The Black Men from a Black Planet

The Black Men from a Black Planet is: Aadam Keeley Allen Lucas Josh Hildreth Justin Swinson

Show Date: 8/18
Show Time: 8pm
Theater: Jason Chin Harold Cabaret
**Included in Festival Pass and with 8/18 Nightly Pass

The Black Men from a Black Planet are an improv team based in Chicago. While all the members are black men, they represent different age groups, regions of the country and backgrounds. This is evident in their performance as each member brings their own unique experiences and personality to scenes. One thing every member of the group has in common is the awkwardness of being confused for another black man, and the group has developed a fun way to poke fun at the theory that all black men are essentially interchangeable. At any point during a scene, members of the group can swap roles with each other and continue playing the scene as a character different than the one they started with. Just last year, The Black Men from a Black Planet had a successful run at Judy’s Beat Lounge at the Second City as well as a headlining slot at the Compass Improv Festival in St. Louis.

The Black Men from a Black Planet is:

  • Aadam Keeley

  • Allen Lucas

  • Josh Hildreth

  • Justin Swinson