Tears of a Clown

The holidays are over, the January doldrums are setting in, and frankly, everyone’s in need of a laugh right about now—especially in Chicago, where the odds are, snow is falling and the winds are picking up. Luckily, January is when the Sketch Comedy Festival comes to town for 8 days and nearly 200 performances. Who could pass up the chance to see troupes called Awkward Family Gatherings, or Awkward Silence, or Awkward Spaceship? (We’re sensing a theme…) Or a show described as “more random than the number of red skittles in any given bag”? Here’s another: “Imagine if Steve from Blue’s Clues was having the worst day of his life, this would be that. Dylan’s Apartment is a sketch show set entirely in one man’s tiny apartment—and is about the subsequent perils of hosting a sketch show in one’s own tiny apartment. Features: Sketch, song, dance, and anthropomorphic books.”

Hilarity will ensue. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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chicago sketchfest

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Photos Courtesy of Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

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