I don’t speak french, but I know all about joie de vivre. We found it in Paris last summer, in the midst of a general strike, only hours after historic flooding, and just months after a devastating terrorist attack. We heard it in the animated chatter of proud Parisians, smelled it wafting from their sweet […]
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My daughter Katherine is one of the best people I know. I’m not saying that because today is her birthday and I am the one that gave birth to her, in the middle of an ice storm after a 45-minute labor; though all that is true. I am saying it because she writes thank you […]
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Ahead of today’s swearing in of our 45th president, our favorite comedy duo re-introduced us to our 29th in a fun, layered, really smart show they called “Roaring in Our Twenties”. The hapless Warren G. Harding, often ranked as one of America’s worst presidents, ran for office under the slogan,”Return to Normalcy” and served from […]
It’s hard to say who enjoyed the opening night of Liquid Courage last Friday more — the raucous bachelorette party who took up the entire first row, or me.
Thanks to my trusty camera and a far lower consumption rate than the aforementioned, I can say for sure that I will have a much easier time remembering the good time we all had.
There was the dancing Gimlet, the historically accurate Bloody Mary, the Fireball crooner, “Trust me you can dance, trust me you can sing,” and a montage of “the worst drinking night of my life.”
Billed as an interactive drinking show, and staged on Second City’s newly renovated Beat Lounge, Liquid Courage is also a fun, witty romp, which the non-drinking members of our party genuinely enjoyed as well.
If you’re in the Chicago area, we highly recommend you check out this show, conceived of and produced by our favorite duo, Pure & Weary.
These pictures will give you a taste and I’m including a short video as well. You have two more chances on the next two Friday nights to see the show. Here a link for tickets.
And here’s a little taste:
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Tonight we’re celebrating one of our favorite people at one our favorite spots, Big Star Tacos. Certainly, we’ll reflect on the swift passage of time as we hoist fresh margaritas and toast to our daughter Katherine’s 26th birthday. Transcending the predictable parental pathos, though, will be the joyful acknowledgement that having an adult daughter rocks. […]
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The second grittiest performance at Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon took place steps away from the legendary stadium, 45 minutes before the game began. All week the over under on Katherine Biskupic’s game day attire hovered at an impressive four over (tights, long-johns, yoga pants, jeans), a ratio that had seen the veteran fan through some […]
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I watched with genuine pride, a little prejudice, honest laughter and maternal relief as my daughter Katherine and her talented friend Leah Frires triumphantly debuted their live sketch comedy show last Friday night at the Lincoln Loft. While we dearly love to laugh in our family, we also realize that comedy can be tricky, especially […]
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Note: I’ve never been a big fan of Daylight Savings Time, which has always struck me as an embarrassingly mortal attempt to stave off the inevitable shortening of the days. Who are we kidding, here? We can’t control time. It’d be nice if we could, though… I’d like to fall back once a year I’d […]
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Based in Chicago, Pure and Weary is gearing up for a series of live shows in November. Meanwhile, you can treat yourself to their YouTube Channel. Here’s why you’ll be glad you did: Scripted comedy is a national treasure and we should support it as such. They’re both middle children and could use some attention. […]