Praise for Fain in his 8 year run of The Santaland Diaries
Fain nails it. I defy anyone to refrain from laughing.Chicago Magazine
Infectiously fun!New City
Drop-dead comic deliveryGay Chicago
Recommended! Sly and effortlessly endearing, Mitchell Fain plays the audience like a harpChicago Reader
Absolutely hilarious. Fain is charming, charismatic and graced with perfect timingWindy City Times
For eight years in the trenches as Crumpet the Elf, Mitchell restrained his most anarchic, improvisatory impulses. This year, join Mitchell for a Very Special Xmas Special(tm) as he pulls together a host of holiday stories from the audience, his own life and war stories about how family, drunks, 250 performances and the holiday spirits collide. Boozy Christmas carols, celebrity holiday gossip and the private lives of you and your elves are all up for grabs in this warm-hearted take on a holiday show about a holiday show by one of Chicago's best storytellers.
Please note: This is not a performance of Joe Mantello's adaptation of David Sedaris'