Sean Patton and Sean O'Connor to headline first-annual Comedy Exposition of 2014!

I'm incredibly honored to be one of the producers of Chicago's Comedy Exposition of 2014, a DIY standup comedy festival happening this Summer, July 11th-13th. The fest be spread out over three neighborhoods: Lakeview on Friday, Wicker Park on Saturday, and Logan Square on Sunday, with the best performers Chicago has to offer, as well as plenty of out-of-town talent, both up-and-coming and fully established.

We're excited to announce our first two headlining performers (whose exact appearance dates will be announced in the coming weeks): Sean Patton and Sean O'Connor.

Sean Patton has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central's The Half Hour, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and was recently profiled by the New York Times. He's also very funny! You also might have heard him on podcasts like Sklarbro Country, Risk!, and Put Your Hands Together.

Sean O'Connor's credits include appearances on Conan and Comedy Central's The Half Hour; he's written for TV, for shows like Sports Show with Norm Macdonald and The Ben Show, and has appeared on tons of podcasts, including You Made It Weird, The Fogelnest Files, and Yo, Is This Racist?. He, too, is very funny!

For more info about the festival check out our website, and if you're looking for a quick way to support our festival (and help make it better by giving us more money to bring in more headliners), donate to our Kickstarter, which has rewards like a personalized Yell You Better advice video from fest head Katie McVay and a fun pack of LPs, CDs, and other goodies handpicked by our friends at saki Records!