Chicago comedy: Just for Laughs Chicago

Your complete guide to Seth Meyers, Bill Maher, Maria Bamford and all the acts at the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.

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This June marks the fifth year of the Chicago comedy festival Just for Laughs, which first launched in Montreal in 1983. The local edition has taken its place alongside Lollapalooza and Pitchfork as one of the city's biggest summer events. This year's Just for Laughs draws acts ranging from old-school cool Bob Newhart to quirkmeister David Cross-and that's just among the headliners. As new acts continue to be announced, find complete info, interviews, recommendations and more right here.


Just for laughs Chicago: Best bets

The shows we're most excited about in the June comedy festival's lineup.

Just for Laughs Chicago 2013: Show reviews

Our reviews of selected shows during the weeklong comedy fest.

Just for Laughs Chicago: Interviews

Q&As with Hannibal Buress, Seth Meyers, John Hodgman and more.

Just for Laughs Chicago dream lineup

We imagine a dream lineup at this year’s funny fest.

Just for Laughs 2013: Best jokes we heard at the fest

A collection of the best jokes from comics like David Cross.


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