Russ Williamson at Zanies!

Russ Williamson moved to Chicago in 2005 to pursue a career in comedy. During that time he’s played Chicago's hottest clubs and has worked with comedy's biggest names. You may have seen him on the NBC show Chicago Fire or the USA network show Sirens. Russ was just named Best of the MidWest at Gilda's LaughFest. Russ Williamson is well on his way to becoming a household name, and once you see him perform you'll know why. Catch him at Zanies starting Wednesday!

Joe Kilgallon Album hits #1 on iTunes

One of Chicago's favorite comedians, Joe Kilgallon released “Can’t Complain” on Thursday, June 20th & Within 16 hours of release it reached #1 on iTunes

This album was cultivated through Joe's stage work over the past two years since Joe became a father. In preparation for the album release Joe collaborated with James Webb in the production and mastering of the final product. Webb is known from his work as a podcast producer for several Chicago comedians when he launched his YouTube channel and Facebook page "People of Comedy".

Once you have committed to producing a special, next comes the arduous process of refining your material and mastering your set. It is important to have a series of shows or at the very least a network of show producers that will provide you time to work over your material.

When asked which shows are best for formalizing material for his special - Joe responded “My favorite spots around town to work material out was Comedians You Should Know, Comedy Cocktails at House of Blues, Laugh Factory, The Improv, and Zanies - So many great spots in this town right now. I think we're only seeing the tip of what Chicago comedy can and will be”.

To hear more from Joe Kilgallon check out the Kilgallon’s Pub Podcast or Joes website.

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Joey Villagomez Is A Beast...

Joey Villagomez is a beast. He's got a joke skill set that is only matched by his stage presence. Joey is Arguably Chicago's favorite comedian and the most likely to blow up in a major way in the next 12 months. Hes got some big opportunities knocking on the door and the whole scene is rooting for him. If you not familiar - check the clip.

Pat McGann at Zanies!!

Pat McGann

Fri, May. 31, 2019 to Sun, Jun. 2, 2019

McGann is hands down one the best comedians in Chicago.
Watch this clip of Pat on The late show with Stephen Colbert.
H's also been on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and many other talk shows.

In short he's an absolute monster. Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch Pat at the world famous Zanies comedy club. THREE nights only - Starting tonight!

So... Jump on it!

Marvin Phipps!

Marvin Phipps is one of Chicago most underrated comedians. He finally got some love on Laugh Factory's official YouTube channel. This clip got 10K views in just one week. Although much too short - it gives a good idea of his prodigious skill set. Hope to see more of this guy soon.

Robby Slowik at Zanies!

ROBBY SLOWIK headlines the legendary Zanies! Only 3 nights left (Mon - Wed).
Besides touring clubs nationwide, Robby has performed stand-up on Conan & written for multiple shows including Jon Stewart, HBO, IFC, MTV, and Comedy Central. Get your tickets now for this rare chance to see Robby Slowik in Chicago.

Road to New York City!

Hey Chicago - BIG NEWS  - On Sunday march 17th - come out and support your city's favorite local comedians! They will be performing their best material in hopes of taking their careers to the next level. TWENTY of the funniest Chicago comedians in the city, on one stage, for one epic show! Hosted by Kellye Howard, who was one of the winners of last year's Chicago showcase. Kellye received the Ultimate Comedy Experience in NYC, so she knows how big this opportunity is... and she is spreading the word! Get your tickets before they sell out!

There‘s a showcase for kids ages 8-18 at the Laugh Factory Chicago on Saturday March 16. Spread the word!

It all takes place at the world famous Laugh Factory Chicago comedy club.
3175 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 327-3175

Chicago’s Team Us Comedy Releases Album

Chicago’s own Team Us Comedy is set to release their debut stand up comedy album, Friends with 401(K) Benefits this March on iTunes.

The inaugural album stars the three comics of Team Us Comedy, Vik Pandya, Tyler Fowler, and Meg Indurti. One-hour in length, the album is an amalgamation of their three unique voices, with each comic sharing stories of their dating blunders, growing up with nontraditional parents, and finding their voice in the age of tech, Tinder, and Trump.

Watch the trailer for album above and it's now available for pre-order on iTunes.

Learn more about upcoming shows and purchase tickets from Team Us Comedy.