Standup Comedy, Trivia Contest and Live Music Night: From Chicago In Brooklyn - oct 26 7:00PM


We are having a raffle for those who are in their seats at 7:30 - show up!


StandUp Comedy: Bye Bye Deep Dish - Hello Pizza Rat

UChicago alumni have in common the experience of coming to NYC after living in Chicago, specifically Hyde Park.  We have a line up of comedians who also came out of Chicago and moved to NYC ; they are:

  • Tommy McNamara - Host of Stand By Your Band
  • Liza Treyger (Seth Meyers, Comedy Central, Horace & Pete)
  • Saurin Choksi (white guy talk show, Comedy Central)
  • Brendan Eyre (Seth Meyers, Comedy Central


Live Performance by Midwest Cousins

unnamedWe are going to have a performance by an 80's cover band; even if you were not there for the 80's, you will know and love the music.  Get ready to have your curls jerried and  collars flipped up!

Trivia Contest: No Safe Questions

We are hosting our first 'No Safe Questions' trivia contest hosted by the world famous (they insisted we say that) Courtney and Tom of the "Let's See What Else" comedy revue.  The contest prizes will be four (4) UChicago Sweatshirts. 

The questions will cover UChicago and NYC so you do not have to be an alum to walk away with a prize.  You can play by yourself or bring your friends to match wits against our maroon ribbon panel of judges

  • Ian, AB '05
  • Joanna, AB '14
  • Virginia, AM '69
  • Lee, AB '13
  • Mary, AB '89
  • Mehvish, AB '95
  • Steven, AB '00

To get a sample of the hosts in action, watch the clip below:


Event Information

Cost: $15 Online registration ($20 at the door)!

Event Contact
Reggie Ambatchew AB'88

Alumni Association
Call 773.702.2150, or email
Event Schedule
  • 7:00 - Doors Open
  • 7:50 - 8:00 - Show Starts
  • 8:00 - 8:15 - Trivia Contest
  • 8:45 - Stand Up Comedy
  • 9:30 - Midwest Cousins
  • 10:20 - Winners Announced
  • 10:30 - End of Show


The Knitting Factory is located in the heart of Williamsburg at 361 Metropolitan Ave.  Transportation choices are straightforward and fairly convenient:

  • Subway: Knitting Factory is 3 blocks East of the Lorimer (L Train) and Metropolitan (G Train) stop as well as waslking distance from the Bedford (L Train) stop.
  • Buses: The Q59 Bus stops are the Metropolitan/Havemeyer coming from downtown Brooklyn and Metropolitan/ Macri Sqaure coming from Rego Park Queens.  The B24 stops at Metropolitan/ Union Av, which is the location of the above mentioned subway stations.
  • Lyft/Taxi/Uber; this is right across from Manhattan across the Williamsburg bridge.  Easey peasey as far as this option.


Friday, 10/26/18 at 7:00pm - 10:30pm | iCal


The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Mary Shepard
Adam Shepard
Lee Schleifer-Katz
Mehvish Mirza
Marc Daniel
Raj Nanda
Helena Nanda
Ishani Patel
Prashob Menon
Mouleena Khan
Eliza Kuberska
Seon Jeong Lee
Vidur Sehgal
Ian Kemp
Richard Hendrix
Guest of Richard Hendrix Hendrix
Virginia Josephian
Li-Ting Wang
Al Boston
Anjali Srivastava
Forrest Sill
Allison Yu
Keira Addington (née Sagner)
Rupert Addington
Andrey Skvortsov
Ezgi Cubukcu
Shannon Manning
Sharon Weiner
Sherry Medwin
Thomas Bodenberg
Cat Iribarne
Melissa Hamilton
Chris Brennan
Katie Gluck
Diane Mirabito
Emily Nieder
Jessica Zhang
Emily Berez
Edwin Abundis
Asha Banker
Peter McNamara
Guest of Peter McNamara
Dereje Ambatchew
... a total of 70 guests.
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