Hippopottymouth are winners of Stage 773’s Laugh Battle 2015. Our group features five graduates of the Second City Training Center: Brandon DeMuro, Nick Enquist, Courtney McCormack, Steven Sanabria, and Heather Shorey. We are all members of multiple Chicago-based sketch and improv teams.

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Performance Issues is a hilarious quest for notoriety created by award-winning sketch comedy troupe Hippopottymouth. In it they'll take a satiric look at the headlines, parody their ’90s television heroes, uncover what exactly is the world’s most dangerous animal, and much more. As long as they don’t get too anxious. Hey, “it happens to everyone.” 

Saturdays, January 16, 23 & 30, 2016, 10pm
Donny’s Skybox Theatre, 1608 N. Wells St., Piper’s Alley, 4th floor. Chicago, IL 60614

Hippopottymouth features five graduates of the Second City Training Center: Brandon DeMuro, Nick Enquist, Courtney McCormack, Steven Sanabria, and Heather Shorey. Come watch their Performance Issues!

Musical Direction by Natalie Vanderlaan.

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Whiskey Wry Productions

I am Co-founder, Writer, Producer, Marketing Director, Music Supervisor and Queen of Finance for Whiskey Wry Productions, which specializes in sketch comedy and live theatre in Chicago. Click the logo to view our site or check out the our show info below.





Past Shows:

Whiskey Wry Productions will be closing out the year with 2014 Causes A Scene, a satirical look at this crazy year. In this 60 minute revue staged at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, no moment in the year is safe as we examine everything from The World Cup to Hobby Lobby to Kim and Kanye's wedding.

Starring Renee Barry, Michael Dritto, Natalya Grabavoy, Brooke Grassby, Ryan Warsing and Jacob Nicholas Young

Gorilla Tango Theater, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL

Saturday, November 29, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 13, 7:30pm
Friday, December 19, 7:30pm

Approximately $500 billion a year is spent on advertising worldwide, and Whiskey Wry wants our piece, so we’re Selling Out.
Join us for an awesome ad-venture (see what we did there?) as we explore such topics as not-so-subtle corporate sponsorship, multicultural marketing, government-sponsored PSAs, beer vs. vodka, privacy vs. technology, clients vs. creatives and the emotional manipulation of the masses.
So, hold your breath...
Make a wish...
Count to three...
And follow us as we discuss the world of pure commercialization…

Starring Sarah Blantz, Gregory Fenner, Arti Ishak, Kizzy Aqueelah Kinte, Aram Rayzian and Jacob Nicholas Young

Music Direction by Javon Ford

Accompaniment by Thomas Holmes

Selling Out performances were July & August 2014

Whiskey Wry Productions presents A Sack Full Of Coal, a one-hour sketch show satirizing the holiday season. From the commercialization of the holidays to inappropriate office gift exchanges, taking the Christ out of Christmas and elven slave labor, nothing and no one about the holiday season is safe; especially once everyone's favorite Alpine Christmas demon, the Krampus, makes his appearance. 

Starring Renee Barry, Sarah Blantz, David Cocks, Justin Hamby, John Martin and Amy Wellman 

Music Direction by David Kornfeld

A Sack Full of Coal performances were November & December 2013.