ABOUT

PRODUCER: CODY MELCHER

Based in Chicago, he is the producer and host of the critically-acclaimed podcast Tomefoolery and the Shindig! variety show, co-host of Tamara Just Saw on Channel Awesome, performer on the Shuffle Quest podcast, and the producer of The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, The Comedy Exposition, The Indianapolis Fringe, Milwaukee and Indianapolis Pride, and more. He has participated in panels and events at C2E2, Space City Comic Con, and HavenCon, and was a Finalist in The Advocate’s National Queer Comedy Search and the 2016 Laughing Devil Comedy Festival.

The Chicago Tribune has called him “ridiculously zesty”.


TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: john craig

Originally from Hanover Park, IL John Craig was bitten by a radioactive Phil Collins at a young age, and has been spending his time split between HeroClix, fanboying over The Aquabats, and stage managing a variety of shows ever since. John Craig began working with Stage 773 and the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival in 2009, and became Stage 773’s production manager in 2014. Coworkers have remarked, 'Every conversation you have with John is the nerdiest conversation you’ll have all day.'
(Plus, his mom says he's the handsomest guy in school!)


THE BOARD: Alexandra Tsarpalas, Bill Bullock, Sam Cannata