The Interview Show hosted by Mark Bazer

The Interview Show hosted by Mark Bazer

Gillian Flynn, Tony Magee, Shame That Tune, Plus: a Performance from The Hideout's Upcoming Production of HAIR!

Fri, August 3, 2012

6:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8 at the door

The Interview Show hosted by Mark Bazer
The Interview Show hosted by Mark Bazer
The monthly Chicago-based talk show The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, returns to The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433), Friday, October 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is $10.

The Interview Show, held the first Friday of every month at the Hideout, features guests from every walk of life — musicians, authors, comedians, community activists, chefs, CEOs, etc., both local and passing through town — sharing their world views and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting.

Mark Bazer is a writer and also the co-host of the new WTTW show, “My Chicago.”

Proceeds go to Greater Chicago Food Despository
Gillian Flynn
Author of the #1 Best-Seller “Gone Girl”
Tony Magee
Founder/owner of Lagunitas Brewing Company
Shame That Tune
Shame That Tune
"Shame That Tune," a live comedy game show featuring diaries, interviews, and spontaneously-composed songs, continues at The Hideout! "Shame That Tune" is co-hosted by two of Chicago's most prodigious creative forces: Abraham Levitan (keyboardist/vocalist of Baby Teeth, Pearly Sweets, musical collaborator for The Dollar Store reading series, contributor to WBEZ's Re:sound), and Brian Costello (frontman for Johnny & the Limelites, novelist, contributor to the Chicago Reader, live talk-show host.)

On "Shame That Tune," there are three contestants. Each first spins a "Wheel of Fortune"-style wheel, divided into musical sub-genres (e.g., "Bob Dylan's Christian Phase," "Keith Richards solo," "Led Zeppelin III"). The contestant then tells an embarrassing anecdote, no more than three minutes in length (timed by a giant LED clock) from their high-school or junior-high diary. Costello then interviews the contestant for exactly five minutes while Levitan composes, on the spot, a song about the embarrassing anecdote, in the style of the musical sub-genre that came up on the wheel. The winner is determined by applause based on audience response to his/her story and the resulting song; he/she will be rewarded with generous gifts from local businesses.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com