Four nights of sketch comedy, stand-up, storytelling, and solo performance, sponsored by Audible. com
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Check out 2016 lineups here.
Snubfest is a Comedy Festival based in Chicago, IL showcasing overlooked performers who have been rejected from other Comedy Festivals. Since 2006 Snubfest has connected performers to industry professionals in Stand Up, Storytelling, Sketch Comedy, and Solo Performances.
Write-up in the Chicago Tribune about this year’s festival!
Official Press Release- 2016
CHICAGO– Under the Gun Theater and Zanies Comedy Club team up once again to bring you Snubfest, featuring performers from all across the country who have been rejected by other festivals in the previous calendar year. Each Snubfest act will perform in front of a panel of judges for a chance to win performance slots on local and national stages.
Since 2006, Snubfest has connected overlooked talent with industry professionals and in this, its tenth year, the festival would like to celebrate some notable alumni: TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Comedy Central’s Mash Up) , Vanessa Bayer (SNL), Nick Vatterott (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black), Cameron Esposito (Late Night with Craig Ferguson) and Jacob Williams (America’s Got Talent -finalist) just to name a few.
Judges for this year’s festival will include: Ken Yoder (The Onion), Mark Gross (DDB), Jeremy Owens (You’re Being Ridiculous), Matt Barbera (Just for Laughs, Playground), Lily Be (multi-time Moth winner/storyteller), and more! Zanies, Laugh Factory, and Lincoln Lodge are all set to dole out performance slots to winners, additional prizes to be announced later. Last year’s winners, Chris Trani, Michael Gomez, Melissa Richelle, and ProDuNKTiOn (sketch) slated to come back and host this year. A special, audience-juried “Best of the Fest” night will close out the weekend of performances.
Snubfest 2016 –June 22-26, 2016
Stand-up- Wednesday, 6/22 — 8pm @ Zanies
Sketch- Friday, 6/24– 8pm @ Under the Gun
Solo- Friday, 6/24– 10pm @ Under the Gun
Storytelling- Saturday, 6/25– 9pm @ Under the Gun
Best of the Fest – Sunday, 6/26 — 8pm @ Under the Gun