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Rules for picking your seat

Rules for picking your seat

Last weekend I went to the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and enjoyed some excellent giggles. I could, however, have done without The Seat Drama. See, Sketch Fest is at Stage 773 with performances running simultaneously in four different theatres. To encourage audience members to pick and choose which comedy groups strike their fancy, seating is not…

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Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival at Stage 773

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival at Stage 773

What with the unexpected almost-spring that is January thus far, the winter blues have yet to set in. Stave them off a little longer with the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, which continues tomorrow night through Sunday at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont). The 11th annual Sketch Fest, which opened last Friday, features more funny than…

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Midnight movies: Hillbillies and human centipedes

Midnight movies: Hillbillies and human centipedes

Never too early to start planning for the weekend, right? That’s what Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) thinks: each Wednesday they post which midnight movies they’ll be thrilling and chilling the masses with on Friday and Saturday. Here’s what’s coming up: “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil” (October 14) Two lovable hillbillies head to their…

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New comedy festival coming to Lakeview

This city can never have too many sketch-comedy fests. The Tribune’s Chris Jones has info on a new one coming to Lakeview: Stage773, the Lakeview venue formerly known as the Theatre Building Chicago, has announced a new two-week, mini-festival of mostly sketch-comedy shows slated for June 13-25. Read more: Stage773 announces new summer festival –…

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