TAGE 773 ANNOUNCES THE 12th ANNUAL CHICAGO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL, JANUARY 3 – 13, 2013

Stage 773 Artistic Director Brian Posen proudly announces the dates for the 12th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, an annual event that celebrates the best in local, national and international sketch comedy, runs January 3 – 13, 2013. All performances take place at Stage 773,1225 W. Belmont. The festival’s performance dates and times are: Thursdays at 8, 9 and 10 p.m., Fridays at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m., Saturdays at 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m., and Sundays at 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 8 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $14 each Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and $15 each on Saturdays. Tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 3 at 12 p.m.; tickets purchased before December 31 will receive a $2 discount and may be purchased atwww.Stage773.com, by phone at 773.327.5252, and in person at Stage 773 box office.

The complete schedule for the 12th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival can be viewed here.   Highlights from past years have included festival favorites FUCT (New York), Heavyweight (Los Angeles), Reformed Whores (New York), Dead Power Point (Toronto), The Cupid Players (Chicago), Sweat (Portland), The Cool Table (Los Angeles) and Camp Woods (Philadephia), among others.  

In the two weekends from January 3 – 13, 2013, more than 800 artists from 130 sketch comedy troupes will perform more than 170 shows for the largest ever Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival – and the largest sketch comedy festival America has ever seen.

About Stage 773

Stage 773 celebrates off-Loop Chicago performing arts and artists.  Formerly known as Lukaba Productions, Stage 773 is a non-profit Chicago company that produces The Cupid Players, Bri-Ko, The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and other programs, as well as offering subsidized theater rental space to the hundreds of itinerant off-Loop companies and performers.  Stage 773 is located at 1225 W. Belmont; Stage 773’s four theaters are home to performances by some of Chicago’s most innovative, creative and passionate off-Loop performing artists.  For more information on Stage 773 and a list of current events at Stage 773 visit Stage773.com or call 773.929.7367 ext. 112.

The 12th Annual Chicago Sketch Festival runs January 3 – January 13, 2013. All performances will take place at Stage773, located at 1225 W. Belmont. The festival’s performance dates and times are: Thursdays at 8, 9 and 10 p.m., Fridays at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m., Saturdays at 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m., and Sundays at 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 8 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $14 each Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and $15 each on Saturdays.  Tickets are $14 each on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and $15 each on Saturdays. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Dec. 5 at 12 p.m.; tickets purchased before December 31 receive a $2 discount and may be purchased at www.Stage773.com, by phone at 773.327.5252, and in person at the Stage 773 box office.