Comedy Exposition of 2014 | various locations | Fairs & Festivals | Chicago Reader

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When: July 11-13 2014

The Comedy Exposition of 2014 started with a single tweet. Local stand-up comedian Katie McVay was the instigator: "I found out Just for Laughs wasn't happening, and I tweeted 'Someone should throw a comedy festival because Just for Laughs isn't happening.'" Spurred by McVay's half-serious outburst, comics and friends immediately volunteered to help fill the gap left by the absence of the mammoth stand-up comedy festival. Montreal-based JFL's COO, Bruce Hills, announced last December that after a five-year run here, the fest was taking a year off from Chicago to "rethink the festival model." So from the very beginning, the stand-up-themed Comedy Exposition didn't have much choice but to happen. Continue reading >>

Price: free-$20 individual show, $25-$60 three-day festival pass

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