Jamie Kilstein: F*ck the G8
Comedian, writer and radio host Jamie Kilstein makes much anticipated return to Mayne Stage in "F*ck the G8"
Jamie has been seen on “Conan,” “Countdown with Keith Olberman,” Showtime’s “The Green Room,” CNN’s “The Joy Behar Show,” The Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK, The BBC, The Comedy Channel in Australia, HBO Canada, and Showtime Comedy in the Middle East. He Co-Hosts Citizen Radio (wearecitizenradio.com) which has been praised by Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, Robin Williams and him and his co-host were named by The Nation Magazine as top “media heroes.” His new album, “Libel, Slander & Sedition” made it to #2 on the iTunes charts less than 24 hours after its release this month. He is taped his debut one-hour special for SHOWTIME in Fall 2011 and will be appearing in the new Showtime series, “LIVE FROM AMSTERDAM” in 2012.
Kilstein was in Paul Provenza's recent best seller Satiristas, alongside Stephen Colbert, George Carlin and other iconic satirists. Kilstein was invited to the most sought after show at The Montreal Comedy Festival, for 2007 and 2008 and brought his one man show there in 2010 after debuting it at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He was Punchline Magazines "One Comic to Watch in 2009", a Timeout Chicago, Sydney, and London's Critics Pick. He performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festivals prestigious Town Hall, and has played the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House.
Kilstein has garnered rave reviews from press and fellow comics alike. Comedian Janeane Garofalo said, "Watching Jamie reminds me of why I got into comedy. It is like watching combination of George Carlin and Bill Hicks." Time Out London raves, "Kilstein is a shining light probing into the murkier corners of the religious right and corrupt politics of his homeland. Funny and penetrating, he's taken Bill Hicks' baton and run with it."
Featuring for the evening will be James Fritz, one of the most sought-after stand-up comics in Chicago. Fritz was recently named Best Stand-Up Comic of 2011 by Chicago Reader and his comedy album “Deflated” was number one on iTunes.
Mike Lebovitz's comedy career began at the age of six with clowning classes at the local JCC. He's been delighting and confounding audiences big and small ever since with his offbeat, yet accessible brand of humor.
An accomplished actor, director and writer, he draws from a broad range of disciplines in building his act using outlandish viewpoints and subversive turns of phrase to highlight the inherent absurdity of being.