Tagged with Chicago Underground Comedy

Get to Know Our May Readers!

Essay Fiesta is right around the corner…on Monday. And this is such a great line-up that Alyson and Keith are doing jumping jacks just to get out all our anxious energy in advance. As always, we’ll be benefiting 826CHI and giving away prizes from our wonderful sponsors like Southport Grocery & Cafe, Murder Mystery Maniacs and Chicago Underground Comedy. So … Continue reading

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Essay Fiesta Announces February Line-Up

February is for lovers, and coincidentally so is Essay Fiesta. In fact, we consider every show a love fest. We love the Book Cellar, we love 826CHI, we love our sponsors Southport Grocery & Cafe and our partner Chicago Underground Comedy. And most of all, we love you. And we hope you love the readers … Continue reading

Get to Know: Jen Bosworth and Dana Norris

The next Essay Fiesta is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for the 19th at 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar. With amazing readers and great raffle prizes from Threadless, Southport Grocery and Chicago Underground Comedy, this show will be a doozy. We are pleased as Christmas punch to be welcoming two of the … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Anniversary: What You Missed

If you didn’t get a chance to see the Essay Fiesta 2-year anniversary spectacular, here’s what you missed: Alyson Lyon still loves Matt Dillon. Will Matt Dillon love Alyson Lyon? Ian Belknap wants to kill James Franco. More prizes than you could carry home in your arms. BIG THANKS to Southport Grocery and Cafe, Dabble, … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Anniversary Raffle Prizes

As you probably know, Essay Fiesta holds a raffle  that benefits 826CHI. Raffle prizes have included everything from a Threadless gift certificate to a student-penned novel (from 826, of course) to a home-knitted scarf (thanks Alyson’s aunt!). Our prizes are indeed awesome and raffle tickets are only a dollar, but the biggest win of them … Continue reading

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

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

Essay Fiesta Goes Under Construction

Hey everyone! First, thank you for coming out to last night’s Essay Fiesta. You did make it, right? If not, you missed one of the best shows yet. The Book Cellar was packed, and the readers (big thanks to all of them) brought their A games. Plus, we gave away some stellar prizes, including tickets … Continue reading

Come Rain Or Shine, Essay Fiesta Is Tonight!

The weather report says it’s going to rain. Fortunately Essay Fiesta is indoors. Come on out and grab yourself some hot tea or a cold beer and listen to these amazing storytellers do their thing. 2nd Story literary director Megan Stielstra Neo-Futurist alum and playwright Andy Bayiates The Kates producer and stand-up comic Kelsie Huff … Continue reading