Geek out at the 5th annual Nerd Comedy Festival

CHICAGO (WLS) -- If you like Star Trek and Shakespeare then you have to check out the 5th Annual Nerd Comedy Festival. The three-day event begins on September 14, 2017 at Stage 773 . The festival features an expanded schedule of shows, a day of panels and workshops, and events to connect performers and audiences. Highlights include Vertical Slideshow, a new cabaret show, and Clown Car To Sicily, a Chicago-based musical improv and sketch comedy group that uses choreography and beautiful harmonies to have you singing and laughing as you watch. Other featured performers include Improvised Jane Austen, The Stuntmen, Cosplay Competition, The Unwritten Works of William Shakespeare, Wig Bullies, Secret Origins Improv, Garrett Allain: Altered Boy, and Down in Front. Tickets start at just $10. Producer of the Nerd Comedy Festival, Cody Melcher, and member of Improvised Jane Austen, Kate Parker, visited the ABC 7 State Street studios to talk about the upcoming events.

Event: The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival

Date: September 14 - September 17
Hours: 7 - 11 p.m.
Address: Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont

Admission/ Ticket Prices: $10 per show, $30 day passes on Thursday/Friday, $50 day pass on Saturday, $75 all-festival pass
Tickets can be purchased at
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