Hilarious and Touching #DateMe Returns to Up Comedy Club

Back by popular demand "#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment" brings the story behind a joke online dating profile that will bring laughs and touch your heart.

"#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment"
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Back by popular demand “#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment” brings the story behind a joke online dating profile that will bring laughs and touch your heart.

“#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment” is based on an actual experiment that the co-creator of the show, Robyn Lynne Norris, made. Norris created a profile on OkCupid just to make sure her friends profile was fine, so she created what she thought would be the most undateable person ever—the craziest of cat ladies. What she didn’t expect was that her undateable profile would be getting more interest than she was getting out in the real world as a single lady. This led to Norris creating 38 undateable profiles and taking the hilariously awkward interactions on OkCupid and adapting it to the stage.

2/12/15 9:33:45 PM The Second City Presents #dateme An OK Cupid Experiment © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

Photograph by Todd Rosenberg

While the show depicts all the crazy things these users said it also adds an improv and matchmaking element where it grabs two members of the audience, asks them the questions asked on an OkCupid profile, and acts out what a date between the two of them will be like. So “#DateMe” gives you the opportunity to laugh at how ridiculous online dating can become as well as give you an opportunity to find your special someone—or not.

With it’s return come some special events. After the March 13 performance take part in a Q&A with one of the shows co-creators Bob Ladewig. After the March 31 performance OkCupid founder Sam Yagan will be doing a Q&A.

“#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment” is playing at the Up Comedy Club located at 230 W. North Ave. The show is recommended for adult audiences. For tickets and show times visit upcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=366586.


Written By Joel Mora

Joel Mora is editor at Concierge Preferred. Born and raised in Miami, Fl., Joel has slowly ate, drank, and explored his way up north refining all his senses to prepare for the stampede of delicious dining, notorious nightlife, stellar shopping, and captivating culture that calls Chicago home. In the wild he’ll be the red-bearded Cuban with a Lagunitas IPA in his hand.

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