Sketchfest 2013, Oh Theodora
Oh Theodora, a Chicago-based sketch comedy troupe, has announced its acceptance of an additional performance slot in the 2013 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival at Stage 773, and will now perform both on Friday, January 4th @ 9:00PM and Friday, January 11th @ 8:00PM.
Oh Theodora performs silly, story-driven sketches that take what you know about comedy and twist it. The troupe is comprised of the funny foursome of Lisa Dellagiarino, Buck LePard, Trevor Martin and Conor Sullivan, who describe their style as "dumb comedy for smart people." A.V. Club Philadelphia described their comedy as "smart, astute scenes that slowly escalate into calculated insanity... a master class in artful sarcasm, which permeates the group's hilariously specific lines." They celebrate the absurd, shun the traditional, and have one simple goal: to put on the most fun show their audiences have ever seen.
2013 marks the troupe's third year performing in Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Last year, they performed in the same time slot as their arch-rivals The Late Live Show, which led to attempted sabotage, and culminated in a Billy Joel sing-off in the Stage 773 lobby. This year, Oh Theodora is planning another multi-group stunt, but on a much bigger scale!
As the resident sketch group of Chicago's esteemed Lincoln Lodge showcase, Oh Theodora has opened for Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Peretti, and James Adomian. Meanwhile they continue to build a rabid fanbase with their monthly variety show at the Pub Theater, Show Theodora, which each month features brand new sketches, along with special guests, music, dance, and more.
Oh Theodora has been performing in Chicago since 2009, appearing at a number of Chicago comedy spots, including iO, the Second City, the Playground Theater, and Schuba's (as the opening act for Julia Nunes). Elsewhere, Oh Theodora has been featured at the San Francisco Comedy Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Austin's Out of Bounds Festival, and the Philadelphia SketchFest.
Oh Theodora will appear at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival on Friday, January 4th, 2013 @ 9:00PM and Friday, January 11th, 2013 @ 8:00PM. Stage 773 is located at 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Ill. $14 tickets are available at 773.327.5252 or ChicagoSketchfest.com. For more information, visit Facebook.com/OhTheodora.
About Lisa Dellagiarino
Originally from Washington, D.C., Lisa Dellagiarino studied screenwriting and playwriting at NYU's film school and is a member of of the Dramatists Guild. Several of her plays have been performed Off-Off-Broadway, and she helped found Arts for All, a NYC-based arts outreach nonprofit. She is a graduate of the Second City Writing Program and has had a few plays produced in the Chicago area, most recently The Brothers Kassel.