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8 Things to Overlook About Spring

You guys, we did it! We survived the Winter of 2014. Remember when we were all trapped in our houses during Polar Vortex I & II? Remember how March happened, and we were all like, there’s no possible way that [more]

March 26, 2014 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words

An Improviser’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

After going through a pretty life-changing breakup, I thought that I would never find love again… within the improv community. But then I did, and it’s great. While my bank account is dwindling, my comedy is suffering and my waistline [more]

February 12, 2014 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words

11 Ways to Survive the Chicago Polar Vortex

It’s -320° degrees outside. Chicago Public Schools are shut down. Tom Skilling’s tweeting thumb is about to fall off. With the Polar Vortex finally upon us, many Chicagoans are preparing for the worst. Holed up at home with your significant [more]

January 6, 2014 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words

New Year’s Eve Dos & Don’ts for Single Girls

  If you’re anything like me, you’ve just spent all of Thanksgivukkah and Christmas defending your singledom to your relatives, only to be confronted with New Year’s Eve, the worst holiday for singles. Even worse than Valentines’ Day, New Year’s [more]

December 31, 2013 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words

What to Expect If You’re a Short Improviser

They say there are no small parts, only small actors, but “they” never tell you what kind of weird shit tiny actors get themselves into. Here’s a few things to expect if you’re among the most versatile of the vertically [more]

December 27, 2013 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words

A Love Letter to Norm Holly

  Dear Norm, Hi, Norm! It’s me, Julie! I know you’ve had a lot of students over the years, but I’m pretty sure you remember me: the doughy 26-year-old who tried kissing you on the mouth at Conservatory graduation in [more]

November 15, 2013 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words