Sketch duo Pinque Pony returns with “69,” a long-lost comedy show from the summer of 1969! The moon landing. The Stonewall riots. Woodstock. Angie Dickinson face-down in a pile of cocaine. We all know what happened elsewhere in the summer of 1969, but what was happening in Chicago? Pinque Pony (real-life couple Andy Eninger and John Loos) boldly answers this question with 69, a recently discovered “lost” sketch comedy revue that explores the iconic summer of 1969 through the eyes of our beloved Chicago, a city perpetually a step behind. 69 opens Feb. 7 at 10:30pm at Donny’s Skybox (1608 N. Wells) and runs Fridays in February through Feb. 28. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 312-337-3992 or clicking here. Using New York’s Stonewall riots as inspiration, 69 weaves a tapestry of twisted, winning Chicagoans all on the cusp of major transformation. From murderous proto-feminists to surly laundry lesbians, bar-raiding cops, catty Marshall Field’s […]
In one week (Jan. 10), Pinque Pony makes its Chicago Sketchfest debut. This sure to be the most important thing to happen since Beyonce sampled the Challenger explosion in her XO song. Chicago Sketchfest, for those who don’t know, is the world’s biggest sketch comedy festival and one hell of a fun time. Pinque Pony, for those who don’t know, is the world’s biggest purveyor of sobbing lady characters played by unshaven men and one hell of a fun time. But what to expect when you all come see our show? We’re hard at work to make sure it’s the most talked about show not just in Sketchfest history, but human history. Take that, any random episode of Match Game where everyone was tanked. Here’s what you will see when you see Pinque Pony*: – An accurate recreation of the last musical number of Xanadu, complete with […]
Pinque Pony is headed to New Mexico! From September 26-28, we are playing lusty Victorian women named Victoria and humpy sea creatures who hump each other in the 7th Annual Duke City Improv Festival! More info about the awesome fest here.
We just got back from a wonderful, vista-tastic trip to Juneau, Alaska, for the first annual Alaska State Improv Festival (or, AS IF!). We hiked, we took a jabillion pictures, we drank coffee, we saw seals, we saw gigantic ravens, we drank local beers and we performed twice for truly fun and gracious crowds. A big thank you to Eric Caldwell, the mastermind behind the festival, and Amy Roeder, who recommended our gay silliness for The Last Frontier. Final Frontier? For the capital city that once employed Sarah Palin, and payed her, to do things, because of assumed competence. Seriously though, we had the absolute best time and can’t wait to come back to the stunning city of Juneau and play lady characters on the verge of yet another breakdown. Video clips of our performances coming soon!
Andy Eninger presents his improvised solo show SYBIL opening Nov. 4th at 9:30pm at The Annoyance Theater (4830 N. Broadway). He shares the slot with real-life partner John Loos’ solo show Adorable Disasters. The shows run Sundays through Nov. 25. Tickets are $10. Named after the Sally Field film Sybil, where the actress played a character struggling with multiple personalities, Andy Eninger’s SYBIL taps into all sides of his creative brain and creates a tapestry of unique, bizarre and uplifting characters. Eninger takes an audience suggestion and improvises a new 30 minute solo show each week, spinning spontaneous scenes, songs and monologues about ladies on the brink, self-delusional men in dire straights, and unapologetically cruel children. Playful, wicked, and ultimately warm, Eninger has been called “a performer who inspires absolute allegiance.” (The Reader) Says Eninger, “I discover the stories at the same time as the audience – I’m always fascinated, and sometimes a bit horrified, to […]