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A Guaranteed Laugh and More from Columbia College Chicago Alum

Erica Watson, an alum of Columbia College, took the show she wrote and performs on the road, and in New York, reviewers raved, noting that “Fat Bitch delivers much more than just an evening of edgy standup… Watson uses her struggle with body image and self-esteem to challenge the stereotypes we experience every day in the media, at the office, on the street, and even in the bedroom. Watson scores some devastating points against a culture that desperately needs to outgrow its prejudices, and she does it all without preaching or sacrificing laughs.”

from Columbia College Chicago. Emily Watson, alum.

Ready or not, Fat Bitch is back as a benefit show for the Alumni Scholarship Fund at Columbia College Chicago. Putting the culture of her time up to the light for a look at society’s obsession with weight, race and class, Erica riffs on her interactions with men, from the boardroom to the bedroom.

The production runs about 90 minutes without intermission, and is for ages 18 and up (some limited profanity in show). You can see iton September 25 at Columbia College’s Getz Theater, 72 E. 11th Ave. The show runs from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The show is part of a Columbia Day of Comedy for its alumni, with the Business of Being Funny: Comedy Panel scheduled for 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The guarantee you’ll laugh, when you hear from special panel of entertainment industry alumni that includes:
Karyn Bosnak (B.A. ’96) – author/screenwriter, What’s Your Number?, Save Karyn
Chris McKay (B.A. ’91) director/writer/editor, Robot Chicken
Steve Pink (’89) writer/director, Hot Tub Time Machine
Andy Richter (’90) actor, Conan O’Brien Show
Peter Teschner (’80) editor, Borat, Going the Distance
Erica Watson (B.A. ’98, M.A. ’05) comedienne, Fat Bitch

Contact Cyn Vargas 312-369-8640 for more information.

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