Join us for Friday Night Live, a variety show and fundraiser hosted by CAPE’s Associate Board and featuring performances by a dazzling array of Chicago’s finest performers!
DATE & TIME
Friday, October 18, 2019
Doors at 7:30pm; Show starts at 8pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
909 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL 60614
Tickets are $25 each (non-refundable)
The show is BYOB
There will be #FreeSnacks
The Storefront is an exciting and growing comedy troupe established out of an abandoned storefront in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, IL. We slowly built a repertoire along with our own fast-paced style, initially through shows produced out of the 50 seat underground theater and stage we built ourselves in what became known as “The Storefront,” and then cultivated that style with shows in many of Chicago’s premiere comedy theatre spaces. now established as the “pickup basketball game of comedy,” we not only produce several storefront comedy shows but also host, feature and collaborate with a variety of performers throughout Chicago.
At 20 years old, Maddie Wiener has opened for Dave Attell, Rich Vos, Nikki Glaser, Joe List, and others. With a style described as “irreverent humor … with a streak of brazenness,” “abrasive and likable at the same time,” and “that bitch is going to hell,” her stand-up has garnered attention online with over 6 and a half million total views on Laugh Factory Hollywood’s Instagram page. She has appeared on Sirius XM Radio’s RawDog Comedy, was a 2018 semi-finalist for Stand-Up NBC, performed in the 2019 Limestone Comedy Festival, and is a regular at Goodnights Comedy Club and Dead Crow Comedy Room in her home state of North Carolina, as well as at The Comedy Bar and The Laugh Factory where she attends school in Chicago, IL.
Devin Middleton is a writer and performer from Fort Wayne, IN. He’s a 2019 NBC/Second City Bob Curry Fellow, has been featured on Las Culturistas’ “I Don’t Think So Honey Live!”, and was also on an episode of a new Amazon Prime show that he can’t legally mention until it airs. Sorry! Not going to stop him from bragging though! Devin also does music under the name Debonair Status, but it’s not comedic and everyone’s surprised by that. Follow him @DebonairStatus on Twitter and Instagram for hot takes and pictures of his shoes.
Chrissi is a singer, actor, comedian, and real life Polynesian lady living in Chicago, IL. She hails from St. Paul, and has the horrible accent to prove it. A graduate of Columbia College Jazz Studies program. Chrissi is dedicated to using her Bachelor of Music for creating a fresh approach to musical comedy. Blending a bold sound and restive demeanor, she continues to be a staple solo act for some of the best stages in Chicago. Previous appearances include The Lincoln Lodge, The Paper Machete, Chicago Underground Comedy, and Strip Joker. Offstage, she works as a cast member in iO Comedy Network team Free Street Parking, & with the sketch comedy web series Unlikely Friends.
Rence Nemeh is a Chicago-based nightlife comedian. He has performed original sketch comedy with The Second City house company’s sketch revue The Dark Side of the Buffoon, and he has just finished performing in their summer children’s theatrical Totally Bonkers Improv Showdown. He has performed his original drag music all over the Chicago nightlife scene, the New York International Fringe Festival, Duke University’s industry showcases, and even cool furniture store openings! He would like to thank The Storefront team for their brilliant work producing the most fun and most memorable shows in town, as well as the folks over at Burrow Furniture for their brilliant work selling luxurious, leather sofas with built-in USB chargers. Follow him on IG @lawlessfury and say hi after the show!
Tyler Sjöström (aka TYSJö aka Gregg) makes folk music. He makes pop music. He makes a mean bourbon on the rocks. He resides in Chicago-land… not Chicago. His solo sets grip you with fear and intrigue. His voice rips you asunder and then rebuilds you into something better. He will forget your name, but your face… it’s all he thinks about.