LaughingStock: The Chicago Comedy Rock Festival

LaughingStock: The Chicago Comedy Rock Festival


LaughingStock's mission is to provide a haven for both comedy rock artists and the fans of the often-overlooked genre of comedy music. We mount a yearly festival, with shows in between.

LaughingStock was born in the minds of Josh Dunkin and Mike Barton, both long-time sketch comedy and theatre artists living and working in Chicago, IL. The two had been performing comedy rock for a number of years around Chicago and were never quite able to play in the right combination of venue and audience. Either the venue would be stiff and theatre-like (which is often detrimental to a rock show) or the rock venue audiences wouldn't be in on the joke (​which is always detrimental to a comedy show.)



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