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6 great comedy shows to check out in Chicago this week

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As per usual, it's a busy week for Chicago's comedy scene. Everything from nationally known comedians to locals in a small venue is on the menu. Here are six great shows this week that should be able to tickle your funny bone.

Damon Williams at the Promontory Williams is headlining a great lineup at the Promontory, a stylish Hyde Park venue that can cover all of your South Side entertainment needs. Wednesday at 8pm.

Adam Burke and Mike Lebovitz at Zanies Adam Burke and Mike Lebovitz, two of Chicago's best local comedians, are headlining a double bill. Wednesday–Sunday.

C4 WINTER FINALE! at the Playground Theater This is your last chance to catch the popular showcase before it's spring hiatus. Danny Kallas is headlining this week. Thursday at 10pm.

Laugh Factoria at Laugh Factory Chicago Don't miss this top-notch, all-Latino comedian line-up at the Laugh Factory. Hosted by Chicago's own Joey Villagomez. Thursday at 8pm.

Amy Schumer at Chicago Theatre Stand-up ace Amy Schumer, star of the Emmy-nominated Inside Amy Schumer, headlines the historic Chicago Theatre. Friday at 10:30pm.

The Whiskey Journal Takes Over the Blackout Diaries for One Night Only! at High-Hat Club "The Whiskey Journal," Chicago's second favorite source for fake news, takes over "The Blackout Diaries" on St. Patrick's Day weekend for an evening of drunken storytelling by some of Chicago's funniest. Saturday at 8pm.

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