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Friday
Aug182006

New Talent Discovered: TJ Miller!

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Prescott Tolk and TJ Miller

Last night, Chicago's TJ Miller took the UCBT stage with Prescott Tolk for a special performance of Bombast. The Bastion has been raving maniacally about TJ since day one. Even Jane Borden at Time Out New York got a good shirtsleeve tug from her midcoast sibs: "This Windy City show comes highly recommended from our compatriots at Time Out Chicago. See it for yourself." Not to slight Tolk, because he did a fine job of wringing giggles out of the crowd--but it's Miller who's being hailed as "The Golden Child of Chicago."

THE VERDICT: He's fast, fluid, has the delivery of a self-assured Conan O'Brien, and is more comfortable on-stage than a sleeping lamb in a pit of Mogu pillows. TJ has all the markings of a comedy megastar and we're very excited to see what's in store for him.

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    Miller is the writer; he says that the new talent can be visible from the young side. If we have the young blood. Then we can easy to perceive the latest talent from the youngest.

Reader Comments (7)

What is this "Chicago" you speak of?
August 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony
TJ Miller is one of the most naturally funny standups I've ever seen.
August 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMandy Stadtmiller
And to think, I've interrupted serious conversation with these two lads to ask for more beer money. Who do I think I am!? Seriously though, they're both amazing, as individual artists and as collaborators.
August 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Eastwood
Wow TJ, congrats on your success.
August 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Re: "The Golden Child of Chicago"

One really hates to be the Colbert'er of bad news, but let the truthiness speak for itself: you are not from Chicago if you're not actually from Chicago.

Wake up, Improv scenesters. Mr. Miller and Mr. Tolk are surely fine, promising comics. But check the BIOs.

To call them "from Chicago" is a slight against the B.Murrays, C.Farleys, H.Sanz's and other future comics who were actual golden children in Chicagoland.



August 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Boz Sabeti
TJ and Prescott are great. For more of them and the other top Chicago comics, check out www.blerds.com.
August 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBrido
Responding to Heather's comment-I agree-but Farley grew up in Madison, WI and and went to college at Marquette in Milwaukee. He didn't come to Chicago until he was 23.
August 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDear Heather

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