Kelly Tietjen/ "Portable Closet"

Kelly Tietjen/ "Portable Closet"

Kelly Tietjen joins The Make It Up to talk about writing her solo show A Touchy Subject, where she's been the last three weeks, and the fate of her previously-podcastedarmoire.

For all things Kelly, check out her site at www.kellytietjen.com.

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EP 92 cred: Voices:Alex Romero/Kyle Mantegna/Kelly Tietjen;//Produced: Alex Romero/Kyle Mantegna/Mariah Michael;//Music: Kyle Mantegna, "Graveyard Boogie" by Chandler Gaylord and Zach McQuiston;//Edit: Kyle Mantegna;//

Laura Marsh, Ethan Krupp, Oliver Berger/ "The One Where They Sing"

Laura Marsh, Ethan Krupp, Oliver Berger/ "The One Where They Sing"

Laura Marsh (Monica!), Ethan Krupp (Ross!), and Oliver Berger (Chandler?!) join The Make It Up to talk about their upcoming performance of "The Unauthorized Musical Parody About Friends", about the out-of-nowhere international success of their previous run, and all things Friends! *CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP*

The One Where They Sing! "The Unauthorized Musical Parody About Friends" goes up on January 20th at MCL. All proceeds go to Sarah's Inn, a non profit providing services for families affected by domestic violence. Find the show info HERE.

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EP cred: Voices:Alex Romero/Kyle Mantegna/Maggie Smith/Laura Marsh/Ethan Krupp/Oliver Berger;//Produced: Alex Romero/Kyle Mantegna/Mariah Michael;//Music: Kyle Mantegna;//Edit: Kyle Mantegna;//

Elvira Ibragimova

Elvira Ibragimova

Director/writer Elvira Ibragimova joins The Make It Up to talk about her new short Dingus Wishes, about going through the Harold Ramis Film School, and building buildings(?) in New York!

You can see the kickstarter trailer for Dingus Wishes here!

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---- -- -- [EP: Elvira Ibragimova/Alex Romero/Kyle Mantegna/Mariah Michael.]

MIUM's "Christmas Carol Remembered" 2017

MIUM's "Christmas Carol Remembered" 2017

Humbug. The crew from Make It Up Media does their 4th Annual "A Christmas Carol" from -- for better or worse -- memory.

Narrated by Andrew "Soup" Campbell. Featuring voice performances by Alex Romero, Kyle Mantegna, Mariah Michael, Andrew "Soup" Campbell, Maggie Smith, Lizzie Rudakas, Clark Pavlik, and an ever-present horse.

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Sabeen Sadiq/ "Full-Time"

Sabeen Sadiq/ "Full-Time"

Comedian Sabeen Sadiq talks about moving back from San Francisco, her upcoming web series "Code-Switched", and if Alex is being psychologically dragged places by Kyle!

Follow Sabeen at -- http://www.sabeensadiq.com/. And check out the Indiegogo for "Code-Switched" -- A comedy-drama about a group of South Asian-Americans juggling love, work, and family in Chicago -- HERE!

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Tony Kahah/ "The Friendly Wash"

Tony Kahah/ "The Friendly Wash"

Owner of The Friendly Wash, Tony Kahan, joins The Make It Up to discuss creating a more community-based doughnut-slinging laundromat.
 

Check out The Friendly Wash at 3333 W. Fullerton Avenue for its Somethin’ Sweet doughnuts and Big Shoulders coffee. Through December, only $2.50 for any doughnut/coffee combo. Also, there's washing machines!

Check out their Chicago Mag article for more info -- HERE.

“We’re All The One”/ Lauren Walker

“We’re All The One”/ Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker joins The Make It Up to talk about building the diversity jam at iO, waking up to subconscious biases and creature comforts, and theater’s ability or inability to pay artists.

Find Lauren on Instagram, or her paypal/venmo, laurenwalker2@yahoo.com, as she is collecting reparations from guilty white people! AND, check out The Crowd Theater — it’s a great new theater offering a low-cost space for performers and anyone else who just needs a space to work on anything!

Music in the middle by Ha Ha Tonka thanks to Bloodshot Records.

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"Holographic"/Maggie Smith

"Holographic"/Maggie Smith

9/15/15 Maggie Smith is back! We got Mr. Roger’s, 9/11, and Sinbad. And, new segment Gentle Graze Topics Galore. Make it up.