Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cutting Edge News With Paper Machete

Just a reminder about one of Uptown's most fun hidden gems:  Paper Machete!  It's a live current events magazine, free and weekly, and it all happens at the Green Mill [4804 N Broadway], Saturday afternoons at 3pm.

Founder and host Christopher Piatt says in a recent article he wrote for the Sun-Times"Every Saturday, the city’s top stand-up comedians, sketch performers, improvisers, playwrights, spoken-word artists and musicians of every stripe take to the Machete’s microphone, performing variety bits about current events and pop culture. We call it 'a salon in a saloon.' 

Oh, and we also have a very popular talking bird named Chad."

According to the Paper Machete website, today's guests are Lacy Campbell, Chris Hauser, Clark Jones, Tim Sniffen and Brendan Dowling, Rawson Vint, Tara Defrancisco, plus Chad the Bird, music from Dog and Pony’s play Counterfeiters, and special musical guests The Bama Lamas (pictured).

Can't make it this week?  They'll be back next Saturday, and the one after that, and many after that.

You can also catch the podcasts on iTunes or WBEZ.

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