The Funny City
Imagine, for a second, if every one of your high school classmates turned out to be a comedian. Just spend a few minutes reveling in the hilarity that undoubtedly would ensue at your reunions. Oh, what wouldn't you give to be a fly on the wall at that comedy-laden soirée? This precise setup was what comedian Carl Kozlowski had in mind when he created the Class of Chicago Comedy Festival -- only instead of being a school, the alma mater is the entire city of Chicago. For this humor-filled fest, Kozlowski has curated an impressive array of comedians who left the Windy City to take up permanent residence in the City of Angels. These Chicagoans will perform sketch after sketch for what promises to be three days of titters and chortles. Come out Thursday for an improv show of three back-to-back sketches, including a set by comedy legend Emo Philips, who has previously spit his jest in Meet the Parents and Adventure Time. But that's not all, folks! Stick around for the second show (separate admission), a screening of 10 comedic shorts made by five different funnymen. The Fake Gallery, 4319 Melrose Ave., E. Hlywd.; Thurs., Aug. 22, doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; through Aug. 24; $10 per show. (323) 644-4946, classofchicagocomedyfest.eventbrite.com.
Thu., Aug. 22, 8 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., 2013
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