Comedy festival returns to Chicago this January
December 7, 2013 by Mark
The 13th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is returning to the city for 11 days in January. It is the largest festival of its type in the world and attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year.
More than 100 comedy groups from all over the United States are expected to take part in this year’s festival. Last year, in excess of 800 performers participated in 170 shows over the course of the event.
This year, artists will be performing on four stages at Stage 773. Some of the acts to have already been confirmed to appear at this year’s festival are The Dancing Pig, The Sean Miller Explosion, Oh Theodora, Awkward Silence, and Flambango. In addition, there will be a series of panel discussions about sketch comedy in which the public can participate. There is bound to be something happening at the festival that will appeal everyone, regardless of their tastes and their ages.
This festival is no doubt advertised widely in the area and hopes to attract visitors from all over, including nearby Arlington Heights. Organizers of such events often work with local printing companies to produce marketing products such as flyers that are then distributed throughout the community.
The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is taking place a Stage 773 from January 9 to 19. Tickets for each performance rage in price from $14 to $15, while a one-night pass is $47 and an unlimited pass is $150. For more information about the festival, call 773-969-5200.