Gigs


Frogprov Présente

Mon 16 September 2019

8:00pm

Chicago

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Improv in both French and English, plus some extras.

Monday September 16, 8:00pm
Del Close Theater, iO (1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago)
$12 – discount with code OOHLALA

(Book tickets | Facebook event | Frogprov on Facebook)

What I’m doing: hosting from the piano, underscoring improv, and performing my comedy songs.

Jumping to Delusions

Fri 20 September 2019

9:00pm

Chicago

A Second City Training Center Writing Program graduation show.

Fridays, August 30 to September 20, 9:00pm
Donny’s Skybox, Second City (230 W North Ave, Chicago)
$13/$11/$7

(Show details & tickets)

What I’m doing: I’m music director, co-writing the songs and playing piano.

Fish and Clicks

Fri 20 September 2019

10:30pm

Chicago

A Second City Training Center Writing Program graduation show.

Fridays, August 30 to September 20, 10:30pm
Donny’s Skybox, Second City (230 W North Ave, Chicago)
$13/$11/$7

(Show details & tickets)

What I’m doing: I’m music director, co-writing the songs and playing piano.

ComedySportz

Thu 26 September 2019

8:00pm

Chicago

Competitive short-form improv.

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
ComedySportz Chicago (929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago)
$25

(Book here)

What I’m doing: I’m music director at the keyboards for the Thursday 8pm show.

ComedySportz

Sat 28 September 2019

6:00pm

Chicago

Competitive short-form improv.

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
ComedySportz Chicago (929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago)
$25

(Book here)

What I’m doing: I’m music director at the keyboards for the Saturday 6pm show.

RIFF

Sat 28 September 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

Sat 28 September 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.

Ditto Jones’ Happysad Fun-Time Story Hour

Mon 30 September 2019

8:00pm

Chicago

A variety show with music, drag, dancing, singing, puppets, and/or more!

Monday September 30, 8:00pm
The Crowd Theater (3935 N Broadway, Chicago)
Free/Donation

(Info on The Crowd’s website.)

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

Ten Dollar Comedy

Tue 1 October 2019

8:30pm

Chicago

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An improv and variety show.

Tuesday October 1, 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.

Album Release (House) Concert

Fri 4 October 2019

7:00pm

Chicago

Jake Dewar is releasing a new album called One Nation Under Consideration.

With support from Delorean, Robbie Ellis & Lizzy Rudakas.

Friday October 4, 7:00pm
Chicago Comedy Hour Studio (921 W Newport Ave, Chicago)
Free

(Info on Jake’s website)

What I’m doing: Playing a set of my own comedy songs, guesting on one of Jake’s.

RIFF

Fri 4 October 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.

Anarchy

Thu 10 October 2019

8:00pm

Chicago

An improvised rock opera.

Thursday October 10, 8:00pm
The Annoyance Theatre Mainstage (851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago)
$20/$15

(Tickets)

What I’m doing: Opening for them with some comedy songs.

RIFF

Fri 11 October 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.

Shady Babies

Tue 15 October 2019

9:00pm

Chicago

A comedy show.

Tuesday October 15, 9:00pm
North Bar (1637 W North Ave, Chicago)
$5, doors at 8:30pm

(Shady Babies on Facebook)

What I’m doing: Performing comedy songs.

Storytown Improv

Sat 19 October 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.

Tuesdays@9

Tue 22 October 2019

9:00pm

Chicago

A cold reading session.

Tuesday October 22, 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 Halloween Bash

Sat 26 October 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 7 November 2019

7:30pm

Chicago

An comedy and music variety show.

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

(LFMB Facebook group)

What I’m doing: Playing comedy songs.

The Mid-30s Guide to the Orchestra

Sun 24 November 2019

7:00pm

Chicago

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Comedy songs given the symphonic treatment.
Robbie Ellis, musical comedian
Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago
Mina Zikri, conductor
Paul Desman, guitar
Michael Donley, drums

Sunday November 24 2019, 7:00pm
Holtschneider Performance Center, DePaul University School of Music (2330 N Halsted St, Chicago)
$50/$30/$20/$10

(Tickets | Oistrakh Symphony page | Blog post with more info | Facebook event)

What I’m doing: composing, lyric-writing, arranging, hosting, singing, playing piano and bass guitar.