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Chris Kattan and Friends at Zanies

Come to Zanies Night Club in Chicago to see the ultra-zany Chris Kattan and Friends, April 23, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

The rubber-faced actor Chris Kattan and his pals Jeffrey Richards and Barry Rothbart will appear in a non-standup, standup improv performance. Probably not for kids!

Chris Kattan was a member of the improv/sketch troupe The Groundlings in Los Angeles. His father was an original member of the troupe. He moved to New York City to work on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2003. Memorable characters included Mr. Peepers, Mango, Azrael Abyss, Kyle DeMarco from The DeMarco Brothers, Suel Forrester (known for the term “dagitybo”) and, most notably, one half of the Butabi Brothers with fellow SNL (and Groundlings) cast member Will Ferrell, known for their trademark head-bobbing. Chris Kattan and Ferrell continued the characters in 1998’s A Night at the Roxbury.

In August 2009, Chris Kattan starred in the IFC miniseries Bollywood Hero, where he portrays himself and the difficulties he faces after a career as a comic actor, trying to attain leading man status. Kattan’s other television appearances include NewsRadio, The Middle, & How I Met Your Mother.

The Groundlings is a west coast improv acting school that teaches the techniques of Viola Spolin, one of the improv acting teacher goddesses. Alumni include the likes of Mikey Day, Mellissa McCarthy, Will Forte, Kristin Wiig, Will Ferrell, Julia Sweeny, and tons more.

Zanies Night Club is located at 1548 North Wells Street in the heart of Chicago’s famed Wells Street. For tickets to see Chris Kattan and Friends, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Chris Kattan and Friends at Zanies experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.