Kurt Braunohler, Cameron Esposito

Chicago Reader & Tomorrow Never Knows '13 Presents

Kurt Braunohler

Cameron Esposito

Fri, January 18, 2013

8:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

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Kurt Braunohler
Kurt Braunohler
Kurt Braunohler is an “adult” male comedian. In the spring of 2012 he was measured at 6’4”, weighing 204 lbs and tagged with a radio transmitter.

He was recently named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch” as well as Time Out NY’s “50 Funniest New Yorkers”. He was even named another “Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival. And finally (thank god) he was called the “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival, but those are probably made up organizations anyway.

Kurt has been seen (or heard) on TV in Bob’s Burgers (FOX), Delocated (Adult Swim), The Heart She Holler (Adult Swim), Comedy Central Presents, Jon Benjamin Has a Van (Comedy Central), Assy McGee (Adult Swim), Human Giant (MTV) and the anti-game show he hosts, BUNK!, will premiere on IFC in June. He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life talking about his relationship Rumspringa.

As a stand up, Kurt will debut his high-energy, absurdist point-of-view on Comedy Central’s John Oliver Presents in June. As far as stages, Kurt has performed at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Chicago, New York Comedy Festival (named a “Comic to Watch”), SXSW, Bonaroo, All Tomorrow’s Parties, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (IF.Comedy Award nominee), Melbourne Comedy Festival (Barry Award Winner), the HBO Vegas Comedy Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival (“Improv Ensemble of the Year” Award Winner) and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall, but only because his comedy partner (Kristen Schaal) is pretty famous.

Kurt co-created a pilot for Channel 4 in the UK with his comedy partner, Kristen Schaal, for their popular web-series, Penelope: Princess of Pets. The duo also have hosted the NYC staple variety show, Hot Tub, for the past 7 years.

Kurt also hosts the monthly late night talk show, Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler, with past guests including Zach Galifianakis, Ted Leo, and Jon Glaser. Kurt holds the World Record for leading the most people in an all-meow version of “Lean on Me” (it’s 117 people.)
Cameron Esposito
Cameron Esposito
Cameron Esposito has appeared on LOGO, NPR, at TBS' Just for Laughs Chicago, SXSW, the Aspen Rooftop & Bridgetown Comedy Festivals (Portland Mercury Best of the Fest). Cameron got her start in improv comedy at Boston's ImprovBoston & Improv Asylum, trained at the Second City Conservatory & began her career as a standup in Chicago. Cameron has earned a Chicago Magazine Best of Chicago, toured nationally as a circus ringmaster (nope. I'm not kidding.) & created SIDE MULLET NATION, a solo show that debuted as a part of TBS’ Just for Laughs Chicago (Time Out Chicago Critics’ Pick, Chicago Reader Recommended & AV Club Best of the Fest) & has played across the country, including at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (Time Out New York Critics’ Pick).

Cameron relocated to LA in fall 2012 & since then has been named one of the top 12 LA Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013 by LA Weekly, a Best of 2012 by LA’s thecomedybureau.com & launched Put Your Hands Together, the only weekly standup show at Los Angeles' Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Known for her “effervescent storytelling” (AV Club), Cameron is the brains and voice behind revolutionary all-standup podcasts Standup Mixtape (Underground Communique Records) and Put Your Hands Together (aspecialthing records). She is also the host/creator of the Wham Bam Pow action & scifi movie podcast on the Maximum Fun network. Cameron is also the founder of the Feminine Comique, the world's only all-female standup course. Her debut album, Grab Them Aghast, was released in 2010 on Rooftop Comedy Records. Her second album "Same Sex Symbol" was released by Kill Rock Stars in fall 2014.

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