Tagged with Mike O’Connell

Get To Know Mike O’Connell

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

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

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