The kates are an exclusive comedy group that encompasses the distinct voices of several up and coming Chicago performers hosted by local comedian Kelsie Huff and Amy Sumpter. The hilarious kates provide an intimate night of comedy different from anything you'll see at a typical Chicago club or late night bar. From darkly amusing musical number, the awkward art of clowning, absurd solo performances, and uproarious stand up comedy, the kates continue to crack up new audiences and ensure that loyal fans come back for more. The kates started at Kate the Great's Book Emporium in Edgewater. When the store sadly closed the kates found a new home at The Book Cellar. History Lesson for the day!