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Exclusive Slideshow: 23 Portraits of Comic Performers at 2012 Just for Laughs Chicago

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CHICAGO – After wrapping up recently, the “Just for Laughs Chicago” comedy festival was a rousing success, as established and new comic performers entertained audiences all over the Windy City. Shows featured such diverse talents as Vince Vaughn, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Smith, TJ Miller and Janeane Garofalo.

Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took photos of the top performers as he captured the Just for Laughs scene. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. JustForLaughs1: Vince Vaughn presented his ‘Comedy Showcase’ to close the festival.
  2. JustForLaughs2: The notable film director participated in ‘An Evening with Kevin Smith.’
  3. JustForLaughs3: Patton Oswalt appeared at the historic Vic Theatre in Chicago.
  4. JustForLaughs4: Pete Holmes was part of ‘The Nerd Show’ at the Up Comedy Club.
  5. JustForLaughs5: Comedian and activist Janeane Garofalo appeared with Kyle Kinane.
  6. JustForLaughs6: TJ Miller did several shows, including ‘TJ Miller Presents Performance Anxiety.’
  7. JustForLaughs7: Matt Braunger did his set at The Hideout venue in Chicago.
  8. JustForLaughs8: TJ Miller and Matt Braunger try out the local furniture.
  9. JustForLaughs9: TJ Miller and Matt Braunger demonstrate a different perspective.
  10. JustForLaughs10: Kyle Kinane appeared solo and with Janeane Garofalo at the Up Comedy Club.
  11. JustForLaughs11: Chicago improvisation masters T.J. Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi.
  12. JustForLaughs12: Lil Rel, featured at ‘New Faces of Chicago’ and ‘Best of the Fest.’
  13. JustForLaughs13: Comic Brian Posehn appeared in ‘The Nerd Show.’
  14. JustForLaughs14: Brian Posehn rocks ‘Just for Laughs Chicago.’
  15. JustForLaughs15: Up and coming Amy Schumer performed at the Park West in Chicago.
  16. JustForLaughs16: Amy Schumer is victorious at ‘Just for Laughs Chicago.’
  17. JustForLaughs17: Eric Andre of ‘The Eric Andre Show’ on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
  18. JustForLaughs18: Eric Andre strikes a men’s catalog pose at ‘Just for Laughs Chicago.’
  19. JustForLaughs19: James Adomian was in ‘Conspiracy Theory Live with Jesse Ventura.’
  20. JustForLaughs20: Scott Adsit of ’30 Rock’ performed improvisation shows at the iO Theater.
  21. JustForLaughs21: Chris D’Elia of ‘Whitney’ performed at The Laugh Factory in Chicago.
  22. JustForLaughs22: Natasha Leggero was featured in Sarah Silverman’s ‘Sarah’s Pro-Choice’ show.
  23. JustForLaughs23: The Roastmaster Supreme presented ‘Jeff Ross Roasts Chicago.’
  24. For a blog wrap-up of the TBS “Just For Laughs Chicago” 2012 comedy festival, click here.

    HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

    By PATRICK McDONALD
    Senior Staff Writer
    HollywoodChicago.com
    pat@hollywoodchicago.com

    © 2012 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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