THE MASH – Sunday April 26

The return of THE MASH!

Attention, anyone who’s ever wanted to audition for the Paper Machete!

Now’s your chance. Please come read something at our open incubator series, The Mash. Prepare either a 1000-word, 3rd-person essay OR a 6-minute character monologue (or sketch if you’re a team). Make sure it’s based on something happening in the current week’s headlines. Other than these rules, anything goes.

The Mash is a loose, informal jam, but it’s helped us find some great writers and performers over the years. Don’t be afraid to come give it a whirl.

Sunday, 4/26. 3pm. High-Hat Club, 1920 W Irving Park. Free.

3/29 Live Show Featuring Steve Waltien

Steve Waltien joins this week’s Machete

KURT CHIANG
BRENDAN DOWLING AND TIM SNIFFEN
MEL EVANS
DAN FRIESEN
STEVE WALTIEN

Pus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by JAMIE BREW and musical guests DIANA AND THE DISHES!

3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL, Free!

THE MASH Returns!


The return of THE MASH!

Attention, anyone who’s ever wanted to audition for the Paper Machete!

Now’s your chance. Please come read something at our open incubator series, The Mash. Prepare either a 1000-word, 3rd-person essay OR a 6-minute character monologue (or sketch if you’re a team). Make sure it’s based on something happening in the current week’s headlines. Other than these rules, anything goes.

The Mash is a loose, informal jam, but it’s helped us find some great writers and performers over the years. Don’t be afraid to come give it a whirl.

Sunday, 3/29. 3pm. High-Hat Club, 1920 W Irving Park. Free.

3/21 Lineup Featuring SNL’s Katie Rich!

SNL’s Katie Rich


SARA BENINCASA
RYAN BENNETT AND VIRGINIA MULLER
CHANDLER GOODMAN
BILL LARKIN AND ROBYN SCOTT
KATIE RICH
NICCOLE THURMAN

Plus CHAD THE BIRD and musical guests THE FRENCH GOODBYE!

3 PM at THE GREEN MILL! Free!

3/14 Lineup Featuring Brian Babylon!

Brian Babylon joins this week’s Paper Machete!


BRIAN BABYLON
JOEL KIM BOOSTER
PAUL CHIMKO AND NICK MESTAD
GWYNN FULCHER
BOB PIATT
NANCY PIATT

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, Irish folk tunes provided by GOBS OF PHUN and musical guests EVERYBODY SAYS YES!

3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL, free!

2/21 Lineup

Dr. William Ayers (Getty)


ATRA ASOU AND AMY HAEUSSLER
DR. WILLIAM AYERS
LISA BUSCANI
DAVID CERDA
STEPHEN CONE
BILL LARKIN
SARAH TEREZ ROSENBLUM

Plus cabaret tunes by AMI SARAIYA and musical guests BLANE FONDA!

3 PM at THE GREEN MILL, Free!

1/31 Live Show

Adam Burke performs in this week’s Paper Machete. Chicken not included.


ADAM BURKE
LINDSAY HARRINGTON AND KATIE WATSON
ALAN NEFF
MATT SADLER
VIENNA JUVENILE

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by THE BLUE RIBBON GLEE CLUB and musical guests THE KICKBACK.

Saturday, 3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL, free!

PAPER MACHETE 5th ANNIVERSARY SHOW 1/24

Machete co-creator and host, Christopher Piatt.


THE PAPER MACHETE FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

Come celebrate a full half-decade of our Chicago existence with this dazzling lineup of Machete veterans:

KIM BELLWARE
BRAN EINSTEIN AND GARY PASCAL
IKE HOLTER
SAMANTHA IRBY
NATALIE JOSE
ALI KLINGLER
PATRICK ROWLAND

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, musical comedy by BILL LARKIN and musical guests JONAS FRIDDLE AND THE MAJORITY!

3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL, Free!