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HilariTea Comedy Showcase

an evening of stand-up comedy hosted by Krista Atkinson and Elizabeth Gomez featuring a variety of comedians who perform all over Chicagoland at showcases and comedy clubs such as Chicago Laugh Factory and Zanies. Come enjoy steeps of comedy with your tea!

Krista Atkinson- Bio

Krista grew up in Southern Illinois where the cows and corn are plentiful. As soon as she possibly could she got out of all that fresh air to pursue the life of a Chicago city gal. Don’t let her classy outfits and heels fool you– she tells it like it is! Divorce, dating and dashed dreams: it's all fair game for this brassy, brazen, bawdy blonde who has lived a full life and has a lot to say about it. 

Krista received a BA in Theatre at Southern Illinois University performing in both plays and musicals, such as Katherine in “Taming of the Shrew,” “The Vagina Monologues”,  “Parade”, and “Dracula”. Since her move to Chicago, Krista has trained in Improv at Second City and The Annoyance, stand-up with Feminine Comique, and burlesque at Vaudezilla. 

Krista is a co-producer of Just Dickin' Around, a women-run, queer-friendly comedy collective that creates supportive, empowering open mics and showcases for female comedians. She has performed at Zanies Comedy Clubs, Laugh Factory, Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Second City, The Comedy Bar, The Lincoln Lodge, Comedy Sportz, Stage 773, The Playground Theatre, The Book Cellar with The Kates, The Greenhouse Theatre, has toured LA on the JDA Does LA Tour, and toured the mid-west on the Rainbow Connections Comedy Tour.