On May 21, we’re kicking off our monthly variety show RIDE at The Public House Theater! Holy shit! What is RIDE? Why should you care? RIDE is a variety experience in two acts, inspired each month by a different music icon. In the first act, there will be music, sketch and storytelling wholly or gently influenced by the music icon in question. In the second, all participants are invited to “Ride the Pony” and perform a long-form improv set also inspired by that month’s musical genius. Our first show is inspired by tiny, towering music maven PRINCE! There will be covers! Stories! Sketches! Some Prince-tastic, other just hilarious. It will be a redonkulously fun evening, hosted by Pinque Pony, and we swear it won’t be longer than an hour and fifteen minutes. Come on out! Wednesay, May 21 at 8pm! Tickets are a slick $10! Ride the […]
We have been lucky enough to be featured on The Sketch Review, a great web site dedicated to all things sketch in the Chicagoland area. John interviewed with Fin Coe, the site’s creator, and discussed the history of Pinque Pony, why we chose to do a show in 1969 and our penchant for really fantastic wigs. Check out our interview here! Also, stay tuned as Pinque Pony will soon be on the radio. More details to come!
Throughout the process of our new show 69, our fabulous director Tyler Dean Kempf has challenged us, pushed us, supported us and patiently put up with reading the roughly four dozen sobbing housewife scenes brought in by John. But who is this Tyler Dean Kempf? Turns out, he’s an uber-talent. Not only does he skillfully direct gay couples who want to play women and/or climb on each other in every scene, he’s also an ace teacher at The Second City, an accomplished playwright, and has his very own production company: Lucy Cooper Productions. Basically, everyone should work with/hire/have dance parties with Tyler if they get a chance. He’s our hero! Thank you for all your hard work and guidance!
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 […]