“Smart, astute scenes that slowly escalate into calculated insanity… A master class in artful sarcasm, which permeates the group’s hilariously specific lines.”
– A.V. Club Philadelphia
Oh Theodora is one of the best sketch comedy troupes in town, and their performance at the 2013 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival on Friday, January 4 is going to be a highlight of the fest.
The funny foursome of Lisa Dellagiarino, Buck LePard, Trevor Martin and Conor Sullivan specialize in silly, story-driven sketches that take what you know about comedy and twist it. They describe their style as “dumb comedy for smart people.” A.V. Club Chicago describes them as “infusing everything they touch with a uniquely silly acerbity.” They celebrate the absurd, shun the traditional, and have one simple goal: to put on the most fun show their audiences have ever seen.
As the resident sketch group of Chicago’s esteemed Lincoln Lodge showcase, Oh Theodora has opened for Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Peretti, and James Adomian. Meanwhile they continue to build a rabid fanbase with their monthly variety show at the Pub Theater, Show Theodora, which each month features brand new sketches, along with special guests, music, dance, and more.
Oh Theodora has been performing in Chicago since 2009, appearing at a number of Chicago comedy spots, including iO, the Second City, the Playground Theater, and Schuba’s (as the opening act for Julia Nunes). Elsewhere, Oh Theodora has been featured at the San Francisco Comedy Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Austin’s Out of Bounds Festival, and the Philadelphia SketchFest.
2013 marks their third year at Sketchfest. Last year, they performed in the same time slot as their arch-rivals The Late Live Show, which led to attempted sabotage, and culminated in a Billy Joel sing-off in the Stage 773 lobby. This year, Oh Theodora is planning another multi-group stunt, but on a much bigger scale… (Be still, my beating heart!)
Oh Theodora at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
Friday, January 4th, 2013 @ 9PM
Stage 773, The Pro, 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.
$14 tickets are available at 773.327.5252 or ChicagoSketchfest.com.
Become a fan at Facebook.com/OhTheodora.
And get out to Show Theodora tomorrow night at the Pub Theater for their Christmas Specials! Details in the video below:
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