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The Onion and The AV Club Team Up for '2nd annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival'

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The 5-night comedy event will take place in Chicago on May 26-30

The Onion and The AV Club Team Up for '2nd annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival'

Get ready to laugh your ass off! The Onion and The AV Club are teaming up to present the 2nd annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival. This five-night festival will take place in Chicago on May 26-30.

"Weird Al" Yankovic will be a special guest, screening his cult comedy UHF. Another highlight is panel discussions with writers from The Simpsons and The Onion. And there'll be standup performances from top comedians like John Mulaney, Eric Andre, Kyle Kinane, and Joe Mande. 

If you love comedy, this festival is a must. Tickets for individual events will be available this Friday, March 20, at noon on 26comedy.com. Here's a rundown of the festival's events:

Tuesday, May 26

Cabin Boy screening plus Q&A with writer-director Adam Resnick, Lincoln Hall, 8pm

Wednesday, May 27

UHF screenings with “Weird Al” Yankovic and Jay Levey Q&A, Music Box Theatre, 7pm & 10pm

Kyle Kinane, Thalia Hall, 9:30pm

Thursday, May 28

Eric Andre w/ guest Brian Babylon, Thalia Hall, 9pm

Seven Minutes In Purgatory, The Hideout, 7pm

The Upperclassmen, The Hideout, 10pm

Saturday, May 30  

The Onion and The Simpsons panel discussions, Athenaeum Theater, 2pm

John Mulaney, Chicago Theater, 7:30pm

The Katydids, The Hideout, 7pm

Joe Mande, The Hideout, 10pm


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