Category: Calendars

Chicago comedy online events: Saturday, May 16-Saturday, May 23, 2020

Author and former comedian Mo Willems talked with Jimmy Fallon this week and said, “Science will get us out of this, but art will get us through this.” In that spirit, Chicago comedy has our backs every day for as long as this lasts and beyond. Following are ways Chicago comedians are looking after us... Read more »

Fourteen ways to give back to Chicago comedy now!

From improv to stand-up, Chicago is where great comedy is born! During these hard times, we have an opportunity to give back to the folks who have uplifted our spirits, inspired and kept us laughing every day of the year through blizzards and heat waves, celebrations and turmoil, and everything in between – this includes... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 9-Sunday, March 15, 2020

Visitors in town: Amy Miller, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Ross and Dave Attell, Jimmie JJ Walker, the comedians of Entre Nos (Aida Rodriguez, Erik Rivera, Jerry Garcia). Andrew Santino returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Dobie Maxwell (Chicago), Mike Vecchione (Chicago), Butch Bradley (Chicago, Rosemont), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont). At The Improv: Adam Ferrara, Dr. Bill... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 2-Sunday, March 8, 2020

Visitors in town: Geoff Tate, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dara Ó Briain, Drew Lynch. Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine return to the Chicago Theatre for the latest installment of My Dad Wrote a Porno. Gino Bisconte and Aaron Berg are here for an episode of In Hot Water. Returning to their comedy hometown: Ian Abramson,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 24-Sunday, March 1, 2020

Visitors in town: Nate Bargatze, Piff the Magic Dragon, Ross Mathews, Anthony Rodia. Jeremy Piven returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Dobie Maxwell (Chicago), Tom Clark (Chicago), Jessica Kirson (Chicago), Anthony Bonazzo (Chicago), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont), Sensational Six Showcase (Rosemont), Tom Clark (Rosemont), Tom Clark (Rosemont), Nick DiPaolo (Rosemont). At the Improv: Kevin Bozeman,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 17-Sunday, February 23, 2020

Visitors in town: Joe DeRosa, Trixie Mattel, Todd Barry, Tim and Eric. At Zanies: Dobie Maxwell (Rosemont), Mia Jackson (Rosemont), Tim Walkoe (Chicago), Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago), Moses Storm (Chicago), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont), Intro to stand-up class with Bill Gorgo (Rosemont). At The Improv: Warren B. Hall, Felipe Esparza. At Riddles: Ambrose Jones. Ticket alert:... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 10-Sunday, February 16, 2020

Visitors in town: Kristina Kuzmic! Team Coco and “Comedy Battle Royale” are here celebrating the NBA All-Star weekend with special shows and guests. Sterling and Shannon Brown bring “Oh, You Got Jokes?” to Chicago. Plus, the Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival is here. See below for all the comedy all-stars. At Zanies: Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago), Kelsie... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Friday, January 31-Sunday, February 9, 2020

Visitors in town: Yvonne Orji, Lewis Black, Chaunte Wayans, Sklar Brothers, Chris Tucker, Sean Hayes. At Zanies: Chris Kattan (Rosemont), Bobby Slayton (Chicago), Jayson Cross (Chicago), Sugar Sammy (Chicago, Rosemont), Tim Dillon (Chicago, Rosemont), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont). At The Improv: Jamie Kennedy, Carlos Mencia. At Riddles: Diane Corder Birthday with Foolish, Stan Da Man,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 20-Sunday, January 26, 2020

Visitors in town: The Capitol Steps, Orny Adams, Kev Adams, Adam Carolla, Terry Fator, Brian Regan, Bruce McCulloch. Returning to their hometown: Lecy Goranson and Drew Michael. The 2020 Fillet of Solo Festival continues. At Zanies: Adam Burke (Chicago), Ms. Pat (Chicago), Marty DeRosa (Chicago), Tuesday Ten Showcase (Rosemont), Larry Reeb (Rosemont). At The Improv:... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 13-Sunday January 19, 2020

Visitors in town: Michael Lenoci, Chris Fleming, Rajiv Satyal, Jackson Galaxy, Joe Avati. Chris Redd and Lil Rel Howery return to their hometown. In addition to their show on Sunday, there may be some surprise appearances around the city this week. Three Festivals in Chicago this week with too many visitors to name. Find them... Read more »