Sketch Comedy Fest (since 2002). -2018.01.21 Yearly. Several shows daily.
Nation's Largest, over 100 performances featuring local, national, Canadian sketch comedy troupes on four stages. "Sketch comedy is as Chicago as deep-dish pizza and the Sears Tower. Unlike its cousin improvisation, sketch comedy is scripted. Strong writing is a vital element of the art form, which usually consists of short, satirical and funny vignettes. Although elements of improvisation are often used in creating sketches, the resulting performance is scripted, rather than made up on the spot." chicagosketchfest.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W Belmont. Near Racine. stage773.comMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Big Head Todd & The Monsters. -Saturday 18+ $40-70+ 2 nites 8p.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins 01.19: "Madame Marvel's Harem of Oddities" performances at 11p. Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. berlinchicago.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE