On October 24th Hannibal Buress will headline Zanies in Rosemont for a fundraising event dedicated to the completion of the buzz worthy Chicago comedy documentary film, Laugh Till You're Winded, a documentary by Michael Alexander.
Laugh Till You’re Winded is a new in-depth documentary that delves into the inner workings of Chicago’s stand up scene from its boom in the 80’s - to the bust in the lates 90's - and now to its current resurgence.
The documentary takes viewers behind the scenes for candid interviews with Jeff Garlin, Deon Cole, Hannibal Buress, Judy Tenuta, Tom Dreesen, Jimmy Pardo, Kyle Kinane, Lil Rel, Chris Redd, Beth Stelling and others.
The film explores how Chicago shaped the industry with writers, producers and directors that started as stand ups and later wrote and produced shows like 30 Rock, the Chris Rock show, the Drew Carey Show and films such Space Jam, Meet the Parents and the Santa Clause series.
During the shoot, unexpected twists and turns about the social and political climate of both past and present were unearthed. Laugh Till You’re Winded is both a celebration and honest look at Chicago stand-up comedy.
Erica Nicole Clark and Dwayne Kennedy will also be performing at this event.
Can't attend the fundraiser? You can also donate here!