Make Date Night Great Again With Second City’s ‘Unelectable You’

The politics of the perfect date night

By Michael Nolledo

The Second City’s Political Comedy Show Is Here. Grab a Date.
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27 July 2016

Whether you’re left, right or sideways, it’s time to do a little campaigning of your own ...

… with tickets to Slate Magazine and The Second City’s Unelectable You, a live political comedy show opening at UP Comedy Club this Thursday.

Because you may not be With Her, but you’re definitely with someone, and that someone deserves to see the city’s best comedy troupe making light of the potentially dark times ahead.

Election season is heating up, gents. Here’s your plan.

Step One: The Cut
Not a fact, but probably true: handsome hair always wins. Politicians like French president Francois Hollande may spend $10,000 a month on haircuts, but that’s not you. You’re of the people. You call up Beau, the just recently launched on-demand barber service. You request a cut. They come to your home. You spend an easy $28. Request the presidential cut.

Get Beau, www.getbeau.com

Step Two: The Dinner
For dinner, you’re hitting one of the best culinary comeback bids of the year: Art Smith’s Blue Door Kitchen and Garden, the chef’s new eatery in the old Table Fifty-Two space. The critically acclaimed chef spent most of his career cooking for Oprah and two former Florida governors, so trust the man knows the politics of food. Plus: it’s lovely in here. Good for conversation. Start with the Vegetable Market Fritter before moving on to Smith’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken (menu here).

Blue Door Kitchen and Graden, www.bluedoorkitchenchicago.com

Step Three: The Show
Just a quick jaunt down the street is UP Comedy Club, where daily web magazine Slate and The Second City kick off a monthlong run of Unelectable You before hitting the road. The “completely unbiased political revue” mixes Slate’s daily political commentary and the SC’s sharp-tongued improv wit. No show will be quite the same. Your tickets await.

Up Comedy Club, www.upcomedyclub.com

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