Just for Laughs (Chicago) adds to the lineup

The inaugural Just For Laughs (Chicago) has added some more names to the lineup, and announced that it will bestow Chicago native Harold Ramis with a Lifetime Achievement Award on June 16 — not-so-coincidentally, Ramis also will screen his newest comedy, Year One, which stars Jack Black and Michael Cera and goes nationwide June 19.

Added to the bill at the Lakeshore Theater: Jim Breuer, Danny Bhoy, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and Jon Lajoie.

And befitting Chicago's improv heritage, there'll be a Best of Sketchfest, featuring the six top sketch groups from the Windy City's January fest, and an all-star improv jam called Chicagoland.

Just For Laughs (Chicago) 2009 will run from June 16-21.

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