Gigs


Artist Collective Comedy & Music Showcase

Thu 23 May 2019

7:00pm

Chicago

The Artist Collective puts on a good long gig of music comedy featuring Handsome Naked, Higherwave, Matchbox 420, Robbie Ellis, Ross Childs, Kimi Arquines, and Jeff Blaylock.

Thursday May 23 2019
HVAC Pub (3530 N Clark St, Chicago)
Doors 6pm, show starts 7pm.
$15/$10.

(Tickets | Facebook event)

What I’m doing: Performing a set of comedy songs from the piano.

Legends in the Game Join a Cult

Fri 24 May 2019

10:00pm

Chicago

A sketch show inside a cult compound.

Fridays, May 3 to 24, 10:00pm
Blackout Cabaret, Second City (230 W North Ave, Chicago)
$13/$11/$7

(Show details & tickets | Facebook event)

What I’m doing: I’m music director, co-writing the songs and doing the original sound design.

Northbrook Symphony: Celebrate Music

Fri 24 May 2019

6:00pm

Northbrook

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Music; cocktails; appetizers and dessert, celebrating the handover of maestros from Larry Rapchak to Mina Zikri.

All proceeds benefit the Northbrook Symphony.

Friday May 24, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sunset Ridge Country Club (2100 Sunset Ridge Rd, Northbrook)
(Tickets)

What I’m doing: Hosting the event and performing some of my songs.

Storytown Improv

Sat 25 May 2019

10:30am

Chicago

An improvised musical for kids.

Saturdays, 10:30am
Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago)
$10

(Book here)

What I’m doing: Playing the piano as music director.

Sundown Sessions

Tue 28 May 2019

6:00pm

Chicago

An outdoor chamber music concert organised by the International Music Foundation.

GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dances (selection)
PIAZZOLLA: Summer, from Four Seasons in Buenos Aires
Esther Lee & Sung Chang, piano
ARBAN: Fantasy & Variations on The Carnival of Venice
SCHUBERT: Serenade
FALLA: Seven Popular Spanish Songs
Dorival Puccini Jr, trumpet; Paul Hamilton, piano

Gallagher Way (3635 N Clark St, Chicago)
6:00pm
Free

What I’m doing: MCing the event.

Tuesdays@9

Tue 28 May 2019

9:00pm

Chicago

A cold reading session.

Tuesday May 28, 9:00pm
The Annoyance Theatre – Small Theatre (851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago)
Free

(More info here)

What I’m doing: Playing a couple of comedy songs in between cold reads.

RIFF

Fri 31 May 2019

10:30pm

Chicago

Chicago’s Music Improv Party.

Every Friday & Saturday, 10:30pm
iO Chicago (1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago)
$20/$15

(Book here | RIFF on Facebook)

What I’m doing: I’m music director from multiple keyboards.

RIFF

Fri 7 June 2019

10:30pm

Chicago

Chicago’s Music Improv Party.

Every Friday & Saturday, 10:30pm
iO Chicago (1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago)
$20/$15

(Book here | RIFF on Facebook)

What I’m doing: I’m music director from multiple keyboards.

Storytown Improv

Sun 9 June 2019

11:00am

Chicago

An improvised musical for kids.

Sunday June 9, 11:00am
Lickity Split Frozen Custard (6056 N Broadway, Chicago)
$10
Part of the Pivot Arts Festival.

(Book here)

What I’m doing: Playing the keyboard as music director.

Ten Dollar Comedy

Tue 11 June 2019

8:30pm

Chicago

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An improv and variety show.

Tuesday June 11, 8:30pm
Judy’s Beat Lounge, The Second City (230 W North Ave, Chicago)
$10

(Book here)

What I’m doing: Playing comedy songs from the piano, then playing music for the host team Potential Boyfriends.

RIFF

Fri 14 June 2019

10:30pm

Chicago

Chicago’s Music Improv Party.

Every Friday & Saturday, 10:30pm
iO Chicago (1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago)
$20/$15

(Book here | RIFF on Facebook)

What I’m doing: I’m music director from multiple keyboards.

Live from Mom’s Basement

Thu 20 June 2019

7:30pm

Chicago

An comedy and music variety show.

Thursday June 20, 7:30pm
In a basement in Ravenswood, Chicago (message for details)
Free

(LFMB Facebook group)

What I’m doing: Playing comedy songs.

Rush Hour Concert: Audience Choice

Tue 25 June 2019

5:45pm

Chicago

A chamber music concert organised by the International Music Foundation, where you get to choose which work you hear in full.

BLOCH: Suite
CLARKE: Viola Sonata
Anthony Devroye, viola; Daniel Schlosberg, piano

St James Cathedral (65 E Huron St, Chicago)
5:45pm
Free

What I’m doing: MCing the event.

Ten Dollar Comedy

Tue 30 July 2019

8:30pm

Chicago

An improv and variety show.

Tuesday July 30, 8:30pm
Judy’s Beat Lounge, The Second City (230 W North Ave, Chicago)
$10

(Book here)

What I’m doing: Playing comedy songs from the piano, then probably playing music for the host team Potential Boyfriends.

FuMPFest

Fri 9 August 2019 - End date: Sun 11 August 2019

Chicago

The Funny Music Project presents FuMPFest 2019!

Friday August 9 to Sunday August 11
Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare Area (5615 N Cumberland Ave, Chicago)

(Info and tickets)

What I’m doing: Performing a one-hour set during the festival and participating in other bits and pieces.