Just for Laughs Chicago

The Just For Laughs comedy festival (brought to you by TBS) in Chicago is a huge, huge deal in the comedy world. The event takes place from June 11th to the 16th. TBS’s annual Just For Laughs Chicago, which claims to be the largest comedy festival in America, will take over the city. This year’s impressive lineup contains more than its fair share of comedy A-Listers, in addition to a number of local favorites. The comics will scattered across the city from the Chicago Theater all the way to the Park West.

JFL

JFL

Some big names would be Russell Brand from Forgetting Sarah Marshall & Get him to the Greek, David Cross from Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live’s head writer Seth Myers. Bob Newhart is performing also; I didn’t know Bob Newhart was still doing live shows none the less was alive (insert bad joke here). These are just a few; over 100 comedians will be performing live through the city, for a full schedule of all the performers and shows click here.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand

One of the acts I am looking forward to are the Stars of TruTV’s Impractical Jokers. Is If there’s one thing best friends know how to do, it’s pranking and embarrassing the hell out of each other for the amusement of others. But while most people get that sort of thing out of their systems by the end of high school, these childhood pals have turned it into a life’s calling. Their hidden-camera show Impractical Jokers on truTV was a smash hit and they will bring their hysterical hijacks to the Just for Laughs festival for a night of never-before-seen hidden camera challenges, stories from set that you won’t believe, a live Q&A, and real, outrageous messages from fans!

Impractical Jokers

Impractical Jokers

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About Luca Parisi

Born and raised in the Northwest side of Chicago to Italian immigrant parents, my life was a not a scene from “Goodfellas” but more so like “Everybody Loves Raymond”. Cracking jokes here and there and having a very over protected mother. I take my heritage to heart as being and Italian American. I hold family and friends close and traditions closer. So when Italy is in the world cup (that’s soccer just in case you were wondering”) things get serious. Though I love my Chicago Teams (Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Hawks)! Some of my hobbies include is that I know how to cook, not a lot of men know how to cook so I pride myself in knowing how to cook. I cook from traditional Italian with a modern kick to everything under the sun. You’ll never go hungry in my house. I also make homemade wine, a tradition passed down from my father to me. I also am a film buff especially James Bond or anything filmed in Chicago and yes I read the occasional comic book. With a passion with marketing and advertising that lead me to graduate from Columbia College Chicago (’03) with a concentration in Marketing Communication. One of my professors told me once that I have a way of speaking and telling a story that engages the audience so that’s what led me to break out of my shell and strive in sales/marketing. Though working in hospitality kind of fell in my lap, no seriously my cell phone rang which was thrown on my lap when the sales manager from a hotel called me asking if I would be interested in presuming a career change. Being a family man I do put my family first especially my son. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 3 years old (August 2012) and he is the beacon of courage with everything he has to go through. With this my wife and I participate with various diabetes foundations such as “Step Out” for diabetes. I handle all Corporate Groups at the hotel. Coming into Hampton Team was a pleasant change from the energy they portray. Don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s something I can help you with.

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