A new comedy festival led by Nate Bargatze, Russell Peters, John Crist, Nicole Byer and more is coming to Chicago this fall.
The first 312 Comedy Festivals will play at multiple venues, including the Chicago Theatre, Allstate Arena, Rosemont Theater, and Zanies Comedy Club locations. The currently announced shows will run from October 27 to November 5.
Outback Presents and Chicago-based Jam Productions produce the 312 Comedy Festival. Outback Presents is also behind the Nashville Comedy Festival and is co-owned by Nashville Zanies owner Brian Dorfman.
Also in the nearly 20-act series announced so far: Franco Escamilla, Ari Shaffir, the Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me Comedy Tour, Maggie Winters, Leslie Liao, Jeff Ross and Dan Cummins.
Some tickets are already on sale, while others go on sale at 10am on Friday. Tickets and the full current line-up are here: 312comedyfestival.com.