Kiley Peters, Author at A Chicago Comedy Blog | Life's A Funny Scene (LAFS)

The Last LAF

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All Good Things Must Come to an End This is the most difficult post I’ve had to write and coincidentally, it will also be my last. Today marks a day I was never convinced would come. Today, LAFS is two years old. It has been an incredible two years, absolutely incredible filled with more excitement, laughter, awe and humility than I could have ever dreamed. However, today is bittersweet, because today is also LAFS’ last day.

REVIEW: Do You Want A Sandwich @ The Playground Theater

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Hungry for Romance Do You Want a Sandwich is an open-hearted, multi-media, one-man show soaked in vulnerability, written and performed by the talented Josh Lanzet. If you’re at all frustrated about why you haven’t yet found “the one,” commiserate with Josh as he recalls his past failed dating escapades and the lessons he’s learned along the way. 

Jangleheart Recommendations

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A Tangle of Talent. This weekend Jangleheart Circus takes over The Den Theatre for the second time with over 80 shows scheduled. The team from Upstairs Gallery has put together a knock-out festival and every show looks amazing. I pulled out a few shows I’m recommending below, but I know I’m leaving out a number of must-sees. Take these recommendations as you may, but definitely go to this festival — a ton of great shows.

INTERVIEW: Charna Halpern

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The Mother of Improv Comedy I first fell in love with improv at iO‘s Clark Street location. iO changed my life, but my story is not unlike many others. Charna created a world at iO that many call “home” and it has become the center of their universe. Charna Halpern is one of the most influential people in improv, has paved the path for hundreds of comedians over the last few decades and has assisted in world peace — literally. It …

Remembering Robin Williams

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A Legend Lost Too Soon Robin Williams touched many lives. He reminds me of my father in a lot of ways, so I’ve always felt some sort of special connection to Robin Williams. He was a brilliant talent who enlightened lives with laughter, love, curiosity, sincerity and a natural sense of playfulness. He truly was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Sleep tight Mr. Williams, thank you for everything.