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The best comedy shows to see in Chicago in December

Here are the holiday-themed sketch shows, touring stand-ups and local improv you should see in December

Written by
Grace Perry

So you’ve taken part in some classic Christmas activities, you’ve hit up those stellar restaurants you love and you’ve made six hot chocolate stops. How else can you entertain family in town for the holidays? Comedy, of course! This month’s calendar is largely influenced by the Yuletide spirit, with a big slate of holiday shows your whole family will love. If that’s not your jam, check out touring stand-ups like Nick Offerman and Beth Stelling, or swing by an ongoing show like Lincoln Lodge or Whirled News Tonight. Whatever your tastes, these performances will make your holiday season even merrier.

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