Oh Theodora, a Chicago-based sketch comedy troupe, has announced its performance in the 2013 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Stage 773.
Oh Theodora performs silly, story-driven sketches that take what you know about comedy and twist it. The troupe is comprised of the funny foursome of Lisa Dellagiarino, Buck LePard, Trevor Martin and Conor Sullivan, who describe their style as "dumb comedy for smart people." A.V. Club Chicago describes them as "infusing everything they touch with a uniquely silly acerbity." They celebrate the absurd, shun the traditional, and have one simple goal: to put on the most fun show their audiences have ever seen.
2013 marks the troupe's third year performing in Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Last year, they performed in the same time slot as their arch-rivals The Late Live Show, which led to attempted sabotage, and culminated in a Billy Joel sing-off in the Stage 773 lobby. This year, Oh Theodora is planning another multi-group stunt, but on a much bigger scale!
As the resident sketch group of Chicago's esteemed Lincoln Lodge showcase, Oh Theodora has opened for Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Peretti, and James Adomian. Meanwhile they continue to build a rabid fanbase with their monthly variety show at the Pub Theater, Show Theodora, which each month features brand new sketches, along with special guests, music, dance, and more.
Oh Theodora has been performing in Chicago since 2009, appearing at a number of Chicago comedy spots, including iO, the Second City, the Playground Theater, and Schuba's (as the opening act for Julia Nunes). Elsewhere, Oh Theodora has been featured at the San Francisco Comedy Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Austin's Out of Bounds Festival, and the Philadelphia SketchFest.