Kate Willett

Kate Willett

Alex Kumin.

Mon, November 19, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$12.00

Tickets at the Door

Kate Willett
Kate Willett
“Her fearlessness and tenacity won me over as much as the cleverness of her jokes did.” —The Comic’s Comic, May 2017

“A distinctly personal and feminist perspective on modern life”– Paste Magazine, May 2017

“With a combination of affectionate satire of the Bay Area lifestyle, unflinchingly honest but wildly absurd personal stories, and lucid feminist/queer commentary, Kate Willett has begun to emerge as one of the most unique voices in San Francisco comedy.” –Hoodline.com

“Cho also noted that she’s been at this for long enough now to have her own “daughters in comedy,” chief among them Amy Schumer. Another of her daughters, Kate Willett, opened the show with a short set. Sending up the hippy mores of San Francisco and men who watch too much porn, Willett was especially brilliant in her final bit about having a pregnancy scare at Burning Man.” –Exclaim.ca (review of Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Montreal 2015)

“Kate Willett is a woman on the rise. Willett achieves a perfect blend of smart and filthy when she takes the stage.” —SF Weekly, Artists to Watch in 2016

“Willett takes her weirdness to the stage to challenge ideas about what women can and cannot do.” —KALW interview
Alex Kumin.
Alex Kumin.
Alex Kumin's bold and socially conscious standup delights crowds across the city of Chicago and around the US. She is an alumni of the nation's longest running independent standup comedy showcase, The Lincoln Lodge, through which she also teaches Chicago's favorite all-female standup class, Feminine Comique. Her monthly showcase, Diamond Comedy Hour, takes place at the Chicago Laugh Factory on the first Friday of the month, featuring the premiere female comedians in the city and beyond. She has opened for Rory Scovel, Aparna Nancherla, Jen Kirkman, Kyle Kinane, and Todd Barry, among others and was selected as one of eight comedians at Gilda's Laughfest - Best of the Midwest Competition 2017. She made her television debut on WCIU's "Chicago's One Night Standup" and has appeared in NBC Universal's Breakout Festival ('16 and '17), Limestone Comedy Festival, Orlando Indie Comedy Fest and The Chicago Comedy Exposition. In 2016 she was named a comic to watch by Timeout Chicago and was one of Chicago Reader's standout comedians of the year. She has been featured in Chicago Magazine as a comedian with "unapologetic honesty", as she tackles heavy hitting social issues like gender inequality and thigh chaffing.

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