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Stage 773 Announces the 12th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

Featuring Lakeview residents Mary Beth Smith, Marie Maloney, Adam Levin and many more!

Stage 773 Artistic Director Brian Posen proudly announces the dates for the 12th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, featuring Lakeview residents Tara Grace Southard, Mary Beth Smith, Marie Maloney, Adam Levin and many more! 

In the two weekends from January 3 – 13, 2013, more than 800 artists from 130 sketch comedy troupes will perform more than 170 shows for the largest ever Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival – and the largest sketch comedy festival America has ever seen. 

The complete schedule for the 12th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival can be viewed here.

However, highlights from past years have included festival favorites FUCT (New York), Heavyweight (Los Angeles), Reformed Whores (New York), Dead Power Point (Toronto), The Cupid Players (Chicago), Sweat (Portland), The Cool Table (Los Angeles) and Camp Woods (Philadephia), among others.   

The festival’s performance dates and times are:

  • Thursdays at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. 
  • Fridays at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 8 and 9 p.m. 

Tickets are $14 each Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and $15 each on Saturdays. Tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 3 at noon, and tickets purchased before Dec. 31 will receive a $2 discount and may be purchased at www.Stage773.com, by phone at 773-327-5252, and in person at Stage 773 box office. 

About Stage 773

Stage 773 celebrates off-Loop Chicago performing arts and artists. Formerly known as Lukaba Productions, Stage 773 is a non-profit Chicago company that produces The Cupid Players, Bri-Ko, The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and other programs, as well as offering subsidized theater rental space to the hundreds of itinerant off-Loop companies and performers.  

Stage 773 is located at 1225 W. Belmont; Stage 773’s four theaters are home to performances by some of Chicago’s most innovative, creative and passionate off-Loop performing artists.  For more information on Stage 773 and a list of current events at Stage 773 visit Stage773.com or call 773-929-7367 ext. 112. 

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