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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obsessions. performers. shenanigans.

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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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You’re Being Ridiculous: JOY

Join us at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre (1700 North Halsted) on May 26, 27, & 28 at 8:00PM as we bust out of quarantine and celebrate our triumphant return to in-person performances with a joy—themed show full of all the fun, happy tears and laughter you’ve been craving. This is our big return to the stage, think of it as your next booster shot, the balm for everything that has been ailing you. You need all these laughs! You cannot miss this one, doctor’s orders!

Do not miss these true stories from a stellar line-up of some of Chicago’s very best writers and storytellers. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the ticket button below … seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets TODAY before it’s too late

Thursday, May 26

Maggie Andersen, Lily Be, Josh Friedberg, Nestor Gomez,
Archy Jamjun, Darwyn Jones, Jeremy Owens, and Amy Sumpter

Friday, May 27

Diane Kastiel, Brenna Kearney, Megan Lavery, Jeremy Owens,
David Quach, Laurel Ross, Katie Viña, and Jen Vincent

SAturday, May 28

Ell Cee, Robert Cornelius, Elizabeth Gomez, Adrienne Gunn,
Arlene Malinowski, Jeremy Owens, Megan Stielstra, and Kelsey Stoner


All performances of You’re Being Ridiculous: JOY are sold out. Standby tickets may be available for purchase at the door starting one hour before each performance.

The art of storytelling is on display at Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 space. Hosted by the lanky and affable Jeremy Owens, You’re Being Ridiculous features a rotating cast of performers. This is not an occasion to be missed.

— Chicago Reader

For more updates follow  @yourebeingridiculous on Instagram and Facebook

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