The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

Posted on  December 6, 2017

Winters in Chicago can be mesmerizing at times with the snow fall and the bustling city atmosphere. And even as the holiday season comes to an end, there is an event in the middle of January that manages to bring thousands of people out into the streets of Chicago! The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is back in town and ready to make you and thousands of others laugh!


The Festival

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival will take place over the course of two weekends in January, the 11th- 13th and 18th-20th. This event is the largest sketch comedy festival in the world and will be packed with a lineup of hilarious performers and original skits. The event will feature 180 groups from around the world, performing 180 shows over an 8-day period. Performances will be every hour, on the hour, at each of the event’s 4 stages! The show averages just over 20 performances a night and last year was so popular that over 11,000 attended from all over the country!


Stay Connected

Stay up to date with the festival on Social Media! Follow @chisketchfest on Instagram for pictures of past Sketch Comedy Festivals, and follow The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival on Facebook for ratings, announcements and more!



Ticket prices for the event have yet to be announced officially but will likely be about $150 for a pass to all shows and $50 off if purchased before December 31st. These passes allow you to watch all 180 performers and performances! For additional information on the performers or ticket prices go to


While you’re purchasing your tickets for the festival, start to think about where you’re going to stay! The Willows Hotel  provides the perfect place for you and any friends or family to stay while in town!



The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

Where: 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

When: January 11th – January 21st

Admission: TBA


Where to Stay

The Willows Hotel

The moment you arrive you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff.

555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657


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