Expanding "Hot Clown Sex" Series, the Hot Clown Company Helps Chicago Comedy Get Physical

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Expanding “Hot Clown Sex” Series, the Hot Clown Company Helps Chicago Comedy Get Physical

Following the sold-out and extended run of their smash hit Hot Clown Sex: The Second Coming, the Hot Clown Company is thrilled to announce a new artistic residency with their longtime host venue the Newport Theater. The partnership will kick off in 2022 at the venue’s black box cabaret with the opening of Hot Clown Sex: Looking for a Third.

It all started in 2019, when Peyton Storz and Sadie Walton noticed a great divide between Chicago’s famous sketch, standup, and improv comedy community and their long-lost, distant relatives: the physical theater and clowning communities. Storz and Walton began to hold auditions for a show that sought to combine commedia dell’arte and physical clown training with sketch-writing and improv. The show’s theme would center around the eternally controversial topics of sexuality and dating. From those auditions, the ensemble was formed, and by now, with Executive Director Evan Richter on board, the Hot Clown Company has five shows under its belt.

Hot Clown Sex: Looking for a Third is the third installment in a series of original cabarets that aims to disarm and celebrate the many awkward, messy, and hilarious expressions of sex and love. This cabaret-style variety show is a blend of personal experiences and multidisciplinary performing skills.

With this new artistic residency, the Hot Clown Company hopes to foster a community of physical comedy performers by hosting physical theatre open mics, teaching the art of clowning, creating shows, and offering events for people to gather and enjoy the art of clowning.

The company is proud to take “Hot Clown Sex” to the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Dates to be announced soon.

The Company
Hot Clown Sex: Looking for a Third is available at The Newport Theater, in Chicago, IL. on April 29th and 30th, May 27th and 28th, June 24th and 25th at 9:30 PM.
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