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Sarah Silverman joins TBS Just For Laughs festival line-up


  • Sarah Silverman will round up some of her favorite comedians to do two shows at the Chicago Theatre in June.
Sarah Silverman will round up some of her favorite comedians to do two shows… (TBS )
May 16, 2012|By Curt Wagner | RedEye

TBS and Just For Laughs have added comic Sarah Silverman to the Chicago festival line-up in June, along with dozens of other newly announced shows.

Silverman will host two shows at The Chicago Theatre on June 16, presenting some of her favorite comedians at "Sarah Silverman and Guests." The line-up has yet to be announced.

Among the fest's other newly added events, Janeane Garofalo and Kyle Kinane will team up for a double-bill at UP Comedy Club, while the Comedy Bar welcomes the Team Coco Live variety show, the New Faces Of Chicago showcase hosted by Chicago native Lil Rel, and TBS LOL Lounge hosted by Julian McCullough.

Schedules and other festival information are available at Tickets for the newly added shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 19.

The festival also announced the following shows Wednesday:

Sarah Silverman and Guests
7:30 and 10:30 p.m. June 16
Sarah Silverman hosts a line-up of some of her favorite comedians, to be announced soon.

Janeane Garofalo & Kyle Kinane
11 p.m. June 13
Both opinionated and outspoken, Janeane Garofalo and Kyle Kinane present a double-bill you're not soon to forget. Their sets effortlessly weave politics, personal stories and social commentary into sets that make you feel like you're spending a night out with friends.

Team Coco Live
9 p.m. June 13
Join the folks from Conan O'Brien's website,, for Team Coco Live. This one-night-only event will be a hilarious evening of stand-up hosted by CONAN opening act Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny podcast), and will feature performances by writers Deon Cole, Andres du Bouchet, Brian Stack, Dan Cronin, Jesse Popp, Matt O'Brien, and Todd Levin, some behind-the-scenes goodness and other typical CONAN-flavored weirdness.

New Faces of Chicago
9 p.m. June 14
Chicago's very own Lil Rel hosts New Faces of Chicago--a show where managers, reps, casting agents and industry members will come to find the next big thing. This is a showcase of Chicago's newest and freshest comics, all wrapped up in a neat little show for the rest of the world to enjoy. They even have that new comedian smell! Come see which one of our New Faces will make you look really cool at parties for years to come when you can say "I saw them when..." Line-up includes Adam Burke, Cameron Esposito, Chastity Washington, CJ Toledano, Drew Michael, James Fritz, Mark Henderson, Mike Lebovitz, Mike Stanley and Russ Williamson.

TBS LOL Lounge
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. June 15 and June 16
The Comedy Bar will serve as home to the TBS LOL Lounge, with Julian McCullough from TBS's Very Funny News as host. Rising comedians will take to the stage over four shows. Each show will open with a finalist from the fifth annual TBS veryfunny presents: Rooftop Comedy's National College Comedy Competition . The performances will be filmed live and air on and

The Eric Andre Show
7 p.m. June 14
On Adult Swim, Eric Andre (Don't Trust The B--- in Apartment 23) hosts a dingy, late-night public-access style talk show, creating a distorted pop culture universe by conducting interviews with an unpredictable mix of actual celebrities, 'fake' celebrities and real-life weirdos.

Conspiracy Theory Live with Jesse Ventura
9 p.m. June 14
Former Governor and wrestling legend Jesse Ventura is on the ground in Chicago and he's assembled a team of investigative experts to uncover some explosive information that will unravel the biggest conspiracy yet. A hit show at festivals around the country, Conspiracy Theory Live is heading for JFL Chicago in June. Featuring James Adomian as Jesse Ventura, and a panel of comedians in character as inside experts, you'll want to be at ringside for the action.

The AV Club/Hideout present: [REDACTED]
11 p.m. June 14
The A.V. Club and The Hideout will present SECRET SHOW, a stand-up showcase that will feature [REDACTED], [REDACTED], and a special appearance by [REDACTED]. So that should be pretty awesome, right? All proceeds will benefit 826Chicago. Tickets are probably gone already.

The Delocated Witness Protection Program Variety Show
7 p.m. June 15
Join "Jon" from Adult Swim's Delocated as he hosts a night of anonymous and non-anonymous entertainment.

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