Just For Laughs—A Very Funny Festival

The entire week in Chicago was devoted to laughter with the comedy festival in town. The Vic, Park West, Second City, Chicago Theater, Mayne Stage Theater and the Rosemont Theater all took part in some of the funniest shows I have seen. The talent ranged from Ellen DeGeneres to Mike Ditka ( if you can believe that )
George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Russell Peters, Aziz Ansari, Bob Odenkirk, Cedric The Entertainer, Edi Patterson, Joe Mantegna, and Denis Leary were just a few of the great performers that appeared in the Comedy Festival.

I also had the opportunity to talk with Joe Mantegna for a few minutes. He performed with George Wendt and Ditka in a one-night-only reading of a screenplay about the Super Fans of “Saturday Night Live” ” Da Bears Movie Dat Wasn’t” while movie critic Richard Roeper contributed narration to the skit.



About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...

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