Young Aspiring Chicago Comics to Engage Their Funny Bones in the First Stage 773 Youth Comedy Festival

Stage 773, producers of The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, will soon introduce The Chicago Youth Comedy Festival (YouCom), a brand new, one-day extravaganza for young comedians on May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. YouCom features top-notch workshops led by professionals from Chicago’s notable comedy institutions as well as engaging experiences for over 100 young comic hopefuls to learn, play, and perform together. YouCom 2016 focuses on physical improv and sketch comedy with standout performances by the all-silent, all-funny trio Bri-Ko and the hip and humorous Comedy Dance Collective. Individual students and groups ages 12-17 are invited to register by visiting

YouCom will present the opportunity to learn physical comedy from highly skilled professionals in age-appropriate workshops as well see exclusive performances by two of the amusing, laughter-loaded shows highlighted in Stage 773’s The Inoffensive Theatre Series. As Chicago’s go-to for weekend family fun, The Inoffensive Theatre Series delivers comedy-crammed entertainment at popular prices and a dynamic line-up showcasing spectacles such as Bri-Ko and the Comedy Dance Collective.

Registration for The Chicago Youth Comedy Festival is $125 for students ages 12-17 and $65 for chaperones. The cost includes all workshops and performances, lunch, snacks, a YouCom t-shirt, as well as two tickets for a complimentary return visit to The Inoffensive Theatre Series at Stage 773.

​Additional information is available online at, by phone 773.327.5252, and in person at the Stage 773 box office, located at 1225 W. Belmont.