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August 17-19, 2018

Prop Thtr
3502 N Elston, Chicago

YippieFest 2017 Schedule


Friday- stage A
7:00 PMTheatre - 15 mins

Opening Ceremony

Pigasus Players

The Inaugural YippieFest Opening Ceremony
7:15 PMComedy - 45 mins

The Palette Of A Bayou Witch And Other Things People Have Said About Me

Huck Poe

Huck Poe, outrageous solo sketch comedian, performs a number of his greatest hits! There will be screaming, fake blood, nudity, stories, song, and - oh no! - politics! He's a one-man variety show.  website
8:00 PMTheatre - 60 mins

Diary of a Madman

Rush Pearson

A wonder of compassionate pathology, Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story "Diary of a Madman" Rush Pearson's fascinating tour de force traces the slide into insanity of Aksenty Ivanov Poprischchin, an obscure government scribe who enlarges himself with elaborate delusions of grandeur.
9:00 PMComedy - 30 mins

The best of DB Comedy

DB Comedy

DB Comedy is Chicago's only theatre company dedicated solely to political satire and sketch comedy - as far as we know. Featuring highlights from our last three shows, FEAR V. LOATHING 2016 and THE ELECTABLES - SKETCH COMEDY FOR PEOPLE WHO CANNOT AFFORD HAMILTON.
9:30 PMMonolog - 30 mins

Hi, I'm Eileen

Eileen Tull

Eileen discusses alcoholism and recovery
10:00 PMShort Film - 22 mins

The Curse of the Dirty Drawers

Underpants Puppet Theatre

Violence erupts in the world of underpants. Will Detective Monday be able to save the city? Will he get the lovely Lacey? This is an underpants puppets film-noir, or as we call it, puppet-noir.
10:25 PMShort Film - 22 mins

Mad Scientist's Consortium

Geek-o-Riffic Productions

Written/Directed by Harry Bauer
10:45 PMComedy - 45 mins

Excuse Me While I Riff My Pants

Lizzy & the Wizards

Lizzy & the Wizards is a Chicago based sketch comedy group specializing in absurd short plays.   website
11:30 PMmonologue - 15 mins

Bro. Luther Powell vs Cancer

Trained Monkey Productions

11:45 PMcomedy - 15 mins

Co-Star Presents! Tallulah Bankhead, Vincent Price, and Mr. Jitters

Screamin' Cow Productions

Three lucky audience members will have a chance to act alongside legends of the stage and screen with the aid of Co-Star acting records from the 1950's.
12:00 AMTheatre - 60 mins

Mr. Morals Stories for Your Morals, and Also Your Adult Life

El Bear

Watch as your hosts Mr. Moral and the blood hungry La Muñequita, attempt, and fail, to present stories to teach the best morals for you and your adult life! Marriage proposals, family quarrels, cannibals and the second coming of christ (allegedly)! Are all here!  website
1:00 AMTheatre - 45 mins

A Tale of Two Thieves

AgitPop Theatre

When Paco and Tassos steal boxes off porches in their gentrifying Humboldt Park neighborhood, they discover in one parcel a cellphone and a loaded pistol with its serial number fully erased.
1:45 AMVaudeville - 60 mins

Doing It All: The Micro-Vaudeville

Dramageddon

Come with Mr. J and a special guest as he takes you on tour through a series of acts designed to entertain and amuse! For one hour, he and his characters will take you back to the old days of vaudeville with the bones of what will become a one-man variety revue!  website


Friday- stage B

8:00 PMStand Up - 30 mins

Tommy Karner: The Reasons I'm Mature.

Tommy Karner

Love, Drugs, Juggling, Sex and Die Hard... Your early twenties can be a confusing time so why not scream into the abyss until your voice is hoarse in order to try and figure it out?
9:00 PMTheater - 60 mins

You're Not Depressed

Charles Minard

10:30 PMStand-up - 15 mins

Colby Carlson

Colby Carlson

20-something insomniac with an annoyingly positive disposition. Muggings, moving, and moments he can hardly remember-- turns out 27 houses make for a whole lot of stories.  website
10:45 PMStand up - 20 mins

Amy Leuenberger

Amy Leuenberger

  website
11:05 PMComedy - 15 mins

Sean Corcoran performs some stand up and talks at you a little

Sean Corcoran

11:20 PMStand Up - 30 mins

Jim Kennedy Stand Up

Jim Kennedy

11:50 PMStand-Up - 10 mins

Trevor Gertonson Stand-Up

Trevor Gertonson

Trevor Gertonson's Stand Up covers topics from wearing make-up and being a musician to odd children's stories and observations on social manners. He has performed for such legendary creatures as Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Montser and the Ghost of Christmas future  website
1:00 AMVariety - 45 mins

The Danger Circus

Danger Circus

The Danger Circus presents a show that features fire eating, glass walking, knife juggling, dangerous escapes, and their unique blend of insanity and comedy.  website


Saturday- stage A

4:00 PMComedy - 45 mins

The Palette Of A Bayou Witch And Other Things People Have Said About Me

Huck Poe

Huck Poe, outrageous solo sketch comedian, performs a number of his greatest hits! There will be screaming, fake blood, nudity, stories, song, and - oh no! - politics! He's a one-man variety show.  website
4:45 PMMusicVideo - 5 mins

Ride or Die music video

Matt Kneifel

4:50 PMShort Film - 12 mins

Rockabye

Crash of Rhinos

  website
5:05 PMShort Film/music - 6 mins

Apophenic Shorts

Rob Steinberg

A website to view my experimental and sometimes humorous work  website
5:11 PMShort Film - 5 mins

Detroit Mike

Patman Communications

Detroit Mike looses a bet to packer Rhonda
5:16 PMShort Film - 8 mins

Blood Brothers

White Belt Films

  website
5:25 PMShort Film - 12 mins

My Father's House

Dave Drazin

"Trust is an opinion" Lost home movies, piano, narration.
5:36 PMShort Film - 15 mins

N/A

The Dark Hunger

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6:30 PMPerfm Art - 15 mins

S h l i p S h l o p s

S h l i p S h l o p s

This is our instagram. We use it as a sketchbook, and way to record ideas and things that we want to share with each other, our friends, and followers.   website
6:45 PMDance - 5 mins

Maron Glorbits to...

Rebecca Duxler

Facebook page where I showcase my flow arts  website
6:50 PMComedy - 10 mins

Butterfly

Howie and Dina Goodsell

7:00 PMImprov - 30 mins

Dan and Kate's Book Club

Dan and Kate's Book Club

Dan and Kate have read every book known. They love reading, they love improv, and they live each other. Join them in their study as they discuss your favorite literary classics while totally avoiding any underlying problems they might have with each other.
7:30 PMtheater - 25 mins

The Dogstar Rages Redux, Redux, Again

Black Forest

Black Forest Presents The Dogstar Rages Redux, Redux, Again. Another Black Forest show.
8:00 PMSketch - 60 mins

Malignant Narcissists

Famous In The Future

A series of comedy sketches and songs based on the important topics of the day like fascism, babies, inappropriate dress, elephants, sex (but not elephant sex), and of course death.  website
9:00 PMStorytelli - 15 mins

Paul Barile

Paul Barile

Writer/Storyteller Paul Barile shares true stories from his past. The blue collar poet steps out from behind the pen and onto the stage to share stories about his life.   website
9:15 PMStorytelli - 15 mins

Adventures of Bobo

James Gordon

James Gordon is an international award winning author and poet and has won the Moth Storytelling Grand Slam as well as 13 storytelling slams. He can be seen on several tv shows(Chicago Fire, Med, PD, and Empire, as well as movies and commercials.
9:30 PMImprov - 30 mins

Widdershins

Widdershins

Widdershins is a 2-man improv team featuring Chris Bragg and Kannan Arumugam. Their performances are a blend of grounded and silly, fast and unhurried, and physical and emotional. They've been performing as a duo for over 6 years, God help them.
10:00 PMComedy - 45 mins

Performance Review: An improvised office comedy

Hippohorsey Donkeymonkey

  website
11:45 PMcomedy - 15 mins

The Funeral

Michael Bratta & Tina Teske

Homage to the comedy of Nichols & May
12:30 AMVariety - 60 mins

No Power in the Verse: A Joss Whedon Cabaret

Heather and Lace's Awesome Buds

1:30 AMTheatre - 30 mins

The Death Worker

Chicago Iowa Theatre Collective

Lenigarius approaches an assisted suicide agency to end her stifled existence, but when she learns that they are hiring, she instead joins their team of professional killers. Her first client is her therapist, who knows enough about Lenigarius's dark secret to realize she'll do more than kill him.  website


Saturday- stage B

11:30 AMmusic - 30 mins

Dave & Lynn Gow

Dave & Lynn Gow

  website
12:00 PMStories - 15 mins

Girl Limitless

Julia Brownfield

Julia Brownfield is a story-teller with a comedic background. She tells brave, funny and inspiring stories about her life with hilarity and sincerity. Her YippieFest show will be a mash-up of heartwarming tales about being a teen mom, turning 40, and a ridiculous happening at Planned Parenthood.   website
12:15 PMMusic - 15 mins

Acoustic Music Set

Annabella Mindo

Annabella Mindo is a young dynamic vocalist. She has performed at clubs and Festivals all over Chicagoland. She brings her sense of style and her interpretations of songs to make them her own. Recently she began playing guitar and has been working very hard to debut as a solo artist for this show.
12:30 PMMusic - 30 mins

Mike Felten

Mike Felten

Long time Chicago performer and participant in the 1968 event.  website
1:00 PMMusic - 30 mins



The Myths of Suburbia

The Myths of Suburbia reunites several former members of Thunder Road along with a few new friends to play a mix of covers and originals. Some of these guys have been playing together for over twenty years.
1:30 PMMusic - 30 mins

Parallelicopter

Parallelicopter

Parallelicopter is a two-piece, husband-and-wife duo consisting mainly of hats, glasses, and shaking asses.  website
2:00 PMStandup - 15 mins

Stand Up Comedy/Storytelling

Kristin Lytie

Originally from Northeastern Wisconsin, Kristin's comedy is fueled by a love of all things Midwestern. An eternal optimist, she has worked in progressive politics for the past ten years as a community and labor organizer. She is about working class populist politics and has a strong DIY punk ethic.  website
2:15 PMMusic - 30 mins



Ben Marshall Band

Ben Marshall: Guitarist-Songwriter, Vocalist, Performer and Producer It has BEN a journey!!! His earliest memories of music were dancing around the house singing along to Elton John and Beatles records with his family when he was just a child. By age 11, he was drawn to the guitar and remembers...  website
2:45 PMMusic - 30 mins

The Rut-ern

The Rut

Trio plays original rock music and maybe a cover
3:15 PMmusic - 40 mins

tapastries

voodoo asylum

Voodoo Asylum is an electronic based concept designed to bring the natural human element to the music. The goal is to reverse engineer computerized music and drive it by people in the Voodoo Asylum Collective. Nature brings randomness to infinity. Ultimately it nature that controls us.   website
4:00 PMLive Radio - 40 mins

Ravelli, The Jailbird

Northside/Southside Players

Live radio theater recreation using script from 1933 plus songs, and a modicum of original writing.
4:45 PMMusic - 30 mins

King Reza & The Backpack 5quad

King Reza

King Reza is a Chicago based Soul Pop/Hip Hop Recording Artist. His music is often compared to Frank Ocean, Drake, Chance The Rapper among other fancy people in the music industry. After Releasing his album "ways" he began to gain momentum in the Chicago Music Scene. #WDHGN  website
5:15 PMMusic - 40 mins

Flapunco

Flapunco

Flapunco is a rock band formed by actress singer songwriter Lisa Zane and Peruvian classical guitarist Rafael.  website
6:00 PMMusic - 50 mins

Trouble Ahead

Trouble Ahead

Trouble Ahead is a Grateful Dead inspired group of Chicago-area musicians who blend harmonies, chord voicings and improvisation to offer faithful renditions of classic Dead tunes - bringing the Dead to life.  website
7:00 PMTheatre - 60 mins

Grief is Horny

Jonathan Euseppi

Take a trip into the subconscious with Jonathan Euseppi in this darkly humorous inspection of family dysfunction, death, and teen angst. "Grief is Horny" is a hilarious, sincere, and moving theatrical experience.
8:30 PMComedy - 10 mins

Sandy Lee

Sandy Lee

8:40 PMComedy - 20 mins

Spencer Sileo

Spencer Sileo

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9:00 PMComedy - 10 mins

Andrew Ruiz

Andrew Ruiz

9:10 PMStand Up - 15 mins

Ron Ervin

Ron Ervin

Ron Ervin is a Chicago based Stand Up comic who originates from Cincinnati. He can be seen performing all over the midwest as well as on the TV show Empire and upcoming films "Captive State" and Widows"  website
9:30 PMVariety - 90 mins

The Danger Circus

Danger Circus

The Danger Circus presents a show that features fire eating, glass walking, knife juggling, dangerous escapes, and their unique blend of insanity and comedy.  website
11:00 PMComedy - 60 mins



Laugh You Bastards Vol. 4.5

Laugh You Bastards is a DVD Showcases series featuring the finest comedians from the scene who bring their unique vision to the stage for this special event. This is an hour of comedy you do not want to miss. Featuring Trevor Gertonson, Julia Brown, Sonal Aggarwal and Zach Zajak.
12:00 AMBurlesque - 15 mins

Blue Lightning

Kevlar B Lightning

12:15 AMPerfm Art - 15 mins

S h l i p S h l o p s

S h l i p S h l o p s

This is our instagram. We use it as a sketchbook, and way to record ideas and things that we want to share with each other, our friends, and followers.   website
12:30 AMTheatre - 45 mins

Sins of The Father

College Productions

Sins of The Father presents a powerful and intriguing dialogue between two life-long friends of greater and lesser success. Both are married and share common memories, but it is clear that it has been in their maturity that they have gone in different directions yet cannot escape the past.


Sunday- stage A

4:45 PMShort Film - 7 mins

Mad Scientist's Consortium

Geek-o-Riffic Productions

Written/Directed by Harry Bauer
4:52 PMShort Film - 11 mins

And her name was Marianne

Marianne Abel

2 children's books and one poetry book   website
5:05 PMShort Film - 6 mins

Think Twice

Eliaz Rodriguez

  website
5:11 PMShort Film - 1 mins

Beast

Clark Street Media

5:13 PMshort film - 9 mins

Monsters Anonymous

Monsters Anonymous

A group of failing monsters gather at a community center, revealing the real demons that torment them. Sharing is scary.   website
5:25 PMShorts - 5 mins

Tenants and/or True Stories: Capri Sun Addiction

Forever Summer Productions

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5:30 PMshort film - 15 mins

Ariel

Ariel

  website
6:30 PMTheatre - 30 mins

The Death Worker

Chicago Iowa Theatre Collective

Lenigarius approaches an assisted suicide agency to end her stifled existence, but when she learns that they are hiring, she instead joins their team of professional killers. Her first client is her therapist, who knows enough about Lenigarius's dark secret to realize she'll do more than kill him.  website
7:00 PMTheatre - 45 mins

Sins of The Father

College Productions

Sins of The Father presents a powerful and intriguing dialogue between two life-long friends of greater and lesser success. Both are married and share common memories, but it is clear that it has been in their maturity that they have gone in different directions yet cannot escape the past.
7:45 PMShort Film - 15 mins

State Of Disgrace

Raven Roulette

Christmas special from the web series STATE OF DISGRACE, it's about the 3 main characters from the show in the past as they try to survive a xmas eve night with a group of home invading satanic serial killers.  website
8:00 PMcomedy - 15 mins

The Funeral

Michael Bratta & Tina Teske

Homage to the comedy of Nichols & May
8:15 PMPoetry - 15 mins

Truth Inspires You

Tuyeni Akanke

Truth is the only thread in life that's strong enough to withstand any conditions the garment of you may experience; Truth is what keeps us connected- it's what helps us quiet the noise, because we know better than to listen. The Truth will inspire you. Come learn.
8:30 PMsketch Com - 30 mins

Jim & Melissa

Jim & Melissa

Reilly Willson & Shelby Quinn are Jim & Melissa. Be prepared to navigate the swamps of Louisiana, translate British-English, and break up with your oral-fixated Beanbag Chair in this sketch show.   website
9:00 PMstand-up - 15 mins

Lea Ciastko

Lea Ciastko

Lea Ciastko's stand-up focuses on her life experiences and how being adopted has shaped her worldview.
9:15 PMComedy - 30 mins

Ray Hui & Kannan Arumugam

Ray Hui & Kannan Arumugam

Ray Hui and Kannan Arumugam are two veteran sketch comedy performers. They have performed with The Second City (Bob Curry), The Playground Theater (House Team), Stir-Friday Night, and elsewhere. In their set, they will each be performing sketch material...by themselves...about companionship.  website
9:45 PMMusic - 15 mins

Mr J Plays Ukulele

Mr J.

10:00 PMMusiComedy - 45 mins

The Courtesan & The Cabin Boy: Because She Loves the D

The Courtesan & The Cabin Boy

Musical duo, focused on fun through music.  website
10:45 PMmonologue - 15 mins

Bro. Luther Powell vs Cancer

Trained Monkey Productions

11:00 PMTheatre - 15 mins

Closing Ceremony

Pigasus Players

The Inaugural YippieFest Closing Ceremony


Sunday- stage B

12:00 PMStandup - 15 mins

Carly Ballerini

Carly Ballerini

12:15 PMMusic - 15 mins

Zay Swagg DJ

Zay Swagg

12:30 PMMusic - 40 mins



Morning Pocket Forensics

1:15 PMMusic - 30 mins

Simonizing and Garfunkeling

Dark Room Men

1:45 PMStand up - 15 mins

Amy Leuenberger

Amy Leuenberger

  website
2:00 PMmusic - 40 mins



The Remember Knots

2:45 PMstory - 10 mins

my experiences walking naked amongst the clothed

katherine chronis

Walking naked amongst the clothed - with Special Guest Tim Paul
3:00 PMMusic - 50 mins

Get Right with God!

whitewolfsonicprincess

whitewolfsonicprincess Presents "Get Right With God" - "neo-psychedelic folk-rock." Visit our website: https://whitewolfsonicprincess.com/  website
4:00 PMMusic - 50 mins

Music performance

Audiobon

5:00 PMMusic - 30 mins



Eric Peter Schwartz

I do strummy guitar noises & songy mouthhole sounds, that I made up, in front of people. I do it as much as I can around the Chicago area.  website
5:40 PMStand-up - 15 mins

Colby Carlson

Colby Carlson

20-something insomniac with an annoyingly positive disposition. Muggings, moving, and moments he can hardly remember-- turns out 27 houses make for a whole lot of stories.  website
6:00 PMMusic - 40 mins

Social Economic Rock and Roll

The Telepaths

7:00 PMComedy - 45 mins

The Safeword is Lasagna

Masters Of Sketch

Craft Brewed Comedy from the bullet riddled shores of Waukegan Illinois. Masters of Sketch takes you on a whirlwind tour through United States History, The Renaissance, and The Moon Landing (HOAX!) before slipping you a mickey, and making off with your wallet, kidneys, and self respect.  website
8:00 PMStand Up - 15 mins

Ron Ervin

Ron Ervin

Ron Ervin is a Chicago based Stand Up comic who originates from Cincinnati. He can be seen performing all over the midwest as well as on the TV show Empire and upcoming films "Captive State" and Widows"  website
8:15 PMStandup - 15 mins

Stand Up Comedy/Storytelling

Kristin Lytie

Originally from Northeastern Wisconsin, Kristin's comedy is fueled by a love of all things Midwestern. An eternal optimist, she has worked in progressive politics for the past ten years as a community and labor organizer. She is about working class populist politics and has a strong DIY punk ethic.  website
8:30 PMStand Up - 30 mins

Your One Black Friend with KJ Whitehead

KJ Whitehead

KJ (They/Them) is a 5'9'' crowd pleaser full of unapologetic fabulousness, unapologetic blackness and dry humor. In this zany adventure, they offer their insight on things that annoy them, Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter and what it means to be black and pansexual in the community!  website
9:00 PMBurlesque - 15 mins

Blue Lightning

Kevlar B Lightning

9:15 PMcomedy - 15 mins

Co-Star Presents! Tallulah Bankhead, Vincent Price, and Mr. Jitters

Screamin' Cow Productions

Three lucky audience members will have a chance to act alongside legends of the stage and screen with the aid of Co-Star acting records from the 1950's.