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Alright, so I have some major personal news today. Many of you know this, but if you don’t….
I am moving. I am moving to Boston, Massachusetts with my fiancée, Kate, or “The Kate” as many of you know her on Twitter or Facebook. Well, the Kate got into the PHD program at Boston College so at the end of July, we are shipping up to Boston.
Obviously we’re going to miss Chicago, especially all of our friends here, but we are, uh… “wicked” excited about the move.
So, the question is, what does the move mean for the Matthew Filipowicz Show? Well let me tell you, as far as the show goes, it means… absolutely nothing.
One of the joys of the show is, I can essentially do it from anywhere. We record the interviews and the comedy over the interwebs, over the series of tubes, so, there won’t be any changes.
I do want to announce, if you are in the Chicago area, my last Laughing Liberally Chicago will be Wednesday July 6th at No Exit up in Rogers Park. For those who haven’t been to Laughing Liberally Chicago, it’s a great time. A free political variety show with cheap beer. What more could you want?
And we have an amazing lineup that night, with a bunch of my favorite acts: standups James Fritz, Cameron Esposito, also, Matthew Filipowicz Show cast members Lauren Maul and Bob Rok. Of course, Tim Grimes and James Davis, who are my fellow Accountants of Homeland Security will be there. We have professional freak Thom Britton for the show, who eats fire, pounds nails up his nose, uses chainsaws and all types of cool stuff. We have music from John and Laurie Miller of Pistolwhipped. I play their music a good amount on the show.
The live interview is my good friend, Nixonland author Rick Perlstein, who was actually my very first guest on the very first Matthew Filipowicz Show.
So it should be a great night. Chicago people, I hope you come out. If you haven’t been, it’s kind of like a live version of this show. And it’s free, so you have no excuse.
People have been asking me, what’s going to happen to Laughing Liberally Chicago? And Drinking Liberally Chicago? The answer is essentially nothing, except I’m not going to be running them anymore. Laughing Liberally Chicago will still be run by the Accountants of Homeland Security. We’re actually going to create an official regular cast of Laughing Liberally Chicago. Adding, actually, a lot of the performers you hear on the Matthew Filipowicz Show.
Drinking Liberally Chicago will continue under Steve Stearns, who takes all the great photos that you see of Laughing Liberally.
So, both will, in fact, go on… which is important to me. We have a great community of liberals and friends here in Chicago, and we are really going to miss the hell out you guys.