5 acts to see at Chicago SketchFest 2018
Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni return to Chicago SketchFest (last year they performed with musical comedy group Pop Roulette) with another hour of high-energy hilarity. Gay Me Show! combines trivia and games to find out which straight audience member is honorarily "GAY AS FUCK!" Which, of course, is a good thing.
Jan 19, 20 at 9pm
Hailing from Winnipeg, Hot Thespian Action is a friendly reminder that not all Canadians are polite and buttoned-up. The group has been nominated for three Canadian Comedy Awards, including "Best Sketch Comedy Troupe in Canada." The foursome is a heavily physical group—and often undressed, too.
Jan 12, 13 at 8pm
New York-based comic Rachel Joravsky dissects her white privilege and allyship through sketch and stand-up in this hour-long show featuring Rachel Pegram. Joravsky takes on "woke" white culture, ironically congratulating her own social awareness.
Jan 19, 20 at 8pm
They may just be a two-person group, but Mollie Rehner and Katie Nixon fill the stage with their huge character choices and hysterical original songs. Catch the local group's fearless comedy at this late-night engagement.
Jan 12 at 10pm
American Candy says everything you don't want to say out loud—in the best way possible. The sharp, Brooklyn-based group makes social commentary through character-driven (sometimes) musical comedy.
Jan 19, 20 at 10pm