The Encyclopedia Show TONIGHT (7:30pm) at the Vittum Theater

The Encyclopedia Show TONIGHT (7:30pm) at the Vittum Theater


ROBBIE Q. TELFER ("Best Local Poet" - Chicago Reader) and SHANNY JEAN MANEY (Top 5 Books by Chicagoans in 2012 - The Chicagoist) present the sixth installment of The Encyclopedia Show’s fifth season, showcasing fresh writing, music, comedy and art on the topic CONDIMENTS at 7:30PM on Thursday, February 7th at the Vittum Theater (1012 N. Noble).

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW is a live literary variety show with unrivaled nerd-core charm. Accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, The Encyclopedia Show is all ages, $9 for adults, $6 for students, free to all would-be sponsors.

Commissioning exceptional local talent, nationally touring artists, and renowned thinkers that have included Lynda Barry, Sonia Sanchez, Joe Meno, Bill Ayers, and Marc Smith, The Encyclopedia Show features spoken word, monologues, storytelling, live music, comedy, and yes, even actual experts. This month's installment features freshly created art on the subject of CONDIMENTS with a diverse, brilliant line-up of music, writing, and miscellany.

"Do it now!" --Chicago Tribune

"The most artful sideshow in the city." --Time Out Chicago

The Chicagoist named co-host SHANNY JEAN MANEY’s first collection of poetry, I Love Science!, to its Top Five Books Written By Chicagoans in 2012, along with books by the popular authors Joe Meno, Chris Ware, Irvine Welsh, and Adam Levin (

The Encyclopedia Show has exploded planetarily to include branches in over ten cities worldwide, including New York, LA, Austin, Korea, Germany and Omaha. It was recently featured at the Wisconsin Book Festival and the Chicago Humanities Festival, as well as many other colleges and writing communities in over 20 cities, major and otherwise, around the globe.

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Andrew Ek on Special Sauce
Ever Mainard on Youth Spit
Sarah Morgan on Squid Semen
Mikey Anderson on Condiment Packets

And Cast Regulars:
Robbie Q. Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch) Host
Shanny Jean Maney (Top 5 Books by Chicagoans in 2012 - The Chicagoist) Host
Patrick Carberry (Fiction Writer) as Patrick the Intern
Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet) as the Fact Checker
Evan Chung, Stuart Seale and Michael Martello as "The Encartagans"

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