Chicago comedy: Just for Laughs Chicago
Your complete guide to Seth Meyers, Bill Maher, Maria Bamford and all the acts at the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.
Photograph: Alberto Tolot
This June marks the fifth year of the Chicago comedy festival Just for Laughs, which first launched in Montreal in 1983. The local edition has taken its place alongside Lollapalooza and Pitchfork as one of the city's biggest summer events. This year's Just for Laughs draws acts ranging from old-school cool Bob Newhart to quirkmeister David Cross-and that's just among the headliners. As new acts continue to be announced, find complete info, interviews, recommendations and more right here.