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Under The Gun Theater and the Lincoln Lodge Announce Partnership for 2017/2018 Season

Two respected pillars of the Chicago independent comedy season combine forces to produce a truly unique program!
Acclaimed North Side comedy theater Under the Gun and the nation’s longest running independent stand up showcase The Lincoln Lodge are partnering to produce a program containing sketch, improv, stand up and storytelling shows all under one roof in a true first for the Chicago comedy scene.


Angie McMahon, Owner of Under the Gun Theater comments that “We were looking for an innovative approach for our fall and winter programming and when we heard that the Lincoln Lodge was seeking a new venue we decided to invite them to come on over to our house! We are excited that the inclusion of a stand up focused showcase in our offering also presents a lot of opportunity for collaboration and innovation across the comedy disciplines”

Mark Geary, president of Tight Five Productions, the non-profit that produces the Lincoln Lodge, added “It’s no secret that we are actively looking for a permanent home for our productions so when the invite came for a place to produce our 18th Lincoln Lodge season we jumped at the chance to partner on a truly unique experiment in programming.

Not only will the Lincoln Lodge be joining established Under the Gun hits like Tinderella and Breaking News in its weekly offering but Tight Five Productions will also be leveraging its relationship with the Stand up community to bring other shows into the collaboration. To that end the critically acclaimed Blackout Diaries show hosted by renowned Chicago comedian and producer Sean Flannery has already been added to the slate of programming at Under The Gun theater set to debut in September of 2017.

WHAT: Under The Gun Theater

WHEN: Fall 2017 through Summer 2018

COST: See website for show specific details

WHERE: 956 West Newport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657


MEDIA CONTACT:    Angie McMahon – 773-270-3340

            Mark Geary – 773-251-1539