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Chicago SketchFest Picks

More than 100 groups will bring the funny during this comedy colossus. We pick some of them.
Monday Jan 04, 2010.     By Centerstage Chicago Staff
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We're not seeing a whole lot of smiling faces this time of year, and it's not just because they're all covered up by scarves. As the holiday high recedes, we need something to lift our spirits once again - and right on schedule comes the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival (better known as Chicago Sketchfest). From January 7-17, over 100 troupes from all over the place will perform nearly 150 shows at Theatre Building Chicago. Why should you go this year? Well, we don't know your sense of humor, but we do know you're lazy, and don't want to sort through tons of bad comedy videos 'til you find an act that gets you laughing. That's why we did it for you. Here's the best of what we've found:

Hey You Millionaires
8 p.m. January 7

The Phone Call...(LIVE at Chicago Sketchfest 08)

Hey You Millionaires | MySpace Video

Heavyweight
9 p.m. January 8 and 9

Pangea 3000 10 p.m. January 8 and 9

BriTANicK
11 p.m. January 15

Best Church of God 1 p.m. January 17

 

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