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PRESS RELEASE - JANUARY '09

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

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(NYC) January 29th, 2009: There is a man in Ozone Park who, for the last 3 years, put all his earnings under his mattress.  In doing so, his portfolio has outperformed the Dow, NASDAQ and the S&P 500. Sure times are tough, but it only hurts if you don’t laugh!  

Here with a healthy dose of humor is Chicago City Limits, New York’s longest running comedy revue, and its winter show, MANIC DEPRESSIONMANIC DEPRESSION provides shelter from the economic storm that rages around us with satiric sketch comedy and audience-inspired improvisations. 

Today it seems like everyone is looking at new ways to turn a buck. Bankers are banking on federal hand-outs while handing out big bonus checks to themselves.  Car company execs are cooling their corporate jets just long enough to line up for a piece of the pie. Even the governor of Illinois tried to raise some cash by cashing in on a Senate seat!   Add a few Ponzi schemes, a record stimulus package being bandied about by Congress, and a host of retail closings, and you have the makings of, well, a Manic Depression!

Join the Chicago City Limits cast of seasoned Improv artists, Joe DeGise II, Annie Schiffmann, Stefan Schick, and Rob Schiffmann for a night of manic fun as they take on the big one – the economy.  Musical Director Rick Hip Flores is on keyboard. The show is directed by Joe DeGise II and Paul Zuckerman.

Chicago City Limits’ Manic Depression opens Fri. Feb, 6th, with shows Fri. at 8:00, and Sat. 8:00 & 10:00.  Chicago City Limits Theater at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd St. (bet 8th & 9th Aves.) $15 Cover + 2 bev. min. 
Tickets & info: 212-888-5233, www.chicagocitylimits.com

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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.

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Logo art:
Matthew Ricart
Logo design:
David Chernicoff
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Left to right:
Joe De Gise II, Annie Schiffmann, Rick Hip-Flores, Rob Schiffman, Stefan Schick
Credit:
Conor Stratton
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Left to right:
Joe De Gise II, Rob Schiffman, Stefan Schick, Annie Schiffmann
Credit:
Conor Stratton
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Left to right:
Joe De Gise II, Rob Schiffman, Stefan Schick, Annie Schiffmann
Credit:
Conor Stratton