Chicago comedy: Interviews with comics at Just for Laughs Chicago
The Chicago comedy festival books a number of stars we've talked to over the years. We dug into TOC's archives for interviews with ten of this year's top comics.
Chicago's a comedy capital year-round—just the roster of talent that's come up through 50-plus years of the Second City would be enough to ensure that. But for five years running, Just for Laughs has made the city a supernova every June, attracting top talent to venues like the Chicago Theatre and UP Comedy Club. As proof that this year's lineup contains some of our favorite comics, we've compiled previous Time Out interviews with ten of 2013's big names—plus two new interviews with Paul F. Tompkins and Kumail Nanjiani.