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The Onion and A.V. Club present
Tig Notaro with
Kyle Kinane, and Mike Lebovitz - Part of The 1st Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival
Friday, June 13, 2014
at Athenaeum Main Stage
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop
7pm=All Ages; 10pm=18+. Each performance lasts 90 minutes with no intermission. Performance contains strong language.
Mike Lebovitz began his comedy career at the age of six with clowning classes at the local JCC. He's been delighting and confounding audiences ever since with his off-beat yet accessible (!) brand of humor.
His diverse background in acting, directing, writing and improv allows Mike to draw on range of disciplines in constructing his act, which uses subversive turns of phrase and outlandish viewpoints to highlight the inherent absurdity of being. That's the fancy way of saying it; mostly he just makes funny faces at the audience. In fact, it's been said that Lebo has the best eye-work in the business. But a lot of things have been said, so who knows...
Let's put it this way: Mike doesn't point out life's little quirks; he rolls around and farts on them! Does that make sense? No? But it kind of seemed like it did for a second, right? That's exactly what his act is like! Just check it out, you'll like it. Or maybe you won't, but then everyone will think you're super dumb, so best keep that to yourself, mmmm?
What we can say for sure is that Mike is a member of the popular Chicago-based collective, Comedians You Should Know. He and his good buddy Junior Stopka also co-curate Señorita Weiner's Top Secret Humor Experiment and Ice Cream Social Club, Chicago's longest-running clandestine, nomadic comedy showcase and the original members-only ice cream social. Also too (2!), Mike was featured as a New Face at the 2013 Montreal Comedy Festival. Yay!
I hope you enjoyed reading this. I enjoyed typing it! #withmydick
Tig Notaro: Tig Notaro was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore comedy album LIVE. The album sold over 100,000 units in just 6 weeks, which is unheard of for comedy albums today. Louis CK is quoted as saying that it is one of the best stand-up performances he ever saw. Tig remains a favorite on both PRI’s This American Life, and on Conan.
Kyle Kinane: Kyle Kinane is a comedian seen on Comedy Central and Conan, as well as peddling his wares in lands near and far. His mother is finally accepting his life choice. Also, farts.