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UP Comedy Club

Comedy, Comedy clubs Lincoln Park
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
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Opened in 2012 in the Pipers Alley space that formerly housed Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, the Second City's third stage mixes touring stops by well-known stand-ups with tourist-friendly improv showcases and collections of archival sketches performed by Second City–trained stage vets.


Venue name: UP Comedy Club
Address: 230 W North Ave

Cross street: at Wells St
Transport: El: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 9, 11, 72, 73, 156.
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Tony and Tina's Wedding is a must-see. The audience gets to participate in the dysfunctional Italian wedding (set in the 80's) as a part of the bride and groom's guests. This includes everything from mingling with the wedding party at the church, to being involved in family drama, just like at a real wedding. Following the ceremony is a reception that feels too real to be fake. Guests enjoy a buffet dinner, toasts, and a bouquet toss (the actors remain in character the entire time). The wedding singer is highly inappropriate with sexual dance moves, the groomsmen drunkenly flirt with girls when their girlfriends aren't looking, and at one point, Grandma falls on the floor mid-dance. Anyone can relate to these two families - we didn't stop laughing the entire time! And the funniest part is realizing "dysfunctional" is actually normal. 

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Love, love, love UP Comedy Club. It's an intimate comedy venue with a wide variety of shows (you can catch students trying out their works typically later at night) that are almost always a hit.  It's the perfect place for a date or a girls' night out.