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  • Feb 27 2013

    Team StarKid Adds Performances at UP Comedy Club

    UP Comedy Club is proud to announce added performances for Team StarKid's "Airport for Birds (and Other Great Ideas)" on Sunday, March 24, and Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 7:00pm at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor of Piper’s Alley). Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 1 at 11:00am.

    "Airport for Birds (and Other Great Ideas)" is Team StarKid's sketch show debut and has received rave reviews from critics and audience during their sold out run in UP Comedy Club. "Airport for Birds (and Other Great Ideas)" is written and performed by StarKid regulars including: Chris Allen, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Jeff Blim, Denise Donovan, Brian Holden, Lauren Lopez, Meredith Stepien, Nicholas Strauss, and Joseph Walker. They are joined by StarKid newcomers Pat Rourke and Daniel Strauss.

    The production is directed by Corey Lubowich, with music direction by Nick Gage. The lighting designer/stage manager is Sarah Petty. The show is produced by Brian Holden and Corey Lubowich, with associate producer Daniel Strauss.

    About Team StarKid
    Formed at the University of Michigan in 2009, StarKid represents an ensemble of writers, directors, actors and designers. Now based in Chicago, StarKid has garnered over 140 million views and 275,000 subscribers on YouTube, 200,000 Facebook fans, and over 120,000 Twitter followers worldwide, had its albums chart on iTunes and Billboard, and captured the attention of national media such as The Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Billboard, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, NPR, VH1, and MTV.

    StarKid first invaded the internet in July 2009 with "A Very Potter Musical" – a fan-made parody that premiered on YouTube and immediately went viral. Filmed during a live performance through University of Michigan's Basement Arts, the show was an instant hit with fans of the Harry Potter franchise and quickly garnered nearly 2 million views. The group then followed with "Me and My Dick" (2009), "A Very Potter Sequel" (2010), "Starship" (2011), "Holy Musical B@man" (2012) and 2 national concert tours, The SPACE Tour (2011) and APOCALYTPOUR (2012).

    For more information about Team StarKid or "Airport for Birds (and Other Great Ideas)" please visit www.teamstarkid.com. For the most up-to-date news follow StarKid on Twitter (@teamstarkid) or on Facebook (StarKidPotter). To view productions and other video content, visit www.youtube.com/starkidpotter.

    Show Information
    Tickets for "Airport for Birds (and Other Great Ideas)" can be purchased online at UPcomedyclub.com or by phone through the UP Comedy Club Box Office at (312) 662-4562. Regular tickets are $18 and reserved VIP seats at select performances are $40. Performances are at UP Comedy Club, located at 230 W. North Ave on the third floor of Piper’s Alley in Chicago’s Old Town. Shows are at 7pm on March 24 and 31. Seating is first come first serve, with doors opening an hour before curtain.

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