Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory

Sun, August 27, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Chicago, IL

$25.00 - $60.00


Dick Gregory
Dick Gregory
Dick Gregory is an iconic, headlining comedian who became known for his trailblazing form of racial commentary during the 1960’s. He later became the worldwide activist and health/fitness entrepreneur. Dick Gregory was born in 1932 in St. Louis Missouri. Having run track and field in school, Gregory eventually turned to stand-up comedy, having his big break performing at the Playboy Club in the early 1960’s. Known for his sophisticated, layered humor that took on racial issues of the day, Gregory became a national comedy headliner and a trailblazer for upcoming African-American humorist. He eventually turned his focus away from the stage to focus on various forms of activism that included the Civil Rights Movement and to run for political office. Over the ensuing decades, his legendary status as a comedian and activist has continued to grow.
Venue Information:
The Patio Theater
6008 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL, 60634