The Second City Presents Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)


  • By Felonious Munk
  • Directed by Billy Bungeroth
  • Approximately two and a half hours with an intermission

The one-and-only Felonious Munk returns to Woolly Mammoth to headline a new show from the creators of last year’s runaway hit, Black Side of the Moon… and this time, he’s put his own life story on the line!

He’s a thought-provoking standup comic, a TV personality, and an all-around good father and man… but he used to be a drug dealer, a convict, and a dangerous-ass mothafucka. Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains) tells the hilarious and harrowing story of how one Black man went from six years in a state prison to a six-figure job in corporate America to a new life as an activist and satirist. Performed by Felonious and a cast of Chicago’s sharpest comedians, the latest installment in the long-running partnership between Woolly and The Second City will combine sketch, stand-up, and music to remind us that true freedom comes only from within.

About the Playwright: Felonious Munk

FELONIOUS MUNK (Playwright) Whether on stage or screen, Felonious Munk (born Dennis Banks) brings intelligence and wit with the funny. A headliner at many comedy clubs across the country including the Funny Bone, Gotham, and the Laugh Factory, Munk was also a correspondent on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. In addition, he’s added his unique social commentary to local newscasts in New York City on WPIX 11 and nationally on the syndicated network Touchvision.

About the Director: Billy Bungeroth

BILLY BUNGEROTH (Director) is a director and musician who is proud to call Chicago his home.

Presented by the Second City