Thursday August 23


Join Women In Comedy for their WiCo screening and panel discussion.

Women In Comedy is a Chicago based nonprofit empowering, connecting, and advocating for women and girls seeking paid careers in comedy to achieve gender parity in the comedy industry (


Friday August 24

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Karaoke with John Craig and Shirley Blazen

Come and get your song on!

Shirley Blazen is a heavy hit of screwball and sizzle serving high energy hijinks on her toes and on the mic. She is the founder and producer of slapstick burlesque syndicate The Screwbelles, Her antics garner acclaim wherever over-the-top, schticky, nerdy shenanigans can be peddled. She's batty, brazen and Oh So Amazin'!



John Craig was bitten by a radioactive Phil Collins at a young age, and has been splitting his time split between watching bad CW TV shows, fanboying over The Aquabats, and stage managing a variety of shows ever since. John Craig began working with SketchFest in 2008, at Stage 773 and the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival in 2009, and became Stage 773’s Facilities Manager in 2018. A coworker once remarked, 'Every conversation you have with John is the nerdiest conversation you’ll have all day.'



Saturday August 25

Chickubator – Performers performing to performers!

Sign up for a 2-5 minute slot with Liz McArthur!!

Hosted by: Ginger Forest


Ginger Forest, also known as ‘The Champagne of Bears’, is a comedy queen from a dumpster fire in Chicago.  As a Resident Queen of The Garbage Friends, she can be found at Berlin Nightclub hosting their monthly show “A Tribe Called Mess.” She can also be found at Replay on Halsted alongside the DJ duo, Redux, for their monthly cosplay dance party, “GAME OVER.”

When she’s not out and about passing out shots and humor jokes, she’s passed out behind the local 7-11 or IHOP.  Follower her on Instagram @DragtasticGingerForest, she’s desperate for validation