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Newport Theater

  • Comedy
  • Lake View
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Photograph: Courtesy Under the Gun Theater

Time Out says

Formerly known as Under the Gun Theater, this 125-seat Wrigleyville venue continues to bring live entertainment to the rapidly-changing neighborhood. Show up to see artist-produced burlesque, drag, comedy and variety shows, including the long-running Bye Bye Liver sketch show and the Newport Peek-Easy drag, burlesque and variety show. Newport Theater also offers a burlesque, movement and theater classes, taking place in a mirrored dance rehersal room and on the venue's stage.


956 W Newport Ave
El: Red to Addison. Bus: 8, 22, 77, 152.
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Bye Bye Liver: Chicago's Longest Running Drinking Play!

  • Sketch shows

Bye Bye Liver combines two robust Chicago traditions: comedy and heavy drinking. The show opened a decade ago for a three-week run, then kept getting extended. A cast of four to six performers portray characters at the fictional "Franks Bar," telling stories that explore the city's robust drinking culture. Each show incorporates interactive audience drinking games, allowing you to sip a cocktail or beer while taking cues from the cast. And if you're up for a nightcap after the performance, you can stick around for the official after party and mingle with the cast.

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