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.
No topic is off-limits for the outspoken, groundbreaking comedian Cho, particularly not her Korean-American family. She returns to the Chicago Theatre on a...
Upcoming sketch and improv
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...
This monthly storytelling show focuses on LGBTQ-identified performers, though their stories aren't necessarily gay-themed. The evening is hosted by Sidetrack...