Kelsie Huff

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Kelsie Huff
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:00 PM
Zanies: Chicago, Chicago, IL
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  • Ticket Price: $25.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Comedy
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
    Two items minimum
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Kelsie Huff is a Columbia College Chicago graduate turned stand-up and storyteller. Kelsie performs at clubs all around the Midwest, as well as comedy and fringe festivals around the country. She is a regular guest on WCIU's (CW26) The Jam, ABC’s Windy City LIVE, and WGN radio. Huff has written four solo shows, is a short film and web series producer, screenwriter and voice over actor. Huff is also a fan of frosting and Cheese Whiz.

Like most Chicago comedians Kelsie studied at iO, Second City and Annoyance. While nailing her object work and "yes anding" her heart out she met Amy Sumpter and formed the two women sketch comedy team Children of the Absurd. Their signature show titled "10% Less Fat" focused on the absurdity of female body image and was performed at several Midwest colleges. Huff then wrote and produced her acclaimed one woman show, Huffs,  which explored the struggle to find forgiveness in one dysfunctional family tree. It was given a 4 out of 4 review from Boulder’s Daily Camera, was a "Don’t Miss" in Time Out Chicago and won the Boulder Fringe Festival Encore Award. Kelsie also received the Camera Eye Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy). Kelsie's second one woman show, Bruiser: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboy received 4 out of 4 stars in the Chicago Stage Review, and Best Solo Performance.

Kelsie's comedy mission also reaches beyond her own stage time. Her goal is to create spaces and opportunities for other women in comedy. Huff is the creator of the kates, an eleven year comedy showcase, hosted by The Book Cellar. the kates have also performed at the Laugh Factory and the Improv as well as several pop up shows around the Midwest.  Kelsie also taught Feminine Comique for five years and has now created the kates U; a comedy and storytelling program geared towards strengthening female identified voices.

"Kelsie Huff is a standup comic on the brink of stardom. She has hours of tight material. Her narrative voice is clear. She is expert at playing off the audience. "- S Hill Chicago Stage Review