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Calendar Pick: Chop Shop

Jessica Mickey performs a “Fartagram.” Credit: Shannon Zogran.

Chop Shop, an eclectic comedy show created by improviser and artist Jessica Mickey in collaboration with Flying Squid Comedy, is returning for its fourth iteration. The show revolves around experimentation, giving performers a space to try offbeat ideas in a variety of formats. This upcoming version of Chop Shop will feature a new cast and a number of unexpected acts, from performance art to human pet tricks, providing a platform for comedians in the area whose ideas might not fit into the standard improv and open mic scene. Mickey says that the goal of the show is “to inspire people to get up and make weird, funny, risky art. It kind of feels like we need a place to experiment and wave our freak flags more than ever.”

WHO: Chop Shop
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show)
HOW MUCH: $8 (adv.), $10