Monkey Wrench w/Arish Singh

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Monkey Wrench

Monkey Wrench is a live comedy show featuring stand-up, sketch, and multimedia that's little more than a leftist plot against the ruling class and the worldview they underwrite.

Celebrating 2 Years!

Doing a special show celebrating 2 years of Monkey Wrench! We're featuring some of our favorite performers and a few new ones we've been dying to feature on the show! Proceeds from this Monkey Wrench will go to the performers and toward building our budget for the coming year, so we can continue to put on great comedy and continue to bring great and varied guests to the show you've enjoyed (just in the last few shows alone we brought you Destiny Harris, Bernardine Dohrn, Adam Johnson of Citations Needed, and Kenzo Shibata of CTU!) So come out for a great show to celebrate Monkey Wrench and keep it going for another great year!

This month show features performers:

Sunny Grissom

Devin Schiff

Brian Bennett

Kate O’Connor

More TBA

The comedy of Arish Singh, with its unique fusion of absurdist humor and political commentary has been praised by many, and described by many others as “yeah, not my thing.” Singh is a Chicago-based comedian who has opened for national acts like Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric), and W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), and has performed on stand-up showcases like Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Andy Kindler’s Particular Show and Chicago’s Comedians You Should Know. Singh has been featured in various comedy festivals including the Chicago Comedy Exposition ('16), the Bridgetown Comedy Festival ('17), and the Limestone Comedy Festival ('17), and was a semifinalist for the Standup NBC competition ('17). Singh is the creator and co-producer of Monkey Wrench, a Chicago comedy show that promotes the political left and fundraises for activist causes.


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