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Hard-Core CORN


To be or not to be … a chicken. 10 more buzzworthy shows at the Minnesota Fringe Fest





 (a Pioneer Press paper)

Minnesota Fringe has grown up, but you’ll find shows that are zany and irreverent 

WLUW FM 88.7 (Loyola University’s radio station)

Hard-Core CORN interview

DNAinfo Chicago

Fringe Fest Releases This Year’s Lineup











Highland Park Landmark

Highland Park resident returns to Fringe










Windy City Greek

Chicago Greek Kelly Haramis Shows Some ‘Hard-Core CORN’


12 Angry Candidates

RedEye Chicago

6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

Buzz On Stage

All female comedy

Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family

New City

“Just the right blend of pathos and self-deprecation, Haramis’ tale of her long gestating plans for parenthood was thoughtfully crafted and performed with seemingly boundless energy.”

Festival Coverage: Chicago Fringe Festival (Part 4)

Portrait of Adoption (a Chicago Now blog)

“The show was fast-paced and funny, punctuated by moments of heartbreaking loss.”

Double Happiness review

Highland Park News

Shout Out from Kelly Haramis, stand-up mother

Highland Park Landmark

Double Happiness tells stories of highs, lows


Chicago Parent

Chicago Fringe shows

Chicago Tribune

At Chicago Fringe Fest, some 200 shows and no two alike

Daily North Shore

Double Helping of Laughter, Tears

Highland Park Patch

Highland Park Woman’s ‘One-Woman Show’ Hits Fringe Festival

Montreal Gazette

“She’s an enthusiastic, articufringegazettelate performer and her tale, with its double-happy ending, is inspiring.” –Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette

Double Happiness delivers an inspirational personal journey


Former journalist Kelly Haramis on her Fringe show Double Happiness

Montreal Gazette

Montreal Fringe Festival: High hopes by the dozen: It’s impossible to give a fail-safe list of best bets for the fest, but you can improve your odds of seeing a hit

Montreal Gazette

Best of the Fest: Top 12 shows at 2014 Montreal Fringe Festival

Montreal Gazette

But I did enjoy Crook of Dreams, In Memoriam: The Wake of Cheddar Fandango, Project Gingervitis, Paleoncology, DOUBLE HAPPINESS . . .

Bloody Underrated

Montreal Fringe 2014: Double Happiness

CKUT 90.3 FM//Upstage 

Double Happiness at Montreal Fringe interview


Byron’s Fringe picks: Sight Unseen

Manhattan With A Twist:

Get Cultured: Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family

The Huffington Post:

One Woman’s Struggles With Fertility, Adoption and Grief

Mediabistro Fishbowl NY:

Former Chicago Tribune Columnist Brings One-Woman Show to New York

Sketch Block Podcast:

FRIGID FESTIVAL 2014 Quick Interviews

Theater in the Now:

Spotlight on … Kelly Haramis

The Happiest Medium:

Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family: 10 Things to Know About the Show Before You Go (2014 FRIGID New York Festival)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn:

Weekend Bites

Broadway World:

Double Happiness to play FRIGID NY

Orlando Sentinel review:

“…talking about adoption is therapeutic for Haramis, who shares the story of her life from years before her own conception (she was a “bonus baby”) through her troubled attempts at conception, with detours through newsrooms and to the Great Wall of China.” ––Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel

The Greek Star profile:

“Kelly traces her Greek roots back to the island of Lemnos.”

 The Chicago Tribune:

Kelly’s chronicled her journey to adoption in the Chicago Tribune from 2005-2007:

A journey to China and motherhood begins- Nov. 27, 2005

All kinds of groups for talking it over-Dec. 25, 2005

Meet the parents, and the `press’- Jan. 29, 2006

After such a wait, she had better be our `own’ child- Feb. 26, 2006

It’s spring, and thoughts lightly turn to … the cost of having a baby- April 2, 2006

She’ll protect her daughter’s heritage and her heart-May 7, 2006

Warm wishes bundled up with a baby quilt- June 4, 2006

Wading through the months, longing to take the plunge-June 25, 2006

Babies, babies everywhere, but ours is still waiting-Aug. 6, 2006

It’s a safe bet that motherhood awaits in ’07-Sept. 10, 2006

A red thread secures a bond across the miles-Oct. 22, 2006

Luck, be a ladybug and find us more bonding time- November 19, 2006

It’s a Match: For this new mom, it’s love at 1st sight-Dec. 10, 2006

As marathon nears end, happy to be in the running-Jan. 14, 2007

Gotcha Day has arrived- Feb. 4, 2007

Adoption Blog about meeting my daughter, trip to China, etc.

Athena’s home and she’s going to be a sister-May 13, 2007


Click here for the new 2014 promo for “Double Happiness” at the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.

Click here for the 2014 promo for “Double Happiness” at the FRIGID New York Festival.

Click here for the 2013 promo for “Double Happiness” at Orlando Fringe Festival.