When Great Art Makes You LOL / Hyperallergic / collab with Alex Huntsberger

Greetings, Internet! Here’s a delightful essay that I’ve co-authored with my dear friend, Alex Huntsberger, who is a theater critic based in Chicago. Check it!     If you heard peals of laughter ringing out through the quiet, reverent halls of an art museum, what would your reaction be? Would you “tut-tut” in their general […]

Funny Feelings / Real Life Magazine

“The stage presents things that are make-believe; presumably life presents things that are real and sometimes not well rehearsed.” — Erving Goffman,The Performance of Self in Everyday Life In putting us behind screens, social media can seem as though they put us in control of our emotions. We seem to decide what we show to […]

Chicago Sun-Times Our Town blog features Lido’s Caffe Comedy Bash

Chicago Sun-Times blogger Sarah Terez Rosenblum writes about Shak’s Memorial Day Weekend Comedy Bash! here: Oak Park Comedy Bash Promises Comedy Goodness ShakAlicia, the comedic rap duo comprised of me and Shakir, will dish up the blended chickpea favorite with our first single, “Hummus Anxiety.” Before the dance party wraps up the night, I’ll share something […]