A one day comedy extravaganza for young performers, ages 12 to 17.

The Chicago Youth Comedy Festival (YouCom) is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young performers, launched in 2016 by the producers of The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and Chicago Women’s Funny Festival. Dozens of fun and friendly students (ages 12-17) gather at Stage 773 for a morning of activities and workshops led by performers, teachers, and mentors from Chicago’s world-class comedy theatres. Lunch is provided by one of Stage 773’s neighboring Lakeview restaurants, and afterward, participants enjoy the opportunity to play and perform for each other in the afternoon. The day concludes with two performances by professional Chicago companies, where students see and celebrate comedy in action! Each participant receives a t-shirt and return tickets to Stage 773’s Inoffensive Theatre Series. YouCom 2017 will take place Saturday, May 13, 2017 and early-bird registration will begin in November. Group discounts available – feel free to get in touch!