Chicago comedy calendar for Monday, July 19-Sunday, July 25, 2021

Following is just a small sample of the bonanza of Chicago comedy shows happening this week. Please confirm all details! I also have a gargantuan list of upcoming hot comedy tickets through 2022 here.

This week at the classics:

Riddles: Damon Williams Chi-Town Laugh Fest (Thurs.-Sun.)

Zanies Chicago: Angelo Tsarouchas with Paul Farahvar (Mon.), Super 6 Showcase (Thurs.), Ian Fidance (Fri.-Sun.)

Zanies Rosemont: Vince Acevedo’s “My Kind of Comedy” (Tues.), Laugh More Showcase (Wed.), Pat Tomasulo (Thurs.), Bobcat Godthwait (Fri.-Sat.)

The Improv: Jess Hilarious (Fri.-Sat.)

PLUS these great shows:

MONDAY, JULY 19

The Daily Show Alums 8:00 p.m. ONLINE Daily Show co-creators Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead and original correspondents Beth Littleford, Brian Unger, and A. Whitney Brown celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the show.

4 Pc. of Laughter at Riddles, Alsip, 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON Presented by Connor Ford and Run the Light. Showcase followed by open mic.

Magic Silly Mondays at The Laugh Factory, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON Hosted by Jeff Boog. Featuring Marilee, Brian Babylon, Joe McMahon, Calvin Evans, Mike Samp and more TBA.

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Ladylike at The Lincoln Lodge, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON This popular show about people’s grossest stories is always a sold-out hit.

Best Night Ever at The Lincoln Lodge, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON The acclaimed stand-up showcase returns.

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro in “Och and Oy! A Considered Cabaret” at Ravinia, Highland Park, 7:30 p.m. IN PERSON

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

Happy to Be Here at Second City, 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON

Wednesdays After Work at Zanies Chicago, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON Pre-show with drinks and music begins at 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 22

The Nobodies … Funny Tour with Jessica Winther, Eugenia Kuzmina, Teri S. and Christine Peake. Hosted by JT Newton at The Lincoln Lodge, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. These talented standups (and one comedian/super model) are selling out shows in L.A.! These comedians were the stars of Monday Night Funnies 2020-2021 and this is a rare opportunity to see them in person. For bios, see Mark’s weekend post. A Mark Klaber Production.

Black Lung Libations and Laughs at Black Lung Brewing Company, 7:00 p.m., Round Lake Beach. IN PERSON Look at this fabulous lineup: Denise Medina, Joe Nucchio and Michelle Krajecki.

Cooking with Bubbie at The Skokie Theatre, 7:30 p.m. This show is playing to rave reviews. Starring Jan Slavin and Carla Gordon on alternate nights. Please follow link for showtimes throughout the weekend.

Messing With a Friend at The Annoyance, 10:30 p.m. IN PERSON Two international acclaimed improvisors: Susan Messing and Rachael Mason.

FRIDAY, JULY 23

The Nobodies … Funny Tour with Jessica Winther, Eugenia Kuzmina, Christina Peake and Teri S. Hosted by Denise Medina at Grapevine Theater, Lake Geneva, WI. 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON. A Mark Klaber Production.

David Scott at the Kenosha Comedy Club, Kenosha, WI, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON “Mr. Showtime” with Denise Medina.

James Wesley Jackson at CG’s Comedy Club, Bolingbrook, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON.

Dope Comedy Series at North Bar, 9:00 p.m. IN PERSON Dave Helem hosts Mo Good, Adam Burke, Calvin Evans, Damon Williams and musical guest Matt Muse.

Steven Castillo at The Lincoln Lodge, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON From Saturday Night Live.

Funnier By The Lake Comedy Showcase at Madame Zuzu’s Teahouse, Highland Park, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON Prateek Srivastava hosts Lindsay Porter, Hari Rao, Brian Hicks.

SATURDAY, JULY 24

The Nobodies … Funny Tour with Jessica Winther, Eugenia Kuzmina, Christina Peake and Teri S. at The Continental Restaurant, Buffalo Grove, 8:00 p.m. A Mark Klaber Production. IN PERSON

David Scott at the Kenosha Comedy Club, Kenosha, WI, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON “Mr. Showtime” with Denise Medina.

Haunted! The Improvised Ghost Hunters at Cornservatory, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON The premiere! “A spooky, silly night of paranormal exploits!”

Dope Comedy Series at North Bar, 9:00 p.m. IN PERSON Dave Helem hosts Matty Ryan, Erica Nicole Clark, Leon Rogers, Em Brown and musical guest F.A.B.L.E. 

James Wesley Jackson at CG’s Comedy Club, Bolingbrook, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON

SUNDAY, JULY 25

Funny Women of a Certain Age 7:00 p.m. ONLINE Carole Montgomery hosts Helen Keaney, Trish Keating and Vanessa Hollingshead.

Dope Comedy Series at North Bar, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON Dave Helem hosts Correy Bell, Kevin Bozeman, Abi Sanchez, Clark Jones and musical guest Melody Angel.

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