No shows booked at the moment.
Due to a shift in our schedules there will be no bucket show in November.
We will move the show to the first Wednesday of the month starting in December. Save the date for December 3rd.
uncommon ground on clark (grace)
We have a gosh darn fun show planned for you. Here is the line up:
Mikey Dienstbach of Sandy Pilgrims
With a blend of folk, acoustic rock, and blues, the four-piece band Sandy Pilgrims create rich tunes with warm vocal harmonies. Ryan, Mikey, and Mike attended high school together from 2006-2010 in St. Louis, MO, where they played music together. The three all went to college in Chicago in 2010, where they met Chicago native and multiinstrumentalist Jake Stolz. What began as casual jamming eventually developed into an official band. The group released an EP in the fall of 2011 and hope to release a full length album in 2013. Listen here: thesandypilgrims.bandcamp.com
Rammel Chan is a comedian and actor from Chicago. On Stage, Rammel has performed in Amuse Bouche 2014 (Pavement Group), Oblivion (Steppenwolf First Look Repertory) and Clark & Diversity (Second City Diversity and Outreach). On screen, you may have seen Rammel delivering Chinese Food in Bad Johnson, being kidnapped, beat up and murdered on NBC’s CRISIS, and in 2015 you may see him taunting Jason Segal in The End of the Tour. In May, Rammel helped to co-write and produce Robot vs. Dinosaur’s first full-length musical, Attack at Bikini Werewolf Beach: Part 2, at the Den Theatre and recently has performed with The 4 Skins of Comedy, a solo showcase produced by Miguel Lepe, at Stage773. Rammel is represented by Paonessa Talent.
Carmen Christopher is from Chicago, IL and performs weekly at iO with SnackTime and 11/22 and at The Annoyance with Holy Fuck Comedy Hour and Fire and Beer and hosts weekly variety show Thunderdome at The MCL Theater.
KILL ALL COMEDY is a comedy collective. We are also a record label, a website, and a video production company. Comedy is terrible and we’re the worst. killallcomedy.com
Jack & The Wolf close out the night with their two man improv act that has traveled to Philadelphia Duos Fest, Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, A Jangleheart Circus and Sketchfest Chicago. They host this event so you will see and hear from them a lot.
Like a cabin in the woods, Uncommon Ground is a retreat from the city. Join us for dinner or a drink, just join us! Call to reserve your place in our barn: 773-929-3680.
The Bucket Show is monthly (First Thursday) at 3800 N. Clark St. (Clark and Grace). 8pm. Free. Donations welcome. Comedy. Stories. Music.
We are bringing back the Bucket Show every first Thursday of the month at Uncommon Ground.
Location: uncommonground WRIGLEYVILLE 3800 N. Clark St.
Tickets: Free admission (Strongly recommended to reserve a table). Bucks in the bucket welcome!
Lineup for September 4:
Rammel Chan – Crisis (NBC)
Kill All Comedy
Jack & The Wolf
Michael Dienstbach of Sandy Pilgrims
We have this magical thing called the Bucket Show and we only have one more show left until we end our Tuesday run.
We have hosted and organized this with the help of Uncommon Ground since January 2014. What a run it has been. We have met so many talented musicians who live here or were traveling through. We have heard stories from brave tellers that we admire. We have seen artful improv with scenes of all kinds of funny.
It is with a heavy heart that we decide to end our weekly run. But like a forest on fire there will be new growth. It has been very special to us and we think we can get a bigger crowd if we do it monthly so stay tuned. Last show is tonight, July 29. 8pm. Free as usual! #buckinthebucket
UNCOMMON GROUND, WRIGLEYVILLE, 8pm:
3800 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
Aug 1, 9pm Playground Theater – Give Me 500 (solo competition – Wolfgang Stein)
Aug 8, 10pm Next Act Theater, Milwaukee – Milwaukee Comedy Festival
Aug 4, 8:30 CIC – Massage Mustard Web Series Launch Party – Jack Farrell
Aug 22, 7pm Den Theater – A Jangleheart Circus
Sept 1, Labor Day
Gettin’ Close with Jack & The Wolf
a podcast by Mike Marbach.
We have been so busy lately and haven’t been posting much. Jack has been in LA for the last two weeks and Wolf is opening a musical that he directed at The Annoyance. We have big acts coming to the Bucket Show in June. And we will be in Philadelphia at the Düofest.
BUCKET SHOW IN JUNE*
*all dates include Jack & The Wolf for free
We are excited to say that this show is selling out! How could that be when it is free admission? The room we are in holds 50 people and it is filling but it is still free. Please make your reservation to reserve a table: 773-929-3680.
Last night was a really special night. For me, Wolf, it was the culmination of so much hard work promoting and getting top quality acts in. It was the realization of a dream that embodies a simple gift of music, stories and laughter – everything my summer camp experience was. Last night couldn’t have been better. Laura Glyda has such a purity to her voice and an almost innocence to her lyric. Her music acted as a backdrop to all the other acts and she ended it with an emotional a Capella song that stirred the embers of your soul. Please look for her upcoming EP here. Listen here.
Dave Maher told a heart breaking story that we could all relate to about building up something as love just because we wanted it or saw it in a movie. Please check out his cool ass event Transmission at Transistor. Transmission is a new comedy showcase hosted by Dave Maher and Drennen Quinn at Transistor, a store in Lakeview that is equal parts art gallery, record store, book shop and audio electronics boutique. First Saturday of the month at 7pm!
Bon Iver is actually also an indie improv group and they really brought a fun energy to the room. There was a brilliant bit about supply and demand for Valentines Day carnations.
Thank you for continuing to support this show. It is just getting started and we can’t wait for what is next.
Liz Chidester, originally from the mountains of Virginia, moved to Chicago on the coldest day of the year in the winter of 2013. Since then, she has become involved with the Chicago songwriter crowd: Chicago Acoustic Underground and the Chicago Songwriter Alliance, and has performed at various bars and restaurants in the city, including Mayne Stage, the Uncommon Grounds on Clark and Damen, Elbo Room, Tonic Room, Abbey Pub, Bird’s Nest, Parlour on Clark, The Greenhouse Theatre in the Beast Women Cabaret Spring Series, and The Den Theatre in her Chicago theatre debut as Glinda in the New American Folk Theatre’s “Marvelous Land of Oz.” Liz performs standards with jazz guitarist Jarvis Raymond at Nite Cap Cafe, and is a singer/guitarist in the roots music band The Cherry Trio. She also plays guitar for the premier iO improv team Virgin Daquari.
Liz is happy to announce that she recently released a record called People Pumping Pedals under the Chicago Acoustic Underground’s label CAU Dog Records in January of 2014.
IMPROV – Gross Orbit
Two friends that use silence and patience to find out what the other is really saying. Grant Collins and Cynthhia Kmack.
Michael Gifford is a graduate of the Second City Training Center Conservatory Program and the Annoyance Theater. He currently lives in Chicago where he writes, performs, and louses around at home… alone. You can see him perform his essays live every week at “The Shit Hole”.
JACK & THE WOLF present THE BUCKET SHOW
Every Tuesday at 8pm
3800 N. Clark St. (corner of Clark and Grace)
FREE admission. Reserve a chair by calling: 773-929-3680
Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche is playing at the Chopin Theatre and Jack & The Wolf have a special encore performance on May 16. Use discount code “WOLF” for a $25 ticket to the fantastic off-Broadway show and stay to see us do our thing at 9:35. TWO SHOWS FOR ONE!
Wolf got to see this show when it was in New York and it is a hoot. The ladies bring some funny characters to the stage and you will laugh a lot. You will never see the egg pie called quiche the same way again.
Offer only good for Friday May 16th show at 7:30pm. Tickets.