Queery host, standup comic Cameron Esposito at Wicker Park's The Den Theatre

Tue. August 31, 2021 2:20 PM by Gerald Farinas

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For one night only on Saturday, October 2

Queer actor and comedian, star of Take My Wife and the Queery podcast, Cameron Esposito, will perform at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park on Saturday, October 2.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 20 at 10 a.m. at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., or by calling (773) 697-38830.

Drink service is provided for all seats with a two drink minimum.

Social justice activist and Ask a Lesbian fame

The Western Springs, Ill. native has found popularity, especially among the LGBTQ communities and feminists, for voicing hard truths about marginalized communities, woven into her comedy.

Esposito, a Jesuit-educated graduate of Boston University, intended on coming back to Chicago to work in social justice as a social worker. As happens with people, life decided to hand her a social justice calling but expressed in a different way.

Her stand-up comedy career began in Chicago which led to invitations to the SXSW conference and festival, among others.

Esposito made her television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson which then turned into appearances on Conan and Last Call with Carson Daley.

BuzzFeed hosted Esposito for its "Ask a Lesbian" series online. People asked Buzzfeed questions about lesbianism and Esposito answered them.

While others remember her for book "Save Yourself," which was released in March 2020, some remember her for a 2015 episode of Drunk History on Comedy Central.

As the drunk storyteller, Esposito narrated the adventures of real life adventurers Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland racing each other around the world.

Pandemic precautions

The Den Theatre requires proof of vaccination via original copy, photo copy on mobile device, or digital vaccine passport like Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Vax Verify, or the CVS and Walgreens apps.

By order of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), all audience members and staff are required to wear a mask in the theatre and common areas at all times.

Appearance on Conan on TBS

Appearance on Drunk History on Comedy Central