Podtalk: Christopher Biewer of ‘Vendors,’ Screening at iO Theater Chicago, Sept. 14, 2019

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CHICAGO – With the major league baseball playoffs on the horizon, there is no better way to celebrate than a screening of the ballgame-themed TV pilot “Vendors,” created by Christopher Biewer, directed by Joel Murray and featuring Biewer, Kim DeJesus, Tim Kazurinsky, Emo Philips and former Chicago Cub Ryan Dempster. The event will take place at The iO Theater in Chicago on Saturday, September 14th at 5:30pm, followed by a Q&A with Joel Murray, Christopher Biewer and Ryan Dempster, moderated by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com. For more details and tickets, click here.

“Vendors” is a TV pilot that tells the story of Kyle Lydecker (Christopher Biewer), a former businessman who ends up losing everything and must start over. Through the connections of his uncle (Tim Kazurinsky), he starts working as a vendor at the same stadium where he attended college. His fellow vendors are a collection of oddballs and castoffs, including Len (Emo Philips). Kyle will need all the help he can get as he also meets the possible girl of his dreams (Kim DeJesus), and will discover that he had to lose everything to find himself.

‘Vendors’ with Christopher Biewer (top left) at The iO Theater in Chicago
Photo credit: Amorok Productions

Christopher Biewer hails from suburban Chicago, and graduated from Marquette University. He has trained at iO Chicago and The Second City, and has performed on stages in Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Dubai. He has acted in short and feature independent films, and was the writer/executive producer for the short film “The Touch.” The “Vendors” Event at The iO Theater will include the pilot screening, the Q&A and an improv show by the cast and guests.

In the following Podtalk, Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com talks to Christopher Biewer about the origins of “Vendors,” how Joel Murray became the perfect director for the pilot, and how he would interact with Babe Ruth.

“Vendors: A Pilot Screening” will take place at 5:30pm on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 in The iO Theater, 1501 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago. Featuring Christopher Biewer, Kim DeJesus, Tim Kazurinsky, Emo Philips and Ryan Dempster. Written by Christopher Biewer. Directed by Joel Murray. For more information about The iO Theater, click here.

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© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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