Welcome to the official blog of Robot vs. Dinosaur - Chicago!
We hope to use this forum to provide you with information about our sketch comedy group, let you know about upcoming shows and answer any questions you might have. Questions like, "who the hell are you?" and, "what the hell are you doing here?"
Good questions. Let's start with those.
Who the hell we are:
"Robot vs. Dinosaur originated in New York and was brought to Chicago by Joe Janes in 2007 when he assembled a roster of writers and performers that have a great deal of experience in the Chicago sketch comedy and improv scenes. Robot vs. Dinosaur appeared at the 2007 Chicago Sketchfest, and just recently completed their run of The Greatest Stories Never Told . . . TOLD! at The Gorilla Tango Theater."
What the hell we are doing here:
We are "a writer-centric group whose goal is to write and perform original comic material that is eclectic, dynamically staged and fun for audiences." Basically, we're here to make you laugh.
I'm sure as our group members become more and more familiar with this The Internet contraption we will fill in more information on our history, our group members, and our previous and upcoming shows. You are all welcome to check back any time you like to get the latest on our humble little group.
Now for a quick little tour of the new blog:
In the right hand column you'll see a couple of different features. At the top is our featured battle between a robot and a dinosaur. We ask you to vote and let us know who you think would win in a fight. Feel free to vote, however we obviously ask that you please heavily consider each battle before weighing in.
Beneath the battle portion, you will find the Labels section. One of the labels is 'Robowriters Assignment.'
Robowriters is a writing workshop that we run on Saturdays at 1:00 PM at the Gorilla Tango theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago, near intersection with Western). At each meeting we give out a Robowriter assignment meant to help get your creative juices going. We will post each week's assignment on this blog (the first assignment is already posted - go ahead and check it out!) and we will also post announcements about meeting times, cancellations for holidays, etc.
If you are ever in the need of some advice on a piece that you are working, or would just like to come hang out and get some comedy writing tips, please feel free to stop on in. All that we require is a mere $5.00.
That's all I have for the moment. Feel free to leave us comments in the comment sections under the posts (we love comments), and if you have any questions about the group please let us know. Otherwise, check back periodically for updates, pictures and videos of past performances, robowriter information and other delightful content.