Our Readers For TONIGHT’s Debut Show!



Samantha Irby recently published a collection of essays called “Meaty.”You can find her blog at bitchesgottaeat.com.


Alicia Swiz is a performer of stories, stand-up and feminist rants. She is a professor of Humanities at Harold Washington College and Features Editor at The Urbaness, an online lifestyle magazine for women in Chicago. She’ll be performing next at Snubfest June 8th @ Zanies – follow her @ PopGoesAlicia!

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Jasmine Davila has been oversharing on the internet since 2000. She has read for the likes of Solo in the 2nd City,Tuesday Funk, That’s All She Wrote, and 20×2. Please tweet all the cute corgi pictures to her at @jasmined.


Natasha Samreny is a stand-up comedian, writer and storyteller. She lives and works in Chicago and has performed with Write Club, Lifeline’s Fillet of Solo Storytelling Festival, Chicago Ladies in Comedy and recently Vocalo’s Music & Stories.  She has written and performed sketch and improv around the city and was once described as the woman who “told the story that ruined my love for peanut M&M’s”. That’s all right because that just means there are more for her.

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Originally from Cleveland, Melanie holds a PhD in social psychology and works as an education researcher at the University of Chicago. She writes occasionally for websites such as Hairpin and Thought Catalog. She also posts irregularly on her blog,duhmericana.com and is trying to procrastinate less and write more. Her hobbies include emotional eating and flirting with college boys. She lives with her husband Dave, 2 mutts, and a foster turtle in Logan Square. You can follow her nonsense on twitter @rileycoyote.



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