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"Godfather" Returns to Chicago

By Chris Karr in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 20, 2006 5:11PM

Several months ago, we interviewed Pete Schwaba about his film The Godfather of Green Bay. Unfortunately, we couldn't interview him until the night of the showing, so it was too late to pester all of you to go out and see the film.

However, we found out that Godfather is returning to Chicago starting this weekend at select theaters. For those of you new to the party, Godfather is a feature-length comedy written, directed, and starring a hometown comic, Schwaba. In the film, Schwaba plays the role of Joe Keagan, a struggling comedian who returns to the Midwest in order to get an audition for "The Tonight Show" in LA. (Trust us, it makes sense in the film.) Keagan peddles his jokes at roadside bars in Wisconsin and finds himself in the crosshairs of "The Godfather" of Green Bay, a mullet-sporting, Macarena-dancing Packer fan who never managed to move out of town and took up dealing drugs instead. It sounds goofy on paper but was a fun film.

We'll be heading out to see it again, and we hope that some of you take advantage of the limited showings to laugh at those silly hicks who live in that state up north.