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A Celebration of Women in Comedy

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Keenan Kareoke!
Thursday, June 15th @ 10:30 PM
Join us for drink specials and karaoke on-the-house in the Stage773 lobby on opening night of Chicago Women's Funny Fest 2017! Your DJ, Keenan Camp is an actor/improviser/writer/director/middle child/cat dad, originally from the Great Lakes state of Michigan. He's been studying and performing comedy in Chicago for almost a decade, and can currently be seen in VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking show, which he also co-produces and co-created. He's performed at CWFF with Dead Broads Yapping as Teddy Roosevelt, and has destroyed minds with his Spotify playlists as DJ Swaggs Boson. He's our returning karaoke king, running the picks and playing cool dude host. Get your karaoke go-to's ready and join us!
Sushi Roll (Free Temperance Beer!)
Friday, June 16th @ 11:30 PM
If we had only one word to describe Chicago cover band sensations, Sushi Roll, it would by ANIMAZING! Formed in early 2012, Sushi Roll quickly perfected their own unique blend of high energy dance music and rock n roll swagger…and then topped it off with memorable stage costumes, inspired by cosplay and Anime! Founded by music industry vets and fronted by two of the most mesmerizing young lead singer’s in Chicago, Sushi Roll is made up of one part driving rock band, one part light-hearted pop, and one part over-the-top theatrical verve. sushiroll.com
Improv Nerd - Interview Show with Special Guest Jill Valentine
Saturday, June 17th @ 4:30pm
Improv Nerd is a weekly podcast that is recorded in front of a live audience, hosted by Jimmy Carrane, a well-known improv teacher in Chicago and former host on Chicago Public Radio. In each episode, Jimmy interviews an icon in the world of improv, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at careers in comedy. The show is hosted on FeralAudio.com, a Los Angeles-based podcast collective that also hosts shows by Dan Harmon, Chelsea Peretti, Todd Barry, Matt Dywer and others. Past guests have included Jeff Garlin, Tim Meadows, David Koechner, Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz, Andy Richter, Matt Besser, Susan Messing, TJ Jagodowski and more.
CHICKUBATOR – Hosted by Marla Depew (Free Temperance Beer!)
Saturday, June 17th @ Midnight
Performers performing to Performers!!! Sign up for 5 minute slots for this free for all midnight Jam! Marla Depew is a comedic performer and writer, a graduate of The Second City Training Center's Writing Program, a co-producer of the queer- and women-friendly comedy show Just Dickin' Around, the founder of comedy showcase Laughs In The Lounge, and the creator of the one-woman shows Marla Depew: Recovering Christian and Marla Depew's Mom: Farmgirl Gone Wild. She's performed standup and sketch comedy at festivals and showcases around the country. She's obsessed with Sinead O'Connor and writes feminist fan fiction about The Bachelor franchise called Will You Accept This Prose.