New shows added! Due to incredible demand, two additional 10 pm performances added on Friday, November 4 and Saturday November 5.
ABOUT THIS SHOW
Emmy Award-winning comedian Jerrod Carmichael brings his newest solo show to Steppenwolf. Hot on the heels of Carmichael’s smash hit HBO Special Rothaniel – widely hailed as a groundbreaking and singular achievement – Jerrod Carmichael will perform in Chicago for the first time in several years. The new show titled Jerrod Carmichael: Ari told me I lack focus makes its debut in Steppenwolf’s intimate Downstairs Theatre this Fall. Continuing Steppenwolf’s tradition of presenting innovative, artist-driven work, this two-night engagement is a one-of-a-kind evening from a masterful storyteller at his best.
PRAISE FOR jERROD cARMICHAEL: rOTHANIEL
“Hits jarring notes that have never been matched in this form” - Jason Zinoman, New York Times
“MASTERFUL...stand-up at its absolute highest level” - Jesse David Fox, Vulture
“One of the most emotional and masterful performances by a comedian ever committed to tape... a startling work of confidence and bravery, and so far the best comedy special of the year.” - Paste
Upon arrival at the venue, all phones, smart watches and accessories will be secured in individual Yondr pouches that will be opened at the end of the event.
Guests maintain possession of their devices at all times. Anyone seen using a device (phone, smart watch or accessories) during the performance will be escorted out of the venue.