A.V. Club announces its return to the comedy festival circuit after last years' return to the comedy festival circuit

There's no shortage of comedy festivals around the summer time. About two years ago, news site the A.V. Club and sister site The Onion decided to throw their hat into the annualized ring. This year is no different and now the two will be joined by a major sponsor: truTV. The third iteration of the 26th Annual Comedy Festival will be in full effect starting June 1st and go until June 5th in the city that Kanye West calls home, Chicago. 

Venues include big Chicago staples like the Civic Opera House and Thalia Hall. I'm sure windy city natives are getting so turned on by the mere mention of the theaters. But you're here for the acts. Tracy Morgan, Chris Gethard, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts & Karen and a slew of other amazing acts are on tap to perform. A lot of the tickets are on sale while bigger shows go on sale at later dates. Check out the lineup below.

Wednesday, June 1
Tracy Morgan at Civic Opera House, 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 2
Michael Che at Lincoln Hall, 8 p.m.
Chris Gethard: Career Suicide at Thalia Hall, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 3
Big Terrific (Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri) at Thalia Hall, 8 p.m.
2 Dope Queens (Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson) at Lincoln Hall, 8 & 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 4
Reggie Watts & Karen at Thalia Hall, 8 p.m.
7 Minutes In Purgatory With Ian Abramson at Hideout, 7 p.m.
Jo Firestone at Hideout, 10 p.m.

Sunday, June 5
Sarah Silverman & Friends at Civic Opera House, 8 p.m.