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Comedy Sat Aug 25 2012

Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, Snubfest 2012 -- Tonight

CIC.jpgChemically Imbalanced Comedy doesn't want anyone left out of the fun and neither do I so go to Snubfest tonight -- yes tonight, as in the one that's about to happen!

The Snubfest stage belongs to improv teams and sketch groups that have been overlooked by other comedy festivals -- you know "snubbed" -- or that do not usually perform at the theater.

Snubfest is a great way to check out up-and-comers. Remember, just because someone is snubbed tonight, doesn't mean they won't be the talk-of-the-town tomorrow (or more realistically in a few years). Past Snubfest performers include Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live), T.J. Miller (Rock of Ages), and Nick Vatterott (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon).

If you missed last night, don't worry, you still have time to get in on Snubfest. Performing tonight at 8 PM will be Pop Tarts (sketch), The Lady Screams (improv), and Eisba (improv).

The 10:30pm slot will have Bear Mountain (improv), Oh Theodora (sketch), and Rhythm Method (improv).

Everyone knows that your only other plans tonight were to eat ice-cream and watch "Mad Men" re-runs -- OK, I'm sure you have more of a life than I do, but still, go on down to CIC tonight and see the snubbed.

Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613.

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