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Netflix reveals the man behind ‘Chicago Party Aunt’ Twitter account, announces series

He’s former Chicagoan Chris Witaske, who will also be among the cast of the new show.

The new Netflix series “Chicago Party Aunt” will be an adult animated comedy based on the eponymous Twitter account.
The new Netflix series “Chicago Party Aunt” will be an adult animated comedy based on the eponymous Twitter account.
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The person behind the famed Twitter account “Chicago Party Aunt” was revealed Tuesday.

He’s 38-year-old Chris Witaske, a Los Angeles-based actor and comedian best known for his role on Netflix’s “Love.” He’s been running the Twitter account, which parodies a party-loving, middle-aged woman from Chicago.

The grand reveal came Tuesday along with news that Netflix is turning “Chicago Party Aunt” into an adult animated comedy premiering Sept. 17.

Witaske, who grew up in St. Charles, previously lived in Chicago where he performed at Second City and iO. He has appeared on several series including his role as Chris Czajkowski on “Love.” Other television credits include “Arrested Development,” “Teachers” and “Lady Bird.”

“Chicago Party Aunt” will feature Witaske as well as RuPaul Charles, Ike Barinholtz, Jon Barinholtz, Katie Rich and others. However, he won’t be voicing the title character. That role goes to Lauren Ash, who will voice Diane Dunbrowski, otherwise known as the Chicago Party Aunt.