13th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
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The last date listed for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival was Sunday January 19, 2014 / 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Festival Day Pass).
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The classic computer game The Oregon Trail gets a delightfully faithful stage adaptation -- bandits, dysentery and all. Known for their witty wizardly mash-up A Very Potter Musical, StarKid Productions' latest musical comedy The Trail To Oregon! follows a dysfunctional pioneer family as they fight their way cross-country by covered wagon, hunting, fording rivers and battling snakes, measles, typhoid and other dangers every step of the way. While those who grew up playing the The Oregon Trail game will delight in seeing its unintentionally hilarious grim scenarios unfold onstage, everyone at this show will revel in StarKid's side-splitting show tunes and razor-sharp dialogue. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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Went to 3 shows, the white wine boys were hilarious to spite throwing cuss words in places it seemed unnecessary, but funny nevertheless. The second show was the Buisness who we were informed during the show had recently split up, it needed some...continued
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I don't think I've seen my husband laugh so uncontrollably in a while. We loved all the acts, our favorite was foil arms and hog. It was easy ordering from the bar. Only thing is to expect some chaos when it's seating time, but nothing you can't...continued
Quotes & Highlights
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Thursday, January 9, 2014: ** Show times from 8:00pm – 10:00pm
The Cab — Margolis & Reisman, City Bunny, MRS.
The Box —The White Wine Boys, For Science!, Cake-n-Hatred
The Pro — The Dancing, Exquisite Corpse, Wildcard
The Thrust — Cell Camp, The Business, The Sean Miller Explosion
Friday, January 10, 2014: ** Show times from 7:00pm – 11:00pm
The Cab — Pinque Pony, DJ Faucet, The Reception, Brick Penguin, Listen, Kid!
The Box — Claudia Martinez, Stupid Time Machine, Frange & Stern, The Intecollectuals, Slow Children at Play
The Pro — Johnny Knoxville, Thunderdome, Boat, The Late Live Show, Murderfist
The Thrust — Two Bunnies Eating Flowers, Kerpatty, Oh Theodora, Pop Roulette, Nightpunch/The Pop Tarts/Shock T’s
Saturday, January 11, 2014: * Show times from *5:00pm – 11:00pm
The Cab — JODY, The Sedgwick Gentlemen’s League, Arch and Andel, DJ Faucet, The Reception, Brick Penguin, Listen, Kid!
The Box — Full Circle, Hi Betty!, Crassus, Stupid Time Machine, Frange & Stern, The Intecollectuals, SLOW CHILDREN AT PLAY
The Pro — JABLONSKI!, The Backrow, Stir Friday Night, The Cupid Players, Boat, The Late Live Show, Murderfist
The Thrust — Those People, Caronato, Think Tank, Astronaut Theatre, Virgin Daiquiri, Pop Roulette, The Nerdologues
Sunday, January 12, 2014: ** Show times from 1:00pm – 8:00pm
The Cab — Lee Russell: Soi-disant; Michinoku Driver, SabrinaAndColleen, Life’s Misdirections, One Word Punctuation Point, Tango, Bleep That Bleep, Cigarette Sandwich
The Box — Awkward Silence, VertiGoGo, The Council, Ray BradGray, Delirious Confetti, The Interns, The Beverly D’Angelo Community Players, Same Sex Different Gays
The Pro — Assemblers 2, Clown Car to Sicily, College Brochure, Butch LaRue, Hot Town, Wishbone Theatre Collective, ProDuNKTiOn, 4 Days Late
The Thrust — Hey Ladies, Accidental Canadians, That Just Happened, Chicago Transit Minorities, Cassandra, Sweet Tease, Fancy Women, Blood Oath
Thursday, January 16, 2014: Show times from 8:00pm – 10:00pm
The Cab — Barry Hite & Friends, Abbaria, Me and Some Other Guy
The Box — Dean Is, Flambango, Evil
The Pro — Drew’s Tumbler, Verbal Straight Jacket, Honorary Degree
The Thrust — The Dan Peff Show, The Stuntmen, Pretty/Windy
Friday, January 17, 2014: Show times from 8:00pm – 11:00pm
The Cab — Flippin’ Channels in the Estrogen Zone, Foil Arms and Hog, She Said What, The Charlies
The Box — Feminine Gentlemen, Charles, Matt & Sam: The Tweet Show, Cake Batter
The Pro — Gay Co, Garlic Jackson, Fratwurst, Matt Griffo/Nashville. The Band/Sad Banana
The Thrust — Big Boss Comedy, Rabbit Rabbit, FUCTnyc, Stag Comedy
Saturday, January 18, 2014: * Show times from 4:00pm – 11:00pm
The Cab — Improv Nerd, Pedestrian, Almost a Genius, Snooty Pageant, Flippin’ Channels in the Estrogen Zone, Foil Arms and Hog, She Said What, The Charlies
The Box — Just the Tip, Cody and Jeb, Comedy Thingy Presents “Leopold!”, Urlakis and Cusik, Charles, Matt & Sam — The Tweet Show, Cake Batter
The Pro — prostitute Tears, Salsation Theatre Company, Robot vs. Dinosaur, The Cupid Players, Garlic Jackson, Fratwurst, Off Off Broadzway
The Thrust — The Magnificent Bastards, Carl’s Backyard, Siblings of Doctors, Big Boss Comedy, Siblings of Doctors, FUCTnyc, Stag Comedy
Sunday, January 19, 2014: Show times from 2:00pm – 8:00pm
The Cab — Jake Dewar/The Laser Sketch Show, Talking to Myself/The Sudden Stop, Ed Toolis/Blessed, Mandy presents: Oh Shit!/The Meaty Bits of Jimmy Shay, Luthier von Heidelburg/Making an Ass of U&Me, Former Roommate, Dog Dads
The Box — Off-Off Campus, Department of Homeland Obscurity, Snack Boys, Wig Bullies, Gunner, Sheboygan, Awkward Stage
The Pro — Just Great: A Week in Revue; The Mary Todd Lincoln Variety Hour; The Citizens of Townsville, Church of the Saturday Saints, Residential Evil, Damn It, Janet, Charmaine
The Thrust — Hey, Look a Pig!, Play On, Frat Castle, Shanna’s Mom, Minority Rules!, A Twerk in Progress, (long pause)