On Friday Sept 15, 2017 our audience was surprised and delighted with a drop by Stand Up performance from director Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, The Big Sick, Freaks and Geeks) during the Lincoln Lodge show. He was in town dropping off his daughter at Northwestern University and decided to drop by. It was the coolest!
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The Hollywood Reporter named Nick Vatterott one of the “break-outs” at his Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival debut. Since then he has performed on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comics Unleashed, AXS TV, What's your [email protected]%king deal and has a half hour special on Comedy Central. Nick was a producer/writer/performer on Comedy Central’s stand-up sketch hybrid show Mash Up. He's written for MTV, the critic's choice awards and GORBURGER. He's done panel on Red Eye and made an appearance on TRU TV's Friends Of The People. His album FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY was named one of the TOP TEN albums of the year by Vulture, Laughspin and Splitsider. Splitsider also recently highlighted him in their "ON THE VERGE" series. Vulture also named him in their list of THE 50 comedians you should know. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award. And before heading off to NYC, Chicago Magazine listed Nick as “The Funniest Man in Chicago.” Nick Vatterott’s comedy has been called high-energy, improvisational, unconventional, outside the box, but most of all hilarious! (HE NEVER CALLS IT THAT, BUT YOU BETTER BELIEVE HE'LL THROW THAT COMPLIMENT IN HIS BIO!!!)
CATCH HIM THIS WEEK AT UNDER THE GUN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8pm
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
EVENT INFO. & TICKETS: underthegun.theater & thelincolnlodge.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Angie McMahon – 773-270-3340
Mark Geary – 773-251-1539