Daily Archive for July 28th, 2010

Joe Janes and Friends Read From 365 Sketches

Aug ’10
7:00 pm

365 Sketches

Joe Janes does not believe in writer’s block. To prove the point, he wrote a full comedy sketch a day for a year and posted them live on his blog for everyone to read and comment on. Pretty brave for a teacher at the famed Second City and Columbia College. Many of his best friends tried to talk him out of doing 365 Sketches, but Joe decided to put his butt on the line. The general quality of the scenes were so high and the topic and styles so varied, all 365 sketches were performed at Strawdog Theater in a WNEP production earlier this year over the course of eleven nights with 26 directors and over 175 actors. The book is being lauded for not only being a fun read, but also a primer for comedy writers.

Joining Joe Janes will be some of Chicago’s finest comedic actors; Kevin Gladish, Chloé Ditzel, Bernie Balbot and Heath Cordts. They will be performing some of the most popular comic monologues from 365 Sketches.

For more info: http://365sketchesbyjoejanes.blogspot.com

Work in Progress Tonight!

uncleenvelope024Come to Quimby’s tonight at 7pm for Work in Progress!

If you’re unfamiliar with Work In Progress, it’s our monthly creative and social get-together.  Bring projects you’re working on, and you can get feed back, give feed back to others, or just work in a social atmosphere.  We usually have some snacks too!

Work In Progress happens at 7pm on the last Wednesday or every month, and is designed to help foster the self-publishing community of Chicago.