Performance lasts 90 minutes with no intermission. This all-ages performance contains strong language.
Adam Burke: Originally from the UK, Adam Burke began performing stand-up after writing a piece on comedy for a Chicago magazine. Before long, Burke became a fixture at Midwestern shows and showcases. His absurdist, verbose comedy is long on metaphor and analogy and short on common sense. He has appeared on Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption, the Bob and Tom show, WGN 720 AM radio, Put Your Hands Together, and many more podcasts and shows. Adam has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland OR, as part of the Just for Laughs Chicago festival for four years running, and at the local stage of Funny Or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival. In addition, he has opened for a wide variety of comedians including Marc Maron, Jeff Ross, Hari Kondabolu, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, and many more. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012.
Marc Maron: For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Real Time, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up, The Green Room, two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that allows comics to perform. He has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian (a record 48 times and counting). He has penned a collection of essays titled Attempting Normal, which was released by Spiegel and Grau in 2013. Marc’s first book based on his solo show, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, is available on amazon.com. Marc’s first three CDs, ‘Not Sold Out’, ‘Tickets Still Available’ and ‘Final Engagement’ are comedy cult classics, while his newest album, ‘This Has To Be Funny’ (Comedy Central Records), which was recorded live in Brooklyn, was named #1 Comedy Album of 2011 by LaughSpin.com and named in The AV Club’s Best Comedy Albums of 2011. Marc released his special, Thinky Pain, on Netflix in 2013.
His podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” featuring compelling monologues and in-depth interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Louis CK, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller, premiered in September 2009 and is a worldwide phenomenon averaging 2.5-3 million downloads each month. The show regularly hits #1 on the iTunes charts, was named the #1 Comedy Podcast by LA Weekly as well as The AV Club, and has been called a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and New York Times, among many others. Select WTF episodes began airing on public radio stations across the US in June 2010. A limited edition collection of the first 100 episodes of “WTF with Marc Maron” with video from Live WTF recorded in Brooklyn is available as a two-disc DVD box set on aspecialthing Records.
Marc’s half hour scripted series MARON was picked up by IFC for a second season. Marc was included in TIME Magazine’s 100 short list of the Most Influential People 2012. He was nominated for two Comedy Central 2012 Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Comedy App. He also travels the world performing sold out stand up shows as well as Live WTF stage shows, and was given the honor of delivering the Keynote Address at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
“The Charlie Rose of comedy podcasts” – The National Post
“One of the best comedians in the country” – LaughSpin.com
“One of the darkest, funniest, most influential figures in comedy today” – Rolling Stone
“Maron isn't just a remarkable interviewer in his DIY Internet operation, he's also a one-of-a-kind stand-up comic.” – LA Times