Windy City Comedy Festival
Featuring Sommore, Lavell Crawford, Don "DC" Curry, Special K and Teddy Carpenter.
- Friday, Mar 1 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
Get ready for an uproarious evening of laughter at the highly anticipated Windy City Comedy Festival, coming to Arie Crown Theater on March 1. The show features a star-studded lineup of renowned comedians, including Sommore, Lavell Crawford, Don "DC" Curry, Special K and Teddy Carpenter. With their perfect blend of humor and charm, these world-class comedians each bring their own unique comedic style, offering something for everyone.
Support acts subject to change without notice. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
Sommore, the award-winning comedienne of "Chandelier Status," has had a successful career spanning over 20 years. A trailblazer for women in comedy, Sommore has appeared in hit films like "Soul Plane," "Something New," and "Friday After Next." Her television credits include shows like "The Parkers" and "The Hughley's." She has also been a guest on popular shows like "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The View," and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher." Recently, her latest comedy special, "Queen Chandelier," premiered on Netflix.
About Lavell Crawford
Lavell Crawford, a critically acclaimed comedian and actor, is known for his stand-up comedy as well as his notable acting career. He gained fame for his role as Huell Babineaux in the series "Breaking Bad" and its spin-off "Better Call Saul." Crawford has appeared in films like "The Ridiculous 6," "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," "American Ultra," and "On the Count of Three." He has released five stand-up specials, including the highly praised "The Comedy Vaccine," which earned him a Grammy® nomination for Best Comedy Album. His latest comedy special, "Lavell Crawford: Thee Lavell Crawford," premiered on Showtime in February 2023.
About Don "DC" Curry
Don "DC" Curry, gained stardom in the '90s at San Francisco's comedy clubs with his bold and outspoken style. He took his act nationwide, becoming well-known for his portrayal of Uncle Elroy Jones in the popular films "Next Friday" and "Friday After Next." Curry has been a frequent guest and former host on BET's "Comic View" and has appeared on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam." In addition to his comedy career, he has had regular roles on TV shows like "Grace Under Fire" and "The Steve Harvey Show," and lent his voice to the animated hit "The Boondocks."
About Special K
Special K joined the Rickey Smiley Morning Show in 2007 as the show’s comedy writer and content creator. A veteran stand-up comedian, Special K has enjoyed success performing in comedy clubs and theaters nationwide. He’s made numerous appearances on TV comedy shows, and was not long ago chosen as one of 16 comedians for his own half hour comedy special on Kevin Hart’s LOL Comedy Network.
About Teddy Carpenter
Teddy Carpenter is in his 36th year of standup comedy. A Washington, D.C. native, Carpenter got his start in the early '80s performing in clubs around DC, before making his debut on “Showtime at the Apollo.” Additional television appearances include HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” "The Mo'Nique Show," ”Unleashed: Comedians Off the Chain," and "The Uptown Comedy Club," to name a few.
About North American Entertainment Group
North American Entertainment Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States. With more than 25 years in the industry and an extensive history in venue management, NAEG has consistently delivered the hottest concerts, comedy shows and theatrical entertainment to venues in more than 100 markets. Beyond the stage, NAEG has produced television specials, concert DVD’s, online content and branded merchandise. A company distinguished by creativity in tour packaging and marketing strategy, NAEG’s success resounds in the memories of those who have attended their events. North American Entertainment Group is an umbrella company of several popular, hit subdivisions. With experience in all types of entertainment (comedy, hip hop, jazz and more), North American Entertainment Group is always searching the horizon for pinnacles of new entertainment to deliver to cities around the country.
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Directions & Parking
McCormick Place Parking Lot C provides the most convenient on-site parking access for Arie Crown Theater events.
A limited number of prepaid guaranteed parking spaces are available at the rate of $28 per day by advance order. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.
For the safety, security, and enjoyment of all guests, the following items are not allowed in the Arie Crown Theater. Your cooperation will help expedite entering the facility.
In accordance with the City of Chicago and the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, smoking is prohibited inside Wintrust Arena and Arie Crown Theater. (this includes all smoking tobacco, marijuana, e-cigarettes and vaporizers). Violators of this policy may be ejected from the venue.