At You’re Being Ridiculous, real people tell true stories about their lives. Each performer is linked by our rotating themes, and by the desire to make you laugh—and, once in awhile, cry . Our motto: Good stories are better than good times. We laugh at ourselves, and laugh with each other. Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours?
Each show features a diverse lineup of six or more performers telling a story of approximately 10 minutes. The show runs from 60 to 90 minutes. You’re Being Ridiculous was founded in 2010 by Jeremy Owens.
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YBR Blog

Carmenita Peoples @ The Hideout!

Carmenita Peoples is a formally trained Montessori educator, financial services officer, and artistic performer who skillfully combines these varied talents to “edutain” audiences. Through multi-faceted presentation, Ms. Peoples uses storytelling, musical improvisation, and poetry to connect and elevate cross-cultural and generation gaps. She also enjoys a ripe-aged whiskey, a nice game of chess and long … Continue reading Carmenita Peoples @ The Hideout!

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We’re always planning for our upcoming shows … and we want you to be a part of it! Are you a minority, trans, disabled, or anyone with a different perspective? Are you a pro at sharing stories? Are you scared because you’ve never done anything like this? Are you all of these things? None of them? Whatever your story is, whatever your background is, whatever experience level you’re coming from. . .WE WANT YOU! EVERYONE is welcome! The only requirement is that you have a non-fiction story about your life and experience that you’re excited to share with a room full of strangers.

Visit our submission page for more info

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It breaks my heart to say it, but YBR is in the time out chair until we can meet face to face. That’s a scary thing to say right now when we don’t really know when that might be. That’s the plan for now anyway. We could do a Zoom show, but for us the magic of storytelling happens in that dark and quiet room not sure what’s coming next while holding a margarita. We’ll reevaluate that choice if we’re locked up in our houses too long. Until then, take notes, write your stories down, and get ready … because when this social distancing stuff is over … we’re gonna blow your wig back … we’re the very best story telling show in Chicago, so it’s sorta our duty. Love you, miss you, can’t wait to see your happy little (ADORABLE) face.

Stay Safe!


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