Comedy events worth seeking out in Chicago this week

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By Hoodline - Published on April 03, 2019.

Looking to get some laughs?

When it comes to comedy, there's plenty to keep you busy this week, from a film festival to improv.

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LOL: Laughing Off Leukemia

Head to HVAC Pub for a comedy variety show to raise money to help fight childhood cancer. This is the second LOL: Laughing Off Leukemia to take place in honor of Brookie Natal's father, Howard Natal.

When: Friday, April 5, 7 p.m.
Where: HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St.
Price: $15 for students; $20 for general admission

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Comedy Film FestĀ 

Spend the evening at the Columbia College Theater for the Chicago Film Festival. Expect to watch a series of short films geared toward fans of SNL, Weeds, Bruce Almighty, Napoleon Dynamite and more.

When: Friday, April 5, 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Columbia College, Theater 310, 3rd Floor, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.
Price: $12

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Hear from four African-American comedians as they deliver humor through improv. Expect topical and conscious humor.

When: Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Collaboraction in the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Price: $7.50

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Legendary Laughs

Enjoy a hybrid of sketch and improv with Chicago's Second City comedy troupe. "Legendary Laughs" will include famous scenes and songs from American history.

When: Saturday, April 6, 4 p.m.
Where: UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave.
Price: $13-$15.50

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"Comedy Kickstart"

Head to Laugh Out Loud Theater for pizza and drink specials. Teams from the Chicago Improv Den will provide entertainment with an hour of comedy.

When: Saturday, April 6, 6 p.m.
Where: Laugh Out Loud Chicago, 3851 N. Lincoln Ave.
Price: Free

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