“Over the past few years, the cast has had a fantastic time performing classic episodes live on stage in Montreal, Los Angeles and New York. We hope the good people of Chicago will come out to see us as well…and that they’re not easily offended by jokes about pedophilia and sexually transmitted diseases,” says FAMILY GUY creator, executive producer and star Seth MacFarlane.
First conceived and presented at 2004’s Just For Laughs – the Montreal International Comedy Festival, “Family Guy Live!” was performed on stage in Los Angeles and New York in Spring 2005 in sold-out shows. This unprecedented event returned to Just For Laughs this summer and performed yet again in front of sold-out crowds and wildly enthusiastic audiences.
Since its debut in 1999, the Emmy-nominated animated series FAMILY GUY has attracted an impressively loyal following of devoted fans and has sold over 5 million combined DVD units, making it the second-largest-selling TV series ever. A proven audience favorite and FOX Sunday-night staple, FAMILY GUY is ranked No. 1 among Teens, Male Teens and Men 18-34.
The series continues to follow the twisted trials and tribulations of PETER GRIFFIN (Seth MacFarlane) and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders. LOIS (Alex Borstein) is Peter’s loving wife, who struggles to maintain a modicum of normalcy in their home. Then there are their kids: dumpy, 16-year-old MEG (Mila Kunis), the family’s punching-bag; 13-year-old CHRIS (Seth Green), a sweet-natured slacker; and 1-year-old STEWIE (MacFarlane), a diabolically clever baby whose heterosexuality is hanging by a thread. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN (MacFarlane), the family dog, who has a penchant for dry martinis and is almost finished with his novel. And then there are the adored characters CLEVELAND, HERBERT, THE GREASED UP DEAF GUY and other favorites (Mike Henry).
FAMILY GUY is a Twentieth Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator/executive producer with David A. Goodman as executive producer/show-runner, and Chris Sheridan and Danny Smith as executive producers. A division of News Corp, 20th Century Fox Television is a leading supplier of entertainment programming domestically and around the world.
Just For Laughs is active in many areas of entertainment production including television, theater and touring. Its annual festival is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming over 2 million people each summer. During its 25 years, the Festival has featured some of the top comics in the world, including Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Dane Cook, John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson and Tim Allen. Each year, over 1,000 industry executives are drawn to what is considered the hottest breeding ground for new talent. The company successfully tours across the globe, bringing some of the Festival’s best talent to Canada, the U.S. and Asia, and has personal management offices in Los Angeles, Paris, London and Montreal. Just For Laughs television shows, seen in over 125 countries and on over 95 airlines around the world, in the past have been seen on MTV, Showtime, HBO, BBC America and FOX in the U.S. Its popular hidden-camera gags show recently premiered on ABC.
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (312) 902-1500 or at any Ticketmaster Ticket Center. Tickets are also available at The Chicago Theatre (175 North State Street) box office, Monday-Friday, 12:00–6:00 PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Aug. 17, at 10:00 AM (CST). For more information, please visit www.hahaha.com/familyguy or www.familyguy.com/live.