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Get Ready to Laugh at the 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival

Do you get duped by The Onion's satirical headlines, but then laugh? Then you have to check out its five-day comedy festival coming to Chicago.


MAY 2015 – Love Vanessa Bayer as Miley Cyrus on SNL? Did you devour Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? Can’t get enough of John Mulaney’s deadpan hilarity?

Now in its second year, the fest, curated by the folks behind The Onion and A.V. Club, lands at various local venues — Lincoln Hall, Thalia Hall, Music Box Theater, The Hideout, Up Comedy Club, Athenaeum Theater and Chicago Theater — May 26-30. You’ll see sketch comedy, short films and even Q&A sessions with the likes of “Weird Al” Yankovic. The full schedule and tickets are available now here.

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