Serving up the best in comedy, be prepared to belly laugh with These performances in the LOL@WAC series.
Whether you want to be taken back to Catholic school, prefer to be sold some awesome Tupperware products or grab a seat to a legendary night of stand up with Jay Leno- there's a laugh for every sense of humor this season.
March 30, 2019
Acclaimed late night TV show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, philanthropist and Emmy Award®-winner, Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”
Leno dominated late night television for two decades as the host of the #1-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and more recently produces and hosts the CNBC TV series “Jay Leno’s Garage,” now in its third season. When he’s not on TV, Leno performs more than 100 stand-up shows annually across the country and internationally. Don’t miss your chance to see this comedy legend when he takes our stage for the first time!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 31, 2018
Fasten your garter belt, come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab! The popular Rocky Horror movie night is back… and this year we’ve added live music and specialty drinks prior to the feature.
Experience the hijinks of your favorite characters including Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and all the party guests on the big screen in Baum Walker Hall. Join us in your best Rocky Horror themed costume, and sing along with this screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music - the most popular cult classic of all time. BYOP* (Bring Your Own Props) for this interactive, unforgettable Halloween night out!
*BYOP: Check our website for approved props list closer to the show!
Dixie's Tupperware Party
February 19-24, 2019
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to travel the country throwing good ol' fashioned Tupperware Parties.
Dixie's Party received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance and has been performed over 1000 times. She's shown her bowls in 5 countries since the tour started in 2008.
Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see for yourself how Ms. Longate became a member of the illustrious "#1 Tupperware Seller in the World" Club, as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products. Filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage, this is not your mother’s Tupperware party!
Late Night Catechism
September 6-9, 2018
Part catechism class, part stand-up routine, Late Night Catechism is an interactive comedy- one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history.
The New York Times calls it, "hilarious, well-written and inspired." Jeffrey Lyons from TV’s Sneak Previews calls Late Nite Catechism "something to savor and enjoy....one of the most intimate, rewarding shows in town."
You, the audience member, are part of Sister’s class. She’ll take you back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and remind you about that good old ruler across the knuckles!
The Pump and Dump Show
September 22, 2018
The Pump and Dump Show is a raucous evening of comedy, music, prizes, games, swearing and commiseration, designed for parents to laugh away a kid-filled day while throwing a few back and remembering who we all were before we had children. Original, live musical performances are spread throughout the evening with songs like “Eat Your F-ing Food,” and “When I Die, I Want to Come Back as a Dad.” Audience participation includes "Stump the Breeder" and "The Most F-ed Up Thing Your Kid Did This Week."