64 Chicago comedians compete in a fast-paced, single-elimination, One-Liner joke contest. Comedians advance based on audience applause, and the structure is a March Madness style bracket! This show comes from the Time Out New York Critics' Pick comedy outfit BackFat Variety, comprised of Chicago natives Emily Winter (NPR's "Ask Me Another," The New York Times) and Larry Mancini (ESPN Radio). The guest judge, who will consider audience applause and determine tie-breakers, is Chicago comedian Meredith Kachel (VICE, Comedy Central) . One Liner Madness happens annually in Brooklyn, Boston, Denver and at comedy festivals around the country, but this its first time in Chicago! Get a ticket now to see which comedian will be crowned the city's one liner champion, and win the grand, cash prize!