The Better Half, with Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) and Craig Cackowski (Community) will be in town July 12 & 13th. Advance tickets are on sale now for their show. Limited seats are available, so get them while you can!
Friday, July 12th @ 10:30PM CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
Saturday, July 13th @ 10:30PM CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
Craig and Lucas will be teaching workshops while in town. CLICK HERE to find out more information about their comedy workshops.
Craig Cackowski has performed, taught, coached and directed at the iO Chicago and iO West theaters since 1992. While in Chicago, he opened five revues on the Second City Mainstage and ETC and was involved with such groundbreaking improvised shows as Close Quarters, JTS Brown, Grunt, and Frank Booth In The Blue Velvet Lounge. He can be seen regularly in Los Angeles at iO West, UCB, and Second City, in such shows as Dasariski, Quartet, ASSSSCAT and The Armando Show. Film and TV appearances include his recurring role as "Officer Cackowski" on Community, How I Met Your Mother, Workaholics, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Year of the Dog, and the upcoming ABC improv show Trust Us With Your Life, and the new hit summer film, Kings of Summer.
Lucas Neff graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. His acting career started when he was mistakenly assigned to the performing arts department at UIC. After college, he took classes at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. His local theater debut was in the Chicago-based theater company Collaboraction's production of "Jon". While trying to start his career by appearing in storefront theater and commercials, Neff financed himself by cleaning houses, which he only began a week before being cast in his first major role. His first television role came when he was cast in a minor role in the series finale of A&E Network's The Beast.
When a nationwide casting call was put out for Raising Hope, Neff taped his ten-page audition and sent it in to the show's creator, Greg Garcia. From this first tape, Neff became Garcia's first choice for the role of Jimmy Chance. After gaining the role in Raising Hope, he has maintained his links with the theater, writing plays. His play The Last Duck was performed at the Jackalope Theatre in Chicago as the final play of the 20112012 season. It was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work. Continuing the tradition of Peter Sellers and Andy Kaufman, in 2013, he created the alter ego, Jimmy Connolly, and began performing stand up in character around Los Angeles. March 11, 2013 is the first date Jimmy Connolly is known to have appeared on stage.