The Blackout Diarieswith:
- Sean Flannery
- Matty Ryan
- The Puterbaugh Sisters
- Bobby Minelli
- Dr. Jeff Kastner
The easiest way to describe Sean Flannery is: he's attended the wrong wedding (twice). That mostly sums it up. On stage, he shares wild, hilarious stories, while showing multimedia from the events: photos, videos, voicemails and more. He is the creator of "The Blackout Diaries" and hosts both the live show and podcast.
He has been named the best comic in Chicago by several publications and his live multimedia shows routinely sellout. He was a featured New Face at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal) and made his television debut last year, on Comedy Central's, ”Mashup”.
Born and raised in an Irish neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, Matty has been touring and performing throughout the midwest and beyond for years. His rapid-fire delivery and deft takes on his burgeoning (and unwanted) adulthood, things he’s learned from the elderly, and the fine art of the outdoor nap have made him a favorite at showcases and clubs throughout the country. An alumnus of the Second City, Matty has appeared at Zanies, The Laugh Factory, The Improv, UCB LA, UCBeast, The Knitting Factory, and the Hollywood Comedy Store. He currently co-produces The Blackout Diaries every Saturday at The Lincoln Lodge, and Parlour Car every Thursday at Bar Deville; both in Chicago. Also, please tell your parents he says hello.
Bobby Minelli - a songwriter, performer, and mover of ales, is originally from Hamilton Ohio, but has been in Chicago for over a decade looking for love in all the wrong places. He and his buddys run the award winning Pipeworks Brewing Co. out of Chicago, his style icons are Han Solo and Julian Casablancas, his favorite book is the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and he is especially renowned for his ability to write about himself in the third person.
The Puterbaugh Sisters
Tiffany and Danielle Puterbaugh will revolutionize. The Puterbaugh Sisters are bringing comedy duos back or at least to the back of every dive bar. They have developed their own brand of alternative comedy.
“Taking their shtick into absurdist parallel universes...it works 100% of the time. Making them one of the most innovative and up and coming acts to catch in town," -The Onion AV Club ChicagoYou’ve seen The Puterbaugh Sisters everywhere; featuring at CVS and head ling Walgreens. You've seen them Instagraming from inside of a beard in Brooklyn while talking to girls about what their tattoos really mean.
They have also performed in TBS Just For Laughs Festival Chicago, The Andy Kaufman Awards at Gotham Comedy Club, New York/San Fran/Chicago Sketch Fest, cast members of Chicago Underground Comedy and produce a critically acclaimed comedy/variety show, “Entertaining Julia,” recently featured at Meltdown Comics in LA. It’s like watching The Waynes Brothers before they made the movie White Chicks.
Dr. Jeff Kastner
Actual rocket scientist.