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Need A Laugh After Stressful Election Week? Comedy Film Fest Comes To South Loop This Weekend

The festival starts Friday with a documentary and stand-up performance from comedian Jesus Trejo.

The Chicago Comedy Film Festival runs throughout the weekend.
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SOUTH LOOP — A festival for comedy films will bring laughs to the South Loop this weekend.

The Chicago Comedy Film Festival at Columbia College will feature everything from low-budget to studio-quality comedies, according to the event’s website. The three-day festival starts Friday and will feature a variety of shorts, films and an after party before ending with an awards ceremony.

The festival will kick off with a showing of “Care to Laugh” at 6 p.m. Friday. The 77-minute documentary follows stand-up comedian Jesus Trejo as he juggles caring for his parents — his mother is recovering after the removal of a brain tumor; his father has colon cancer — with trying to pursue his dream. Trejo will perform after the documentary airs.

The festival is Friday-Sunday at Columbia College. A full schedule is available online. Tickets are required for events and they can be bought online.