Caveat: I've only been twice. This is the friendliest and nicest atmosphere I've found in comedy in Chicago...and I have quite a few friends I see regularly. I think we paid four dollars for a beer (drinkers but not super drinkers), and my GFs effen was reasonable, as well. Most importantly, the show we saw (it was a workplace comedy, sorry I can't remember the name) was really, really good. And on a Thursday. We've been back already and will catch the mainstage show soon (it was sold out the night we tried, but that was the day of). Great new place, great prices, needs an awning/sign, though.
The Public House Theatre
Photograph: Patrick Lothian
The Public House Theatre
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Feb 4 2014
The producers of the long-running Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play now have their own venue a few blocks north of Wrigley Field, where the flagship drunkfest fits right in. It's supplemented by short-run shows from up-and-coming sketch groups and the occasional scripted comedy.
The Public House Theatre 3914 N Clark St
What's on at The Public House Theatre
Comedy, Interactive theater
Drinking games and boozy high jinks rule at this night of interactive comedy.
For those who like their comedy with a big fat helping of Lovecraft comes this unique sketch experience from the Battlemasters.
Three one-acts explore the themes of love and loss.
Eight Chicago sketch comedy duos are going swinging as the partners mix and match at the end of each show, preparing fresh material each week with their new collaborater.
In the future, after the Earth has been destroyed, humans have taken their bad habits to the moon.
Open mic nights, Sketch shows
Consider it the open mic of sketch shows: See sketches in progress tested out in front of a non-paying audience.
Join Chicago-based improviser and actor Becca Taubel for an exploration of the small, special moments in life.
Mary Kate Olsen turns to a pair of private detectives when her twin goes missing but as the investigation presses on, she becomes the prime suspect.
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Since moving to Chicago, I seem to keep finding myself here on various dates and work outings. I saw the "Trash Boy" Musical (Hilarious! I love quirky musicals), "Bouncers" (I'm from the UK, I love Americans putting on an accent!) and "Bye Bye Liver". I saw it once living in Philadelphia (my Birthday- they sang to me!), and it was very cool to see it in its home! Some of the best sketch comedy I've seen in the city!
I was there last night at 10 for Bye Bye Liver, and apparently a few cast members were leaving. I don't know if they do this all the time after the late shows, but they opened up a bar onstage and let the audience come party with them! It was great! The cast was a bit emotional but still a lot of fun! And the cheap shots didn't hurt. Well, not until this morning ;)
I actually got a chance to talk to the guy who wrote Bye Bye Liver- he was there hugging all the teary actors :) Super funny, nice guy! I'm definitely coming back to see his new show about Tinder- the actual App. It's called Tinder Loving or Love Me Tinder. Something about Tinder. I don't want to say too much about my private life (wink wink) but I personally can't wait!