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The best comedy shows to see in July in Chicago

Summer in Chicago is filled with fantastic stand-up, sketch and improv comedy all over the city—here's what not to miss

Photograph: Anthony Yoon

July is a jam-packed month in Chicago—from 4th of July festivities to the endless barrage of summer festivals, it’s hard to find a moment to breathe. So if you need a night to turn your brain off and just laugh, you’re in luck. Chicago has a great lineup of live comedy shows happening all over the city this month. Whether you’re an improv nerd or a total comedy newbie, there’s something for everyone this month at Chicago’s best comedy venues.

Recommended: Our complete July events calendar

July comedy picks


Holy Fuck Comedy Hour

Each week, Chicago comics bring their freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Holy Fuck Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix of sketch, improv, stand-up and everything in between. Regular players include Emily Anderson, Sarah Ashley, Jack Bensinger, Mike Brunlieb, Danny Catlow, Thomas Kelly, Max Lipchitz, Morgan Lord, Nick Mestad, Jeff Murdoch, Scotty Nelson, Eric Rahill, Wes Perry, Jo Scott, 
Bill Stern and Nate Varrone.

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Annoyance Theatre , Lake View Friday March 2 2018 - Friday May 18 2018