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The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival - The world's largest festival dedicated exclusively to the art of sketch comedy and a Chicago institution. The world's largest festival dedicated exclusively to the art of sketch comedy and a Chicago institution featuring the best sketch artists from across the U.S. and beyond.
The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden - In this satirical triumph by local activist W.C. Turck, Edward Snowden himself takes an irreverent, poignant look at freedom and privacy in our time. In this satirical triumph by local activist W.C. Turck, Edward Snowden himself tells his story and takes an irreverent, poignant look at freedom and privacy in our time.
The Mary Kay Letourneau Players - Katie Rich (The Second City Mainstage) and Kate Duffy (Deep Schwa, The Playboys) are the Mary Kay Letourneau Players, a duo critics have called comedy “Kobe be Katie Rich & Kate Duffy present "a heady mix of clever jokes, uncomfortable moments, and a heady mix of clever jokes, uncomfortable moments, and zaniness for its own sake” (Flavorpill). “Hilarious… unpredictable... outrageous" (Gapers Block).
One Night Only - Veteran Chicago improvisers use audience suggestions to create a brand new musical each night, complete with singing, dancing, rhyming, reprises and free play! Veteran Chicago improvisers use audience suggestions to create a brand new musical each night, complete with singing, dancing, rhyming, reprises and free play. A 60-minute joyride that’s never been seen before and will never be seen again!
Michelle L’amour - Chicago’s own modern burlesque superstar is a legendary performer, producer, and instructor at her own Studio L’amour. Chicago’s own modern burlesque superstar, is a legendary performer, producer, and instructor whose Chicago Starlets were rated by Chicago Magazine as the #1 local burlesque company!
Commedia Beauregard - Translating the universal human experience to the stage: to expand our horizons and share knowledge of all cultures, translating between languages and between arts. Translating the universal human experience to the stage: to expand our horizons and share knowledge of all cultures, translating between languages and between arts to create theater that is beautiful in expression.
GayCo Productions - Chicago’s LGBT-themed sketch comedy theater company specializing in hilarious, intelligent comedy where gay is the given, not the punch line. Chicago’s LGBT-themed sketch comedy theater company specializing in hilarious, intelligent comedy where gay is the given, not the punch line. They killed in 2009 with the debut of The Audacity of Nope or How I Fell for a Pansy Scheme.
40 Whacks - Aggie Hewitt’s “kinda schlocky, kinda brilliant, totally fun” (Chicago Reader) musical about the infamous Lizzie Borden. Dark comedy at its finest! Aggie Hewitt’s “kinda schlocky, kinda brilliant, totally fun” (Chicago Reader) musical about the infamous Lizzie Borden. Dark comedy at its finest, exploring the public’s fascination with death and violence…through song!
Hey You Millionaires - Comprised of a nationally-produced playwright, a published humor author, and a high school English teacher, HYM is “hugely talented…brainy and twisted” (Chicago Tribune). Comprised of a nationally-produced playwright, a published humor author, and a high school English teacher, this sketch comedy trio is “hugely talented…brainy and twisted” (Chicago Tribune).
Shoot Faster, Dear Brother, I'm Dying! - "A delightful exercise in deadpan absurdity...worthy of Mark Twain and other tall-tale tellers" (Chicago Theater Blog). "A delightful exercise in deadpan absurdity...worthy of Mark Twain and other tall-tale tellers" (Chicago Theater Blog) which explores the post-Civil War lives of two brothers via their recently unearthed letters.
Arguing with a Quadriplegic - Jim Fath of Hey You Millionaires debuts his first solo show about being thankful for those shameful moments in life that end up strangely helping you later on. Jim Fath of Hey You Millionaires debuts his first solo show about being thankful for those shameful moments in life that end up strangely helping you later on.
Professor Whiskey’s Traveling Bizarre Bazaar - Jacksonville’s premier (and only) vaudeville and burlesque troupe combines music, mirth, mayhem, and a little bawdy merriment. Jacksonville’s premier (and only) vaudeville and burlesque troupe combines music, mirth, mayhem, and a little bawdy merriment.
Come On! We’re All Adults! - A collection of solo pieces by Patrick Raynor, who was recently featured at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival in Alone: Chicago’s Best Solo Acts. A collection of solo pieces by Patrick Raynor, who was recently featured at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival in Alone: Chicago’s Best Solo Acts. Every hilarious scene is grounded, earnest, and rich in detail.
Barrel of Monkeys teaches creative writing workshops in the Chicago public school system, then they adapt stories written by kids for their long-running hit, That's Weird, Grandma. BOM teaches creative writing workshops to underserved CPS students, then they adapt stories written by kids for their long-running hit, That's Weird, Grandma, which Time Out Chicago calls "funnier than anything at Second City."
Matt Young: Impotent - Improviser Matt Young opens up about his personal struggle with Erectile Dysfunction in Matt Young: Impotent.  A daring, honest sketch comedy revue. Improviser Matt Young opens up about his personal struggle with Erectile Dysfunction in this daring, honest sketch comedy revue exploring the figurative and literal implications of being ineffectual, unproductive and inadequate.
Matter Dance Company - Repeatedly voted "Best Dance Company in Chicago" in the Chicago Reader Best of Chicago awards, MDC performs accessible and surprising dance. Repeatedly voted "Best Dance Company in Chicago" in the Chicago Reader Best of Chicago awards, MDC performs accessible and surprising dance that appeals to the dance novice as well as the veteran.
Off Off Broadzway - Burlesque-inspired sketch comedy combining sharp writing with catchy songs for an all original musical revue. Burlesque-inspired sketch comedy combining sharp writing with catchy songs for an all original musical revue. These sexy ladies slay the audience with their figures and their unbelievably foul-mouthed sense of humor.
Summer’s Cool - Versatile improviser Lisa Linke gathered a load of talent together for her variety show, which she hosted each week a different teacher persona. Versatile improviser Lisa Linke gathered a load of talent together for her variety show, which she hosted each week a different teacher persona, introducing "the class" to an assortment of guest “instructors” there to entertain and educate
The Union - Twisted sketch comedy from the twisted wedded duo of Corey Rittmaster & Monique Madrid. The Union takes typical relationships and situations to a surprisingly dark and bizarre place.  Twisted sketch comedy from the twisted wedded duo of Corey Rittmaster & Monique Madrid. The Union takes typical relationships and situations to a surprisingly dark and bizarre place. So wrong, but you'll feel so alive.
A Klingon Christmas Carol - The first play ever to be produced entirely in the Klingon language, Commedia Beauregard brought this phenomenon to Chicago in 2010. The first play ever to be produced entirely in the Klingon language, Commedia Beauregard brought this phenomenon to Chicago in 2010. Scrooge has neither honor nor courage in this uproarious twist on the classic holiday tale.
the tim&micah project - Tim Soszko & Micah Philbrook test the boundaries of conventional sketch comedy. Centerstage Chicago calls their work "hilarious... unbridled comic genius." Tim Soszko & Micah Philbrook test the boundaries of conventional sketch comedy. Centerstage Chicago calls their work "hilarious... unbridled comic genius" and Time Out Chicago calls their performances "oblique and exhilarating!"
Bending Minds and Bending Dreams - Young master illusionist Luis Carreon presents an evening of hip, modern magic and mentalism guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Master illusionist Luis Carreon presents hip, modern magic and mentalism guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. An exercise in watching the impossible unfold before your eyes.
Urlakis & Cusick - Two of Chicago’s sharpest comic minds, Dave Urlakis and Sean Cusick deliver "feisty, cerebral sketch comedy" (Chicago Reader) that is "seriously funny stuff" (Time Out Chicago). Two of Chicago’s sharpest comic minds, Dave Urlakis and Sean Cusick deliver "feisty, cerebral sketch comedy" (Chicago Reader) that is "seriously funny stuff, likably geeky and spot-on in its ridicule" (Time Out Chicago).
Laugh Out Loud Theater - New ownership of Chicago Comedy Company, a remodeling, and a new crack team of Chicago improvisers brought LOL to life in 2008. New ownership of Chicago Comedy Company, a remodeling, and a new crack team of Chicago improvisers brought Laugh Out Loud to life at its Grand Opening in 2008. Now it is THE place for hilarious improv comedy in Chicago's Northwest suburbs!
Proxy Morons - Comedians Kaitlyn Grissom, Josh Johnson, Erin Lane and Grace Lusk produce this new alt comedy showcase where you can see things you won’t find elsewhere in Chicago. Comedians Kaitlyn Grissom, Josh Johnson, Erin Lane and Grace Lusk produce this new alt comedy showcase where you can see things you won’t find elsewhere in Chicago.
BUCKLE: A One-Woman Emotional Car Wreck - Kate Duffy, one-fourth of “the best all-female improv group in Chicago” (Chicago Reader), pulled out all the stops in her first hilarious solo show. Kate Duffy, one-fourth of “the best all-female improv group in Chicago” (Chicago Reader), pulled out all the stops in her first hilarious solo show, delving into a pile-up of out of control characters.
Geek Show - This razor sharp sketch foursome performed a horrific act of sociopolitical satire when they hosted of a stretch of the Playground’s Graffiti Sketch Comedy Showcase in 2011. This razor sharp sketch foursome performed a horrific act of sociopolitical satire when they hosted of a stretch of the Playground’s Graffiti Sketch Comedy Showcase in 2011, and pointed out how ridiculous today’s America truly is.
Small Victories - Versatile comedian Kristen Studard's sharp new solo show. Kristen explores the joys of life's Small Victories. Versatile comedian Kristen Studard's sharp solo show exploring the joys of life's Small Victories, and shedding a hilarious and often harsh light on the lies we tell ourselves to get through each day.
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret - Chicago’s newest burlesque sensation features comedy, magic, juggling derring-do, and the beautiful Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes, there each week to make eyes pop out of heads! Chicago’s newest burlesque sensation features comedy, magic, juggling derring-do, and the beautiful Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes, there each week to demonstrate an eye-popping display of the striptease arts!
Hopelessly Devoted - Chicago improvisers and actual Catholics Vinnie Lacey and Natalie Sullivan offer up scenes, songs and secret confessions in this show bursting with the love of Christ!   Chicago improvisers and actual Catholics Vinnie Lacey and Natalie Sullivan offer up scenes, songs and secret confessions in this show bursting with the love of Christ!
K.C. Redheart - The brave members of this critically-acclaimed improv troupe once again tested their wits, endurance, and sanity as the core group of “marathoners” improvising for 30 straight hours! The brave members of this critically-acclaimed improv troupe once again tested their wits, endurance, and sanity as the core group of “marathoners” going without rest while improvising for 30 straight hours in their 2nd Improv Marathon!
Oh Theodora - The funny foursome of Lisa Dellagiarino, Buck LePard, Trevor Martin and Conor Sullivan specialize in silly, story-driven sketches that take what you know about comedy and twist it. The funny foursome of Lisa Dellagiarino, Buck LePard, Trevor Martin & Conor Sullivan specialize in silly, story-driven sketches that take what you know about comedy and twist it, "infusing everything they touch with a uniquely silly acerbity” (A.V. Club).
Jablonski! - John Sviokla and Sherra Lasley perform “two-person sketch comedy that defies expectation; highly physical, utterly absurd and ridiculously funny" (Time Out Chicago).    John Sviokla and Sherra Lasley perform “two-person sketch comedy that defies expectation; highly physical, utterly absurd and ridiculously funny" (Time Out Chicago).
The New American All-Stars Five of Chicago's ballsiest improvisers form up to become the Improv Comedy Super Team.  No suggestions. No mercy. No apologies. Just shut up and pay attention.  Five of Chicago's ballsiest improvisers form up to become the Improv Comedy Super Team. No suggestions. No mercy. No apologies. Just shut up and pay attention. The New American All-Stars: Everybody else is not as good.
Journey to the Center of the Uterus: Adventures Infertility! Kathleen Puls Andrade's hilarious and moving one-woman show deftly applies humor to a serious subject Kathleen Puls Andrade's hilarious and moving one-woman show. Deftly applying humor to a serious subject, Kathleen takes the audience through her experiences dealing with infertility.
The Cupid Players - Chicago’s premiere musical sketch comedy group, performed the longest running revue in the history of the legendary iO Theater. Chicago’s premiere musical sketch comedy group, performed the longest running revue in the history of the legendary iO Theater and is hailed as a "must see" by Time Out Chicago.
The Great Jellybean Taste Test is a wacky tale of one woman's search for Mr. Right and her discovery of the delicious link between male personality types and jellybean flavor combinations! A wacky tale of one woman's search for Mr. Right and her discovery of the delicious link between male personality types and jellybean flavor combinations!
Mere Fluff - Robyn Scott & Bill Larkin's sketch comedy programme, featuring satire, impersonations, mime, performance art, puppetry and original musical numbers. Robyn Scott & Bill Larkin's sketch comedy programme, featuring satire, impersonations, mime, performance art, puppetry and original musical numbers. The Chicago Tribune says, "Somewhere, George Burns & Gracie Allen are in stitches."
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