Comedian Sam Morril brings his stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for five performances only October 21 – 23, 2021 on The Den’s Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets ($15 - $30) available online at www.thedentheatre.com. Ages 21+.
Sam Morril is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City and one of the best joke writers in the scene today. He is a regular on Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, where he appears frequently when not touring cities across the nation. He was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2011 and has performed multiple stand-up sets on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late, Late Show with James Corden and Conan. He’s also had stints on Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, @midnight with Chris Hardwick and Inside Amy Schumer.
Most recently, Sam self-released his stand-up special, Up On The Roof, in which he navigates performing live during COVID. In February 2020, Morril released his third stand-up special for Comedy Central, I Got This on their YouTube channel and received over 1.5 million views within the first two weeks. Morril then later released it as a comedy album with 800 Pound Gorilla Records.
In 2015, the comedian recorded his debut album, Class Act, with Comedy Central Records, which went to #1 on iTunes and made numerous top 10 lists and appeared on season four of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. His first one-hour special, Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence premiered on Comedy Central in 2018.
Morril was the host of his very own show on MSG called People Talking Sports, which ran for two seasons and received an Emmy® nomination. Morril also has a cameo in the Academy Award nominated film, Joker.
- Thursday, October 21 at 8 pm
- Friday, October 22 at 8 pm & 10 pm
- Saturday, October 23 at 8 pm & 10 pm
Tickets: $20 regular seating ($15 obstructed view) with cocktail service; $25 VIP mezzanine table seating with cocktail service; $30 VIP table seating with cocktail service. Two drink minimum.
Also on sale at The Den: stand-up comedians Erik Griffin (October 8 – 9, 2021) and Maria Bamford (October 14 – 17, 2021), along with comedian Jacqueline Novak’s off-Broadway hit GET ON YOUR KNEES (November 4 – 7, 2021), all performed on The Heath Mainstage. For tickets, visit thedentheatre.com.
The Den Owner and Artistic Director Ryan Martin comments, “We are thrilled to finally welcome audiences back to The Den this fall. Safety will remain a top priority as we all continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We will only proceed with performances on the current schedule if Illinois and Chicago remain in Phase 5, which allows us to safely operate at full capacity. To ensure the safety of our staff, patrons and performers, The Den will adhere to all safety protocols mandated by federal, state and City health officials.”
About The Den Theatre
Artistic Director Ryan Martin opened The Den in 2010 in the Wicker Park neighborhood with a single theatre space. Now celebrating its tenth year, The Den is a multi-level live entertainment venue that boasts seven intimate and unique theaters ranging from 50 – 300 seats, plus a convertible cabaret space. The first floor houses The Den’s Haven Lounge – a full-service coffee shop and bar where neighbors, audiences and like-minded culture hounds gather to drink, eat, talk, read, watch, think, listen and live. Currently, The Den is home to four resident theatre companies including Broken Nose Theatre, First Floor Theater, Haven and The New Coordinates (formerly The New Colony). Hundreds of other companies and artists from Chicago and beyond have called The Den home – from national names to local stars, The Den consistently plays host to a lineup of exciting and diverse talent. As a building created for interdisciplinary arts, The Den has accommodated a wide variety of programming, including plays, musicals, film screenings, live music, dance, improv and stand-up comedy, seminars and speaking engagements. For additional information, visit www.thedentheatre.com.