Second City reunion, Patton Oswalt, JB Smoove, Childrens Hospital added to 2010 JFL Chicago

The second annual Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival has joined up with Second City alums and more as the schedule comes into focus.

JFL Chicago 2010 already had announced another new TV special with Ellen DeGeneres, Denis Leary's Rescue Me Comedy Tour, Cedric the Entertainer, Aziz Ansari, Russell Peters and more.

Now add to that: Patton Oswalt leading a mini version of "Comedians of Comedy" with Maria Bamford and Chris Hardwick, a sneak peek screening of the upcoming Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital with Rob Corddry, a live episode of the Adam Carolla Podcast, JB Smoove in character as "Leon Black," and last but certainly not least, The Second City Alumni Reunion Show featuring the Class of '79 – George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Nancy McCabe Kelly, Bruce Jarchow, Danny Breen and more. The festival also has added a second night for Ansari at The Vic, and moved "The Not Inappropriate Show" to the Mayne Stage.

Here is more specific info on each of the newly announced shows:

Alt Comedy – Saturday, June 19, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at The Vic. Featuring Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Chris Hardwick and more.

Rob Corddry’s Childrens Hospital – Thursday, June 17, at 9:30 p.m. at Park West. Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, David Wain, Erinn Hayes and others appear for a live presentation of the upcoming Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. The show will feature a preview screening, a Q&A session and more.

The Adam Carolla Podcast – Thursday, June 17, at 7 p.m. and Friday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at Park West. A special live edition with surprise guests.

An Evening with Leon Black and Friends – Friday, June 18, at Midnight at Park West. JB Smoove performs in character as Curb Your Enthusiasm's Leon Black, the outspoken, self-righteous, “prettay, prettay, prettay” live-in guest at the Larry David household. Leon will host three nights of laughs with special guests. And if that weren’t incentive enough, he’ll also brings the ruckus to the ladies.

The Second City Alumni Reunion Show – Class of ’79 – Thursday, June 17 at 8 p.m. at Second City. For one night only, the cast of 1979 will reunite in a benefit for The Second City Alumni Fund as they recreate some of their classic scenes from The Second City archives. The cast will feature George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Nancy McCabe Kelly, Bruce Jarchow, Danny Breen and more.

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