June 27 Lineup – Summer Solstice Edition

The Putterbaugh Sisters join this week’s Paper Machete.

SAM BAILEY
PAUL CHIMKO
DAVID DRAKE
THE PUTERBAUGH SISTERS
ERIC ROACH AND ANDERSON LAWFER

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by MAUREEN SAN DIEGO and musical guests THE AVANTIST!

3 PM at THE GREEN MILL, free!

THE MASH – Sunday June 28

The return of THE MASH!

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, 6/28. 3pm. High-Hat Club, 1920 W Irving Park. Free.

June 13 Lineup – Summer Wind-up Edition

photo by Jeremy Rill

RYAN ASHER AND SUE GLYNN
JW BASILO
ALLISON GATES
DAVE HELEM
JEREMY OWENS
EMMA POPE
AZHAR USMAN

Plus cabaret tunes by REBECCA SOHN and TJ SHANOFF and musical guest BETHANY THOMAS.

3 PM at THE GREEN MILL, free!

June 6 Lineup featuring American Hero NICK OFFERMAN

Nick Offerman joins this week’s Paper Machete.


KIM BELLWARE
ADAM BURKE
BRAD EINSTEIN
NATALIE JOSE
BILL LARKIN
NICK OFFERMAN

Plus CHAD THE BIRD and musical guests THE CELL PHONES

3 p.m. at THE GREEN MILL in Uptown! Free!

3/29 Live Show Featuring Steve Waltien

Steve Waltien joins this week’s Machete

KURT CHIANG
BRENDAN DOWLING AND TIM SNIFFEN
MEL EVANS
DAN FRIESEN
STEVE WALTIEN

Pus CHAD THE BIRD, cabaret tunes by JAMIE BREW and musical guests DIANA AND THE DISHES!

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

THE MASH Returns!


The return of THE MASH!

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, 3/29. 3pm. High-Hat Club, 1920 W Irving Park. Free.

3/21 Lineup Featuring SNL’s Katie Rich!

SNL’s Katie Rich


SARA BENINCASA
RYAN BENNETT AND VIRGINIA MULLER
CHANDLER GOODMAN
BILL LARKIN AND ROBYN SCOTT
KATIE RICH
NICCOLE THURMAN

Plus CHAD THE BIRD and musical guests THE FRENCH GOODBYE!

3 PM at THE GREEN MILL! Free!

3/14 Lineup Featuring Brian Babylon!

Brian Babylon joins this week’s Paper Machete!


BRIAN BABYLON
JOEL KIM BOOSTER
PAUL CHIMKO AND NICK MESTAD
GWYNN FULCHER
BOB PIATT
NANCY PIATT

Plus CHAD THE BIRD, Irish folk tunes provided by GOBS OF PHUN and musical guests EVERYBODY SAYS YES!

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