• Mike Stanley

Chicago’s festival season didn’t end with the summer, it just moved indoors. Running through the weekend, the third annual Edison Park Comedy Fest starts Friday with a bill featuring Mike Stanley—the Reader readers’ choice for best stand-up of 2008—and Tony Valle, whose company, Yes I Am Show Business, is coproducing the fest along with the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce (Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted, 8 PM). Saturday is Joe Kilgallon‘s night. Known for mixing improv and sketch skills with his stand-up, Kilgallon headlines a set at the Emerald Isle (6686 N. Northwest Highway, 8 PM) then moves over to Nonno Pino’s (6718 N. Northwest Highway,10:30 PM) to host a showcase. Valle returns Sunday, performing in a special edition of his monthly Laugh and a Half series that will also feature Marty DeRosa (Snuggery Pub, 6733 N. Olmsted, 8 PM). The festival closes with a mystery slate of comedians doing blue material (Moretti’s, 6727 N. Olmsted, 10:30 PM). —Jordan Larson 10/14-10/16, various locations, 773-372-7459, yeslamshow.biz, $10-$12 per show, $40 for a weekend pass.