Tagged with Monte LaMonte

Essay Fiesta Announces September Line-Up

Essay Fiesta had a packed house this past Monday! Thank you all for coming out and showing your support for the local live lit community and for 826CHI. We broke a new fundraising record! Good on you! Our next show is Sept. 17! Co-producer Alyson Lyon is being called away on make-up duty, so we’ll … Continue reading

So You Think You Can Lie: The Biggest Liar Contest

A lying contest in a funeral home?! Who wouldn’t want to see 10 of Chicago’s biggest and best liars (and storytellers) go head to head in a usually somber setting? That’s exactly what’s going down at the 43rd Annual Chicago’s Biggest Liar Contest! Produced by Essay Fiesta alumni Scott Whitehair, the show will feature a variety of … 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

Get To Know Monte LaMonte

Yo! Essay Fiesta fans! Did you know we have a show in a week? We do! And it’s going to be super fantastic fun times for all! And one man that is sure to bring the fun is our man Monte LaMonte. Monte is a stand-up comic and television personality. Yes, a real television personality! … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announce July Line-Up

Just off the heels of celebrating America, Essay Fiesta is ready to celebrate the mighty essay with an amazing July line-up. Come out on July 18 to the Book Cellar to hear some absolutely amazing readers and donate to a wonderful cause (826CHI). In no particular order (we love them all equally): Stand-up comic Cameron Esposito … Continue reading

Get To Know: Monte LaMonte

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! Grab a pen and mark your calendar for Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. That’s when Essay Fiesta makes its triumphant 2011 debut! (Can you believe you haven’t seen Essay Fiesta since 2010?) To kick off the new year, we have a slew of new readers. One of these talented performers is … Continue reading