Introducing the ladies of Chicago Ladies in Comedy: Sommer Austin, Rebecca Grossman, Marissa Flaxbart, Stacy Charnay, and Arianna Wheat
Each month, Chicago Ladies in Comedy hosts an interactive workshop series entitled “Breaking the Mold.” At $10 a class, these workshops offer an affordable opportunity for performers to strengthen their abilities. Each month brings a new focus and features a guest instructor. Past guest artists include Deanna Moffatt, Payton Daley, Cameron Esposito, Noelle Williams, David Montgomery, Jonathon Pitts, Colleen Doyle, Susan Messing and more. Breaking the Mold is held the second Monday of every month unless otherwise noted.
The first Wednesday of the month is home to CLiC’s recurring stand-up comedy showcase and open-mic night, “Jills at Jack’s.” The first Wednesday of the month begins at 9pm with a showcase of local Stand-up Comediennes followed by an all inclusive open-mic set. It’s always ladies first but men are welcome. CLiC invites everyone to attend for a chance to mingle with industry professionals or just to enjoy the show. Jill’s at Jacks is a free event hosted by Jack’s on Halsted at Address and Phone number.
On September 10, 2011 CliC produced their first forum, “Chicago Ladies in Comedy Presents Ladies…in Comedy.” At this forum, a panel of female comediennes, performers and teachers discussed the contemporary struggles women face as artists today. Panelists shared their personal experiences and engaged the audience through a Q&A. This event was free to the public and hosted at the Comedy Sportz Theater. The panelists included: Kelsie Huff, Anne Libera, Rachael Mason, Katie Rich, Jet Eveleth, Tara Difrancisco, and Susan Messing. This event was moderated by Deanna Moffatt.
COMING IN 2012
CLiC will continue to provide more free opportunities for the community to serve as a catalyst for change in the coming year. Patrons can look forward to a whole new season of Breaking the Mold, more open forums to cultivate interest, and ignite passion in their field, showcases, open mic nights and many engaging events throughout the coming year. Chicago Ladies in Comedy invite women of ll backgrounds, cultures, and experience levels to connect and become a driving force to change the face of comedy.
Chicago Ladies in Comedy is a Non Profit (501-C3) organization fostering the advancement of women through comedy, outreach, and education. For more information about CLiC please visit their website. http://www.ladiesincomedy.org