Amid a global pandemic, entertainers, artists, and creatives have discovered new ways and avenues to connect with their audiences. Chicago comedian Dawn B is one of those innovative creators. This Chicago native, who was born and raised on the south side of Chicago has been a comedian for over 20 years. She has entertained audiences with her comedy on stages locally and around the world. She has worked with some of the greats in comedy such as Donnell Rawlings, Charlie Murphy, and D.L. Hughley and more. Like many entertainers, she found herself out of work for months when COVID-19 hit and had to come up with another way of connecting with her audience. In March 2020, she created her Facebook Live show, “The Stay Yo Ass at Home” comedy show from the garage at her home. Audiences tuned in live each Thursday to enjoy comedy from Chicago Comedians each week.
As the City moved into Phase 3, she decided to take her show outdoors, creating a drive-in style comedy show called, “The Pan-Dammit”. This show allows audiences to enjoy a comedy show “drive-in” style from the comfort and safety of their own cars. I had a chance to speak with this incredibly talented and innovative comedian about what drove her to create a new platform to express herself and give other talented comedians a chance to hit the stage again and connect with audiences.
The “Pan-Dammit” Drive in comedy show happens this Thursday, July 9, 2020. For tickets go to https://Dawnbdriveincomedy2.eventbrite.com. The price is $30 per car with a limit of 50 cars.
Danielle Sanders is an Entertainment and Music writer living in Chicago. You can find her on social media @Blkwidowsweb or www.blkwidowsweb.com.