Comedian Jon Dore brings his stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for two performances only December 13 – 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm on The Den’s Upstairs Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Chicago’s own Matty Ryan opens. Tickets ($20 general admission) are currently available at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at the The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830. Ages 18+.
Jon Dore is a talented Canadian writer and actor that has infused his comedic abilities into numerous hit television shows and films. In addition to recently wrapping his stand-up special for Comedy Central, he was the series lead in the CBS Pilot The Half Of It, played a memorable guest star role on CBS' Emmy Award-winning hit series How I Met Your Mother, and played a lead role on ABC’s How To Live With Your Parents. Dore has had multiple guest appearances on Conan, Baroness von Sketch Show, @Midnight, Inside Amy Schumer and Hart of Dixie. His film credits include Corpse Tub, Stag, Teen Lust, The Pickle Recipe opposite Lynn Cohen, and the indie film Gus. In addition to acting, Dore has an impressive writing resume that includes The Comedy Network's The Jon Dore Show, CBC's Just for Laughs and HBO's popular Funny as Hell. You can also see Jon host eight episodes of The Stand Up Show on the Comedy Network from July 2019’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Matty Ryan, an alumnus of the Second City, has appeared at The Hollywood Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory Chicago, UCB LA, UCB East, iO Theater, Zanies, The Chicago Improv, and UP Comedy Club. In 2013, he was invited to perform at the TBS Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago; in 2016 he made his feature film debut with a role in Who Gets the Dog (nominated for Best Actor in the 2016 Midwest Independent Film Festival); also in 2016, recorded a standup set for MTV’s Acting Out. In 2017, he had a guest star role on NBC’s Chicago Justice, performed at NBC Universal/Second City’s Breakout Fest and appeared on WCIU’s Chicago’s One Night Stand Up. In 2019, he was selected for Just for Laughs Montreal New Faces, and he also taped a set for Comedy Central’s Stand Up Featuring, which is currently streaming on their digital platforms.
Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 pm
About The Den Theatre
Artistic Director Ryan Martin opened The Den in 2010 with a single theatre space. Seven years later, The Den boasts five intimate and unique theaters on two floors ranging from 50 – 200 seats, as well as two additional spaces primarily used for classes and rehearsals. The Den is also equipped with two bars enveloped by a never-ending field of lounge space for audiences and like-minded culture hounds to drink, talk, read, watch, think, listen and live. The Den is home to five resident theatre companies including First Floor Theater, Haven Theatre Company, The New Colony, Broken Nose Theatre and Firebrand Theatre. Hundreds of other companies from Chicago and beyond have also called The Den home, utilizing its theaters, studio space and easily convertible cabaret space to accommodate a stream of programming, including plays, musicals, film screenings, classical and jazz performances, dance, improv and stand-up, seminars and speaking engagements. For additional information, visit www.thedentheatre.com.
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