Thursday, November 29, 2012

Think Tank's 4th Annual Holiday Fundraiser Show

Greetings! We presume you survived Black Friday, Local Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Give Back Tuesday and are really confused as to how the holidays got here so fast. Hopefully you had a better Thanksgiving than New York Jets fans, and if you are a Jets fan, well, we're sorry.

We've been busier than a Kohl's new hire on Black Friday. We wrapped shooting for the Sick Day pilot at Odd Machine. We are also pleased to announce that for the 4th consecutive year, Think Tank is putting on a Holiday Spectacular show to benefit a local charity. This year, we've rejoined forces with the awesome people of the Mae Bell Ward Foundation for Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is a disease that has affected every member of Think Tank, and sadly, millions across the globe. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the foundation.

Think Tank has prepared an entire new holiday themed show for the evening, chock full of special guests, sweet surprises, and holiday magic for the audience. We're excited to be performing at Fizz Bar (3220 N. Lincoln) for the first time. The show starts at 8pm on December 13th and will be $10 at the door. Stay tuned for drink specials, and more on our facebook page and RSVP to the event RIGHT HERE.

Before you go back to shopping Cyber-Whatever-Day-This-Is, check out some photos from the Odd Machine Shoot!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

OH MY GOD TWINKIES! ...and other news.

Credit to"Luke"... whoever you are.

That's the first image that comes up if you google "dead twinkie." I bet a lot of people are doing things like that today. So, aside from no more twinkies, CIA and FBI agents gettin' their groove on, and Gangnam Style, what else is happening in the news?

Anything new with Think Tank?

Why yes. Yes there is.

This weekend the guys are all taking part in the shooting of a comedy pilot directed by our good friend Alec Pinkston. Alec is the executive producer at the Odd Machine, a recent award-winner at the New York Television and Film Festival, and was MVP of the episode of the Price is Right in which he appeared... at least according to this freak.

The show we're shooting is called "Sick Day" and is sort of a morning show on crack. And speed. And acid. Alec has assembled a cast of many hilarious Chicago comedians and actors to take part in the show. Paul and Kevin will be providing a fashion segment. Brent will be doing investigative reporting. And Peter will be providing doctor's tips on diseases you can use to call in sick to work that day. We're looking forward to a fun, long weekend in the studio.

Sick Day set mid-construction

The 2013 Chicago Sketchfest lineup was just announced and we're glad to be making our 6th appearance at the best sketch comedy festival in the world. Think Tank's show will be January 12th at 6pm on the Thrust stage. Well get you more info on tickets when they go on-sale. We always make a blow-out spectacle of these shows, and this year will be no different.

AND FINALLY, (but most importantly as it's coming up soon and I probably should've put this at the top) we're doing our 3rd Annual Holiday Show To Benefit A Worthy Cause (working title).

For the second year in a row we've chosen the Maebell Ward Foundation, a partner with the Alzheimer's Association and started by our good friend Terron Edmonds. The show will be December 13th at 8pm at Fizz Bar. Keep an eye on our facebook page for an invite and more details about what will be a candy-caney, egg-noggy jingle-belly good time.

OK, thanks for reading. You can go back to mourning your favorite hostess snacks now, gangnam style.

Monday, November 5, 2012


Things are getting heated out there and tomorrow is the big day! Vote hard, ladies and gentlemen. And while we here at Tank aren't ones to beat you over the head with our political beliefs (it all seems pretty silly, really), but this is one candidate that we think EVERYONE needs to get behind!!!
And while there is a pretty big seat up for election tomorrow, let's not forget that there a lot of local positions up for grabs tomorrow, too. These should help educate you on some local political races:

Vote Hard. 2012.