As part of her solo exhibition, Run for President, Kathryn Andrews presents "Felonious Munk, Write-in," a special evening of comedy that features Chicago-based stand-up performer Felonious Munk alongside Dave Helem and Emily Galati. In response to the exhibition, Munk debuts a new comedic set on the history of "truth telling" in comedy. Helem and Galati deliver a state of the nation from a first-hand perspective.
Please note: Seating is limited.
About the artists
Felonious Munk is a comedian currently based in Chicago. He appears regularly on The Nightly Show with Larry Wlimore on Comedy Central and on Touchvision TV, a news and information station available in 20 million homes. He has headlined comedy clubs from Gotham in New York City to the Funny Bone in VA Beach. He's also opened for Hannibal Buress and, along with Dave Helem, is part of the Blipster Life movement, producing shows all over the country. With a weekly show at the Laugh Factory Chicago, a monthly show at the NYCH Art Gallery, and a new show at the Promontory in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood, Blipster Life is fast becoming one of the best comedy shows anywhere in Chicago.
Dave Helem is a comedian, writer, and connoisseur of many dope things. He hails from Chicago and is a huge fan of all things involving comedy and hip-hop culture. He attributes his witty sense of humor to the fact that he believes there is something funny in every facet of human life. He has performed on tour in numerous cities with Hannibal Buress and Tony Rock and was able to open up for Doug Stanhope. He also performed on the 2015 Oddball Comedy Festival.
Not your typical female comedian, Emily Galati does not dwell on the differences between men and women or any of the other cliché topics you come to expect from female comics. Instead, she offers up intelligent and hilarious material, with impeccable timing and a charm rarely seen on the comedy stage. In 2014, Emily made her television debut and was chosen as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. She also appeared on Fox's Laughs and Comics Unleashed. In 2013, she was chosen to represent Chicago in the "Best of the Midwest" competition at Gilda's LaughFest. She has also been a semi-finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity and a finalist in the Bob and Tom Comedy Contest.