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

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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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

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,...

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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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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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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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Free comedy shows

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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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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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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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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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.

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