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Tuesday
Dec082009

SNL Alum Joe Piscopo to Feature Local CHI Comics on New TV Variety Show

Tonight is the first of two scheduled showcase auditions for Joe Piscopo's proposed television variety series After Dark with Joe Piscopo, happening at the Joynt, 7 p.m. Eight local comics will vie for a feature spot on the series, scheduled to begin filming January 11. Tonight's showcase is already sold out; the next show will be December 29, and advanced tickets are highly recommended. You can purchase those tickets here. Tonight's line-up will feature Jim Flannigan, Michael Palascak, Prescott Tolk, Emily Galati, Joe Kilgallon, Michael Aaron, Joe Red, and Joe Kwaczala.

Show producer Fred Farris at Key Management has this to say regarding to the proposed television series: "There are major networks interested but there hasn't been a deal inked as of yet. If/when a network picks it up they will determine how many episodes will be put into production. There may be additional stand-up comedy audition showcase shows next year depending on what happens."

After Dark seeks to include artists from all genres of entertainment, including music, comedy, theatre, and film.

A short interview with Farris can be seen below.

--Kristy Mangel