Venue Details

87 Star Starred
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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Member Tips

refresca
Don't waste your time or money
info Dec 10 2012 star this tip starred
shelly gillette
An east 1 1/2 block walk from the Red Line.
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Goldstar Member
Casual is fine,
info Dec 13 2012 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Good selection of wine and hard stuff
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Goldstar Member
Halsted Bus is at the front door. Parking at $10.00 in attached lot is a good value
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Goldstar Member
Not worth the full ticket price.
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15 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

This was a totally disappointing show. Garlin showed up with an astounding lack of material and tried to rely on his improv skills to create jokes by questioning and... continued

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5 stars
attended Dec 11 2012

Jeff Garlin was thoroughly enjoyable! The Jeff Garlin you see in Curb Your Enthusiasm and his other work is exactly how he is on stage ... easy flowing, comfortable and wickedly funny.

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Website

http://www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events/productions/index.aspx?id=582

Description

Jeff Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. Garlin is co-star and Executive Producer of the HBO series_ Curb Your Enthusiasm_. Raised in Chicago and South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. He has toured the country as a stand-up comedian, is an alumnus of Chicago’s Second City Theatre, and has written and starred in three critically acclaimed solo shows (I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, Uncomplicated and Concentrated). In 2007, Garlin adapted his solo show I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With into an independent film. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim. Garlin has also directed Curb Your Enthusiasm and both Jon Stewart (Unleavened_) and Denis Leary (_Lock-n-Load) in their HBO specials. Garlin has extensive feature and television acting credits and also has voiced for the Captain in Disney-Pixar’s WALL-E and Buttercup in Toy Story 3. Garlin also released his book, Curbing It (Simon & Schuster), in which he shares his hysterical and eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

 

Currently, Garlin is on a fall comedy tour and has a local show based in Los Angeles at Largo called By the Way – Conversations With (soon to be released). Guests have included Michael Moore, Larry David, Conan O’Brian, Zach Galifianakis, J.J. Abrams, Lena Dunham and Jeff Tweedy to name a few. Jeff works with Michael Moore as co-founder of the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, occurring annually in Michigan. In Summer 2012, Jeff directed his second feature film, which he wrote and stars in. The film, Dealin’ with idiots, will be released in Spring 2013. Garlin lives in Los Angeles and Chicago with his wife and two sons. His hobbies include napping.

Garlin’s shows contain adult language; however, the material does not get graphic.

About the Ticket Supplier: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an internationally-renowned company of thirty-five artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking, and textual adaptation. Steppenwolf has redefined the landscape of acting and performance by spawning a generation of America's most gifted artists, including Joan Allen, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton and Gary Sinise. No other American theater ensemble has survived as long and thrived as much as the Steppenwolf company of artists, who return home to Chicago to do the work they love.