A JAM Session featuring original stand-up comedy by Sam Killermann, performed and recorded on December 4th, 2015, at 8:00pm in Chicago, IL.
This is as much of a debut as it is a return to roots. Ever since merging his two worlds of comedy and social justice into social justice comedy, Sam rarely does one without the other. In this show, Sam is going to tell some of his favorite stories from his travels — stories generally used to leverage learning or insight into identity — with only one goal in mind: to entertain. While this won’t be an unjust comedy show, it won’t be a specifically social justice comedy show either (though, if you’re sharp, you might get a sneak peak into his angle for this show through the title).
About the event, from the Jetting Around Media Eventbrite:
JAM Session is a series of performances showcasing international artists. The events are hosted by Pola Henderson, a Chicago-based travel writer, culture publicist, and founder of the travel blog Jetting Around and communications company JA Media. Pola also hosts JA Café: Travel Talk Over Coffee, international meetups for travelers.
Comedian and storyteller Sam Killermann hails from Austin, TX, and travels the world with his work, performing, speaking, and writing. His most popular show, “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual,” has taken him to 100+ colleges, universities, and conferences around North America.
Sam’s a many-times published author, was an on-camera personality for the Big10 Network, and is the comedy half of S.E.X., an entertaining sex [ed] show in Austin and on the road.
As a result of his unique blend of humor and work toward global justice, he’s been featured in Time, The Atlantic, HuffPost, and most recently The New York Times (who coined him as “the toilet sign guy,” something he’s weirdly proud to be called).
Designed by Sam, featuring [and completely relying upon] a breathtaking watercolor backsplash by Chum Mapa.