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Added Nov 09 2017

"The Festival showcases features, shorts and experimental films in all styles of funny. It opens on Thursday, November 9th, 2017, with a program of Chicago Short Films at The Second City, and continues through Saturday, November 11th."

    Podtalk: Executive Director Brent Kado on the 7th Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Nov. 9-11, 2017
    Printer-friendly version E-mail page to friend PDF version CHICAGO - If you hear the sound of laughter from the vicinity of the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago, then most likely it is coming from the New 400 Theater, the base for the 7th Chicago Comedy Film Festival.
  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    The 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Festival runs from Thursday, November 9th through Saturday, November 11th. The Opening Night program will take place at The Second City, 1616 North Wells Street in Chicago. The general film programming will be screened at the New 400 Theater, 6746 North Sheridan Road, in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago. For complete details and ticket information,

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    "Completing her degree at Indiana University, Hardy moved to Chicago and studied at The Second City, completing their beginner, conservatory and acting programs. Currently, she shares her love of improvisational comedy by teaching both children and adults. Her dream was to always make a feature film, but as she said, “...I didn’t go to school for it so I felt like I shouldn’t.” However, after a death in her family, she knew she had to embrace her time and do what she really wanted. Her first feature film, so aptly timed to today’s conversation about sexual harassment in the film industry, was Off the Cuff, a mockumentary about sexism in the Chicago improv scene. Learning from this filmmaking endeavor, Hardy went on to make two more feature films with her husband Brent Kado under the auspices of their production company Flowfeel Films.

    Now in its seventh year, the CCFF had a few obstacles in its path as Hardy met with some resistance being told that she should follow in the footsteps of a long-standing male director and not do things her own way. She confided, “I felt that we were being compared to things...and maybe we weren’t given a lot of credit in the beginning.” She continued, “[Now] we’ve built something really great and I think we’ve shown that we have great voices...”

  • Emilia Loyola University Communications Intern

    It was a good experience to attend the 7th Chicago Comedy Film Festival. I had the opportunity to meet Jessica Hardy, Brent Kado, and Jill Olson, who are the ones that set up this event. They were very welcoming, and assisted anyone who had doubts regarding the schedule of the screening.

    Every year hundreds of filmmakers, agents, producers and industry players from Chicago, New York and LA join the Chicago Comedy Film Festival.

    I attended the Q&A with the directors of the short comedy film "With Great Purpose." On the Q&A they shared some of their experiences doing this film, and what inspired them to create this film

    Later I went with Bill Morton, president of the chamber, to a meet and greet with the movie makers where the red carpet was sponsored by Lagunitas. It was fun to be there and be able to talk to some of them.

  • Rob

    President of what chamber Emilia?

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  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, Rob. Did you read the original post, or just skim it to save time and leave a combative comment for our new Loyola University intern?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    And are you digging up every old post you or one of your interns created plus others in which your comments are prominent, just because you think we're all terribly fascinated with you, Bill?

  • Score:
    Bill Morton: 2
    Rob: 0

    Pick your battles carefully!

  • Rob

    Bill - Why don't you provide guidance to your communications intern so she doesn't post a poorly written comment to multiple social media sites?

  • Phill Unfair suspension without reason. No rules broken

    Thank you Mr. Morton.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    My daughter was a communications major, and had several PR internships. Her written work was always edited before posting. I suspect the same is true for Emilia.

  • Maggie neff

    Please speak for yourself, Helen. You certainly don't represent everyone on this site.

  • goodness, was Helen speaking for all of us? I didn't notice.

  • Maggie neff

    Yeah, Omar. She said it in reference to a comment Jeffery Littleton made. Big surprise.

  • I speak for no one, including me.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Maggie, try again. Jeffrey isn't even on this thread.

  • Maggie neff

    I get the sense that you're being snide, Helen, but I'm not sure what your point is.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator/Local Artist

    Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey

    Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Maggie, Maggie, Maggie

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    Chicago Comedy Film Festival

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Bill, you certainly know how to make the usual suspects come running! What's your secret?

  • Live From Rogers Park

    Here's a nomination for the category of "Funniest Short Comic".

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