Jacqueline Novak brings her one-woman show, a provocative N.Y. hit, to Chicago

The Den Theatre will host the comedian and her analysis of a particular sex act.

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Comedian Jacqueline Novak appears on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

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“Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees,” a hit show Off-Broadway with a focus on a particular sex act, is on its way to Chicago.

Writer and star Novak, a favorite of the New York talk shows, will perform her acclaimed comic monologue May 29-June 18 at the The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee. It’s part of a nine-city U.S. tour that kicks off March 31 in Boston.

Novak’s discussion of a specific, provocative subject — oral sex — expands to also contemplate the meaning of men and women’s private parts and the madness of most sex acts.

The show, directed by comedian John Early and boasting a production team that includes Mike Birbiglia and Natasha Lyonne, has drawn praise from commentators ranging from the New York Times to comedian John Mulaney, actress Ilana Glazer and radio host Ira Glass, who called it a “nearly Talmudic dissection of a subject. Really funny and just really like nothing else.”

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830.  

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