J.W. Basilo

Writer, Performer, Musician, Director

6:30 PM18:30

Funny Ha Ha

Funny Ha-Ha: The Reason for the Season at The Hideout
12/21 6:30PM | 21+ | $10 https://ticketf.ly/2yUreR8
Proceeds benefit Sit Stay Read. 

Funny Ha-Ha, Chicago's favorite long-running literary humor reading series, is coming back at you right at that sweet spot before you are sick of the holidays. So save the date!

On Friday, December 21, from 6:30-8 PM at the famous Hideout, you can drink beers and hang out with some of Chicago's funniest and brightest writers and performers and enjoy hilarious readings and performances from: 

Freelance writer, comic and storyteller Ashley Ray
Hoodoise host and Brujos creator Ricardo Gamboa
Second City ensemble member Maya Haughton
Heauxs founder and editor Adrienne Gunn
Writer, performer and certified wiseacre JW Basilo 
Windy City Rollers founder Elizabeth Gomez
Nice filmmaker Steve Delahoyde
Hosted by: Claire Zulkey

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8:00 PM20:00

CussCuss: An evening with Derrick C. Brown & Cardioid

Note: I’m playing the musics on this one.

Busted Mouth presents: CUSSCUSS, An evening with Derrick C. Brown (Poet) and Lizzy Ellison (Musician- Cardioid)

On the follow-up of tours apart from one another this year, Derrick and Lizzy have merged brains to form CUSS CUSS. A project that combines what they do best, into beautiful chapter-like performances, moving from poetry to music seamlessly.

Also performing are J.W. Basilo and several local guests including your esteemed emcees, the clown princes Joel Chmara & Tim Stafford.

The show takes place at Under The Gun Theater. 956 West Newport Avenue Chicago, IL. 8pm. 7pm doors. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Full bar available. 21+ to drink, strictly enforced.

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9:00 PM21:00

Sickest F*cking Stories I've Ever Heard

Five people play poker for their own money while telling each other stories about sex, injuries, animal husbandry, bodily functions, social injustices and whatever pops up in their sick, twisted minds.


"When all the ingredients add up properly, Sickest becomes a startlingly candid round robin of inventive filth, with obscenities and esoteric sexual jargon (e.g., donkey punch, Cleveland steamer) spurting back and forth across the stage. But it offers more than mere scatology. Anecdotes can range from awww-inspiring (a kitten playfully bats at someone’s scrotum) to nauseating (a man jumps into a river and lands inside a barely submerged and considerably softened cow corpse); from friend-of-a-friend tales to chilling confessions.” — Time Out New York


$12.00 on Eventbrite
$15.00 at the door

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