Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 20-Sunday, May 26, 2019

Visitors in town: Jay Duplass, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Julio Torres, the Real Comedians of Social Media, Acapella, Cee-Y. Jim Gaffigan and Chris Redd return to their hometown. In town to film Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks’ free shows at The Promontory: Chris Redd, Gina Yashere, Ronnie Jordan, Orlando Leyba, Janelle James, Rachel Feinstein, Yamaneika Saunders, Clayton English,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19, 2019

Visitors in town: Preacher Lawson, Patton Oswalt. Liza Treyger returns to her hometown. At Zanies: Josh Blue (Chicago, Rosemont, St. Charles), Judy Gold (Chicago), Adam Burke (Chicago), Mr. Showtime (Rosemont, St. Charles), John DaCosse (St. Charles). At The Improv: Frank Caliendo, Ismo. At Riddles: Nick Lewis. Ticket alerts: May 20: Feminist Comedy Night at Zanies... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 13-Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rest of the week coming soon! Please confirm all details before leaving home. MONDAY, MAY 13 Viola Spolin Improvisation Workshop at The Jane Addams Hull-House, 9:30 a.m. Taught by improv guru Aretha Sills, daughter of Second City founder Paul Sills and granddaughter of Viola Spolin. Aretha will lead an introductory workshop exploring her grandmother’s groundbreaking... Read more »

The Heffernan/Lemme Interview: Creators of hit TV show "Tacoma FD" come to Thalia Hall this Wednesday

What do you get when you cross a firefighter with a comedian? I watched the first six episodes of Tacoma FD and I have the answer: you get a first responder who can lift both your body and your spirit. Tacoma FD’s creators and co-stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme have an impressive track record.... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 6-Sunday, May 12, 2019

Visitors in town: Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, Margaret Trudeau, Cat & Nat, and Penn & Teller. Joel Kim Booster returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Doug Benson (Monday in Chicago), Michael Palascak (Chicago), Andy Woodhull (Rosemont), Pat Tomasulo (Rosemont), Russ Williamson (St. Charles). At Riddles: Barbara Carlyle. At The Improv: Aries Spears. Following is... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 28-Sunday, May 5, 2019

Visitors in town: Nikki Glaser, Howie Mandel, Lee Camp, Paul Reiser, Greg Fitzsimmons, Bill Maher, Omar Covarrubias. At Zanies: Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson (Chicago), Dr. Bill Miller (Chicago), Jackie Fabulous (Chicago), Derek Hughes (Rosemont), Doug Benson (Rosemont), Sonya White (St. Charles). At The Improv: Kevin Bozeman, Loni Love, Brian Hicks. At Riddles: Jay Deep’s birthday weekend... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 22 – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Visitors in town: Leslie Jordan, Chelsea Handler with Sean Hayes, Poppy Champlin, Trevor Noah, Tim Allen, Brendan Burns, Basketmouth, and Olivia Grace and Eric Freedman. At Zanies: Vince Carone (Chicago), Taylor Williamson (Chicago and Rosemont), Larry Reeb (Chicago), Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson (Chicago), Jared Logan (Rosemont), Tim Walkoe (St. Charles). At The Improv: Anjelah Johnson. At... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 15-Sunday, April 21, 2019

In town: Iliza Schlesinger, Jo Firestone, and Nic Sampson. Rebecca O’Neal and Dave Helem return to their hometown. At Zanies: Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago and Rosemont), Jon Huck (Chicago), Stone Cold and the Jackal Tour with Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson (Rosemont), Dougie Almeida (St. Charles). At Riddles: Mario Tory. Ticket alerts: May 13: You’re Being... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 8-Sunday, April 14, 2019

In town: Ladies Who Ranch, , Joe Dombrowski, Tom Segura, Christopher Titus (April 9 update: Christopher Titus appearances have been cancelled.) At Zanies: Jason Cheny (Chicago), Chris Kattan & Friends (Chicago and St. Charles), Erin Foley (Chicago), Lenny Schmidt (Rosemont), Mike Head. (St. Charles). At Riddles: JJ Williamson. At The Improv: Arnez J. Chicago comedians in... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 1- Sunday, April 7, 2019

In town: Paula Poundstone, Janelle James, Vicki Barbolak, Brett Walkow, Nate Bargatze, Rob Gleeson, and Thomas Middleditch with Ben Schwartz. At Zanies: Jeff Garlin (Chicago and Rosemont), B. Simone (Chicago), Lenny Schmidt (Chicago and Rosemont), Vince Carone (Rosemont). At Zanies St. Charles: World Series of Comedy. At The Improv: Carlos Mencia At Riddles: LaRoyce Hawkins,... Read more »