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Less Sketch, More Fest

By Justin Sondak in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 4, 2008 10:07PM

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival kicked off last night and continues through January 13, a smörgåsbord of comedy stylings from 99 troupes from across the U.S. and Canada. Intrepid performers leave the comfort of California and Texas, brave delays at O’Hare, and risk negative comments on their MySpace pages—all to entertain you. Organizers estimate 10,000 of you attended last year’s event and, with fest favorites like Elephant Larry, Canadian Content, Cool Table, and Big News returning, this year’s crowds will likely be just as huge.

SketchFest is some of the most fun you can have in a theater complex. Check back tomorrow and Sunday for the play by play. Until then, speed up your Friday afternoon by visiting the groups linked in that paragraph up there, Time Out Chicago’s video explosion, and this music video tribute to fatherhood by L.A.-based Davidson!, performing tonight and Saturday at 10 p.m.

Sketchfest is at Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago.