Julia Sweeney is an actress and comedian, best known for her years on Saturday Night Live and for her popular character Pat. She is starring as Aidy Bryant's mother in the upcoming TV show, Shrill, which will premeire on Hulu in March 2019. She has performed in many TV Shows and films including Pulp Fiction, Pixar's Monster University, Stuart Little, Beethoven 3 & 4, Frasier, Mr. Show and many others. She has created many comedic one-person shows, God Said Ha! was performed on Broadway. Julia was nominated for a Grammy for best comedy album for God Said Ha!
Julia will be performing her newest 90 minute comedy show here at the Dead Crow, entitled Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider. This show premiered at Second City Chicago in May 2018. Chris Jones, Theater critic at The Chicago Tribune reviewed the show very positively. He wrote, "Great autobiographical comics need a sense of their own ultimate insignificance, and Sweeney, who is now 58, always has enjoyed a rare ability to stand outside her own self and view her own life as no different than any other character. Older & Wider, maybe. Funnier and wiser, for sure. She puts you in mind of monologists like Spalding Gray, minus the ego." Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider will open at The Geffen Theater in Los Angeles in Feb. 2019. See the show here at the Dead Crow first!