MuCCC will host its first comedy festival, LaughingStock, pulling talent from the greater Rochester area for a week chock-full of events. Sketch comedy by the likes of Etch-A-Sketch, EstroFest, and Thank You Kiss complements a full array of short- and long-form improv teams. Featured events include an hour-long set on Friday by Canary in a Coal Mine — the sketch act that repeatedly sold out shows during the Fringe Festival — and a Saturday show titled "Love Potion #9.1" by Polite Ink., MuCCC's house sketch and improv team. For any attendees looking to dabble, there will be open-mic events on Monday and Wednesday, and a workshop with discussion on Sunday. The festival will be emceed by Jeff Andrews and Anna Hall.
The LAUGHINGSTOCK comedy festival runs Monday, February 9, through Sunday, February 15, at MuCCC. 142 Atlantic Avenue (with a few events scattered around the city). Free-$10. Check muccc.org for specific times and prices, and a full, detailed list of events.