Chicago comedy nights
Check out the best comedy shows at bars and pubs in the city
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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.
The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour
The writing staff behind the "fake news" staple, The Daily Show step out from behind the scenes to take their moment in the spotlight in the stand-up...
This stand-up may have revealed her wicked smarts to the nation during 2011’s Comedy CentralRoast of Charlie Sheen, but she’s been playing her nasty quips...
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...
TJ & Dave
This two-man show puts master improvisers TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi together for an hour of long-form.
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...
pHree for All Open Mic
Flex your comic porwess at this Andersonville open-mic night hosted by Kenny Metroff and Jamie Jirak.