The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

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Chicago gets cold in January. Really cold. There’s no hiding it. So why not come to enjoy the warmth of a good laugh? The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is back for its 16th year and everyone is invited. After a night of hilarity, rest your head at City Suites Hotel. Located just down the street from Stage 773, City Suites is the perfect place to spend your night.


In 2002, 35 sketch comedy groups from the Chicago area came together to throw a festival celebrating their craft. In the years since The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown to what is now the largest sketch comedy festival on the planet. For two weekends in January, sketch groups from around the country will convene in Chicago. Stage 773 will feature four performance spaces with shows beginning at the top of every hour.


Sketch comedy is entertainment at its finest and the groups at this year’s festival will have you in stitches all night: you may need a doctor! You never know what to expect. Song and dance, stunts, games and magic await. Be on your toes as you just might get pulled up on stage to participate in the show.


This year’s festival features 180 shows over two weekends. With so many acts performing, there is truly something for everyone. All-festival passes go for $250 and can be purchased on the festival’s site. Just going for the weekend? Weekend and one day passes are available as well.


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What: The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

When: January 5th-8th and 12th-15th, 2017

Where: Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657

Admission: $35+


Where to Stay

City Suites Hotel

A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.