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Bears Wed May 19 2010

Da Bears, Da Coach, Da Super Fans in Chicago

Not sure how this hasn't happened sooner BUT it's happening in June so get ready: "Da Bears Movie Dat Wasn't" will be making its stage debut at the Just For Laughs comedy festival over the weekend of June 15-19. George Wendt, Robert Smigel, Joe Mantegna and Bob Odenkirk will be starring; with special guest appearances by Richard Roeper (as the narrator) and Ditka starring as Ditka.

Smigel, originally a New Yorker, had the idea for the Super Fans sketches after moving to the Windy City and witnessing firsthand the fervor of Chicago sports fandom. The stage production (which was a screenplay in the '90s) follows the Super Fans efforts to stop the sale of the Bears and the conversion of Soldier Field.

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