Category: Calendars

Chicago Comedy spotlight for Monday, September 24-Sunday, September 30, 2018

Visitors in town: Jim Jefferies, Hasan Minhaj and George Lopez. Brian Babylon returns with a new album! Cameron Esposito returns for an evening of all new material at The Vic! At Zanies: John Roy (Chicago), Alex Edelman (Chicago), Michael Quu (Chicago and Rosemont), Michael Issac (Chicago and Rosemont), Ritch Shydner (St. Charles) (cool bio!). At... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Thursday, September 20-Sunday, September 23, 2018

Visitors in town: Maz Jobrani, Andy Borowitz and Stavros Halkias. The Chicago Musical Improv Festival begins at iO with groups from all over the country. At Zanies: Sean Patton (Chicago), John Roy (Chicago and St. Charles), Larry Reeb (Rosemont). At The Improv: Brendan Schaub (fresh off last night’s Watch What Happens Live on Bravo) and Pauly Shore.... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 17-Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Please confirm all details before leaving home! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Clickhole Live! at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 7:00 p.m. ClickHole writers present stories and funny PowerPoint presentations. John Roy at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:00 p.m. John Roy grew up in Rogers Park and Evanston and went on to win first place on CBS’... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 10-Sunday, September 16, 2018

Visitors in town: Three Busy Debras, Gretchen Bonaduce, Colin Mochrie with Brad Sherwood, Gina Yashere, Tracy Morgan, Russell Peters, Paul Rodriquez, Wayne Brady. The Cambridge Footlights are here for a rare stateside performance. Marina Franklin returns to her hometown to record an album and free tickets are available! At Zanies: Sarah Colonna (Chicago, St. Charles... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, September 3- Sunday, September 9, 2018

In town: Maeve Higgins, Mara Marek and Andrew Collin. Chicago comedians Jamie Campbell and Vanessa Fraction return! At Zanies: Tom Rhodes (Chicago), Josh Wolf (Chicago, Rosemont, St. Charles), Mike Toomey (Rosemont). Weekend headiner in St. Charles TBA. At The Improv: John Heffron Ticket alert: Hari Kondabolu at Thalia Hall on October 11. In the news: Matteo... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, August 27-Sunday, September 2, 2018

Visitors in town: Eric Andre, Alex Pavone, Travis Irvine, Chris Higgins and Hampton Yount. Lil Rel Howery returns to his hometown for Hannibal Buress Presents a Sunday in Chicago. At Zanies: Vince Carone (Chicago), Gabriel Rutledge (Chicago), Frank Caliendo (Chicago), Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson (Rosemont), Taylor Williamson (Rosemont), Calvin Evans (Rosemont) and Tom Clark (St.... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, August 20-Sunday, August 26, 2018

Visitors in town: J. Anthony Brown is here and Michael Ian Black returns to his hometown. Four hundred comediennes are here for the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival! Seventy shows in four days beginning Thursday! At Zanies: Sam Jay (Chicago), Dr. Bill Miller (Chicago), Randy Kagan (Chicago and Rosemont), Larry “Uncle Lar” Reeb (Chicago and Rosemont),... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, August 13-Sunday, August 19, 2018

In town: Marc Maron. Returning to their comedy hometown: Fatimah Asghar, Jamie Campbell, Jordan Klepper, Luke Null and Michael Palascak (who was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week. Clip below.) Plus, opportunities to see TJ & Dave and Emo Philips. At Zanies: Russ Williamson (Chicago), Dan Cummins (Chicago), Sam Jay (Chicago), Kevin... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, August 6-Sunday, August 12, 2018

VISITORS IN TOWN: Amanda Seales, Lorne Michaels, Kevin Allison, Steve Martin and Martin Short. At Zanies: Tim Walkoe (Chicago and St. Charles), Tim Dillon (Chicago), Dale Jones (Rosemont). At The Improv: Godfrey (Thursday-Sunday). iO’s Bentwood Comedy Festival kicks off on Friday, August 10 and continues through Sunday, August 19. This celebration of Chicago improv includes... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, July 30-Sunday, August 5, 2018

Visitors in town: Whoopi Goldberg, Miranda Sings and Andy Kindler. Chris Redd returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago), Max Silvestri (Chicago), Tim Walkoe (Rosemont), Michael Issac (St. Charles). At The Improv: Pat Chase (Thursday) and Bruce Bruce (Friday-Sunday). Ticket Alerts: August 7: The Book Stall After Dark – tickets have been selling out... Read more »