Chicago Comedy Film Festival

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The second-annual laugh fest screens films starring Janeane Garofalo, Dave Foley, and local comedy stars T.J. Jagodowski and Susan Messing

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  • $10 for two tickets to any film, excluding Saturday’s Shorts Program 2 (a $20 value)
  • $49 for one VIP weekend pass (a $100 value), which includes the following:
    • Entrance to all screenings
    • Entrance to the awards ceremony on Sunday, November 4, from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Entrance to the wrap party at Rockit Bar & Grill on Sunday, November 4, at 7 p.m.

Check the schedule for movie times. The festival takes place at DePaul University's CIM Theater.

Chicago Comedy Film Festival

Disappointed by the relative lack of comedies at film festivals, independent filmmaker Jessica Hardy founded Chicago Comedy Film Festival last year as a much-needed outlet for comedic expression. Now in their second year, Hardy and her staff have picked another round of humorous flicks to the screen over the three-day, second-annual laugh fest, screening both independent feature films and shorts.

Films on Friday include Servitude, starring Kids in the Hall and NewsRadio actor Dave Foley as the manager of a Western-themed restaurant’s overworked staff. Earlier in the day is the screening of Close Quarters, a flick starring renowned local actors T.J. Jagodowski, Susan Messing, and Gregory Hollimon as they debate love, friendship, and jealousy—all over some coffee.

On Saturday, catch the Midwest premiere of Bad Parents, where Janeane Garofalo and Cheri Oteri play stressed-out soccer moms trying to communicate with their inanimate soccer-ball children. On Sunday, those with VIP passes can attend the award ceremony, as well as the after-party at Rockit Bar & Grill.

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