Chicago – Since its debut in 2002, The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown from 33 local Chicago Sketch Comedy groups gathering together to perform their craft to the largest festival of its kind in the world, attracting over 1,000 artists and 10,000 patrons annually. For their 15th anniversary year, Stage 773 Creative Director and Founder of the festival Brian Posen and the Sketchfest Artistic Team have cultivated an exclusive line-up of headliners to represent Stage 773’s history of excellence in festival programming. The event will run January 7 through 17th, 2016. The entire schedule for the 15th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival may be viewed at www.ChicagoSketchfest.com. Tickets go on sale December 1.
The 2016 event will also boast 165 groups performing 186 shows in 8 days. Highlights will include: Award-winning ensembles from National and International festivals or groups whose members have proven outstanding in their field. These headliners include Siblings of Doctors (LA) featuring Danny Pudi from NBC’s “Community”; Heavy Weight (LA) featuring TJ Miller and Nick Vatterott; Pop Roulette (NY) featuring new SNL writer Sudi Green; Stupid Time Machine (Nola); Elephant Larry (NY), Last Call Cleveland (Ohio), and the comic-shock experts of FUCT (NY)
All performances take place at Stage 773, Chicago’s home for the most innovative, creative and passionate off-Loop performing artists. Over the course of the two weeks, Stage 773 transforms into a sketch comedy oasis, with the entire building featuring simultaneous performances in all four theater spaces. The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival invites comedians from around the world to perform in an atmosphere of celebration, collaboration and community.
Tickets for the 15th Annual Chicago Sketch Festival will be $15 each and will go on sale December 1, 2015 at 12 p.m. All-festival passes, regularly priced at $165, will be available for only $115 if purchased before December 31. Thursday, Friday, and Sunday day passes are available for $37, $47, and $57 respectively. Tickets and information are available online at www.Stage773.com, by phone 773.327.5252, and in person at the Stage 773 box office, located at 1225 W Belmont.
About Stage 773
Stage 773 is a vibrant anchor of the Belmont Theater District and home to Chicago’s finest off-Loop talent. As a performance and tenant venue, our four stages provide entertainment for everyone: comedy, theater, dance, musicals and more. We are a not-for-profit, connecting and catalyzing the theater community, while showcasing established artists and incubating up-and-coming talent.
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