Chicago comedy groups the Puterbaugh Sisters, Think Tank and Platcow and Friends have joined forces to present More BANG for Your Buck, a Valentine's Day rockin' variety show Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Park West. The show combines sketch comedy and live bands providing non-stop entertainment from 7:30 p.m. until midnight. The audience will be greeted by wild and wonderful characters in crazy comedic sketches, along with great live music performed by popular local bands White Noise and Louis Zagora and Rollover.
Tickets are $25 and are available on www.etix.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ages 21 and over. The Park West is located at 322 W. Armitage, Chicago Il 60614. Call 773.929.5959 for more information.
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Actual sisters Tiffany and Danielle Puterbaugh have developed their own brand of alternative comedy. "Taking their shtick into absurdist parallel universes," writes The AV Club, "It works 100% of the time. Making them one of the most innovative and up and coming acts to catch in town." They have performed in The Andy Kaufman Awards at Gotham Comedy Club, New York and Chicago Sketch Fest, as well as the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago Festival, where they previously co-produced The Blackout Diaries. They are also ring mistresses at Chicago's punk rock circus, El Circo Chipo, cast members of Chicago Underground Comedy, and produce the critically acclaimed comedy/variety show Entertaining Julia, now in its fifth season.
Think Tank Comedy is a sketch comedy group from Chicago, IL featuring Brent Bridwell, Kevin Carroll, Paul Robinson, and Peter Stepnoski. They have been writing and performing shows, and producing videos for over 5 years. Their comedy has been called "some of the most bizarre, prop heavy comedy around," (Chicago Reader), and their monthly showcase, Pistol Party with John Leadley and Drew Frees was described as "a non-stop comedy assault on the senses, complete with costumery, wigs, props, strobe lights, fog, bubbles, and anything else the Party can get their hands on to seduce the audience visually" (The Apiary).