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Just for Laughs Chicago delivers 100 shows, six days of comedy

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Russell Brand is one of the big names headed to town for the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago. He will be at the Chicago Theatre June 12.

Matt Walsh, a graduate of Hinsdale South High School, joins forces with other co-hosts of the Bear Down Podcast for a live performance June 12 at UP Comedy Club.

Seth Meyers appears June 14 at the Chicago Theatre.

"30 Rock" star and North Shore native Scott Adsit performs as part of a Second City alumni show June 12 at UP Comedy Club.

The Katydids perform late-night shows June 12 and 13 at Stage 773.

Suburban native Kyle Kinane performs three shows June 13, 14 and 15 at Stage 773 for TBS Just for Laughs Chicago.

British comedian Adam Burke performs June 11 and 13 at Stage 773 as part of the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.

Chicago native Hannibal Buress is on the bill June 14 with Seth Meyers. You can catch them at the Chicago Theatre.

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Come Tuesday, it'll be all smiles around Chicago for awhile. That's when the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival kicks off, featuring nearly 200 performers in 100 shows at eight venues across Chicago. Some of comedy's biggest names will perform, including Bill Maher, Seth Meyers, Russell Brand and Bob Newhart. And there are suburban natives as well hitting the stage over the course of the fest.
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    • Russell Brand is one of the big names headed to town for the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago. He will be at the Chicago Theatre June 12.
    • Matt Walsh, a graduate of Hinsdale South High School, joins forces with other co-hosts of the Bear Down Podcast for a live performance June 12 at UP Comedy Club.
    • Seth Meyers appears June 14 at the Chicago Theatre.
    • "30 Rock" star and North Shore native Scott Adsit performs as part of a Second City alumni show June 12 at UP Comedy Club.
    • The Katydids perform late-night shows June 12 and 13 at Stage 773.
    • Suburban native Kyle Kinane performs three shows June 13, 14 and 15 at Stage 773 for TBS Just for Laughs Chicago.
    • British comedian Adam Burke performs June 11 and 13 at Stage 773 as part of the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.
    • Chicago native Hannibal Buress is on the bill June 14 with Seth Meyers. You can catch them at the Chicago Theatre.
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