October 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
“Feisty, Cerebral Sketch Comedy”
– Chicago Reader
“Seriously Funny Stuff, Likably Geeky and Spot-on in its Ridicule”
– Time Out Chicago
In Urlakis & Cusick: Questionable Lullabies, Dave Urlakis and Sean Cusick explore the uncomfortable truths revealed in consumer focus groups, look at why wealthy men really hunt animals to extinction, and give life to the horrifying circumstances hidden in common nursery rhymes. From famous authors to fallen athletes to everyday parents, Urlakis & Cusick take aim at all of them and more in another hour-long blitz of frenetic fun with a dark twist.
Both alums of the groundbreaking hit satire Best Church of God, and each an experienced fixture of the local sketch and improv scene, Urlakis & Cusick first partnered up for last year’s self-titled debut, Urlakis & Cusick. It was hailed as one of the funniest shows of 2011 by Time Out Chicago, who called it “seriously funny stuff, likably geeky and spot-on in its ridicule.” The Chicago Reader awarded the show “Recommended” status and praised it as “feisty, cerebral sketch comedy.” RedEye also took note, calling Urlakis & Cusick a “rising comedy act to watch in 2012.”
As Time Out Chicago advised, “Set your conscience to standby and enjoy!”
September 8, 2012 § Leave a comment
The dynamic duo of Dave Urlakis and Sean Cusick are back with a brand new show and you need to save the date, friends (Oct 12), because you do not want to miss Urlakis & Cusick: Questionable Lullabies.
Veteran performers Dave and Sean first met and discovered their comedic compatibility while working on the groundbreaking hit sketch show Best Church of God. Last year their self-titled two-man debut, Urlakis & Cusick, was hailed as one of the funniest shows of 2011 by Time Out Chicago, who called it “seriously funny stuff, likably geeky and spot-on in its ridicule.” The Chicago Reader awarded the show “Recommended” status and praised it as “feisty, cerebral sketch comedy.” Even RedEye got in on the act, calling Urlakis & Cusick a “rising comedy act to watch in 2012.”
And now’s your chance to watch them! Urlakis and Cusick: Questionable Lullabies opens Friday, October 12 @ 8:00pm, and runs weekly through Nov 16th, 2012. Tickets will soon be available at 773.327.5252 or Stage773.com.
As the boys say, “Come spend a funny/crude/charming/odd/magical evening with two guys you would find more than tolerable in light doses.”
For a sneak peek of their style, here’s a great scene from their previous revue, captured at their Sketchfest 2011 performance…
October 30, 2012 § Leave a comment
“Real talent for intellectual high jinks…with a firm grasp on the bare-bones, quintessentially Chicago style of sketch comedy” – Chicago Tribune
“Very smart, funny bits…push the limits of good taste and then some” – Chicago Reader
“Go see…this hyperfocused, Adderall-type of comedy” – Gapers Block
“Indescribably funny…the right mix of geeky obsession and sharp satire” – EDGE Chicago
“Blends intelligent humor and witty social commentary with the duo’s dark, ‘oh no he didn’t’ brand of comedy. Nothing is safe.” – The Real Chicago
Friends, the critics have spoken and they want you to go see Urlakis & Cusick: Questionable Lullabies before it has to close November 16! Get thee to Stage 773 for one of the final performances before you regret it!
To whet your appetite, here’s another great sketch from their last revue…