Archive for February 2018

What happened when Jamie Morton’s dad wrote a porno? Find out on March 7 at The Chicago Theatre!

When Jamie Morton’s dad retired, he retreated to his garden shed and did something his family never expected. No, he didn’t develop a new hybrid tulip. But he did bloom in a way. He took on the nom de plume “Rocky Flintstone” and began to joyously turn out a sort of hybrid the world had... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 26 - Sunday, March 4, 2018

Visitors in town: Patton Oswalt is here. Sebastian Maniscalco, Matteo Lane, and Mike Lebovitz return to their comedy hometown. Mike will be at Zanies this week and so will Big Jay Oakerson and Tom Clark. Loni Love is at the Improv. In the news: The Big Ditties released a new song! Check out More Than... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 19-Sunday, February 25 2018

Visitors in town: Quincy Jones and Bianca Del Rio. Pablo Francisco is at The Improv. At Zanies: Kristen Key, Vir Das, Dan Soder, and Jim Flannigan. Ticket alerts: March 24: Screening of Paradox followed by a Q&A with writer Daryl Hannah and the film’s star, Neil Young. April 7-8: Jeff Garlin at Zanies in Chicago and Rosemont April... Read more »

Nate Staniforth brings real magic to Evanston this Friday, February 16

Nate Staniforth became a magician when he was nine years old. At ten, he had an epiphany. He was the new kid at school and one day on the playground he gathered a group of classmates and made a coin disappear. The coin’s vanishing was so flawless, so convincing, so magical that the kids screamed... Read more »

Chicago Comedy Spotlight for Monday, February 12-Sunday, February 18, 2018

Visitors in town: Shane Torres, Katt Williams and Lewis Black. Nate Staniforth is here on Friday. He’s not a comedian, but he’s got some real magic. At Zanies: Pat McGann, Sam Morill, Jared Logan, Bret Ernst. At The Improv: Kevin Bozeman, Ralph Harris. Ticket Alert: February 23-24: Vir Das at Zanies in Rosemont and Feb.... Read more »

Directory of Chicago comedy venues and shows

Need to laugh? You don’t have to wait! Chicago comedy is every night of the week every night of the year. Here you’ll find venues and nightly shows. I promise to do my best to keep this always-evolving list updated, but please confirm all details anyway! If you’re a comedian with a show to add,... Read more »

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, February 5-Sunday, February 11, 2018

Visitors in town: Bob Saget is here. Ray Grady returns to his comedy hometown. Bobby Lee is at The Improv. Jamie Lee and Jason Dudey are at Zanies and so is comedy legend Marsha Warfield (Chicagoan!). Chicagoans on late night: Wednesday, February 7: John Mulaney on The Late Show with Seth Meyers, Kumail Nanjiani on Conan... Read more »