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Rasa Gierstikas, co-producer of the Shit Show open mic has been doing comedy for several years both here in Chicago and NYC.  She has been described as the “Good Will Hunting” of comedy from a comedy peer.  Her experiences range from a flirtation with improv, a somewhat successful stint with sketch and now a more applicable approach to storytelling and stand-up.  She had success in NYC in writing and performing in “Don’t Touch Me There” a sketch comedy show produced by Kevin Allison from MTV’s “The State”.  Locally, she has been fortunate enough to perform in many successful showcases here in Chicago.  These shows include (most notably):  The Reckoning (I.O.), Entertaining Julia, and The Kates.  She has also appeared most recently at The Stand (Second City) and has been a guest on the Ryebread Radio podcast.

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