Celebrate 'Gilmore Girls' With 'Gilmore Guys' At Thalia Hall
By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 7, 2016 6:33PM
Photo of Gilmore Guys hosts Demi Adejuyigbe (left) and Kevin Porter via Facebook
Tickets to see Chicago’s live taping of Gilmore Guys—a podcast where comedians Demi Adejuyigbe and Kevin Porter dissect, discuss and cherish every episode of Gilmore Girls—go on sale Friday. The show will be on Sunday, March 6, at Thalia Hall in Pilsen.
The hosts told Chicagoist that, though they haven’t chosen the exact Gilmore Girls episode they’ll focus on at the show, it will definitely be from season six. “I'd predict somewhere between episode 9 and 13,” Adejuyigbe said.
Guests can expect “the standard fare from a Gilmore Guys live show: a uniquely-written song, some fun banter, special live show clips, a wonderful guest (maybe!) and that lovely Carole King tune closing out the whole affair,” according to Adejuyigbe. The specifics of the Chicago stop are really still in the works, though, he said.
Porter joked that, “Demi won’t say it, but I can confirm that Rahm Emanuel is doing the show! He’s a HUGE Gilly.”
Porter says Rahm is team Tristan, which feels true to us.
Though the duo have done live shows on the East and West coasts before, this will be their first time in the Midwest.
“[M]aking it to Chicago became a big priority for us this year,” Porter said. “Plus I myself have never been to the Windy City, so what better excuse than under the guise of doing a podcast show!”
Based on past Gilmore Guys live shows, the Thalia Hall taping will be lively. “I've been very surprised at every live show at the intensity,” Adejuyigbe said. “Most podcast tapings I attend feel fairly low-key, but our audiences tend to cheer and laugh and sometimes dress up.”
Fans are so passionate, they sometimes take major road trips to attend a show. “We’ve talked to people on the tour that have driven eight hours from where they live,” Porter said. “That blows me away.”
Ticket prices for the Chicago show haven’t been posted yet, but tickets to previous shows have been under $20. For updates on show details and where to buy tickets, check the Gilmore Guys' Facebook and Twitter.