Poster for Godshow

Godshow is an autobiographical play written and starred by Tim O'Malley.

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Interview on WGN radio
Tim O'Malley in 2007

Godshow is the story of actor Tim O'Malley's life at Chicago's The Second City Theater in the 90's. The show covers O'Malley's battle with bitterness, alcoholism, and cocaine addiction, back to his life through recovery and his stage, feature film and television success.

Between 2003 and 2006, Godshow had sold-out runs at Second City Chicago and the Improv Olympics,[1] as well as sold-out performances at the Beverley Arts Center in 2003[2] and 2004.[citation needed] It was featured on WTTW's Artbeat Chicago, was a Chicago Reader "Theatre Critic's Choice" in 2004,[3] and was number two in the Chicago Sun Times "Top Ten Cool Things to Do" in January 2004.[4]


  1. ^ Shellberg, Tim (September 19, 2010). "Beverly comic brings North Side laughs to South Side". NWI Times. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Shellberg, Tim (November 26, 2004). "Playing with God". nwitimes.com. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Kleiman, Kelly (January 29, 2004). "Godshow". Chicago Reader. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "10 REALLY COOL THINGS TO DO". Chicago Sun Times. January 2, 2004. Archived from the original on May 30, 2018. Retrieved May 29, 2018.

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