With the absence of JFL Chicago, there was a open spot for a big time comedy festival, which, thankfully, The Onion and A.V. Club are now planning to fill.
Coming this June, The 1st Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival will bring the likes of Kyle Kinane, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, and more to Chicago. If anything, you should almost just go to this thing if you’re around the area because of the festival’s name.