I am so very happy that one of Chicago’s top comics is opening for my one-woman show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar this week!  Ever Mainard is delightful to watch and if you’ve never had a chance to see her perform live, please come on out to the show and check her out!  If you want to buy tickets in advance for Thursday’s show, please click here.

Want to know more about Ever?  The following bio was taken from her website:

Ever Mainard  is a stand up, writer, improviser, all around funny gal.

Ever Mainard
Ever Mainard

Ever is one of Chicago’s top stand ups. Chicago Magazine credits her being one of the top 100 comics, Metromix/ Redeye says she’s one of the Top Seven Acts to Watch in 2012, and Gaper’s Block credited her to being one of The Most Influential Women in Chicago Comedy

Ever has appeared in the Just For Laughs Festival (2012) along side with Pete Holmes, Hannibal Bueress, and Jeff Garlin.  Ever has also performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2012, Best of Bridgetown, Best of Chicago), Chicago Sketch Fest, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival (2012, Headliner) and more.

Ever’s monthly show “The Shit Show” has been called “gangbusters” by the Chicago  Suntimes and  ’…Hip-(with) cross genre comedy..” by The Onion A.V. Club.   Ever is also  a cast member of  the esteemed Chicago Underground Comedy and performs regularly at The Beat Kitchen select Tuesday nights.

Ever has worked with  Maria Bamford,Nick Thune, Fortune Feimster, Greg Berhandt, Sonya White, Bill Dwyer,and more.

Her work has been seen on Jezebel.com, The Apiary, N.P.R., The Onion A.V. Club, and countless other websites!

Ever’s spontaneous characters, quick witted anecdotes, and quirky mannerisms will have you laughing well after her performance.  Her background in improv gives her the ability to create visceral and border line cathartic moments in her crowd work and off the cuff riffs.  She performs regularly at The Beat Kitchen with her cast mates of Chicago Underground Comedy and as a co-producer/host of the A.V. Club recommended and Critics Pick-’The Shit Show.’

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison 185buddhas_palmcard_front-01
Studio Be
3110 N. Sheffield Ave.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door Buy Tickets!
Opening Night:  February 7, 8pm

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
The art of improvisation creates stories from thin air, making the unseen seen. For Amanda Rountree, this is not just an art form, but a way of life — one that includes unexpected twists and turns — leading, if not to mastery, to enlightenment.  Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, and directed by Jen Ellison, this show follows the artist on her path with all of the funny and touching moments along the way.