Sat Jan 13 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Beat Kitchen

2100 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60618

Ages 21+

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Kickstand Productions Presents
Brian Posehn
Jeremy Essig

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  • Brian Posehn

    Brian Posehn

    Comedy

    Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him.  He is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country.  He just released his first hour long special, The Fartist through Netflix.  Brian is currently writing Deadpool for Marvel Comics.  He has a popular podcast, Nerd Poker on the Earwolf Network.

    He has most recently co-starred in Universal's feature, The Five-Year Engagement, directed by Nick Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow and in the popular Canadian indie comedy, Lloyd the Conqueror.  In the last year he has done guest spots on the sit-coms, Big Bang Theory, Guys With Kids and Anger Management.  He also starred for three seasons in Comedy Central's popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program, and toured as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy.

    Besides writing and performing on HBO's acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Californication, Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends.   He also has an extensive resume in voice-acting including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Adventure Time, Metalocalypse, Bob's Burgers, Mission Hill and American Dad.
    Brian has also appeared in several movies, including  Judd Apatow's Funny People, Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Sex Drive, and Surfs Up.
    He has written episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program and Metalocalypse (Adult Swim).  He's written for the popular sketch show, Human Giant and various specials and roasts including recent stints on the Oscars and The Comedy Central Roast of Rosanne Barr.  In 2009 and 2010 Brian directed a video and a Comedy Central pilot for the hilarious hair metal band, Steel Panther.

    In 2006 he released his first graphic novel, The Last Christmas, and his debut  comedy album: Live in Nerd Rage.  In 2009, Brian released his album, Fart and Weiner Jokes.  

    2013 will see the release of a book Brian has co-written with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross called Hollywood Said No.  He is also currently producing a Comedy Metal album with Scott Ian of Anthrax.

  • Jeremy Essig

    Jeremy Essig

    Comedy

    Jeremy Essig is a comedian, journalist, musician and fictional character killed by zombies in Jonathan Maberry’s novel Fall of Night.

    ‚ÄčAs a comedian, Essig’s style was described as “intelligent cynicism” by Indianapolis’ Nuvo magazine.  He was dubbed a “comic to watch” both by St. Louis Magazine and The Riverfront Times and his three albums have received play on satellite radio.  He has also appeared multiple times on NPR, over twenty times on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom show and featured on the podcast Doug Loves Movies.  Essig also created the game show Loser. – A Live Action Shame Show which toured nationally and on Feb. 3 2017 his fourth comedy album “Whatever” will be released by On Tour Records.


    While touring over 200 dates a year as a comedian, Essig began pursuing a graduate degree in journalism in 2009.  Originally covering state and national politics for the Columbia Missourian and Missouri Digital News, before becoming an associate editor for both publications.  He would also write for the Columbia Business Timesbefore freelancing as a music writer and reviewer for Eleven Magazine and The Riverfront Times.


    In 2015, Essig also returned to music after a decade long sabbatical – contributing the guitar part to Breanna Rae’s cover of the Bright Eyes song Lua.  In 2016, he would front “Sorry Ma, This is Happening…” a tribute to The Replacements and by the end of the year would join St. Louis based garage rockers Shark Dad as their new guitarist.  In 2017 the band’s first 7” “Conversation” will be released on Listless Industry Records, a track written by Essig and featuring him on guitar and vocals.


    Contrary to his fate in Fall of Night, Essig lives in St. Louis with his dog Grieco and his record collection.

Kickstand Productions Presents

Brian Posehn
Jeremy Essig

Sat Jan 13 2018 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Beat Kitchen Chicago IL
Brian Posehn, Jeremy Essig
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Ages 21+