Travels from Chicago, Illinois
Contact Vicki Quade
Vicki Quade is a native of Chicago and one of the creators of the hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism. As a Catholiccomic and speaker, she travels the country making people laugh while helping them revisit their Catholic upbringing and their place in society through the comic lens of a classic catechism lesson. She is president of Nuns4Fun Entertainment, based in Chicago.
Vicki Quade has written and produced a lot of theater in Chicago, including comedies, bluegrass musicals, improv, and magic. She is best known for co-creating the one-woman show, Late Nite Catechism, which opened in 1993 in Chicago and holds the record for the longest running religious comedy in the city’s history. She also created four other religious comedies: Put the Nuns in Charge! (a look at modern sins), Sunday School Cinema (a look at religion & Hollywood), Saints & Sinners (about church fundraising schemes) and a holiday show, Mother Superior’s Ho-Ho-Holy Night.
She also created a new line of bingo shows, starting with Bible Bingo, and continuing with Christmas Bingo, Saints & Sinners Bingo, Movie Bingo, and Convent Bingo.
In 2012, she created the show, Changing Habits: The Nun Monologues.
Throughout her career in theater, she has also taken time out to be a Catholic comic and speaker, regularly appearing at corporate and business events. At a 2014 breakfast meeting of the Catholic Professional and Business Club of Fresno, CA, Vicki was brought in for the holiday entertainment. “Please let Vicki know that everyone loved her performance. She had the crowd (even the clergy) laughing throughout and afterward several people sought me out to say she was our club's best "speaker" ever!,” said Tom Lang, the organization’s speaker chair.
From Mother’s Day 2007 through the end of 2008, as a collaboration between her show Sunday School Cinema and WLS-AM 890, she wrote movie reviews every weekend for the Jerry Agar show, featuring Elaine Carlson as Sister. The segment, called “Our Moral Guide to the Movies,” occasionally featured Vicki on the air as Mother Superior, the movie reviewing nun. Starting in 2008, she began doing movie reviews on air for the Chicago Archdiocese, this time as herself, and also wrote movie reviews for one of the archdiocese newsletters.
When Jerry Agar moved his show to WGN-AM 720, she began appearing as a guest on the Jerry’s Kidders segment, which is an improvised spoof of today’s news.
In 2013, she began appearing regularly on WIND-AM radio in Chicago, as a movie-reviewing nun called Sister Cinematica.
Vicki grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and started her career in journalism, working for daily newspapers, national magazines, and writing for just about every publication in Chicago. She also spent 10 years as a correspondent for Newsweek.
In 1999, she contributed to the Chicago Sun-Times millennium book, 20th Century Chicago: 100 Years, 100 Voices. She also wrote the biography, I Remember Bob Collins, about the WGN-Radio legend who was killed in a plane crash in February 2000.
Vicki has three children, Michael, David, and Catherine, who keep her sane.
Some topics Vicki has spoken about include:
* Putting the Nuns in Charge: Lessons From the Women of Christ
* Seven Deadly Sins of Bad Behavior: How to Spot Them and Stop Them
* Santa & Jesus: How to Blend Giftmas and Christmas
* If the Holy Family Lived Next Door