"Letter perfect... an inspired combination of visual storytelling and standup comedy"- The Chicago Tribune
The Blackout Diaries is a comedy show where standup comedians, plus 'regular' people (cops, firefighters, teachers, etc) tell true drinking stories. The show has run weekly in Chicago for over ten years and has been a critics' pick by all major Chicago periodicals and segments from it have been featured on NPR, Comedy Central and more.

Sean hosts and created The Blackout Diaries, a weekly Chicago comedy show that has run for over 10 straight years. He’s appeared on Comedy Central, NPR, Sirius Radio and more. The Chicaog Reader also named Sean the "Best Drunk in Chicago". He and his wife are having very different reactions to that award.

Sean's first book, Places I Can’t Return To debuted this spring. The Blackout Diaries is also available as a podcast, wherever podcasts are streamed, via Star Burns Audio

The only thing as good as the show? The drink you have after


A few short steps from Midtown is One Twenty Three—our neighborly New American Tavern, serving hearty dishes with modern flare.