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...

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  • 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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Hoo Ha Comedy

This weekly stand-up showcase in Wrigleyville is produced by a bevy of local funny ladies (Lara Beitz, Meredith Kachel, Kristen Toomey, Reena Calm and...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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pHree for All Open Mic

Flex your comic porwess at this Andersonville open-mic night hosted by Kenny Metroff and Jamie Jirak.

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Upcoming sketch and improv

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
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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,...

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Blue Show

If you miss the adult language in the usual ComedySportz match, than this is the show for you. Especially for the 18 and over crowd, this is improv is...

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Heraldo: The Spanish Harold

Experience iO's classic long-form improvisation, performed entirely in Spanish.

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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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Trap

Improv masters Tj Jagodowski and David Pasquesi christen their new space with this original, two-act sketch revue focusing on situations where individuals...

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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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pHree for All Open Mic

Flex your comic porwess at this Andersonville open-mic night hosted by Kenny Metroff and Jamie Jirak.

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