The Comic ThreadSaturday, Oct 13, 2012 5:45pm
$8 / $45 (FESTIVAL PASS)
The Comic Thread is one of Chicago’s longest-running sketch troupes at 14 years. The Comic Thread's writers and core performers have been collaborating on stage since 1998 and on screen since 1993. The Comic Thread was most recently described as " surrealistic comedy [that bends] the edges of logic in any particular direction ... with enough grace that you truly don't know what's coming next. And you really don't care because there's a 90% chance that it'll be exceptionally funny." The Comic Thread is Nicolas DeGrazia (cast/director), Matt Birnholz (cast), Daniel Kullman (crew), Daphne Scott (cast), Mark Sheahen (crew), Charles Turck (cast) and Brian Quijada (cast) | Web site
- Winner: BEST GROUP, 2011 LA Comedy Festival; Nominee: BEST WRITING, 2011 LA Comedy Festival; Tie: FIRST PLACE, 2012 Sketch Thing Competition, Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago, IL; Runner-Up: BEST GROUP, 2012 Shadowbox Sketch Comedy Festival, Columbus, Ohio.
- 2001, 2003, 2005 FOCUS on the Arts Festivals (sold out all three years); 2007 FOCUS on the Arts Festival (invited, then disinvited/banned from future years); 2010, 2011, & 2012 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festivals (sold out all three years); 2011 LA Comedy Festival (only Chicago troupe accepted); 2011 Austin Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (sold out); 2011 & 2012 Milwaukee Comedy Festivals; 2012 Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival (only Chicago troupe accepted); 2012 Chicago Fringe Festival (September)