Comedy Revue Chicago City Limits Performs MySpace or Yours?
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The last date listed for Chicago City Limits was Saturday November 29, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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Join acclaimed actor of stage and screen John Lithgow (3rd Rock From the Sun, Dexter) for a touching and humorous tribute to the power of storytelling in the autobiographical one-man show Stories by Heart. Interspersing his own journey as an actor with two classic stories that were read to him as a child, the Tony-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor gives a tour de force performance, inhabiting a dozen characters with zany abandon. In P.G. Wodehouse's "Uncle Fred Flits By," a fretful young Englishman is taken on a wild afternoon's escapade in suburban London by his irrepressible uncle. Ring Lardner's "Haircut" is a darkly comic yarn told by a gossipy barber in small-town Michigan. Learn More
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Featured review from mike
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Most people are familiar with Improv work via the (heavily edited)show "Who's line is it anyway?" This performance was similar, but without the benefit of editing.
The good: There were several huge laugh-out-loud moments. The performers are obviously talented.
The bad: They didn't seem to know when to end the musical sequences. Each one went on longer and un-funnier than they needed to be. The show also suffered from two other handicaps: The large theatre is ill suited for that type of interactive comedy, and perhaps most devastating, with the majority of the audience in the 60 year old and up range(season ticket holders I am guessing), the pop-culture comedy aimed at 20-40 year olds was largely met with silence.
We actually left at the intermission, after one excruciating hour of semi-funny. Though, as they are quick to point out, every show is different.
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“Ingenious and funny!” —New York Times ****
New York’s longest-running comedy revue, Chicago City Limits has reigned with its quick wit and uproarious comedy for over 25 years. Their latest show, MySpace or Yours?, takes aim at today’s headlines, sidelines and everything in between. From social networks to high profile jerks, and election campaigns to gas price pains— Chicago City Limits will take you on a virtual tour de force of high energy laugh-inducing creative comedy!