TBS ‘Just For Laughs’ comedy festival approaches

With the recently introduced lineup for the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival now available, excitement is in the air as June 12-17 approaches.

The festival is showcasing many of the most well-known names in comedy, such as Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari, Mike Birbiglia, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Conan O’Brien and much more. Many Chicago-based comedians are also performing, including recent performer at DePaul TJ Miller, former “30 Rock” and “SNL” writer Hannibal Buress, host of the “You Made It Weird” podcast Pete Holmes and storyteller Kyle Kinane. It’s great to see these stand-up comics ascending to the top of their class after beginning their career in Chicago.

There will also be local up-and-coming comedians, who represent much of the city’s burgeoning comedy scene. Some of these performers include Ever Mainard, Junior Stopka, James Fritz, Adam Burke, Mike Lebovitz, Clark Jones, Calvin Evans, Jet Eveleth and Adam Cole.
The shows range from standup comedy to improv and will take place all across Chicago in large and small venues, from The Vic Theatre and The Bank of America Theatre to The Lincoln Lodge and The Comedy Bar. More details on the full schedule can be seen on their website listed below.

For more info, visit www.justforlaughschicago.com