Bye Bye Liver: A Comedy Show for the Lush in All of Us

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Love to laugh? Love to drink? Yeah, we thought so. If you’re looking for something different to spice up your weekend, head up to the Pub Theater at Fizz Bar for some comedy and booze. Every Friday and Saturday night this small performance space hosts some of the city’s funniest lushes. Aptly entitled “Bye Bye Liver,” the performance is an interactive sketch comedy show that explores the “pitfalls and follies” of a night out drinking — now that’s something we can all relate to, right?

The cast of talented young actors make fun of the Chicago drinking scene perfectly, and encourage you to get in on the action. After every couple skits they will take a break, turn up the lights, and play an interactive drinking game with the audience. Name that tune and quiz questions will have you laughing, and drinking, and laughing more. Warning: avoid drinking while laughing. Beer up the nose… not so cute.

The show is 21+ and runs just over an hour. Cheap buckets of beer are the preferred drink of choice, and encouraged since no one wants to be flagging down a waitress again and again during a live show. That said, servers do walk the aisles to make sure your glass is always full. And while you’re getting boozy, so is the cast. An insider secret: the bartender chooses which drinks are real and which are fake. So, the actors never know if the shot they are about to take on stage is vodka or water. Keep an eye on their faces and guess how drunk they’re actually getting! If you can keep up, that is.

So grab a few friends and head to Bye Bye Liver for an hour of non-stop laughs. They do accomodate larger groups, but we suggest you leave the preggos and old folks at home. Tickets are available for purchase on their website. Simply choose a leader in your party, indicate their name in the “comments” section, and they will ensure your party sits together. Shows almost always sell out beforehand, so don’t count on buying a ticket at the door.

Afterward, head downstairs to grab a bite or continue drinking. They have a beer garden as well which remains heated in the winter. Added bonus: The cast is often walking around and would love to chat with you and be showered with compliments on their performance.

Our only qualm? For a show based around drinking, the bathrooms are entirely too small!

The Essentials:
Pub Theater Cabaret in Fizz Bar
3220 N. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview
When: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm & 10pm
Price: $20
Website: byebyeliver.com

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Tessa McLean

About Tessa McLean

There is just something about that feeling when you have been away — maybe for a weekend, a month, 6 months — and you’re driving into Chicago and that first glimpse of the city skyline appears. It just always makes me smile.

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