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and at various colleges. Their work is on display at www.schadenfreude.net.