Chicago comedy nights
Check out the best comedy shows at bars and pubs in the city
Penny, the F*ckable Dolphin: based on a truthy story
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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.
Upcoming sketch and improv
The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
January can be a rough month in Chicago, so it's a good thing we've got something to laugh about. In its fifteenth year, the largest sketch comedy festival...
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...
Logan Theatre's Comedy Open Mic
Come to Logan Theatre’s lounge for free open mic comedy each Monday. You can even try out your own material. Newcomers and vets are welcome in this fun room....