J.W. Basilo

Writer, Performer, Musician, Director

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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