Small Victories – Kristen Studard's Smart & Funny Solo Show

April 27, 2010 § Leave a comment


The critics have called comedian Kristen Studard…

Always a welcome presence on stage” – Newcity
Innovative” – Time Out Chicago
Genuinely unnerving” – The Apiary
Rubber-faced” – Chicago Reader


I call her one funny lady.  And I’m very happy to be working with her to promote her brand new one woman show!

You might know Kristen as the winner of the 2nd season of Impress These Apes, the comedy talent competition judged by hyper-intelligent apes from the future.  If you missed it, enjoy this video of her hilarious final performance: 

I can’t get that damn song out of my head.  (And in an interesting bit of synchronicity, at last weekend’s Chicago Improv Fest shows at Laugh Out Loud, I heard it played as house music right before we took the stage.  Is my working for Kristen DESTINY?)

All of Kristen’s Apes performances are extremely funny and I encourage you to check them out if you have some time to kill.  I loved her puppetry act and her American Beauty reenactment especially.


After proving herself in the creative meat grinder of the Apes‘ weekly challenges, Kristen wanted to push herself again.  So she’s tackled the ultimate challenge for a performer, writing her own solo show.  And this time the hyper-intelligent apes are people!


In Small Victories, Kristen reclaims the spotlight to explore the little joys we find in life. The show is playful but sharp and sheds a hilarious and often harsh light on the lies we tell ourselves to get through each day.  Kristen’s characters take us to silly and absurd places while giving voice to irrational fears, secret shames and sexual confessions.  We meet a Hungry Hungry Hippo who might actually be full, hear what our household objects really think about their lives, and might even witness a bee’s steamy encounter with a lonely house-flower.


Kristen’s the real deal.  Go see her show.  You will like it.

Small Victories
Written and performed by Kristen Studard.  Directed by Kate Duffy.

Sundays @ 9:30pm, May 9 – June 13, 2010.

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 4830 N Broadway (just north of Lawrence Ave), Chicago.

$10 tickets are available at 773.561.4665 or online at


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