Category: Calendars

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 24 – Sunday, June 30, 2019

Visitors in town: Dax Shepherd. Chicago’s Luvvie Ajayi interviews Elaine Welteroth. At Zanies: Fresh, Drunk and Stoned Tour (Chicago, Rosemont), Jacqueline Novak (Chicago), John Roy (Chicago), The Dog & Funny Show with Doug Bass (Chicago), Des Bishop (Rosemont), Michael Palascak (St. Charles). At The Improv: Clayton English. At Riddles: Gary G-Thang Johnson. Ticket alerts: August... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 17-Sunday, June 23, 2019

Visitors in town: Ron Funches, Celeste Barber, Will Martin and Emily Holland. Aretha Sills and Sonia Denis return to their comedy hometown.  At Zanies: Karen Rontowski (Chicago and St. Charles), Jared Logan (Chicago), Jim McCue (Rosemont). At The Improv: Bret Ernst. At Riddles: Damon Williams, Big Keef, Jay Gee, Famo. On Sunday: The Summer Comedy... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 10-Sunday, June 16, 2019

Visitors in town: Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Nicole Byer, Eddie B., and Hannah Gadsby. Jeff Garlin returns to his hometown to film his new Netflix special. Northwestern alum Jena Friedman is here. At Zanies: Patti Vasquez (Chicago), Matt Ritter’s Comedians At Law (Chicago), Dan Soder (Chicago and Rosemont), Michael Palascak (Chicago and Rosemont), Jeff Arcuri... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 3-Sunday, June 9, 2019

In town: Catherine Cohen, Kenny DeForest, Will Miles, Joe Rogan, Jonathan Van Ness, Joe DeRosa and Patrick Walsh. Deon Cole, Clark Jones and Liza Treyger return to their hometown. At Zanies: Jason Cheny (Chicago and St. Charles) Dr. Bill Miller (Chicago), Pat McGann (Rosemont). UPDATE MONDAY, JUNE 3: Jeff Garlin announces surprise appearances at Zanies... Read more »

Chicago Comedy Spotlight for Monday, May 27-Sunday, June 2, 2019

Visitors in town: Eddie Izzard, Randy Rainbow, Michael Kupperman, Adam Sandler, Daniel Tosh, Tom Segura. At Zanies: Ralphie Roberts (Chicago), Jubal Fresh (Chicago and Rosemont), Pat McGann (Chicago), Tim Walkoe (Rosemont), James Johann (St. Charles). At The Improv: Comedy School Graduation (Thurs.), Chris Porter. At Riddles: Damon Williams hosts Coco and Uncle Rail. Ticket alerts:... Read more »

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

Visitors in town: Jay Duplass, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, 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... 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 »

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 »