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August 16-18, 2019

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3502 N Elston, Chicago    

YippieFest Schedule

 
 
STAGE A/FRONT - Friday, August 16
7:00 PMMike Felten - Opening Ceremonies featuring Mike FeltenMusic-10mins
7:10 PMSandy Lee - Sandy LeeStand up-10mins
7:20 PMHuck Poe - Don't Eat The PopcornComedy/theatre-40mins
Huck Poe is a one-man unruly mob - he's got music, comedy, yelling, and special guests you might not be ready for!
8:00 PMRush Pearson - Diary Of A Madmanstagecraft-65mins
The story of a man which raises the question, "when does positive thinking become denial?".
9:10 PMRon Ervin - Ron ErvinStand up-20mins
Ron Ervin is a Chicago based comedian and actor. He can be seen regularly on the NBC program Chicago Med and in the upcoming film "workingman" web link
9:30 PMEileen Tull - Discovery 7Theatre/solo -45mins
A new solo play about outer space and loneliness through the eyes of humans and robots alike.  web link
10:15 PMChristine Marie - AstroLogicalTheater-30mins
Christine Marie is an astrologer, has been the premier fortune teller on Beale Street in Memphis, has debuted this show at Sparkle Dragon's Magical Emporium in Pittsburgh and Crystal Lake, Brooklyn. With 20+ years of study and experience, this show is all about YOU.
10:45 PMJack Allen - Jack AllenStand up-15mins
Known for his awkward and theatrical persona and cleverly absurd ramblings, Jack Allen is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and now lives in Chicago. Being only 22, Jack has already received acclaim as a comic, playwright, and actor. He is thrilled to be returning to YippieFest!
11:00 PMMayday Mayhaim & Seizure Chic - M & C UnratedTheater-10mins
Chic can tell you anything about a neighborhood by the inventory of their dollar tree, Mayhaim will send you to the hospital with any item there. We all have things to learn.
11:15 PMNitty Gritty - N/ABurlesque-7mins
Nitty Gritty is a Fuzzy Orange Mascot who's ditching the ice rink & zamboni for a stage near you! She's a silly, sexy, and body-positive take on the orange, googley-eyed Philadelphia Flyers mascot. #itme web link
11:30 PMM.C. Steffen - Doing Honest Drugs in CollegeStorytelling-60mins
How did storyteller M.C. Steffen get through college? Lots of drugs. And a lot of lies. An odyssey from an Evangelical small town to the halls of an elite college to the world of professional pill-testers that explores the drugs we all use and the lies we all tell to get by in an exploitative world.
 
STAGE B/BACK - Friday, August 16
7:30 PMMichael Steven Cohen - Michael Steven Cohen - Voice and Guitarmusic-30mins
Michael Steven Cohen has been singing for audiences with bands Nobody Moves, The Abbeys, & Everly Hillbillies. He has taken his love for classic melody and has put together a reimagining of The Great American Songbook with voice & guitar. He's been described as "Michael Buble-meets-James Taylor"! web link
8:00 PMEmma Grace - Emma Grace Sings Peach Tree Livemusic-30mins
Emma Grace is a queer singer-songwriter and ukulele player from Chicago, IL. Her music is driven by her bold alto voice and fierce strumming on her baritone ukulele, which pairs to create a new powerful meaning to folk/punk. She just released her first album Peach Tree on Spotify, iTunes, & more. web link
8:30 PMMike Felten - Mike FeltenMusic-45mins
Mike's latest CD Diamonds and Televisions won ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2017 from Rural Roots and CHICAGO'S #1 SINGER/SONGWRITER 2016 from Reverbnation web link
9:15 PMKiller Robots - Killer RobotsMusic-40mins
Killer Robots have broken free from the government agency that controlled them. They have gone rogue to save the human race with their music. Join the Killer Robots revolution!
 
 
STAGE A/FRONT - Saturday, August 17
12:30 PMAvalon von Sturm - 30-year-old Widow: A Comedy1woman variety -45mins
2:00 PMHawkeye Plainview - CHOPSTheatre/Play-30mins
Jones has a grand plan to propose to his girlfriend Mary at CHOPS, an exclusive and eccentric Chicago restaurant. However, a succession of obstacles ranging from manic pixie servers to meatball sandwich balloons complicate the otherwise simple task.
2:30 PMChristine Marie - AstroLogicalTheater-35mins
Christine Marie is an astrologer, has been the premier fortune teller on Beale Street in Memphis, has debuted this show at Sparkle Dragon's Magical Emporium in Pittsburgh and Crystal Lake, Brooklyn. With 20+ years of study and experience, this show is all about YOU.
3:30 PMPhil Burns - Phil BurnsStand-up-30mins
4:00 PMLele Mason - Lele MasonStand-up-30mins
4:30 PMThe Laser Comedy Show - The Laser Comedy ShowComedy-50mins
"The Laser Comedy Show" is a one-of-a-kind storytelling/art show by Chicago comedian Chris Fair. Fair hand-illustrates characters and worlds in real time while voice-acting the characters -- It's like a live comic-book-meets-puppet show. web link
5:30 PMMike Felten - Mike FeltenMusic-45mins
Mike's latest CD Diamonds and Televisions won ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2017 from Rural Roots and CHICAGO'S #1 SINGER/SONGWRITER 2016 from Reverbnation web link
6:15 PMJack Allen - Jack AllenStand up-15mins
Known for his awkward and theatrical persona and cleverly absurd ramblings, Jack Allen is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and now lives in Chicago. Being only 22, Jack has already received acclaim as a comic, playwright, and actor. He is thrilled to be returning to YippieFest!
6:30 PMCrystal Rae - LionsTheatre-45mins
In a one woman jaunt, Pharaoh's Daughter recounts what is was like to raise the most famous adoptee the world has ever known, Moses.  web link
7:20 PMDavid Drazin - Original SongsMusical Comedy-40mins
Consists mainly of world of silent film accompaniment, and instrumental performances of jazz and blues. It links to our You Tube channel which has 35+ videos including silent film accompaniment. web link
8:00 PMFamous In The Future - Getting drunk on gender fluidSketch Comedy-60mins
Nine new and original sketches and songs from Famous In The Future. Our special guest musician is Dave Drazin. web link
9:00 PMDarrickJ - Getting Things Off My MindStand up-15mins
Chicago StandUp Comadian web link
9:15 PMMayday Mayhaim & Seizure Chic - M & C UnratedTheater-10mins
Chic can tell you anything about a neighborhood by the inventory of their dollar tree, Mayhaim will send you to the hospital with any item there. We all have things to learn.
9:30 PMMinimalist Productions - Sweatpants: Episode 1Comedy/theatre-30mins
The first episode of a sitcom about a middle-aged man of leisure and sweatpants advocate.
10:00 PMDB Comedy - The Best of DB ComedySketch Comedy-30mins
Chicago's only theatre company dedicated to political sketch comedy and satire presents material from its Election Watch Parties, and NEW LIVE sketches inspired by its Podcasting series THE ELECTABLES and The Political News O' The Day
10:30 PMClown House - The Anxiety Variety Showsolo show-40mins
A vaudevillian variety show featuring someone named Cal, their crippling anxiety, and YOU!  web link
11:15 PMThe Laser Comedy Show - The Laser Comedy ShowComedy-30mins
"The Laser Comedy Show" is a one-of-a-kind storytelling/art show by Chicago comedian Chris Fair. Fair hand-illustrates characters and worlds in real time while voice-acting the characters -- It's like a live comic-book-meets-puppet show. web link
11:55 PMEl Bear - Only 90s KidsTheatre-25mins
A husband is calling friends on the phone and yelling about pop culture, while his wife is madly ripping out magazine pages, a mailman is constantly bringing them the mail. Why? web link
12:20 AMDylan Burke - StandStand up-15mins
12:45 AMPS...Burlesque - PS...We're Nerds! (title pending)Burlesque-45mins
PS...Burlesque is a nerd based burlesque troupe here in Chicago. Founded in 2017, this troupe has produced several themed shows as well as their first full length parody show "Dorothy Does Oz".  web link
1:30 AMBoth - Both Do Their Little Skits For YouSketch comedy-45mins
Infamous Chicago comedy duo "Both" brings a night of absurd sketches, outrageously silly bits, and convoluted jokes to YippieFest. Written and performed by young but experienced funny fellows Jack Allen and Dylan Burke. web link
2:15 AMJoe Chazaray - Too woke to care, too broke to dareStand up-25mins
Joe Chazaray is a stand up comedian originally from the suburbs of Chicago now living and performing comedy all over the Midwest and select parts of the country. He loves exploring topics and ideas through the lens of comedy in an attempt to monetize his inability to take anything seriously.  web link
 
STAGE B/BACK - Saturday, August 17
5:00 PMRob Steinberg - Yesterday Dietvideo/comedy-5mins
A look at how to afford meals in time of financial struggle as well as a modern retelling of Chris Marker's "La Jetee" web link
5:05 PMCrash of Rhinos - SunriseShort Film-6mins
Loosely based on a true story, Sunrise tells the tale of Kimberlee who, after a night out with her boyfriend, gets into an argument over another woman. The relationship ends abruptly and Kimberlee has to decide whether to fight back or fly. This story of domestic abuse is happening every day.
5:15 PMThe Waiting Room Magazines - Good SamaritansShort Film-5mins
Two good samaritans stop to help a poor boy. The Waiting Room Magazines are a Chicago based short film and sketch duo
5:20 PMMultiple Hats Productions - Love at First Likeshort film-15mins
Official Instagram for Love at First Like web link
5:45 PMFamous In The Future - Do The TrumpShort Film-5mins
9:15 PMThe Dark Room Men - The Dark Room Menmusic-30mins
9:45 PMBlack Forest - Black Forest Presents whitewolfsonicprincess music, etc.-87mins
Black Forest Presents whitewolfsonicprincess - music, moving pictures, and so much more. How much more? You will have to come over to Stage B to find out!  web link
11:00 PMFlapunco - Flapuncomusic-40mins
Flapunco is a Chicago based hard rock band founded by actress Lisa Zane guitarist Bucephalos web link
 
 
STAGE A/FRONT - Sunday, August 18
12:00 PMRoss Childs - The Musical Funsplosion ShowMusical Comedy-20mins
Ross Childs will melt your heart and your face with these hilarious quality jams. He'll have you craving human meat as he kazoos his way into your soul. Come and have a funsplosion of a time with Ross Childs. web link
12:30 PMM.C. Steffen - Doing Honest Drugs in CollegeStorytelling-60mins
How did storyteller M.C. Steffen get through college? Lots of drugs. And a lot of lies. An odyssey from an Evangelical small town to the halls of an elite college to the world of professional pill-testers that explores the drugs we all use and the lies we all tell to get by in an exploitative world.
1:50 PMPaul Barile - Paul Barile - She Felt CrookedStory telling-10mins
A found document pays tribute to a lovely life.  web link
2:00 PMSolo Crowd - You Only Live Once MoreTheatre-90mins
Solo Crowd's bi-monthly salon, You Only Live Once More, is a solo performance show happening in theatres across Chicago. We are a collective of writers, performers, & artists performing personal, true-life stories. We are us, you are you, and there is no fourth wall -- so come live with us once more! web link
3:30 PMCollage Productions - From A Different Placetheatre-25mins
The apparent victim of spousal abuse, an unemployed mother of two comes to the apartment of her financially successful, unmarried, former college roommate, and the truths below the surface for each of them progressively emerge.  web link
4:00 PMVictoria Fombelle - Victoria FombelleStand up-20mins
Victoria Fombelle is a stand-up comedian, writer, and social media manager living and working in Chicago. She has performed at Zanies, Second City, The Annoyance, and more venues around the city. She is the 2018 Women In Comedy Up All Nite Stand-Up Competition Winner.
4:30 PMFlower Shop Bangers - Flower Shop Bangersimprov-20mins
Two-person improv that gets weird with it. web link
4:50 PMYour Silent Partner - Help Me Help You Help Yourselfcomedy/clowning-60mins
Help Me Help You Help Yourself is an interactive experience provided by the clown Your Silent Partner. This year at YippieFest, Your Silent Partner will be presenting everything that he has discovered and collected during his time on Earth. However, he cannot do it all on h
6:05 PMCitizens' Relief - Beth In Julytheatre-60mins
BETH IN JULY by R.J. Tsarov, an x-acto slice of sweet Americana carved into the urban twilight of the Super Blood Moon Eclipse. Join Beth and Jim on their fascinating journey through Tsarov's hilarious and harrowing horror rom-com.  web link
7:15 PMClown House - The Anxiety Variety Showsolo show-40mins
A vaudevillian variety show featuring someone named Cal, their crippling anxiety, and YOU!  web link
8:00 PMMike Begra - Joke ConcertMusical comedy-45mins
The rock star is no longer exclusive to musicians with tight pants and mascara. It's now for comedians fusing the energy of a rock and roller with comedic knowledge. Joke Concert sets new expectations of what a comedy show is. Blending music, lights, sound effects and audience participation into the web link
8:45 PMThe Act Pack Collective - Tax TimeComedy Skit-30mins
Tax Time is the story of a day at Lewitt Jackson Tax Service. There are a hilarious cast of characters and scenarios that will have you crying with laughter.
9:15 PMEduardo Soto - Lalo LaughsStand up-15mins
Stand up by Lalo where I talk about growing up in single family household and how my mother made my childhood memorable. A mother's love.
9:30 PMUncle bobo - Sneeze blood eyeballImprov-25mins
10:00 PMJames Gordon - James GordonStorytelling-15mins
10:15 PMThe Courtesan & The Cabin Boy - TBAMusical Theater-40mins
Tbd web link
11:00 PMYippieFest - Closing Sing-alongTheatre-10mins
 
STAGE B/BACK - Sunday, August 18
1:00 PMEric Peter Schwartz - Eric Peter Schwartzmusic-30mins
An acoustic singer-songwriter and my original music is best described as pop-laced folk-rock. If you squeezed Bryan Adams, The Indigo Girls and Warren Zevon into one person, it might sound something like this.  web link
1:30 PMMatt Griffo - Matt Griffomusic-30mins
Matt Griffo from Chicago is an internationally touring musical comedian, combining music with comedic lyrics. Griffo's show is what you get if Ben Folds and Flight of the Conchords had a lovechild. Griffo sings and plays piano and ukulele. His performances are "both toe-tapping and rib-tickling" web link
2:00 PMThe Telepaths - The Telepathsmusic-30mins
2:30 PMThe Rut - Rut play RockMusic-30mins
We play original rock music!
3:15 PMPortmanteauZone - Moose Tryptych and moremusic-30mins
Sound Sculpture Trio web link
4:00 PM!Ex Maquina! - Sonic Explorations of the third mind!Music-40mins
The sonic explorations of 5 post.punk.jazz.reggae improvisors! !Ex Maquina! Perform a wealth of original material and choice covers that reflect their sense of social justice. Features: TV/guitar-voice, Aurora/voice-engineering, James Kirk/bass-voice, Sky Lofton/voice-sonics, Mandingo/drums-voice. web link
5:00 PMCo-co-cola and the Fizzies - Co-co-cola and the Fizziesmusic-30mins
Original Americana music informed by the amazing diversity of cool stuff from back in the day web link
5:30 PMBaby No Name - Psycho Pomp and Circumstance! music -40mins
ceremonial music making celebrating the dark goddess. take you down to bring you up! eradicating barriers to unity with smashing lyrics keening wailing wondering guitar licks thumpa bumping bass lines &drumming hierophony! experimental everything! evoking beginning of the end to start all over!!  web link
6:30 PMOvadya - Ovadyamusic-40mins
Wrap your head around this: Original, psychedelic/World influenced music web link
7:30 PMThe Remember Knots - The Remember KnotsMusic-40mins
The Remember Knots- earthy; funk; chaotic finish; blend of ambient and crunch; overtones of weird. Best served at room temp. web link

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