Bye Bye Liver

  • Welcome to the smash hit that truly knows the heart of Chicago!

    Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol!

    Whether it’s the girl that should never, ever drink liquor…or that one guy that confuses courage with shots of Jameson, we’ve all known them…or been them. This is the hilarious romp that satirizes all of those fun times and f*ck ups we’ve all had when we had just one too many. Interspersed with hilarious, interactive social games, you’ll laugh until you cry at Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play.



  • Aaron

    Aaron Ellsworth

    Aaron might as well tell you he’s from Narnia. He’s from Idaho, but Narnia tends to get less of a stumped reaction from people. Aaron has been performing in Chicago for over 6 years. He loves it with all his heart. His thanks goes out to all of his friends and family, and pH productions. Apple Orchards rule!!


    Jeff Strickland

    Jeff can be seen every weekend in Bye Bye Liver.  Otherwise, he does nothing.  I mean it, nothing.  Well, sometimes he likes overindulging in whiskey consumption, writing music, staying classy, and sweating to the oldies.  But that’s it.


    Mike Barton

    Mike Barton is a founding member of the Pub Theater Company and has been and actor and writer for Bye Bye Liver for over 3 years.  He sends his love to his grandma.  And all grandmas everywhere.


    Sherra Lasley

    Sherra can currently be seen performing in the smash hit Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play as well as her weekly open mic for sketch groups, sketchTEST, where she hosts and performs. She is a member of the critically acclaimed sketch duo, JABLSONSKI! and fundraising duo, 2 Dames. Her film credits include local hit Close Quarters, Lacking Direction, Josh & Angie Go To Counseling (for which she was awarded Best Actress at the 2013 LA Webfest), numerous commercials, and a Guest Star role on ABC’s Detroit 1-8- 7. She hails from Iowa but has been performing, writing, and producing improv and sketch comedy in Chicago for the past 9 years.


    Josh Dunkin

    Josh is a founding member of The Pub Theater Company, has performed “Bye Bye Liver” somewhere around 1,500 times since it’s debut in 2006, and has directed and/or assisted with the expansion of the show into nine cities across North America

    Ben Kass

    Ben hails from Iowa, where he grew to his current height.  He holds a B.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Northern Iowa, and is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory and iO Training Center.  Ben’s stage credits include: BenchCo. (Second City), Sketch & Sniff (CCPA), Day Games & Heartbreaks (Pub Theatre), Glitter in the Gutter (Annoyance Theatre), and Waiting for Lefty (Backstage Theatre Co.).  He has done voice-overs for national and regional commercials such as Budweiser and Toyota.  Ben can also be seen improvising at iO with Michael Pizza and The Deltones.  (References and favorite recipes upon request)

    Jaqs Loberg

    Jaqs, a California native, moved to Chicago to develop her career as a writer and performer. She is grateful for the opportunity to create entertaining live theatre with the cast, crew and production team of Bye Bye Liver. She thanks her friends and family for all their support. Hi Mom!


  • Byron

    Byron Hatfield

    Writer. Director. Sandwich Maker.


  • ‘an hour of non-stop laughs’- Up Chicago

    ‘The cast of talented young actors make fun of the Chicago drinking scene perfectly’- Up Chicago

    ‘Every Friday and Saturday night this small performance space hosts some of the city’s funniest lushes.’- Up Chicago

    “Impossible not to have a good time”- Timeout Chicago

    ‘an apparently irresistible combination of booze-themed sketch comedy and interactive drinking games’- Chicago Tribune

    ‘Ever wonder what it might look like if someone wrote a comedic script about your life? Well now here’s your chance’- Redeye Chicago

    ‘executed with a focus on the audience experience, and the hooch high jinks work as a front that exposes guests to a dose of sketch comedy, even if that wasn’t their reason for coming.’- Timeout Chicago

    ‘revels in making light of the dark side of drinking’- Chicago Sun Times

    ‘puts the efforts of Saturday Night Live to shame’- Chicago Sun Times

    ‘The perfect way to start a weekend night out with friends’ Chicago Sun Times

    ‘it may be the only thing you don’t regret in the morning’- Chicago Sun Times

    ‘Bye Bye Liver is the place to be’ – CBS Chicago

    ‘a riotous journey into the sunnier side of America’s drinking culture.’- Hilton Concierge, Rob Williams

    ‘I’ll drink to that! Bye Bye Liver is a must see!’- Buzz news