Category: Calendars

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 »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 25-Sunday, March 31, 2019

Visitors in town: Gabriel Iglesias, the Stanford University improvisers, and Robert Smigel returns to his comedy hometown. At Zanies: Robbie Slowik (Chicago), Dr. Bill Miller (Chicago), Marcella Arguello (Chicago), Tim Walkoe (Rosemont), Larry Reeb (St. Charles) At Riddles: Teddy Carpenter At The Improv: Ian Bagg Ticket Alerts: April 4-7: Jeff Garlin at Zanies in Rosemont... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 11 - Friday, February 15, 2019

Visitors in town: At Zanies: Benji Affalo (Chicago), Michael Somerville (Chicago), Amir K (Rosemont). At The Improv: Jamie Kennedy Ticket alerts: This weekend: Chicago’s all-therapists improv group, the Therapy Players are at RhinoFest this Sunday, February 17 and Sunday, February 24. This is also an amazing-deal alert! A rare chance to see these award-winning comedic... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 4-Sunday, February 10, 2019

Visitors in town: Rory Scovell, Chad Daniels, KevinMcDonald. John Cusack returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Rachael O’Brien (Chicago), Marsha Warfield! (Chicago and Rosemont), Chris Garcia (Chicago and Rosemont), Ali Clayton (Chicago), Kellen Erskine (St. Charles). At Riddles: B. Cole. At the Improv: Pablo Francisco, Challenge Mania Live. At the Kenosha Comedy Club: Joby Saad.... Read more »
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Chicago Comedy Spotlight for Monday, January 28-Sunday, February 3, 2019

In town: Wanda Sykes, Bobby Moynihan, Chris D’Elia. At Zanies:Dan LaMorte (Live album recording on the 28th and 29th at Zanies Chicago), Sugar Sammy (Chicago and Rosemont), Kira Soltanovich (Chicago and Rosemont), Don Friesen (St. Charles). At Riddles: Tony Roberts. At The Improv: Adele Givens. Ticket alerts: March 2: Fred Armisen at Metro. In the... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 21-Sunday, January 27, 2019

Visitors in town: Ramy Youssef, Caitlin Kunkel, Chris Fleming, Rick Overton, The Capitol Steps. At Zanies: Brad Wenzel (Chicago and St. Charles), Emma Willmann (Chicago), Dan LaMorte (Rosemont). At The Improv: Rocky LaPorte, Mitch Fatel. At Riddles: Chastity Washington. Fillet of Solo, a storytelling and comedy festival continues! Details here. RhinoFest, Chicago’s longest running fringe... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 14-Sunday, January 20, 2019

Visitors in town: Anthony Atamanuik, Jen Kirkman, Kate Berlant, Michelle Wolf. At Zanies: Russ Williamson (Chicago and St. Charles), Joe List (Chicago), Dulce Sloan (Chicago and Rosemont), Larry Reeb (Rosemont and St. Charles). At The Improv: Finesse Mitchell. At Riddles: Damon Williams Comedy Series 2019 presents MLK Weekend with Rodney Perry. FOUR Chicago festivals this... Read more »
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, January 7-Sunday January 13, 2019

Visitors in town: Billy Gardell is here. Comedians from all over the country are in town for the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. At Zanies: Russ Williamson (Chicago and St. Charles), Des Bishop (Chicago), Reno Collier (Rosemont), At The Improv: Drew Lynch At Riddles: Abu Ali: Captain Arabia Comedy Tour; Damon Williams Comedy Series 2019 with... Read more »