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Think N’ Grin: A Chicagoland Comedy Show ft. SAND

“Think N’ Grin” is a solo comedy show featuring Chicago style, narrative improvisation. With a suggestion from the audience, Hadley Singer (they/them) will create 3 separate characters off the top of their head and explore the world in which they all share. With equal parts honesty and absurdity, Hadley welcomes their audience into the pivotal moments that untether their characters from reason and sensibility.

A Sand show is often laugh out loud funny and heartfelt in equal measure. Brunlieb and Kelly let their long-form exploration of characters evolve in surprising ways as the show unfolds. “They’re able to tap into a darkness that would lead lesser performers to alienate an audience quickly, And yet they pull it off with a strange sense of empathy that allows for full-on laughter at the most unexpected of topics,” said NewCity Magazine.

Hadley Singer is a Chicago based comedian/performance artist. They are not only classically trained through the iO and Annoyance Theater programs, but also modernly trained by experiencing life as an anxiety ridden adult. Think N’ Grin made it’s original debut at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Sand is a Chicago-based improv comedy group that has been performing together since 2009. Named “Chicago’s Best Improv Team” by NewCity, ‘Sand’ is Mike Brunlieb (HBO’s South Side, Comedy Central’s Joe Pera Talks With You, and Netflix’s Trial of the Chicago 7) and Thomas Kelly (Showtime’s Work in Progress, NBC’s Shrink, Chicago Med, and the feature film, Monuments). Their unique style of improvisation has led to a devoted following and extensive touring in the United States and internationally.


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