As we patiently await for the Arrested Development movie, we can all catch David Cross in Chicago this summer. And he’ll be in good company with basically the funniest people on the planet.

Just for Laughs, 2013 in Chicago

Just for Laughs, 2013 in Chicago

The 2013 TBS Just For Laughs Chicago presented by State Farm®, is celebrating its 5th Anniversary by announcing some of the amazing people who will be taking part in the event. From rising stars to comedy legends, the funny will be there in force.

The TBS Just for Laughs Chicago event takes place on Tuesday, June 11 – Sunday, June 16. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. central time. There will be 15 popular venues, including The Chicago Theatre, Park West and The Vic.

During the six days of America’s Biggest Comedy Festival, some of the acts you’ll see will include some of the funniest people on the planet:

  • Bill Maher
  • Seth Meyers
  • Bob Newhart
  • David Cross
  • Nick Swardson
  • John Hodgman
  • Artie Lange
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Al Madrigal
  • Maria Bamford
  • Dylan Moran
  • Anjelah Johnson,
  • Plus the Stars of TBS’s Sullivan & Son, truTV’s Impractical Jokers,
  • And IFC’s The Whitest Kids U’ Know
  • …More Surprises To Be Announced Soon

TBS Just For Laughs 2013 Details

Smart, subversive comedy will be on full display at The Chicago Theatre this summer, when Bill Maher serves up a hefty dose of his scathing sociopolitical commentary with his own show on June 16. Fellow master satirist, SNL star and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers, performs on June 14, with special guests – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Al Madrigal and Chicago’s native son and former 30 Rock writer Hannibal Buress. Living legend Bob Newhart, one of the most important and influential voices in the history of American comedy, returns to his hometown for a must-see performance on June 15. And after slipping himself back into the cutoffs of Never Nude analrapist Dr. Tobias Fünke in the hugely anticipated Arrested Development reboot, the brilliant David Cross leads a cabal of his closest comedy comrades into the State Street landmark on June 13 for David Cross & His Super Duper Pals.

The Vic will play host to a trio of exclusive performances by some of the nation’s most popular comedians, led by two live performances by the stars of truTV’s hit hidden-camera show Impractical Jokers on June 15. Nick Swardson, the newest member of Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison family and co-star of the upcoming summer comedy Grown Ups 2, will electrify audiences with a rare performance on June 13. And insanely talented MADtv alum Anjelah Johnson, known for her characters such as online sensation Bon Qui Qui, will perform on June 12.

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The Park West will serve up an embarrassment of alt-comedy riches, starting with The Daily Show correspondent, podcast superstar and Bored To Death agitator John Hodgman on June 13 with his show John Hodgman, Performing as Celebrated Humorist John Hodgman in: JOHN HODGMAN TONIGHT! On June 15, Artie Lange from The Howard Stern Show fame will offer up his no-hold-barred comedy for two shows, while alt-comedy goddess and Comedians of Comedy star Maria Bamford will perform one solo show. “The greatest comedian, living or dead” as quoted by Paris’ Le Monde newspaper, Irish comic Dylan Moran, will ruminate on life, love and loss with his inimitable sardonic wit in his new one-man show Yeah, Yeah on June 14. And the stars of two hit TV shows will take the stage for exclusive performances, with Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed and Roy Wood Jr. of TBS’s popular sitcom Sullivan & Son slated for June 14, and IFC’s sketch-comedy superstars Trevor Moore, Zach Creggar, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams and Darren Trumeter from the IFC smash The Whitest Kids U’ Know scheduled to perform June 12.

Stay tuned for additional lineup announcements in the coming weeks.

TBS Just For Laughs 2013 Ticket Info

Tickets for June 11-16 Festival On Sale This Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. (CT)

Tickets for The Chicago Theatre will be available at The Chicago Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster locations, online at or by phone at (312) 902-1500 or (800) 745-3000.

Tickets for The Vic Theatre and Park West will be available at or by phone at (800) 514-ETIX.

Tickets for most festival events will also be available at respective venue box offices.