Monday, November 2, 2009

New Cell Camp Web Site!

Check out Cell Camp's new web site:

We'll slowly be fading out this one so update your bookmarks.

Cell Camp to Perform at L.A. Comedy Festival

Cell Camp will be taking its tactlessly offensive head-comedy to Los Angeles, CA for the Los Angeles Comedy Festival. Tickets are now on sale!

Cell Camp will be performing a "best of" set on two nights:

Thursday, November 12 at 8:00pm

Saturday, November 14 at 9:30pm

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dying to Find the Cure for Murder: A Cell Camp Benefit

Dying to Find a Cure for Murder: A Cell Camp Benefit
Friday, October 23rd at 10:00 at Studio B

Murder kills millions each year, yet a cure for the disease has not been found. Comedy troupe Cell Camp is taking a stab at a formal benefit to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for murder.

The benefit will feature guest speakers, a murder prevention presentation, a documentary of living with someone diagnosed with murder and a performance by dance troupe Funky See Funky Do.

Right in time for Halloween, the event will take place on Friday, October 23rd from 9:45pm-11:00pm at Studio Be located at 3110 North Sheffield Ave - conveniently located off the Belmont el stop. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door.

The event will include minimal hors d'oeuvres, a raffle for prizes from local merchants and jello shots. Minimal alcohol will be provided so patrons are encouraged to bring their own. Coolers of ice, cups and tiny umbrellas will be available.

All proceeds for the event will go towards funding Cell Camp comedy and keeping Chicago laughing its bloody head off.

Cell Camp's smartly twisted style of sketch comedy stands out and creates buzz. SNL alum Garrett Morris called the group "brilliant", while Time Out Chicago dubbed Cell Camp "totally tactless" as well as one of the "best and brightest" at the 2009 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.

For more information, visit Cell Camp's web site at

Monday, August 10, 2009

Neil Goes Hollywood

Cell Camp's own Neil Arsenty is headed to Los Angeles, California this week to film a few minor roles for the pilot/presentation of Midwest Teen Sex Show for Comedy Central.

Neil has been a part of the online video podcast for nearly the last two years and the television deal was publicly announced on back in May. If the network likes the pilot (which is filming this week), a series deal for an upcoming season could be next.

More information can be found at the MTSS website. In the meantime, watch this MTSS short featuring Cell Camp's own Neil, Kate and Marla!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cell Camp on Midwest Media Now!

The cast of Cell Camp talks to Sean McMenemy on the internet audio podcast Midwest Media Now! about juggling work and art, pitching your characters to your group, and just how many swear words can be spoke before 7am!

Listen to the entire podcast here

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Life Imitates Art

In New York, a 15-year old girl has fallen into a manhole while she was texting on her phone. Her parents are suing the city. Her name is Alexa. In response to the workmen’s apology after they helped her out of the hole, she said “They were just, like, ‘I’m sorry! I’m sorry!’”

"Like, Help!", which premiered in Cell Camp's "Social Graceless" sketch comedy revue in April, tells the tale of a teenage girl (Charlisa) who falls into a manhole. Her friend Sreena attempts to get help from a passerby, who finds it hard to understand her teen lingo. Sreena complains, “We should, like, sue the city!”

We are watching the headlines for the first automated drive thru.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cell Camp Selected for Shadowbox Sketch Comedy Festival!

Shadowbox producers have selected Cell Camp and 5 other troupes to participate in their first annual Sketch Comedy Festival, July 21 and 22 at their sketch comedy and rock ‘n' roll club located at the Easton Town Center in Columbus, OH.

The two-day festival will feature special guest, original Saturday Night Live cast member Garret Morris.

Tickets are $10 for Day One, $20 for Day Two, $25 Two-Day-All-Access Pass.

For information and reservation call the Shadowbox Box Office at 614-416-7625 or go online to

Monday, June 29, 2009

New short! Awkward Moments in an Elevator: Pt 5

The thrilling finale to the "Elevator" series.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cell Camp members featured in MTSS short!

Cell Camp's own Neil Arsenty, Marla Depew and Kate Lambert are featured in the new short from the hit internet video podcast Midwest Teen Sex Show called "Don't Always Be There"!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cell Camp's "Social Graceless" Promo Short

Watch the new Cell Camp Social Graceless Promo Short:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cell Camp's "Social Graceless" opens Friday, April 24th at 10:30pm

Social Graceless, Cell Camp's 5th sketch review, runs every Friday at 10:30pm at Donny's Skybox starting Friday, April 24th until Friday, May 22nd. 

Tickets can be purchased at the box office,  Second City's web site or by calling (312) 337-3992.

Social Graceless takes you on a rip-roaring journey of mannerless anarchy. High stakes scenes take a turn for the worst when our routines and beliefs are thrown under the bus like a gay redheaded stepchild. It's a freakish romp through the perverse, awkward and unwell. 

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mall Mimes

A new video has been posted to the Cell Camp YouTube channel: "Mall Mimes." In this sketch, a couple get more of a show than they expect from a pair of mimes at a mall.

Performed October 10, 2008 @ Donny's Skybox in Chicago, IL

Monday, February 2, 2009

It Will Get Awkward

From "Mall Party," when the Donaldsons and the McAlisters unexpectantly run into each other in the mall, things get a little bit... comedy?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lonnie McAlister's Book: 575 You're No Longer Alive (delayed due to mishandling)

The release of Lonnie McAlister's new book, 575: You're No Longer Alive, has been delayed due to legal litigations and unfinishedness. 

When released, "Five Seven Five You're No Longer Alive" will be an uplifting book of poetry...about Lonnie McAlister's miscarriages. And it's written entirely in haiku. Lonnie has agreed to provide some excerpts of her unfinished yet cover-designed book. Here it is...

rollercoasters and
vodka shots- what a summer!
Your only season

gelatinous mass
swirling in the toilet bowl
all my hopes and dreams

prom dress way too tight.
dumpster behind the school gym.
can't return these shoes

we bought a prius
dark, empty nursery
no baby on board

we painted your room
all gender neutral colors
now my heart is black

dear baby jesus,
where do little ones lost go?
fingers crossed: heaven

Monday, January 12, 2009

A New Cell Camp

The Chicago Sketchfest version of "Mall Party!" closed to a rousing ovation on Sunday night, ending another chapter in the two-year history of Cell Camp.

We debuted a new sketch in Sketchfest's "Sketchubator" last Saturday night from our new sketch revue that we are shooting to debut in the Spring, with a new director and a few new cast members, continuing in the Cell Camp spirit that TimeOut Chicago called 'tactless'!

Stay tuned for more updates on auditions and performances!