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The Mission:

To Kill Comedy For All Time

The Assassins:

Sigmund Freud, Henri Bergson, and Uncle Miltie

The Reason:

Because it amuses them


Join The Neo-Futurists, one of Chicago's most daring and inventive stage companies, as they pick the lock on your brain's humor vault. And attempt to render comedy unfunny... by explaining why it's funny. Which, of course, only makes it funnier. And even funnier.

By discussing and demonstrating, disemboweling and dissecting, theories of humor from Freud to Berle, The Neo-Futurists aim to put the final nail in the coffin of comedy, drive a stake into the heart of humor, lay funny out on a board and administer its last rites.

Masterful and moronic, scholarly and scatological, learned and loutish, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious will raise your consciousness and lower your brow. Sex, farts, profanity - Greg Allen's scalpel lances each of these boils on the bottom of comedy.

Press your nose against the cracked dark glass of your mind's sick little storefront. Then mount the couch for Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious!






Andy sawing Greg's head off with a feather duster

"...one of the most inventive pieces the company has produced ....it's all hilarious."

-Chicago Tribune

Greg demonstrates the "moronic" part of "masterful and moronic"

"... at once a very funny lecture on comedy, a shockingly serious comedy revue, and a heartfelt meditation on Freud and human psychology."

-Chicago Reader