Michinoku Driver returned to the 2015 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival! This year, watch as Brian & John explore the minds of sophisticated sharks, technophile cops, & philosophical puzzle pieces.

Written by & Starring John Ugolini & Brian Work
Directed by Theresa Ohanian
Performed at Stage 773 in Chicago, 1/18/2015

Good news! Michinoku Driver has been accepted to the 2015 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival! We’ll be performing on Sunday, January 18th @ 8pm. Last year we debuted our show “Off the Record”, which we went on to perform at the Public House Theatre for a run in August. We’re already hard at work putting together a brand new show for everyone next year!

Too cool for MySpace, too proud for Facebook! Michinoku Driver’s Brian Work & John Ugolini share their drama the good old fashioned way… in person! Join them as they take a humorous look at the difficult & defining moments in their lives, exploring themes of love, loss, & disappointment through such skewed lenses as broken bank robbers, lovelorn robots, and lonely zombie hunters.

Written by & Starring John Ugolini & Brian Work
Directed by Theresa Ohanian
Performed at The Public House Theatre in Chicago, 8/28/2014

Michinoku Driver’s “Off the Record” is now open, every Thursday in August at the Public House Theatre in Chicago! In honor of that, I wanted to share the second show poster and the notes in the program from our fantastic director, Theresa Ohanian. Come check it out!

Off the Record poster 2

Off the Record director's notes

My two man sketch group, Michinoku Driver, opens our sketch show “Off the Record” this Thursday at the Public House Theatre in Chicago! This is a revamped version of our show from this year’s Chicago Sketchfest, and we’re really excited to get it out there for everyone. In between sketches in the show, we open up about ourselves and tell some very personal stories from our pasts. If you’re in Chicago, we hope you can make it out!

Michinoku Driver presents “Off the Record”
Written by & Starring John Ugolini & Brian Work.
Directed by Theresa Ohanian
Thursdays in August (8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28) at 10pm
The Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark Street)

Too cool for MySpace, too proud for Facebook! Michinoku Driver’s Brian Work & John Ugolini share their drama the good old fashioned way… in person! Join them as they take a humorous look at the difficult & defining moments in their lives, exploring themes of love, loss, & disappointment through such skewed lenses as broken bank robbers, lovelorn robots, and lonely zombie hunters.

Off the Record

Michinoku Driver was on The Nerdologues’ podcast this weekend at the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, where John & I read off a series of tweets from our favorite video game villains! Give it a listen at The Nerdologues Present Your Stories: After Dark.

Watch as Michinoku Driver attempts the unheard of feat of performing a 20 minute condensed version of Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” at the 2014 Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival!

Happy to announce that my two man comedy group, Michinoku Driver, will be performing at this year’s Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, Thursday March 20th at 8pm! We had a lot of fun performing there with The High Ceilings last year, and we’ve got something fun in store for this one. Tickets are on sale now!

Michinoku Driver presents “An Even Briefer Misunderstanding of A Brief Understanding of Time”
Michinoku Driver’s Brian Work & John Ugolini are seekers of knowledge, and it is to this end that they have conceived a very ambitious 20 minute condensed version of Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time.” There’s just one minor setback: They haven’t actually read the book. But why should they let that stop them?

Michinoku Driver Nerdfest Banner

One week away from my show at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival with Michinoku Driver! Check out our awesome Boondock Saints inspired poster below. Click here to purchase tickets!

Michinoku Driver Sketchfest Poster

Tickets are now on sale for my show at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival with Michinoku Driver! The show is on Sunday, January 12 @ 2pm in The Cab at Stage 773. Check out the show description below and then click here to purchase tickets!

Michinoku Driver – Closure: Sometimes life has you pinned to the mat, and sometimes you just have to take a steel chair to its head. Michinoku Driver’s Brian Work & John Ugolini take a humorous look at the difficult & defining moments in their lives, exploring themes of love, loss, & disappointment through such skewed lenses as broken bank robbers, existential board games, and lonely vampire hunters.