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First Time First Taste - Carly Oishi

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Carly Oishi is the co-producer of Miss Spoken, a lady live lit show that happens the last Wednesday of the month at The Gallery Cabaret. She's also the former co-producer of Solo in the 2nd City, holds a 5-1 record at Write Club and was named "Wise Woman of the Week" by WBEZ affiliate Vocalo. Currently, she's working on a collection of essays, due out in May of 2017 with CCLaP Publishing.

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: ancestry, chicago, first time, food, gerald dowd, japan, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', miss spoken, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, the vapors, turning japanese, writer

First Time First Deal - Tamale Sepp

Tamale is a stand up comedian and interdisciplinary performer who travels internationally with her fierce eyebrows. Voted runner-up for Chicago’s Best Stand Up Comedian for The Reader, Tamale is a regular at The Laugh Factory, Zanies Comedy Clubs, and countless local and national showcases. She’s been featured in national Comedy festivals, such as the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and international Festivals like the Dublin Lesbian Arts Festival, where she was the International Guest of Honor. A cast member of the groundbreaking R.E.A.C.H. (Risky Eclectic Artist Comedy Hour) at Second City, Tamale is an alumni of the Second City Conservatory Program. She’s also a graduate of I.O. Chicago and Annoyance Theater and created a unique improvised show incorporating the creation, presentation, and performer interpretation of tiny hats called Tiny Hat Time. She's well known in Chicago for producing the interdisciplinary comedic show, BrassChucklesComedy.

She travels the world far and wide as a comedian and gender performer, co-producing the internationally touring gender performance group, the Windy City Blenders.

She loves performing burlesque and drag, fire dancing and belly dancing, and often incorporates them into her comedy. A regular in the storytelling scene, she is currently working on another one woman show, based on her experience of finding a two-way mirror in a bathroom, documenting it in a video that went viral, and the subsequent change in the law around privacy violation that followed.

Check her out at http://www.TamaleRocks.com and around town as she rides (often in costumes) with her pals in Bikes and Mics!

 

Podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: bad roommate, chicago, comedian, first time, here i go again, improv, improvisation, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, second city, steve frisbie, storytelling, whitesnake

First Time First Deal - avery r. young

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Interdisciplinary artist and educator avery r. young is a 3Arts Awardee and one of four executives for The Floating Museum.   His poetry and prose are featured in several anthologies and periodicals including; Berkeley Poetry Review 49, Poetry Magazine and photographer Cecil McDonald Jr’s In The Company of Black.  He is the featured vocalist on flouist Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening (FPE Records) and is currently touring with her Black Earth Ensemble and his funk/soul band de deacon board.   Young’s latest full length recording, tubman (FPE Records) is the soundtrack to his first collection of poems, neckbone: visual verses (Northwestern University Press).

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podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, first time, is it because i'm black, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', musician, parents, poetry, racism, school, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, syl johnson, teacher, teaching, west side

First Time First Deal - Chris Meister

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Christopher Meister is a CHIRP DJ, actor, writer, improvisor, former slam poet, and maker of fine jellies, jams, and chutneys. Recently, Chris was last seen in the New Stages production of Mother Road at the Goodman. On TV, you may have seen Chris portraying various cops, drunks, or Dads on such shows as Chicago Fire, Sirens, Chicago PD, The Chicago Code, really anything with a Chicago in the title. He may also be seen endorsing products he never actually uses. Chris also is an award winning filmmaker with films playing in Sundance, SXSW, Hamptons International film festivals among others. Chris has been the host of "The Riff Hypnotic" on CHIRPradio.org for a little over three years. He believes his best job ever was getting pigs drunk for science.

 

podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: bicycle, bicycle race, bully, chicago, contest, first time, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', prince, queen, scott stevenson, st. louis, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Deal - Arish Singh

The comedy of Arish Singh, with its unique fusion of absurdist humor and political commentary, has been praised by many and described by many more as “totally not my thing.”

Singh has performed with Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), Kamau W. Bell (Totally Biased), Barry Rothbart and Chris Thayer. He is the comedy coordinator for the Witching Hour arts festival in Iowa City, and co-produces Chicago’s Solid (Hil)arity, a storytelling and comedy show that fundraises for activist groups and labor unions.

 

Podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: bad neighbor, college, comedian, everybody hurts, first time, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', rem, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Deal - Jenn Gibbons

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Jenn Gibbons - Jenn Gibbons is a rower, cyclist and coach who likes starboard side, handstands, running marathons, eating hot wings (not at the same time) and kicking cancer’s butt–one rower at a time.  She is also the founder and Executive Director of Recovery on Water (ROW) a rowing team for patients and survivors of breast cancer. In the summer of 2012, Jenn rowed the 1,500 mile perimeter of Lake Michigan raising over $150,000 to buy boats and equipment for ROW. She’s been featured Fitness Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Make It Better Magazine, Gapers Block, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, WGN,WCIU, Chicago Public Radio, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times and covered in media outlets across the country via the Associated Press.

Podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: breast cancer, charity, chicago, danger zone, first time, kenny loggins, lake michigan, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', rowing, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, survivor

First Time First Deal - David Franklin

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David is a law professor at DePaul and former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  He makes regular appearances on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.  While studying at Yale, he was invited to perform with its improv group, the Purple Crayon. He once shook the late Vaclav Havel by one hand while the late Strom Thurmond shook him by the other. They were not late at the time.  Sometimes he runs into short celebrities (Jackie Mason, Julianne Moore, Jon Stewart) or very tall ones (entire professional basketball teams), but has very little experience running into medium-sized celebrities. He has been known to stare into the middle distance.

Podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: aimee mann, awkward, chicago, first time, ghost world, lawyer, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', parents, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, summer camp

First Time First Blood - Jenna Chapman

Jenna Chapman is Co-Director of CHIRP's Annual Record Fair and erstwhile Creative Writing 101 student. Born in the UK, she grew up in the western Chicago suburbs, went to college in Minnesota, and came back to the city proper for grad school. When she was seven, she memorized the spelling of antidisestablishmentarianism from the dictionary to impress her friends, and has steadily been building an improved understanding of social dynamics ever since. Published works include numerous editions of origami-ed M*A*S*H notes, a series of escalatingly PG-13 jump rope rhymes, and three chapters of a very elaborate Twin Peaks/X-Files/Stargate SG-1 crossover fan fiction. She now lives in Andersonville with her roommate, two laptops, and an ever-expanding Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel collection.

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Blood - Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes is a Los Angeles born Chicago based comic who’s writing about himself in the third person right now, I’m not kidding. His jokes centers around race and social norms and stuff like that. Chicago Magazine has called his humor “gently absurd” and named him one of the 16 Chicago Comics You Should Check Out… in it’s 2014 fall issue, and The Chicago Tribune has described him as “a smooth wordsmith who is sharp, polished and confident…”

He has appeared on NBC, WBEZ, WGN 720 AM radio, and Vocalo.org. He hosts the interview/story podcast, It’s All True! featuring conversations with prominent comedians and entertainers including Eddie Izzard, Wyatt Cenac, Greg Proops and more.

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Blood - Dave Maher

Raised in Oklahoma and Cincinnati, Dave Maher is a Chicagoan of a dozen years and as many apartments. He has acted and improvised comedy around the city since 2008, including a glorious stint at the now-defunct Upstairs Gallery, before he transcended improv and realized that stand-up is where his brand of energetic, intellectual and autobiographical intensity fits best. He tells stories and jokes at shows around the city, including Ultimate Pleasure Forever, the show he produces and hosts at Transistor in Lakeview on the last Saturday of every month.

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Blood - Atalee Judy

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Atalee Judy is a professional stuntwoman with Chicago-based Asylum Stunts who began her career as a highly physical professional dancer and choreographer who developed an extreme release technique style of movement in 1998 that she coined The Bodyslam Technique. It's a codifed system of Falling Techniques taught to dancers to utilize better integration in/out of the floor.

She got her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance from Columbia College, and ran a successful dance company called Breakbone DanceCo. from 1997-2013. Atalee now designs & produces her own casual wear clothing line called BONEware Clothing made from upcycled rock t-shirts (etsy.com/shop/BONEware).

She is known for her work on The Good Fight (2016), Jacketman (2015),The  Sacrifice (2014), Divergent (2014), Playland (2010), The Artsiders (2007).

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Blood - Meredith Kachel

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Meredith Kachel is an illustrator, comedian and producer living in Chicago Illinois. She makes comedic art, videos and animations, personal websites, and also performs as a stand up comedian. She's a graduate of the School of the Art Institute. She was also an illustrator at the John G. Shedd Aquarium, and helped paint President Barack Obama's mural in his campaign headquarters. Her illustrations were on NBC's "The Office".

She produces a weekly alternative stand-up and variety show, Chicago Underground Comedy, a monthly stand-up comedy show called Hoo HA! Comedy, and a roast and insult show called BEEF. She was a contestant in "Impress These Apes", and sings and plays in a band called The Gunny. Her work is informed by self-deprecation, storytelling, and whimsical structures. She is publishing two books this year. Her cat, Thelma, is deaf, and Meredith's favorite activity is sneaking up on her and scaring her into jumping into the air and screaming. You know. Like a monster.

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Blood - Eden Robins

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In the grand tradition of underemployed artists, Eden Robins has been: a singing waitress, a dildo salesman, a dental assistant, an abortion clinic receptionist, and a Swahili teacher, and is currently a comedy writer for big pharma. She usually writes fiction, some of which you can find online, and she is the co-host of the Chicago live lit series Tuesday Funk, as well as half of the weekly podcast Should I Worry About This?. She blogs rarely at monkeythumbs.com and tweets with some frequency @edenrobins.

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Sign - Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen

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Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen have been co-conspirators, husband and wife, and leaders of the band Dolly Varden for more than 20 years. They live in Wicker Park with their dog Neville and their two rats, Gnocchi and Loretta. When they aren’t singing together, Diane spends her time making paintings and animations (christiansenstudio.com) and Steve teaches songwriting at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

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Topics: bitchy landlord, chicago, gerald dowd, greenhorn, liam davis, live lit, musician, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, unlikely romance, wicker park

First Time First Sign - Jeremy Owens

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Jeremy Owens is the creator, producer and host of You're Being Ridiculous. He makes a delicious roast chicken and wants to be Nora Ephron when he grows up.

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Topics: college sex, gerald dowd, gold star gay, liam davis, live lit, not gold star gay, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Sign - James Gordon

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James Gordon better known as G.P.A.(Greatest Poet Alive) is an international award winning author of six books of Poetry and one novel of Mystery. He has performed all over the United States with his scintillating poetry and can be seen on epsidoes of Empire, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD , and Shameless, as well as the movies Animals, A Slice of Life, and Batman vs Superman.  James can be found at GPA MEDIA INC and on Twitter at gr8estpoetalive.

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Topics: addiction, christmas, gambling, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Sign - Alisa Rosenthal

Alisa Rosenthal is a performer and teaching artist. During the day she teaches youth music and theater at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Vagabond School of the Arts, and by night she performs as her vaudeville alter-ego Plucky Rosenthal. A semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award, credits include the Chicago Women's Funny Fest, Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, and that one time she was in an old timey swimsuit in Sports Illustrated. Check her website for upcoming shows, classes, and other weird gigs. http://www.alisarosenthal.com

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Topics: clown school, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Sign - Julie Mueller

Julie Mueller is a photographer and photo editor living in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood. She enjoys creating fun and affordable images for clients to use on their various social media platforms. portraitsbyjulie.net.

Currently she manages a photography studio for iconic portrait photographer Marc Hauser and spends time on the air as a DJ for CHIRP Radio (chirpradio.org) - tuesdays 3 p.m. 6 p.m. She is also the Director for the First Time series - a live lit and music show at Martyrs’.

She wants the world to know what it's really like to support a loved one with Alzheimer's and dedicates her blog, judysalzheimerstale.wordpress.com, to this mission in support of her mom, Judy, and the other 5.3 million Americans afflicted with Alzheimers and their 15 million caregivers. 

When relaxing at home she watches old-school Law & Order (the original series), roots for the Green Bay Packers and some day she’ll be able to play the piano that sits in a corner of her apartment.  Some day.

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Topics: alzheimers disease, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Lie - Bobby Evers

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Bobby is a writer and volunteer with CHIRP, DJing Saturday afternoons since CHIRP's launch in 2010, as well as writing for the blog. His writing has appeared in PopMatters, Two With Water, Graze, The Other Otter, and The Logan Square Literary Review. Bobby is also active in other storytelling shows in Chicago and has performed with The Paper Machete, Curbside Splendor, Two Cookie Minimum, Words That Kill, and is a producer for The First Time. He is currently working on a novel.

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Topics: chicago, childhood, fuck, gerald dowd, hypocrisy, language, liam davis, lie, live lit, scott stevenson, steve frisbie

First Time First Lie - Ben Joravsky

Ben became a fulltime staff writer for The Chicago Reader in 1990. His reporting focuses on larger citywide matters, with a special interest in exposing municipal financing scams, most notably tax increment financing, as well as privatizing public parking and unfairly enforced marijuana laws (collaborating with Mike Dumke). Ben's work has been published in Best American Sports Writing and The Third City. He is the author of five books, including Hoop Dreams. In 2010 Ben was the recipient of Journalist of the Year awards from the Chicago Journalists Association and Northern Illinois University.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, evanston, gerald dowd, high school, liam davis, live lit, scott stevenson, shaft, steve frisbie

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