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  • Sep 21 2014

    Sheldon Patinkin

    "We are heartbroken to learn of the sudden death of Sheldon Patinkin. Beginning as a bar manager at The Second City in 1959, Sheldon became our artistic conscience as director and artistic consultant. He has worked with Second City casts and directors for the past 55 years; most recently giving notes and consulting on The Second City e.t.c.’s “Apes of Wrath.” His work expanded beyond The Second City and he became a prolific director and educator. He was a beloved mentor to thousands. His legacy is exponential and we are so proud to have also called him a friend." - Andrew Alexander, CEO/Executive Producer, The Second City

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  • Jan 22 2013

    Demetri Martin Comes to UP Comedy Club for One Night Only

    Comedian and New York Times Bestseller Demetri Martin presents "Point Your Face At This Tour" featuring a mix of stand-up and material from his new book, "POINT YOUR FACE AT THIS" at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) for a special one night event. Tickets are $30.00 and go on sale Friday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. Visit UP Comedy Club for more information.

    Monday, April 1, 2013
    7:00 p.m.

    UP Comedy Club
    230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley

    Additional Information:
    In his first book, This Is A Book, Demetri Martin introduced fans and readers to his unique brand of long-form humor writing. Now Demetri returns with an eclectic volume devoted entirely to his trademark one-liners and drawings, as well as short prose and poetry, leaving the longer-form material for his next hardcover. Like an indie stepchild of Gary Larson, and Jack Handey, POINT YOUR FACE AT THIS contains hundreds of drawings, jokes, and page-long bits, showcasing Martin's particular penchant for brevity and a sensibility all it's own-and will be a great gift book and a must-have for fans of the brainy, ambidextrous, comedian, palindromist (and author) Demetri Martin.

    Demetri Martin Bio:
    Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. His first stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin. Person is considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long stand-up comedy special. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and most lengthily in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. His first book, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller. Demetri has brown hair, and he is allergic to peanuts. You can find him, at, on Twitter @demetrimartin, and in various places in the actual physical world.

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