Hosts Ever Mainard and Rasa Gierstikas founded The Shit Show because they wanted to create a space where stand-up could be fun and pressure-free. In a high-energy atmosphere, The Shit Show offers a "best joke" contest and prizes that range from free shots to Dollar Tree treasures.
“I just got tired of the same old routine at a comedy show,” says co-founder Mainard. “I wanted to create a space where the comics don’t have to bring all of the energy to the room, but rather the room is already filled with energy that comics can add to and play off of. The Shit Show focuses on the interaction between the comics and the audience to create a fun and unique comedic experience.”
When it comes to building a national presence, hosting The Shit Show in two major cities is just the beginning. “We would love to tour eventually,”
Comedians often move from Chicago to Los Angeles, but they less frequently expand their shows with them. "I’m excited to build yet another bridge between Chicago and LA," Mainard says. “It’s a great feeling to expand the reach of Chicago’s comedy scene, which is so rich and full of talent.”
About The Shit Show:
The Shit Show is a rowdy stand-up comedy show in Los Angeles and Chicago. Half party and half show, The Shit Show features top comics and audience prizes. Ever Mainard hosts the LA show on last Fridays of the month at The Good Nite in North Hollywood starting March 28, 2014. Rasa Gierstikas hosts the Chicago show on last Saturdays of the month at The Collaboraction Theatre in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.shitshowcase.com or www.evermainard.com.