Unelectable You | UP Comedy Club | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 28 2016
Price: $36-$46
You'd think this wretched presidential campaign would at least be good for comedians, but as NPR host Peter Sagal explained to Slate editor in chief Jacob Weisberg earlier this summer, the glut of low-hanging fruit together with the ugly, not-at-all funny stakes can be a rotten combination for parodists. A collaboration between Slate and Second City, this cathartic political revue vents frustration while managing to find joy in the 2016 election's absurdities. That said, the sketches are frequently safe and public-domain generic rather than opinionated—more Capitol Steps than The Daily Show. Mischievous crowd work, though, is reliably hilarious. —Dan Jakes


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