Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Teacher Heads Up 15th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival Jan. 7-17

Brian Posen

Brian Posen

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member and alumnus Brian Posen was featured in Michigan Avenue Magazine on the occasion of the opening of the 15th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, which Posen founded in 2002. “Sketchfest” is the world’s largest sketch comedy festival, drawing hundreds of performers and thousands of fans from around the globe to Chicago every January.

Besides Columbia College, Posen teaches at The Second City, and every Saturday he and his comedy group, the Cupid Players, perform the musical sketch comedy revue Cupid Has a Heart On at Stage 773, the multi-auditorium venue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood where Posen is creative director.

Chicago Sketchfest runs January 7-17 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. This year’s festival features 165 comedy groups and 186 shows. For tickets and more information, call 773-327-5252 or click here.

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