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PRESS RELEASE - December, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Gabriel Meyers, Press Director
press@chicagocitylimits.com or (212) 888-5233.


Chicago City Limits presents:
The 26th Annual New Year's Eve Gala
A CCL Tradition!

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(Midtown, NYC) December, 10 2008: Ring in the Year at the Chicago City Limits NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA  NYC’s longest running show takes aim at the faces, places and events of 2008 in this very special annual New Years Eve event.  This is where the historical meets the hysterical as the CCL cast takes the audience on a free-for-all retrospective of the past year consisting of original, comedy skits, scenes, and songs, and audience-inspired improvisations.

For over 25 years, Chicago City Limits legendary NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA has celebrated the odd and extraordinary happenings of the past year.  And what year 2008 was!  There was an historical election, tumbling stock market, roller coaster gas prices, a governor who shot moose, a mayor who doesn’t want to go away, that pesky war, a man who gave birth, and the year isn’t over yet!

There’s “Your Son Will Come Out, Tomorrow,” an ode to the voters of California who rejected Proposition 8; an update of the Annie Get Your Gun classic  “You Can Shoot Your Leg with a Gun” celebrating a local gridiron hero; “Shop Around the Clock,” CCL’s take on Black Friday, a holiday message to the incoming administration “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Clinton”; and lots more!

CCL’s New Years cast of improvisers Joe DeGise, Annie Schiffmann, Linda Gelman,  Rob Schiffmann, and Paul Zuckerman are sure to provide a uniquely comic overview of yet another ridiculous year of history. 

Chicago City Limits New Years Eve Gala:  Wed. Dec, 31st at 7:00 and 9:00pm.
318 W. 53rd St. (bet 8th & 9th Aves.) $25 + 2 bev. min.   Tickets & Information:  212-888-5233 or  www.chicagocitylimits.com

Chicago City Limits performs its regular Improv comedy show Wed. & Thurs 7:30, Fri. 8:00, and Sat. 8:00 & 10:00.  Special holiday shows have been added for Mon. 12/29 at 8:30, Tues. 12/30 at 7:30. 

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ABOUT CHICAGO CITY LIMITS

As New York’s longest running, award winning, critically acclaimed comedy revue, Chicago City Limits has established itself as a New York landmark.  For over 25 years, CCL’s ingeniously satiric, brilliantly inventive improv has delighted audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world.

Since its creation in 1977, Chicago City Limits mission has been to celebrate its unique style of audience-inspired improvisation and social/political comedy with audiences through performances and training.

For more information, visit www.chicagocitylimits.com.

Photo Gallery

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CCL New Year's Eve '09 Logo
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Logo design:
David Chernicoff
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Left to right:
Paul Zuckerman, Linda Gelman, Rob Schiffman, Joe De Gise II
Credit:
Austin Cadore
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Left to right:
Joe De Gise II, Rob Schiffmann, Annie Schiffmann, Stefan Schick
Credit
Conor Stratton
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Left to right:
Joe De Gise II, Rob Schiffmann, Annie Schiffmann, Stefan Schick
Credit:
Conor Stratton
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Left to right:
Joe De Gise II, Rob Schiffmann, Annie Schiffmann, Stefan Schick
Credit:
Conor Stratton