Friday, October 30, 2020

Chicago's Comedy Scene Devastated - Again


CHICAGO COMEDY CLUBS SHUT DOWN  - AGAIN

Chicago comic Paul Farahvar talks about the tough state of Chicago comedy under new restrictions brought on by COVID-19. The new restrictions, which include gathering size limitations and the suspension of indoor dining and bar service, are set to take effect Friday.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

"Black Laughs Matter" - A Virtual Comedy Show


Check out A special "Black Laughs Matter" online comedy show live from San Francisco.
RSVP on Eventbrite and you the will get a secret Zoom link right before the show.

Virtual comedy show featuring some of the Bay Area's top African-American comics

September 5th Lineup
HOST - Chris Riggins - Opened for Dave Chappelle, Wu-Tang Clan & Mos Def
Kenan Jerome Floyd (Sirius XM / TruTV / Comedy Central)
Tammy Tea Love (Former Marine / Opens for Oscar Winner Mo'nique)

ABOUT YOUR HOST: 
Berkeley native Chris Riggins has opened for legend Dave Chappelle, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Mos Def and Talib Kweli and perfromed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest and Oracle Arena.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Ron Funches - Comedy Special - Sept 5th - LIVESTREAMING

Stand- up Comedian Ron Funches, (HBO, ABC, Trolls, Black•ish, Conan, The Tonight Show) will perform a LIVE stand-up comedy special which will live-stream on Sept 5th. 
Highly recommended.

Sept 5th - 7PM Pacific, 10PM Eastern.


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Calvin Evans at Zanies!


Chicago native and monster comedian Calvin Evans will headline Zanies - Fri, Aug. 28, 2020 to Sat, Aug. 29. This is a rare opportunity to see Calvin perform at the intimate & legendary Zanies comedy club. Highly recommended!



Sunday, August 23, 2020

Signs of Life...


So yeah... 2020 has been a sh*t show of epic proportions. 
Just like the rest of Chicago  (and most of the worlds economy)  -The COVID-19 pandemic has absolutely ravaged the Chicago comedy scene. All major clubs & indie rooms had to shut down. And for while, it looked pretty dismal. 

But slowly, very slowly, there are signs the comedy scene in Chicago is coming back to life. All the major clubs (Zanies, Laugh factory, Comedy Bar) are back open! The word is more indie rooms will open soon - so as we leanr more you will hear it here first. And as always, the goal of Comedy of Chicago is to promote and produce the best show we can. So stay tuned as we update the site with new great show listings. And in the meanwhile check out this clip of great Chicago comics from the Laugh Factory Chicago.