Scott Duff (host) is a Chicago-based actor, comic, and radio host. A graduate of Northwestern University, he is an Artistic Associate of About Face Theatre, having appeared in over 15 AFT productions, and has performed all over Chicago including work with the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Theater Wit, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, iO, and American Theatre Company. Mr. Duff is the host/producer of OUT CHICAGO, a live weekly talk show for the LGBT community airing Sundays on WCPT, Chicago’s Progressive Talk AM & FM.
McKenzie Graham-Howard (spoken word) is a nonbinary actor based in Chicago. They're about to graduate with their BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, which is the single most terrifying sentence they've ever typed, including "Sorry for missing your call, Mom!" and "No, I will NOT be forwarding your six thousand chain emails, Aunt Susan, no matter HOW MANY curses me and my spawn will be placed under". They would like to dedicate this performance to their two cats, Frederick and Goob, who are excellent boys and hopefully not eating the furniture as we speak.
Pastry Kream (drag) is a drag performer based in Chicago. Follow her on instagram @pastry.kream.
Yasir Muhammad (vocalist) is a Chicagoland actor and singer, and is currently in a theatre production of Rabbit Hole as Jason (Moraine Valley). Previous roles include Claude in Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (Moraine Valley), Jake in Love/Sick (Munroe Park Theatre Guild), Prince of Morocco in The Merchant of Venice (Moraine Valley), Otto Lämmermeier in Spring Awakening (Moraine Valley), and The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol (Moraine Valley). He's excited to be performing and living his passion, once again!
Thursday, May 31st 2018
Mrs. Murphy & Son's Irish Bistro
Carly Ballerini, Whitney Chitwood, Kenneth Coleman, McKenzie Graham-Howard, Pastry Kream, Yasir Muhammad, Last Night on Earth, Chris Thoren, Eileen Tull
Whitney Chitwood (stand-up) is a stand-up comedian who will stand-up to moderately dangerous things. (Not a bear, though. Whit'll run away from those. But who wouldn't? Poor bears.) Whit’s been featured by MoveOn.Org and is a frequent contributor to The Paper Machete at Chicago's Green Mill and OUT Chicago on WCPT. Additionally, Whit has worked with the likes of the great Eddie Pepitone and performed at Riot LA, Cinderblock Comedy Festival, FoCoMX, Altercation Comedy Festival, the Chicago Laugh Factory, and Hollywood Improv. With an audacious, highly personal style, Whit has left audiences... Full disclosure: Whit struggles to write in the third person. It just feels vapid and hollow, but mostly it sounds silly to me... I mean “to Whit”... WHIT means “to Whit”. See what I mean? I mean, “what Whit means”. WHIT means, “what Whit means”. Damn...Whitney just hopes audiences leave saying, “I never thought of that,” or “That was witty,” or “Look out! There’s a bear!” (We’ve got to keep on top of this, folks.)
Last Night on Earth (musical guest) consists of Cody Pariset and Karissa Kosman. Both originally from Nebraska, they moved to Chicago to pursue their artistic passions. Cody has recently been seen in Clock Productions "Six Views of a Room" at Pride Arts and has also worked with Midnight Summit Ensemble and Bring Your Own Theatre for their monthly 24 Hour Play Festivals as a director. Karissa is currently attending Columbia College where she has been in “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." She also currently balances school with work, where she ushers at Broadway in Chicago!