The Encyclopedia Show is brought to you from the minds of poets and producers Robbie Q. Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney. The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music, and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. Each month a new topic is picked from the encyclopedia and related assignments are sent to a diverse group of writers, artists, poets, and performers. This month: exercise!
Featuring: Bill Hillman (Windy City Story Slam) on Richard Simmons; Gabrielle Everall (Australian Spoken Wordstress) on spandex; Ian Chillag and Justin Witte (Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me) on fat camp; Benj Sullivan-Knoff (Louder Than A Bomb All-Star) on mall walkers; Amy David (Mental Graffiti and Green Mill Slam Master) on kegels; Robert Brown (Brave New Voices Alum) on Kellogg and the Battle Creek Sanatorium; and Matt Bogart (Comics Artist) on exercise as a substitute for real experience. With hosts Robbie Q. Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch), Shanny Jean Maney (Author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles), and cast regulars: Fact Checker Ian Belknap (Write Club); Patrick Carberry (Fiction Writer); Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet); Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet); Edward Thomas-Herrera (Boy Girl Boy Girl); Evan Chung (Musician), House Band Leader of "The Encartagans"; and Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) as Jilted Emily Rose.
Recorded Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Adventure Stage Chicago.