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The MCA as Comedy Club

By Justin Sondak in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 20, 2005 5:30PM

hahaha.gifThe quarterly comedy writing and performance showcase Funny Ha-Ha rumbles into the Museum of Contemporary Art tonight, the December offering of the MCA’s Literary Gangs of Chicago series. Chicagoist was lucky enough to catch up with the Funny people last spring and was treated to host Claire Zulkey’s Cosmo Quiz satire, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s musings on everyday life, a revival of Aaron Friedman's before-our-time ‘Council Wars’ routine, and comedy troupe Schadenfreude’s equal-opportunity hating on FM radio personalities.

Zulkey and Schadenfreude return to the stage tonight, joined by Tribune columnist and blogger Eric Zorn, the Red Eye’s Mark Bazer, and writer-not-affiliated-with-the-Tribune-Co.-as-far-as-we-know Gail Siegel. These “humorous literary entertainments” are free, as is your admission to the Museum after 5pm tonight.

Funny Ha-Ha is at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Puck Cafe, 220 East Chicago Avenue, tonight at 6:30 pm. More information at 312-280-2660.