Tagged with Chad Briggs

Get to Know: Chad Briggs

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! Time keeps on slipping into the future, which means pretty soon we’re going to fall into Essay Fiesta. Our next show is Oct. 17, and we are pleased as punch to welcome back Chad Briggs. Chad is one of the most prominent comics in the Chicago stand-up scene. He’s performed at … Continue reading

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Essay Fiesta Announces Its October Line-Up

Fall is most certainly in the air, which means its time to warm up with some spiked apple cider, some canned soup and a bunch of great writers. On Oct. 17, Essay Fiesta will be welcoming a range of talent, from stand-up comics to savvy storytellers. Feast your eyes on our line-up: OutLoud Chicago producer … Continue reading

Second City 7 Day Shorts

Update! The short is now officially on the Second City 7 Day Shorts YouTube Channel. Hurrah! Here’s the much-anticipated video short we’ve been telling you about featuring Essay Fiesta co-producer Keith Ecker. It’s called “Atomic Test,” and it was written by Essay Fiesta alum Bryan Bowden, filmed by Essay Fiesta videographer Elizabeth McQuern and co-starring … Continue reading

Alyson and Keith Take Over the World

First, thank you everyone who made it out to Essay Fiesta last night. We raised nearly $100 for Howard Brown. If you didn’t make it, here’s just a taste of what you missed: An essay about how pimping really is not easy An essay about how the movie The Toy starring Richard Pryor was more … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta is Tonight!

Come out and see some amazing readers at Essay Fiesta. We’ll be starting at the Book Cellar at 7 p.m. sharp. Raffle prizes include free martial arts classes, framed photos by Mary Wagner and ChUC tickets. All money goes to benefit Howard Brown. Here’s tonight’s fantastic line-up (in the exact order)! Essay Fiesta co-producer Alyson … Continue reading

March 15th Line-Up Announced!

Greetings Essay Fiesta fans! We here at the ole Essay Fiesta are already booking as far out as July, and boy do we have some amazing talent, from award-winning authors to award-winning stand-up comedians. It’s quite the award-winning, eclectic mix. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. March is around the corner. And along with … Continue reading