Rhea Butcher, Exclusive Interview
Rhea Butcher was the FIRST place winner of OutLoud Chicago’s Queer Comedy Contest. Be sure to check her out June 19th at 7:30 at Zanies, for OutLoud Chicago’s Queer Comedy PRIDE show!
Check out her interview below!
Rhea Butcher is an exciting new comic to watch in Chicago, originally hailing from the Rubber City capitol of the USA; Akron, Ohio. She is a co-producer and host of Kind Of Blue Comedy at The Hideout, as well as a host and producer of a spin off of TJ Miller’s show, Performance Anxiety, currently running in Los Angeles at the Pleasure Chest. Rhea’s recent highlights include performing at Cameron Esposito’s Side Mullet Nation at The Comedy Bar (TimeOut Chicago Critic’s Pick), debut sets at both Chicago Underground Comedy and The Lincoln Lodge, and grabbing first place at OutLoud Chicago Queer Comedy Contest at Zanies.
Queer Comedy at Zanies: PRIDE
The critically acclaimed Queer Comedy at Zanie’s Season 2 continues featuring dual headliners Candy Lawrence (Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, TBS Just for Laughs,) Matteo Lane (Laugh Track at Sidetrack,) Host Adam Guerino (The Sarcastic Squad,) and the winners of the Queer Comedy (Contest) at Zanies season 2: Rhea Butcher (Cole’s Open Mic, Kind of Blue) Lisa Laureta (The Laugh Factory, Chicago Underground Comedy) and Joel Kim Booster (New Colony Theater, Zanies.)
Queer Comedy at Zanies has been featured in Timeout Chicago, The Redeye, Metromix and Gaper’s Block, and showcases the best queer and straight comedians of the country who have appeared on Comedy Central, BET, TBS Just For Laughs and Last Comic Standing. Each show has continued to show that no matter if the comedians or audience members are queer or straight, laughter knows no sexuality.
OutLoud Chicago is a series created by Adam Guerino to bring queer entertainment to mainstream Chicago venues. The Qu.co’s mission is to create a multi-media website for queer artists to showcase their work to an audience of like minded people; where their sexuality informs the conversation instead of restricting it. TheLStop.org is your one-stop shop for everything lesbian in Chicago.
I would like to apologize for this just being an audio interview, I ran into some issues with the video, but she is a terrific interview none-the-less!