Official Lineup Announced For 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival at Stage 773
SketchFest Executive Producer Jill Valentine is thrilled to announce the official line-up for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place January 10 through 20, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Since its inception in 2002, the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown to be the largest festival of its kind, with over 1,000 artists and 10,000 patrons annually from around the world. A comedic melting pot, the Chicago SketchFest has evolved as a sketch comedy haven starring local favorites, award-winning international ensembles, veterans, and fresh talent.
The eclectic 2019 line-up will boast 120 shows in 8 days. Headliners include the two-man show, Parv and Pudi,comprised of Danny Pudi, best known for his role in the TV sitcom, Community, alongside Parvesh Cheena, and The Fail Yours, featuring Derek Mize and Eric Eikey from FUCT, NYC's most outrageous comedy group. Sketchfestlongtime favorites The Cupid Players, Rehner and Nixon, Off Off Broadway, and Patty Vazquez from WGN Radio, return to represent the essence of the Chicago sketch comedy scene, while great, out of state ensembles,Brick Penguin and newcomer, Welcome to Anhedonia, a puppet show embracing nerd culture, make their mark in the annual festival. Featured international participants for the 2019 SketchFest consist of HUNKS, Hot Raw Fire, the award-winning troupe from Montreal, and Sketchersons. The entire schedule for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival may be viewed at ChicagoSketchfest.com.
Tickets for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival go on sale on December 1st at 12 p.m. Individual ticket prices are $15, and festival passes are available for $24 (Thursday), $48 (Friday), $60 (Saturday), $36 (Sunday), $120 flex pass good for up to 10 shows or $225 for an all festival pass. New this year, VIP Packages of two drink tickets and two show tickets for $40 and four drink tickets and four show tickets for $80 will be available.
Performances take place at the top of each hour from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Thursday shows; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for Friday shows; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for Saturday shows; and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 13th and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 20th.
Date & Time
Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Jan 10, 2019 through Jan 20, 2019
8:00PM - 12:00AM
Performing Arts & Dance Batavia Geneva North Aurora St. Charles Campton Hills Wasco Elburn Elgin Montgomery Aurora South Elgin Oswego Plano Wayne Gilberts Sugar Grove