Schedule

 
STAGE A (front stage)
Friday, August 18
7:00 PMPigasus Players
Opening Ceremony
Theatre
15mins
The Inaugural YippieFest Opening Ceremony
7:15 PMHuck Poe
The Palette Of A Bayou Witch And Other Things People Have Said About Me
Comedy
45mins
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. web link
8:00 PMRush Pearson
Diary of a Madman
Theatre
60mins
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 PMDB Comedy
The best of DB Comedy
Comedy
30mins
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 PMEileen Tull
Hi, I'm Eileen
Monolog
30mins
Eileen discusses alcoholism and recovery
10:00 PMUnderpants Puppet Theatre
The Curse of the Dirty Drawers
Short Film
22mins
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 PMGeek-o-Riffic Productions
Mad Scientist's Consortium
Short Film
22mins
Written/Directed by Harry Bauer
10:45 PMLizzy & the Wizards
Excuse Me While I Riff My Pants
Comedy
45mins
Lizzy & the Wizards is a Chicago based sketch comedy group specializing in absurd short plays.  web link
11:30 PMTrained Monkey Productions
Bro. Luther Powell vs Cancer
monologue
15mins
11:45 PMScreamin' Cow Productions
Co-Star Presents! Tallulah Bankhead, Vincent Price, and Mr. Jitters
comedy
15mins
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.
Saturday, August 19
12:00 AMEl Bear
Mr. Morals Stories for Your Morals, and Also Your Adult Life
Theatre
60mins
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! web link
1:00 AMAgitPop Theatre
A Tale of Two Thieves
Theatre
45mins
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 AMDramageddon
Doing It All: The Micro-Vaudeville
Vaudeville
60mins
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! web link
4:00 PMHuck Poe
The Palette Of A Bayou Witch And Other Things People Have Said About Me
Comedy
45mins
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. web link
4:45 PMMatt Kneifel
Ride or Die music video
MusicVideo
5mins
4:50 PMCrash of Rhinos
Rockabye
Short Film
12mins
 web link
5:05 PMRob Steinberg
Apophenic Shorts
Short Film/music
6mins
A website to view my experimental and sometimes humorous work web link
5:11 PMPatman Communications
Detroit Mike
Short Film
5mins
Detroit Mike looses a bet to packer Rhonda
5:16 PMWhite Belt Films
Blood Brothers
Short Film
8mins
 web link
5:25 PMDave Drazin
My Father's House
Short Film
12mins
"Trust is an opinion" Lost home movies, piano, narration.
5:36 PMThe Dark Hunger
N/A
Short Film
15mins
 web link
6:30 PMS h l i p S h l o p s
S h l i p S h l o p s
Perfm Art
15mins
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.  web link
6:45 PMRebecca Duxler
Maron Glorbits to...
Dance
5mins
Facebook page where I showcase my flow arts web link
6:50 PMHowie and Dina Goodsell
Butterfly
Comedy
10mins
7:00 PMDan and Kate's Book Club
Dan and Kate's Book Club
Improv
30mins
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 PMBlack Forest
The Dogstar Rages Redux, Redux, Again
theater
25mins
Black Forest Presents The Dogstar Rages Redux, Redux, Again. Another Black Forest show.
8:00 PMFamous In The Future
Malignant Narcissists
Sketch
60mins
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. web link
9:00 PMPaul Barile
Paul Barile
Storytelli
15mins
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.  web link
9:15 PMJames Gordon
Adventures of Bobo
Storytelli
15mins
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 PMWiddershins
Widdershins
Improv
30mins
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 PMHippohorsey Donkeymonkey
Performance Review: An improvised office comedy
Comedy
45mins
 web link
11:45 PMMichael Bratta & Tina Teske
The Funeral
comedy
15mins
Homage to the comedy of Nichols & May
Sunday, August 20
12:30 AMHeather and Lace's Awesome Buds
No Power in the Verse: A Joss Whedon Cabaret
Variety
60mins
1:30 AMChicago Iowa Theatre Collective
The Death Worker
Theatre
30mins
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. web link
4:45 PMGeek-o-Riffic Productions
Mad Scientist's Consortium
Short Film
7mins
Written/Directed by Harry Bauer
4:52 PMMarianne Abel
And her name was Marianne
Short Film
11mins
2 children's books and one poetry book  web link
5:05 PMEliaz Rodriguez
Think Twice
Short Film
6mins
 web link
5:11 PMClark Street Media
Beast
Short Film
1mins
5:13 PMMonsters Anonymous
Monsters Anonymous
short film
9mins
A group of failing monsters gather at a community center, revealing the real demons that torment them. Sharing is scary.  web link
5:25 PMForever Summer Productions
Tenants and/or True Stories: Capri Sun Addiction
Shorts
5mins
 web link
5:30 PMAriel
Ariel
short film
15mins
 web link
6:30 PMChicago Iowa Theatre Collective
The Death Worker
Theatre
30mins
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. web link
7:00 PMCollege Productions
Sins of The Father
Theatre
45mins
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 PMRaven Roulette
State Of Disgrace
Short Film
15mins
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. web link
8:00 PMMichael Bratta & Tina Teske
The Funeral
comedy
15mins
Homage to the comedy of Nichols & May
8:15 PMTuyeni Akanke
Truth Inspires You
Poetry
15mins
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 PMJim & Melissa
Jim & Melissa
sketch Com
30mins
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.  web link
9:00 PMLea Ciastko
Lea Ciastko
stand-up
15mins
Lea Ciastko's stand-up focuses on her life experiences and how being adopted has shaped her worldview.
9:15 PMRay Hui & Kannan Arumugam
Ray Hui & Kannan Arumugam
Comedy
30mins
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. web link
9:45 PMMr J.
Mr J Plays Ukulele
Music
15mins
10:00 PMThe Courtesan & The Cabin Boy
The Courtesan & The Cabin Boy: Because She Loves the D
MusiComedy
45mins
Musical duo, focused on fun through music. web link
10:45 PMTrained Monkey Productions
Bro. Luther Powell vs Cancer
monologue
15mins
11:00 PMPigasus Players
Closing Ceremony
Theatre
15mins
The Inaugural YippieFest Closing Ceremony
 
STAGE B (back stage)
Friday, August 18
8:00 PMTommy Karner
Tommy Karner: The Reasons I'm Mature.
Stand Up
30mins
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 PMCharles Minard
You're Not Depressed
Theater
60mins
10:30 PMColby Carlson
Colby Carlson
Stand-up
15mins
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. web link
10:45 PMAmy Leuenberger
Amy Leuenberger
Stand up
20mins
 web link
11:05 PMSean Corcoran
Sean Corcoran performs some stand up and talks at you a little
Comedy
15mins
11:20 PMJim Kennedy
Jim Kennedy Stand Up
Stand Up
30mins
11:50 PMTrevor Gertonson
Trevor Gertonson Stand-Up
Stand-Up
10mins
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 web link
Saturday, August 19
1:00 AMDanger Circus
The Danger Circus
Variety
45mins
The Danger Circus presents a show that features fire eating, glass walking, knife juggling, dangerous escapes, and their unique blend of insanity and comedy. web link
11:30 AMDave & Lynn Gow
Dave & Lynn Gow
music
30mins
 web link
12:00 PMJulia Brownfield
Girl Limitless
Stories
15mins
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.  web link
12:15 PMAnnabella Mindo
Acoustic Music Set
Music
15mins
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 PMMike Felten
Mike Felten
Music
30mins
Long time Chicago performer and participant in the 1968 event. web link
1:00 PMThe Myths of Suburbia
Music
30mins
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 PMParallelicopter
Parallelicopter
Music
30mins
Parallelicopter is a two-piece, husband-and-wife duo consisting mainly of hats, glasses, and shaking asses. web link
2:00 PMKristin Lytie
Stand Up Comedy/Storytelling
Standup
15mins
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. web link
2:15 PMBen Marshall Band
Music
30mins
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... web link
2:45 PMThe Rut
The Rut-ern
Music
30mins
Trio plays original rock music and maybe a cover
3:15 PMvoodoo asylum
tapastries
music
40mins
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.  web link
4:00 PMNorthside/Southside Players
Ravelli, The Jailbird
Live Radio
40mins
Live radio theater recreation using script from 1933 plus songs, and a modicum of original writing.
4:45 PMKing Reza
King Reza & The Backpack 5quad
Music
30mins
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 web link
5:15 PMFlapunco
Flapunco
Music
40mins
Flapunco is a rock band formed by actress singer songwriter Lisa Zane and Peruvian classical guitarist Rafael. web link
6:00 PMTrouble Ahead
Trouble Ahead
Music
50mins
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. web link
7:00 PMJonathan Euseppi
Grief is Horny
Theatre
60mins
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 PMSandy Lee
Sandy Lee
Comedy
10mins
8:40 PMSpencer Sileo
Spencer Sileo
Comedy
20mins
None
9:00 PMAndrew Ruiz
Andrew Ruiz
Comedy
10mins
9:10 PMRon Ervin
Ron Ervin
Stand Up
15mins
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" web link
9:30 PMDanger Circus
The Danger Circus
Variety
90mins
The Danger Circus presents a show that features fire eating, glass walking, knife juggling, dangerous escapes, and their unique blend of insanity and comedy. web link
11:00 PMLaugh You Bastards Vol. 4.5
Comedy
60mins
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.
Sunday, August 20
12:00 AMKevlar B Lightning
Blue Lightning
Burlesque
15mins
12:15 AMS h l i p S h l o p s
S h l i p S h l o p s
Perfm Art
15mins
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.  web link
12:30 AMCollege Productions
Sins of The Father
Theatre
45mins
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.
12:00 PMCarly Ballerini
Carly Ballerini
Standup
15mins
12:15 PMZay Swagg
Zay Swagg DJ
Music
15mins
12:30 PMMorning Pocket Forensics
Music
40mins
1:15 PMDark Room Men
Simonizing and Garfunkeling
Music
30mins
1:45 PMAmy Leuenberger
Amy Leuenberger
Stand up
15mins
 web link
2:00 PMThe Remember Knots
music
40mins
2:45 PMkatherine chronis
my experiences walking naked amongst the clothed
story
10mins
Walking naked amongst the clothed - with Special Guest Tim Paul
3:00 PMwhitewolfsonicprincess
Get Right with God!
Music
50mins
whitewolfsonicprincess Presents "Get Right With God" - "neo-psychedelic folk-rock." Visit our website: https://whitewolfsonicprincess.com/ web link
4:00 PMAudiobon
Music performance
Music
50mins
5:00 PMEric Peter Schwartz
Music
30mins
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. web link
5:40 PMColby Carlson
Colby Carlson
Stand-up
15mins
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. web link
6:00 PMThe Telepaths
Social Economic Rock and Roll
Music
40mins
7:00 PMMasters Of Sketch
The Safeword is Lasagna
Comedy
45mins
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. web link
8:00 PMRon Ervin
Ron Ervin
Stand Up
15mins
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" web link
8:15 PMKristin Lytie
Stand Up Comedy/Storytelling
Standup
15mins
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. web link
8:30 PMKJ Whitehead
Your One Black Friend with KJ Whitehead
Stand Up
30mins
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! web link
9:00 PMKevlar B Lightning
Blue Lightning
Burlesque
15mins
9:15 PMScreamin' Cow Productions
Co-Star Presents! Tallulah Bankhead, Vincent Price, and Mr. Jitters
comedy
15mins
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.