The best Chicago comedy clubs
These are our favorite full-time venues for stand-up, sketch and improv comedy
Upcoming stand-up comedy
Chicago Underground Comedy
This outstanding night of comedy takes in four to five comics each week. Keep your eye on some of these folks: they're going places.
Comedians You Should Know
This weekly night of comedy, curated by a group of funny dudes, puts local stand-ups on your radar.
Upcoming sketch and improv
The Armando Diaz Experiment
For more 10 years and counting this, Chicago's longest-running comedy show, has been making bellies ache with laughter. It's a simple concept: one performer...
Public Access Live
Mark Rosenthal and Lorenzo Toia present a new episode each week on the stage of The Public House Theater as the pair host their own late night talk show,...
Free comedy shows
The Paper Machete
Christopher Piatt hosts this weekly "live magazine," a cavalcade of culture, politics and wit featuring journalists, actors, comedians and musicians offering...