I’m going to be busy the next few days with a special out-of-town guest. Brendan Hunt, one of my former students from the early 90’s, has done quite well in the improv comedy field, including five years as part of the outstanding Boom Chicago troupe in Amsterdam.
Brendan created a one-man show about that time, appropriately titled “Five Years in Amsterdam” which performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and six cities around the world, including the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen 2007. He’s coming back to Illinois State University this weekend and will be performing the show this Saturday night at 7 pm in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room. Free!
Occasionally smart. Often upsetting. Always funny. This breakthrough hit of HBO’s US Comedy Festival autobiographically offers sex, drugs and rock and roll, with a side order of deep, lasting inner peace; oh and soccer too.
Brendan was the co-founder of Theatre of Ted, an open-mic-anything-goes student performance venue at Illinois State (and I’ve been the group’s faculty advisor for 18 years). Ted is bringing Brendan back and underwriting this special event.
I can’t wait to see the show myself. If you’re in the area, check it out.