Fri Aug 16 2019

7:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)

Chicago Improv

5 Woodfield Mall K120B Schaumburg, IL 60173

$44.00 - $55.00

Ages 18+

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All shows are 18 and over, seating is first come first serve. There are no credits, refunds or exchanges. There is a 2 item minimum purchase per person in the show room, any food or beverage combination. Please note- double seating is necessary when shows are near or at capacity. For group sales of parties call 847-240-2001 and ask to speak to our events coordinator.

Gary Owen

  • Gary Owen

    Gary Owen

    Comedy

    Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy.  Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian”.

     

    Audiences can see Owen in his most recent comedy special, “I Got My Associates” currently on Showtime.  Last year, Owen starred in his eponymous docuseries “The Gary Owen Show” on BET, which chronicled his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio.  The series marked the first time a Caucasian actor had starred in his own series on the network. 

     

    Owen has had massive success as a comic actor on the big screen.  Last year, he starred opposite Mike Epps and Mike Tyson in the comedy MEET THE BLACKS.

     

    He is one of the stars of the popular Screen Gems’ franchise THINK LIKE A MAN (2012), having appeared in the first installment and its successful follow up THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (2014).  In additional to their commercial successes, both opening #1 at the box office, the films were warmly received by critics and fans alike.  In 2014, he starred in the Universal comedy RIDE ALONG with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.  Other film credits include LITTLE MAN (2016) opposite The Wayans Brothers and DADDY DAY CARE (2003) opposite Eddie Murphy.  He is also widely known for his stealing role as “Bearcat” in the MGM film COLLEGE (2008).

     

    On the small screen, Owen co-hosted TruTV’s sketch series “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal” (2013).  After meeting Tyler Perry on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Owen was cast as the recurring role of Zach the barber in the 5th season of the TBS comedy series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”

     

    In addition to his memorable series roles, Owen has starred in multiple televised standup specials, including “I Agree with Myself” and his one-hour comedy special “True Story”, both of which aired on Showtime in 2015.  In 2014, he served as the host of the hugely popular comedy special “Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live from Orlando”.  Other standout comedy performances include “Mike Epps Presents: Live from Club Nokia” as well as “Breakin’ out the Park” and “Urban Legend,” the latter two which he also produced.  He also starred in “Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment,” which aired on Starz in 2005.

     

    In addition to his breadth of comedic work in films, television, and standup, Owen works closely with the nonprofit Facing Addiction, an organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis in America.  Having lost his own brother to heroin addiction, Owen regularly speaks and performs to raise awareness and support for the organization’s mission.

     

    Owen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has always had a passion for comedy.  He enrolled in the US navy following high school, where he was chosen for the prestigious Presidential Honor Guard.  After leaving his ceremonial position, Owen became a military police officer at the Naval Installations on Coronado Island in San Diego.  During this time, he returned to his true calling: standup comedy.  Two appearances on the multicultural comedy showcase, “BET's ComicView,” won him his own one-hour “grandstand” show.  At the end of the season he was selected from the year’s four "grandstanders" to be the host.  Owen currently resides in Ohio with his wife Kenya and their three children.

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This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

By purchasing tickets to this event, you are authorizing this charge and acknowledging our terms and conditions below.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL, unless an event is cancelled by the artist or venue. There are no refunds, transfers or exchanges.
There is a two item minimum purchase per person in the showroom. Any two item combination of food or beverage satisfies the minimum. Unless otherwise stated, there are no food or beverages included with your ticket purchase.
All events are 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated in the event description. You must have a valid state or government issued photo ID to show proof age.
All seating is on a first come first serve basis. For best seating, arrive early. In order to be seated at least half of your party must be present. Under certain circumstances, we may not be able to seat your entire party together.
Venue reserves the right to resell tickets of any person/party that has not been seated by scheduled show time. No refunds will be issued.
Valid Photo ID and the Credit Card used for the Reservation must be presented to pick up Tickets. Tickets will only be released to the purchaser unless prior arrangements have been made.
Venue is a non-smoking property. Vape pens are also prohibited.
Management reserves the right to deny and refuse entry or remove parties that may be deemed a distraction to other guests. This includes those that may appear intoxicated or not abiding by venue policies.
Dress Code: Guests are asked to wear casual evening attire. Attire shall be deemed appropriate at the sole discretion of management. For security reasons, management reserves the right to search personal items and may request that personal belongings not be permitted into the venue.
Photography, videography, filming or any recording during the show is strictly prohibited.
By entering the venue, you acknowledge that the venue and its parent companies, affiliates or subsidiaries, are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.
All events are 18 and up unless otherwise specified

Gary Owen

Fri Aug 16 2019 7:30 PM

(Doors 5:30 PM)

Chicago Improv Schaumburg IL
Gary Owen

$44.00 - $55.00 Ages 18+

All shows are 18 and over, seating is first come first serve. There are no credits, refunds or exchanges. There is a 2 item minimum purchase per person in the show room, any food or beverage combination. Please note- double seating is necessary when shows are near or at capacity. For group sales of parties call 847-240-2001 and ask to speak to our events coordinator.
Gary Owen

Gary Owen

Comedy

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy.  Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian”.

 

Audiences can see Owen in his most recent comedy special, “I Got My Associates” currently on Showtime.  Last year, Owen starred in his eponymous docuseries “The Gary Owen Show” on BET, which chronicled his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio.  The series marked the first time a Caucasian actor had starred in his own series on the network. 

 

Owen has had massive success as a comic actor on the big screen.  Last year, he starred opposite Mike Epps and Mike Tyson in the comedy MEET THE BLACKS.

 

He is one of the stars of the popular Screen Gems’ franchise THINK LIKE A MAN (2012), having appeared in the first installment and its successful follow up THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (2014).  In additional to their commercial successes, both opening #1 at the box office, the films were warmly received by critics and fans alike.  In 2014, he starred in the Universal comedy RIDE ALONG with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.  Other film credits include LITTLE MAN (2016) opposite The Wayans Brothers and DADDY DAY CARE (2003) opposite Eddie Murphy.  He is also widely known for his stealing role as “Bearcat” in the MGM film COLLEGE (2008).

 

On the small screen, Owen co-hosted TruTV’s sketch series “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal” (2013).  After meeting Tyler Perry on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Owen was cast as the recurring role of Zach the barber in the 5th season of the TBS comedy series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”

 

In addition to his memorable series roles, Owen has starred in multiple televised standup specials, including “I Agree with Myself” and his one-hour comedy special “True Story”, both of which aired on Showtime in 2015.  In 2014, he served as the host of the hugely popular comedy special “Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live from Orlando”.  Other standout comedy performances include “Mike Epps Presents: Live from Club Nokia” as well as “Breakin’ out the Park” and “Urban Legend,” the latter two which he also produced.  He also starred in “Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment,” which aired on Starz in 2005.

 

In addition to his breadth of comedic work in films, television, and standup, Owen works closely with the nonprofit Facing Addiction, an organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis in America.  Having lost his own brother to heroin addiction, Owen regularly speaks and performs to raise awareness and support for the organization’s mission.

 

Owen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has always had a passion for comedy.  He enrolled in the US navy following high school, where he was chosen for the prestigious Presidential Honor Guard.  After leaving his ceremonial position, Owen became a military police officer at the Naval Installations on Coronado Island in San Diego.  During this time, he returned to his true calling: standup comedy.  Two appearances on the multicultural comedy showcase, “BET's ComicView,” won him his own one-hour “grandstand” show.  At the end of the season he was selected from the year’s four "grandstanders" to be the host.  Owen currently resides in Ohio with his wife Kenya and their three children.

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
General Admission
$44.00
VIP-Reserved Seating On The Floor
$55.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. By purchasing tickets to this event, you are authorizing this charge and acknowledging our terms and conditions below.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL, unless an event is cancelled by the artist or venue. There are no refunds, transfers or exchanges.
There is a two item minimum purchase per person in the showroom. Any two item combination of food or beverage satisfies the minimum. Unless otherwise stated, there are no food or beverages included with your ticket purchase.
All events are 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated in the event description. You must have a valid state or government issued photo ID to show proof age.
All seating is on a first come first serve basis. For best seating, arrive early. In order to be seated at least half of your party must be present. Under certain circumstances, we may not be able to seat your entire party together.
Venue reserves the right to resell tickets of any person/party that has not been seated by scheduled show time. No refunds will be issued.
Valid Photo ID and the Credit Card used for the Reservation must be presented to pick up Tickets. Tickets will only be released to the purchaser unless prior arrangements have been made.
Venue is a non-smoking property. Vape pens are also prohibited.
Management reserves the right to deny and refuse entry or remove parties that may be deemed a distraction to other guests. This includes those that may appear intoxicated or not abiding by venue policies.
Dress Code: Guests are asked to wear casual evening attire. Attire shall be deemed appropriate at the sole discretion of management. For security reasons, management reserves the right to search personal items and may request that personal belongings not be permitted into the venue.
Photography, videography, filming or any recording during the show is strictly prohibited.
By entering the venue, you acknowledge that the venue and its parent companies, affiliates or subsidiaries, are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.
All events are 18 and up unless otherwise specified