Sat Jan 13 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Beat Kitchen

2100 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60618

$25.00

Ages 21+

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Kickstand Productions & CHIRP Radio Present!
Brian Posehn
Jeremy Essig

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  • Brian Posehn

    Brian Posehn

    Comedy

    Brian Posehn has been busy for a while. As a writer/actor/stand-up comic he doesn’t have a ton of down time. Brian has most recently been seen on the acclaimed Netflix show, Lady Dynamite and FX’s You’re The Worst and in his recurring roles on The Big Bang Theory and New Girl. He was one of the stars of Comedy Central’s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program. He has also appeared on such seminal sitcoms as Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends and a recurring role on Just Shoot Me. 

    In the sketch comedy world he’s known as one of the writers and performers on HBO’s acclaimed Mr. Show, in 2015 he co-produced Odenkirk and Cross’s return to sketch with the Netflix hit, With Bob and David. 

    He was featured in the films, Devil’s Rejects and The Five Year Engagement. Last year he had his first starring role in the dark, indie comedy, Uncle Nick. 

    In stand-up comedy he’s known as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy. He’s recorded two half hour specials for Comedy Central, four comedy albums and two hour long specials, The Fartist and Criminally Posehn (just released on Seeso). 

    In Voice-Acting he’s done everything from Scooby Doo to a recent role on The Simpsons. He starred on the animated shows, Mission Hill and 3 South and has turned up in, Adventure Time, American Dad, Bob’s Burgers and Steven Universe, to name a few. His voice will be featured in the 2017 Dreamworks Animated comedy, Captain Underpants. 

    In the last several years he’s also been able to produce and host a popular comedy podcast, Nerd Poker and co-write 45 issues of the best-selling Marvel comic book series Deadpool. In 2017 he will be releasing his first book, Forever Nerdy with essays about his life and a comedy metal album Offenders of the Fake, featuring metal legends from Anthrax, Dethklok, Slayer and Soundgarden. 

    In 2018, he plans to compete in American Ninja Warrior, Top Chef and So You Think You Can Dance. After he breaks TMZ and the Internet, when footage of him beating up a Yeti surfaces, he plans to quit showbiz.

  • 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 & CHIRP Radio Present!

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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$25.00 Ages 21+