The lineup for the 14th annual Sketch Comedy Festival, Jan. 8-18, 2015, has been announcedby Stage 773 creative director Brian Posen. The two-week festival is touted as the largest of its kind in America, with nearly 200 shows.
New performers this year include: Golden Baby (NYC), Hot Thespian Action (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), The Aces (Portland, Ore.) and Baby Shoes (NYC).
Highlights include the return of:
•Siblings of Doctors (Los Angeles) featuring Danny Pudi from “Community”
•BriKo (Chicago, winners of the 2014 Best of the Fest Award at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival)
•Rabbit, Rabbit (Chicago)
•Astronaut Theatre (Chicago)
•The Nerdologues (Chicago)
•2 Bunnies Eating Flowers (Chicago)
•Tim & Micah Show (Chicago)
•The Cupid Players (Chicago)
•Stir-Friday Night! (Chicago)
•The Reception (Toronto)
•Listen Kid! (NYC)
•Pop Roulette (NYC)
•Cake Batter (LA)
•FUCT (New York)
•Stupid Time Machine (New Orleans)
•The Tweet Show (NYC)
•Slow Children at Play (Boston)
The complete lineup and schedule can be found at chicagosketchfest.com
All performances will take place at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale at noon Dec. 1, at stage773.com or by phone at (773) 327-5252 or the theater box office. Tickets purchased before Dec. 31 receive a $2 discount.