The Setup

The Setup
Photograph: Courtesy The Setup The Setup

On Hyde Street between Eddy and Turk is a weekly stand up show known as the The Setup. It takes place at The Basement every Saturday night; doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. The underground comedy club is run by comedians Kevin Whittinghall, Abhay Nadkarni and Richard Sarvate. The space, which was once the green room for the Blackhawk Jazz Club, is all exposed brick and tufted leather couches. There’s practically no stage and the comedians tell their jokes just a few feet from the crowd. It’s a great spot to scout talent at a cheap price—tickets to a show are just $5 each.

By: Katie Sweeney


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