2/21 Lineup

Dr. William Ayers (Getty)


ATRA ASOU AND AMY HAEUSSLER
DR. WILLIAM AYERS
LISA BUSCANI
DAVID CERDA
STEPHEN CONE
BILL LARKIN
SARAH TEREZ ROSENBLUM

Plus cabaret tunes by AMI SARAIYA and musical guests BLANE FONDA!

3 PM at THE GREEN MILL, Free!

1/31 Live Show

Adam Burke performs in this week’s Paper Machete. Chicken not included.


ADAM BURKE
LINDSAY HARRINGTON AND KATIE WATSON
ALAN NEFF
MATT SADLER
VIENNA JUVENILE

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by THE BLUE RIBBON GLEE CLUB and musical guests THE KICKBACK.

Saturday, 3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL, free!

PAPER MACHETE 5th ANNIVERSARY SHOW 1/24

Machete co-creator and host, Christopher Piatt.


THE PAPER MACHETE FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

Come celebrate a full half-decade of our Chicago existence with this dazzling lineup of Machete veterans:

KIM BELLWARE
BRAN EINSTEIN AND GARY PASCAL
IKE HOLTER
SAMANTHA IRBY
NATALIE JOSE
ALI KLINGLER
PATRICK ROWLAND

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, musical comedy by BILL LARKIN and musical guests JONAS FRIDDLE AND THE MAJORITY!

3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL, Free!

1/10 Lineup

Daniel Strauss joins this week’s Paper Machete!


ERIN DIAMOND
SAYJAL JOSHI
DAVE MAHER
ERIKA PRICE
DANIEL STRAUSS

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by BILL LARKIN and musical guests DASTARDLY

3 pm at THE GREEN MILL, free!

12/21 Lineup

ASHLEY NICOLE BLACK
CARMEN CHRISTOPHER
PAUL JUREWICZ
KATIE PROUT
TYLER SNODGRASS

Plus CHAD THE BIRD and musical guests SANTAH!

3 PM at THE GREEN MILL, free!

12/6 Lineup

J.W. Basilo joins this week’s Machete!


JESSICA ANNE
J.W. BASILO
SPENSER DAVIS
JEANIE DOOGAN
BENTE ENGLESOFT AND PETER KIM
KATIE KLEIN

Plus CHAD THE BIRD and musical guests EVERYBODY SAYS YES

3 pm at the GREEN MILL, free!

11/29 Lineup

Samantha Irby (photo via timeoutchicago.com)

RYAN ASHER AND SUSAN GLYNN
IAN BELKNAP
IKE HOLTER
SAM IRBY
CHRIS REDD
JOEY ROMAINE

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by BETHANY THOMAS AND PATRICK MARTIN and more surprises!

3 PM at THE GREEN MILL, free!

THE MASH — 11/30


Attention, anyone who’s ever wanted to audition for the Paper Machete!

Now’s your chance. Please come read something at our open incubator series, The Mash. Prepare either a 1000-word, 3rd-person essay OR a 6-minute character monologue (or sketch if you’re a team). Make sure it’s based on something happening in the current week’s headlines. Other than these rules, anything goes.

The Mash is a loose, informal jam, but it’s helped us find some great writers and performers over the years. Don’t be afraid to come give it a whirl.

Sunday, 11/30. 3pm. High-Hat Club, 1920 W Irving Park. Free.