The Q Brothers'

Funk It Up About Nothin'

June 25

August 3, 2008

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

a "hip-hoptation" of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
created and directed by GQ and JQ



JQ returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his credits include Othello: The Remix (London, Germany, Edinburgh) and Funk It Up About Nothin’ (Chicago, Edinburgh, New York, Australian tour, London). Born and raised in Chicago, he made his off Broadway debut when he laid down the beats as DJ/Composer for The Bomb-itty of Errors. Along with the Bomb-itty guys, J wrote and starred in the hip-hop/sketch comedy TV show, Scratch and Burn (MTV). For his co-creator/ brother’s film, Just Another Story (Showtime), he created the score and original soundtrack. J produced the solo hip-hop album Foul Mouth Poet under his moniker J.A.Q., and other albums including: Smashing (The Grommits), The Good Thief (Postell), The Feel Good Album of the Year (Q Brothers), Panty Tart Rodeo, 15 Fingers (Them vs. Them) and five albums with The Retar Crew, including the most recent Lake Effect. He is also a vocalist in The Retar Crew with fellow cast members Jackson, Pos and G. He is currently the co-host (with oldest brother TQ) of Smallflower TV, a video blog about natural health, body care and wet shaving.

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