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Adam Burke Live Album Recording at the Newport Theater

Adam Burke Live Album Recording at the Newport Theater

Friday, October 28, 2022

2:30 AM

Adam Burke records his second album of stand-up comedy (released on AST records) at the Newport Theater with host Lele Mason + special guests.

Originally from Ireland (by way of Australia and England...long story), Adam Burke has been performing comedy in Chicago and throughout the U.S. for over 15 years. He is a fixture at clubs throughout the Midwest and beyond. He is a regular panelist (40+ appearances) and occasional guest writer on NPR's popular comedy quiz show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" and was a writer for WGN's "Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo." He is the creator and host of "The 5 O'Clock Somewhere News" on IGTV, and has written for The Paper Machete, The Onion, and Second City. Voted Best Standup by readers of The Chicago Reader in 2014, he was also the winner of Second City's Up Next Comedy Competition. He has appeared at numerous festivals including the High Plains Comedy Festival (Denver, CO), Bridgetown Comedy (Portland OR), Just for Laughs (Chicago, IL; four years running), and the local stage of Funny Or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012.

Please be advised:
Proof of vaccination required.
Please bring a mask to wear up to the bar/bathrooms.
The Newport Theater is up a flight of stairs (no elevator) but a private entrance with a railing and seating near a side door/wheel-chair restroom can be arranged with advance notice. Email for more information or learn more at

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