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Maximilian, better known as the grown man who still eats Lunchables, is owner and operator here at Word Brothel. With his ragtag team of miscreants, his goal is to spread truth so profound that it shatters the very fabric of reality. When he is not fanning the flames of justice and all that is good, he is acting like a buffoon on a stage or the CTA. You can see him at “Deux a Trois” the second Tuesday of every month at 10PM at the Playground Theater in Chicago. Most importantly he wanted us to mention that the first peanut butter and jelly sandwich he ever ate was on June 5, 2009.
Mike Maxwell is a Chicago area comedian and regular guest on WGN-720 AM. Mike performs across the country and has played all the major clubs in Chicago. He can regularly be seen at the Improv Comedy Club and Zanies. Mike is also back-to-back finalist for the Great American Comedy Festival in Johnny Carson’s hometown, Norfolk NE. In 2015, Mike performed his one man show ‘The Anti-Boss” at The Chicago Fringe Festival and it runs in Chicago area quite often! Follow him on Twitter @themikemaxwell
Jennifer Allman is a human woman who has set her two feet in almost 50 out of 50 states. When she’s not face first in a cup of coffee and a plate of hashbrowns, she’s writing and performing in Chicago. Fun fact: Jennifer believes in The Circular Theory but doesn’t believe in absolute truth.
Jake is a performer originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. When not writing for Word Brothel, you can catch him playing in his iO Harold team Pangea, or as part of the independent group Mind Cookies. His likes include but are not limited to: guessing games, regular games, and The Parent Trap.
Waking up from a 20-year food coma with nearly every body part replaced by a cybernetic prosthesis, Jason has dedicated his gifts to write, perform, and write satirical content for for the good of nobody.
Josie Benedetti once lived on top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese, but felt a change coming on suddenly when a nearby virus monger blessed himself all over. Now she roams the city of Chicago as That’s-A-Spicy-Meatball Man, curing heartburn and dumping spaghetti sauce whenever she goes. You might be confused as to whether she is a poor meatball, an Italian man, or a full grown woman covered in ragu practicing comedy and you would be right on all three accounts.
Allie Rubin is NOT the Gorton’s fisherman! But she DOES think it is weird that we rip lobsters apart and suck out their insides. She performs throughout Chicago as one half of Papa, a sketch duo that likes yelling- and sauce-based comedy. Again, please stop asking her for fish sticks! She is NOT the Gorton’s fisherman!!!
Nick is a writer, performer and [insert third thing here] who moved to Chicago from San Diego two years ago because he didn't know snow was actually a thing. He has completed the writing programs at Second City and UCB, as well as the improv programs at iO and UCB. Written works include hundreds of sketches and articles and a play he self-produced entitled Ozombie bin Laden: in 3D! Follow Nick on Twitter @nickscutti to read how much he loves comedy and hates Republicans.
Megan has been using her art to con people into friendship since she learned how to draw Neopets in second grade. She has created graphics for top-secret government reports, signed design NDAs for crazy fancy tech companies, and even helped rebrand her friend's uncle's New England lobster cart. However, she considers this unpaid graphic design gig with Word Brothel to be her greatest artistic achievement yet.
Originally from the Texas Hill Country, Judy Weinstein has made Chicago her home since 2016. A photographer, improviser, yoga teacher & all around fabulous goddess ready to capture whatever insane shit Max & Jason put in front of her. You can find Judy performing with Mr. Dr. every Saturday night at midnight at iO. You can find her photo work & get in contact via the info below.