Friday, February 28, 2020

Performer Spotlight! Every so often, The Playground Theater likes to highlight a performer and give them a moment to talk about their experiences and joys in comedy. This week, we’ve chosen to give the spotlight to Justin Borak.

Q: What things have you been a part of at The Playground?

A: I’m on the team Liar who has opened and played with Nitebrunch, Fresh Meat, and Phantom Pilots.

Q: How long have you been performing?

A: I’ve been doing improv for about 4 years, 2 in Chicago!

Q: What drew you to comedy?

A: What drew me to comedy was just knowing that no matter what I do all day I get to surround myself with some of the funniest and goofiest people in the world.

Q: What’s been your proudest moment doing comedy?

A: I think my proudest moment is the first time my team, Liar, headlined a show at iO! It just means a lot that we now have a long running show there!

Q: What upcoming shows do you have?

A: My team liar has shows every Monday at iO at 10 called Pants on Fire and every Tuesday at the Bughouse at 8 called Everything is Fine! Also I’m in conservatory shows at Second City on Monday nights all of March!

–Lizzie Kaniecki, The Playground Theater’s performance and special events blogger