Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just For Laughs: Wednesday

The Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival kicks into high gear today with a full slate of standup, improv, solo and film presentation.

My pick of the day is 4 Square, a four-man improvisation master class. You might know Dan Bakkedahl from "The Daily Show," Rob Janas from The Second City, Peter Grosz from "The Colbert Report," and "Saturday Night Live" writer John Lutz as the creatively named Lutz on "30 Rock."

You might also remember them as four of the best improvisers in the city, back before they went coastal as comedy careers so often require. Tonight they're back in Chicago to revive the excellent improvisation show they performed in their old ImprovOlympic days. I highly recommend it.

My Flavorpill preview is here.

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