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.
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July comedy picks
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.