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Drew Peterson Movie Screening Features Comedians Cracking Jokes

By Paul Biasco | August 14, 2013 7:08am
 Rob Lowe (left) plays former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson (right) in Lifetime's "Untouchable," which will screen at Lincoln Hall Wednesday night.
Rob Lowe (left) plays former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson (right) in Lifetime's "Untouchable," which will screen at Lincoln Hall Wednesday night.
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LINCOLN PARK — If Rob Lowe's ridiculous mustache in Lifetime's "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" wasn't enough, an upcoming screening of the film will have live commentary.

Even a close friend of Drew Peterson's fourth wife Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since 2007, said the film made her crack up.

"At some point we actually laughed because we got lost watching it," said Pam Bosco, a close friend of Stacy Peterson who has acted as a family spokesperson since her disappearance. "We couldn’t tell who was who in the movie."

Four top comedians will provide off-the-cuff comments throughout the showing of the film Wednesday night at Lincoln Hall as part of a "Once in a Lifetime" event.

 Rob Lowe as Drew Peterson
Rob Lowe as Drew Peterson
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Bosco said she isn't offended that comedians will be making light of the movie because it was just so terrible.

Bosco said she watched the Lifetime movie when it first came out with Sue Doman, the sister of Kathleen Savio. Peterson was convicted of killing Savio, his third wife, during a trial earlier this year.

"It was like who is that, is that you?" Bosco said. "We were so lost in it."

The Puterbaugh Sisters, Chad Briggs and Natalie Jose will be mic-ed up in the front row as Lowe's performance of the former Bolingbrook police sergeant plays on a projection screen.

"The Lifetime thing just seems so totally perfect," said Matt Byrne, who produces events at saki record store and art space in Logan Square.

The cable channel's melodramas are something "everyone has seen a few of, but no one wants to talk about because they are so embarrassing and horrible," he said.

Saki teamed up with local video collective Everything is Terrible to put on the Once in a Lifetime show at Lincoln Hall, which will start at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

There will be a "mind blowing" $3 white wine spritzer special for the event.

"People have been very excited about that," Byrne said. "Amping up the Lifetime suburban mom feel."

Lincoln Hall will have about 50 seats on the main floor of the venue and will also have seating in the balcony for the event.

Byrne said the comedians have been asking whether they should watch the flick ahead of time, and the advice is to leave it up to them.

"You are there as much for the jokes and stuff that the people are going to let lose upon the movie as the movie itself," he said.

Tickets are $5 for the show, and entrance is limited to those 18 and up.

"At this point it doesn’t really matter to us what people do," Bosco said. "Drew, people have always made jokes about him because he’s such a strange person. There's a lot to be said about making fun of Drew Peterson."