This week in Chicago is the Just For Laughs Festival. The citywide event welcomes all kinds of personalities from the comedy world, from established veterans such as Steve Martin and Martin Short to local up-and-comers like Dan Telfer and Cameron Esposito. As fate would have it, L.A. comic and friend of Essay Fiesta Mike O’Connell … Continue reading
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Essay Fiesta Announces June Line-Up
Hey Essay Fiesta fans! Our June line-up has shaped up to be an eclectic mix of extraordinary talent. Mark your calendars for June 20 at 7 p.m. and prepare to have your socks completely wowed off. Essay Fiesta is proud to welcome: Actor, writer and director Jason Economus . . . . Story Club producer … Continue reading
Get To Know Tom Wolferman, Kristin Clifford and Mike O’Connell
Due to technical difficulties (Keith’s computer broke), Essay Fiesta has been unable to post to the blog for the past few days. So we’re making up for loss time today with THREE “Get to Knows.” Our first reader to spotlight is Tom Wolferman. Tom is an ad man and an essayist. This man’s got a … Continue reading
Reading Shows Galore!
December is not just the holiday season, tis the season of readings! Essay Fiesta is producing two amazing shows this month that are not to be missed! This Friday Alyson and Keith will be reading some truly horrific holiday tales in “Holidays Are Hell.” The show is produced by the Chicago Story Collective, a superhero … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Recommends The Living Wake
Hiya! First of all, we want to thank everyone that came out to Essay Fiesta last night. It was a wonderful show, and it wouldn’t have been half as wonderful without all of you. Also, thanks to all our readers and the Book Cellar because without you, there’d be no show. Many of last night’s … 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
Last-Minute Addition: Mike O’Connell
Essay Fiesta is proud to announce the last-minute addition of L.A. comic Mike O’Connell to the March line-up. This will be Mike’s second appearance at the series. Watch the genius at work below: