Tracy Morgan & Sarah Silverman at the Lyric Opera House

THE ONION AND THE A.V. CLUB ANNOUNCE THE THIRD ANNUAL 26TH ANNUAL COMEDY FESTIVAL, TAKING PLACE IN CHICAGO JUNE 1-5, 2016 AND PRESENTED BY TRUTV


Headliners Tracy Morgan and Sarah Silverman
to Play at Lyric Opera House on June 1 and June 5



Tickets for Tracy Morgan now on sale via Ticketmaster and Lyric Opera House Box Office
Tickets for Sarah Silverman & Friends now on sale via Ticketmaster and Lyric Opera House Box Office


Tracy Morgan and Sarah SilvermanThe Onion and The A.V. Club are excited to announce the third annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival, taking place in Chicago June 1-5, 2016 and presented by our friends at TruTV. This year’s festival will once again invade venues all over the city, with big headliners bookending the fest with shows at the beautiful Lyric Opera House. Tickets for Tracy Morgan (June 1), Sarah Silverman & Friends (June 5), and all other shows are on sale now via www.26comedy.com.
 
This year’s diverse, incredible lineup includes Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman & Friends, Reggie Watts, Big Terrific (feat. Jenny Slate), SNL’s Michael Che, Chris Gethard, and much more. As we did last year, the Festival will also feature star-packed after-shows at the Virgin Hotels Chicago every night, all hosted by Ian Abramson. More events will be announced in the coming weeks. Below, a breakdown of our confirmed acts so far.
 

Tracy Morgan, Lyric Opera House, 8pm

Wednesday, June 1
Tracy Morgan
needs no introduction, but here’s one anyway: Morgan is best known for his stints on Saturday Night Live—where he created characters like Brian Fellow and Dominican Lou—and on 30 Rock, where he played an exaggerated version of himself. Morgan suffered serious injuries in a 2014 auto accident, but he’s miraculously back at full strength. Purchase tickets on Ticketmaster.

Sarah Silverman & Friends, Lyric Opera House, 8pm

Sunday, June 5
Two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman is as versatile of a performer as they come. Her repertoire includes film and television, stand-up, iconic online videos, and authoring a New York Times best-seller. Her film credits include Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Aristocrats, School of Rock, and There’s Something About Mary. She starred in Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Project and has guest starred in The Good Wife, Monk, The Larry Sanders Show, and Seinfeld. Silverman starred in the HBO stand-up special We Are Miracles, for which she won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special category. Purchase tickets on Ticketmaster.
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