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Oh, the Hilarity! Funny Ha Ha Series Reads On

By Melissa Feldsher in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 15, 2009 4:00PM

2009_06_15_funny.jpg What do you get when you cross an A.V. Club head writer, a short, liberal, Irish-Catholic from Joliet, an ape, and a slam poet? Funny Ha-Ha.

Started by A.V. Club contributor, Claire Zulkey, Funny Ha-Ha rounds up Zulkey’s funny friends for a reading of pieces they’re particularly proud of. Low-key literature plus a dash of multimedia from Zulkey’s husband, Steve Delahoyde, equals big laughs at the Hideout on June 16th.

Nathan Rabin is the A.V. Club head writer and memoir author (The Big Rewind). Chicagoist alum Erin Shea and author of Tales From the Scale is the short, liberal, Irish-Catholic hailing from Joliet. Robbie Q. Telfer is a Green Mill-tested slam poet, and Impress These Apes' Steven Gadlin and authorDave Reidy round out the readers. The event also features short films from Steve Delahoyde.

Proceeds benefit the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, so you can laugh your ass off and get your philanthropy on.

Funny Ha-Ha: Tee Hee, Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8 p.m., The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $5 suggested donation at door (proceeds benefit the Neighborhood Writing Alliance).