New DIY comedy festival celebrates Chicago stand-up

New DIY comedy festival celebrates Chicago stand-up
New DIY comedy festival celebrates Chicago stand-up

New DIY comedy festival celebrates Chicago stand-up

Chicago is, of course, a nationally renowned comedy town (especially in the improv world) and this weekend marks the launch of a new comedy festival showcasing up-and-coming local stand-ups alongside some notable national headliners. The Comedy Exposition of 2014 is completely independent, crowd-funded and takes place over three nights in multiple venues across three different neighborhoods. Festival Director and comedian Katie McVay and Chicago stand-up Tommy McNamara stop by with insight into starting out in comedy and the scene in Chicago.