FILM SCREENING: For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close

FILM SCREENING: For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close

Jul 30 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 2021

The film chronicles the titular comedy trailblazer who became an improv comedy legend and features interviews with Bob Odenkirk and Jason Sudeikis as well as never-before-seen interviews with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. For Mad Men Only made its debut at SXSW earlier this year and spotlights Close’s journey from his “human torch” sideshow act to his influential and contentious rise at The Second City, mentoring such greats as Bill Murray, John Candy, and the aforementioned Fey, as well as the founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), among many others.

The program will feature a special post-screening panel Q&A with the film’s director and writer Heather Ross as well as producer Jennifer Pike, former editor of DC Comics Mike Gold, animator Kendra Morris and comedy legend Tim Meadows (SNL, The Goldbergs), who is also featured in the film. Moderated by comedian and podcast host Shonali Bhowmik.

 

7:30pm: Doors open

8pm: Film screening (followed by panel Q&A)

 

Member cost: $20

Guest cost: $45 (Includes admission to the museum)