Looking back on the year of #MeToo
Dear men of Chicago comedy: We can do better.
Matthew Payne cancels the comedy festival that he intended to be an alternative to SketchFest.
After the powerful Chicago comedy-scene figure’s departure amid harassment allegations, the theater behind SketchFest begins a new era without him.
“Due to the comments online about me being shared at this time, I am more of a distraction right now,” Posen wrote on Facebook.
A black Irish comedy and a look at inequity in the local theater scene are among this week’s best bets.
The comedy festival features reunions, breakouts, and plenty of comedy.
The 13th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival features 150 troupes over two long weekends.
The La Ronde Project fucks its way up the social ladder.
The twelfth Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival runs ten days at Stage 773
The People Issue: Brian Posen, head of the Second City Training Center and artistic director of Stage 773
The 10th SketchFest, touted as the nation’s largest event of its kind, features 150 performances by 129 sketch troupes comprising more than 800 artists.
A sale is apparently in the works for Theatre Building Chicago.
Selections from the Reader’s archives about the legendary comedic institution