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.
pHree for All Open Mic
Flex your comic porwess at this Andersonville open-mic night hosted by Kenny Metroff and Jamie Jirak.
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...
Make Yourself at Home
This showcase has made itself at home in the back room of the Hidden Shamrock since mid-2013, featuring a solid core collective of local comics and guests.
Kick Punch Stand Up
Pencil this in, and then add inks and colors: This new weekly joint turns Logan Square's G-Mart Comics into a stand-up showcase. It's free and BYOB.