It's Happening!

If it's experimental, unusual, and hilarious, It's Happening!

It's Happening!

Mon, April 24, 2017

8:30 pm

Links Hall At Constellation

Chicago, IL

$0.00 - $8.00

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It's Happening!
It's Happening!
It’s Happening! is an experimental variety show that combines standup comedy, the vibe of a Jazz music club, with variety acts ranging from dance, fringe theatre, and performance art. The host of the evening is Bill Bullock, alongside a house band led by Ben Lamar Gay and dance performances from Links Hall. It’s Happening! is a monthly performance series presented by Constellation and Links Hall that explores the intersections between experimental live performance.
Bill Bullock, Host
Bill Bullock, Host
Bill Bullock is a Comedian, performer, and show-producer. He has been performing all over Chicago and beyond for 5 years. He has been a co-producer on two successful shows in Logan Square, Chicago, including Congrats on Your Success, and Cole’s Chicago Cabaret. A performer in the comedy Sketch group, Actual Murderers, Bill was named the best comedian in Logan Square by Logan Squarist, 2015.
Calvin Evans
Calvin Evans
This Chicago born and bred comedian has come a long way from his Eddie Murphy impersonations in his elementary school lunchroom.In April 2006 while earning a degree in Sports Management at the University of Illinois, Evans got his first chance to showcase his comedic talents at a variety show. It was that moment he says, that solidified his dream of wanting to be a comic.From there, in November 2010 Evans went on to become the first winner of WGN Chicago's Next Big Comic Contest, a staple in the Chicago TBS Just For Laugh Festival since 2011, and he's been steadily touring colleges and comedy clubs across the nation.While he was successful as a comic on his own, his desire to further develop his craft made him enroll in the Second City Training Centers' Conservatory (Advance Improv/Acting) program. He recently graduated, which is no small feat. Second City is known for producing notable comedic talent such as Tina Fey (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Chris Farley (SNL) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), just to name a few.Now he's spreading his wings further by wearing the hat of Executive Producer of the Calvin Evans Comedy Show, and Co-Producer of the Blind Bet Comedy Show, Thank You Very Much, the Michael Issac Plus Show and You Better Be Funny (coming spring 2014).
Jeez Loueez
Jeez Loueez
Jeez Loueez is an award-winning burlesque performer, actor, emcee, and instructor in Chicago known as “The Honey Badger of Burlesque” and “The Powerhouse of the Midwest”! A lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics, Jeez is known for bringing audiences to their feet! She’s the 2012 (and first African-American) Miss Viva Las Vegas, the 2013 Shimmy Showdown Champion, and the Reigning 2014 Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. Since 2010 Jeez Loueez has been voted as one of the TOP 50 Burlesque Industry Figures coming in at #39, #31, #27, #18, and moving up to #14 in 2014. Jeez has produced the sold-out hit show Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue in both Chicago and St. Louis.
Growing Concerns
Growing Concerns
growing concerns // poetry collective fuses lyrical narrative + hip-hop poetry with original music + soundscape to create spoken word performance that is greater than the sum of its parts
Venue Information:
Links Hall At Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/