Comedy

Your guide to Chicago comedy clubs, stand up comedy, sketch comedy and improv

Comedy

The best Chicago comedy clubs

These are our favorite full-time venues for stand-up, sketch and improv comedy

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Upcoming stand-up comedy

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The Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Comedy Show

Dave Losso and Jason Melton produce this free monthly show at Brainstorm Comics, on the third floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building. In its first months it's...

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The Lincoln Lodge

Having relocated to Subterranean after the loss of its longtime space in the now-closed Lincoln Restaurant, the country's longest continuously operating home...

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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.

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Comedians You Should Know

This weekly night of comedy, curated by a group of funny dudes, puts local stand-ups on your radar.

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The Chaser: Open Mic

Catch some up-and-coming talent at this free open mic. Winners are offered a chance to perform in the next week's professional set.

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Upcoming sketch and improv

The Second City's Holidazed and Confused Revue

Come to The Second City this winter and enjoy an R-rated sketch show poking fun at all the crazy and insufferable parts of the holidays.

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Panic on Cloud 9

The Second City Mainstage. Directed by Ryan Bernier. Music directed by Jacob Shuda. With Chelsea Devantez, John Hartman, Paul Jurewicz, Daniel Strauss,...

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Comedy

The Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Comedy Show

Dave Losso and Jason Melton produce this free monthly show at Brainstorm Comics, on the third floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building. In its first months it's...

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Read more
Comedy

TJ & Dave

This two-man show puts master improvisers TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi together for an hour of long-form.

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ComedySportz

Unlike much comedic fare, this weekly event is appropriate for the whole family, thanks to warnings about language from the hawkeyed...um...eared referee,...

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Free comedy shows

Comedy

The Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Comedy Show

Dave Losso and Jason Melton produce this free monthly show at Brainstorm Comics, on the third floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building. In its first months it's...

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Read more

The Lincoln Lodge

Having relocated to Subterranean after the loss of its longtime space in the now-closed Lincoln Restaurant, the country's longest continuously operating home...

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Nightlife

The Paper Machete

Christopher Piatt hosts this weekly "live magazine," a cavalcade of culture, politics and wit featuring journalists, actors, comedians and musicians offering...

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Comedy

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.

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Comedy

The Chaser: Open Mic

Catch some up-and-coming talent at this free open mic. Winners are offered a chance to perform in the next week's professional set.

Read more