Open Mics

Last Update - 9/20/19
Comedy of Chicago's Open Mic List
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Manic Music Mondaysat Frances Cocktail Lounge
307 E 75th St, Chicago, IL.
Open Mic and Showcase.
List goes out at 8:30 PM
Hosted by Just Nesh & Marilee
Legendary drop-ins....
Lots of drink specials
$5 Cover (comics who sign up are free)
Recommended highly.

Laughs in Lakeview
@ Shakers On Clark
3160 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL
Sign Up @ 8PM
Show Starts @ 8:30 PM
Hosted by Darrick J.

@ Reggies Chicago
2105 South State Street
Every Monday!
Sign up at 7:30 PM
Dollar tacos, half price drafts and a actual crowd!
Hosted by: Michael Johnson, Rebekah Gibson and Darius Kennedy

My Buddy's Open Mic
at My Buddy's - 4416 N Clark St. Chicago, IL
Every Monday - Comics get 5 minutes
Sign up - 9:30 PM
Start - 10:15 PM / 21 and over
Best sets get feature spot on on Stay Happy Showcase!
Drink specials all night!
Hosted by Kevin Budkey

Trigger Warning Open Mic
At Sedgwick stop
1612 N Sedgwick St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614
10 PM Sign up
10:30 PM Show

at 1059 W Wrightwood.
Every Monday night.
Sign up starts 6 PM
Start 6:30 PM.
Self-serve drink taps!!
Hosted by: Matt Maclean and Ian Molnar

Shaken Not Stirred Open Mic
at Shakers on Clark
3160 N Cark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Every Monday at 6 PM!
List 5:45 PM
Mic 6PM

Don't Quit Your Day Job Open Mic
At Tapster Lincoln Park, 
1059 W Wrightwood 
6 PM Sign Up, 
6:30 Show
Hosted by Marsden Kelly and Bridget McGuire

The Riff Open Mic 
at Emerald City Cafe
1224 W. Wilson Ave
Monday nights
List goes out @ 6 p.m.
Mic Starts @ 6:30 p.m.

Comedy Overload 
at Gallery Cabaret 
2020 N Oakley Ave
Every Monday 
sign up at 6:30 
show at 700
Stand up, improv and sketch welcome!

The Open Mic Show
at The Comedy Bar - 500 N LaSalle
Lottery Style!
Monday Open Mic at 9:00PM - Lottery Style
Names will be pulled as the show goes on.
Slots are limited so come early!
Sign up: 6 to 9 at box office.
Names will be pulled as the show goes on.

at the iO Theater
Sign Up @ 8PM - Show @ 10PM!
inside The Chris Farley Cabaret
Full Bar + Kitchen
Comics get 4 Minutes
Near the North/Clybourn Red Line
Ph: 312-929-2401
Parking Lot Available On Kingsbury Ave!

Open Mic @ The Logan Theatre
@ Logan Theatre
Sign up @ 8PM - First 5 Comics
Show @ 8:30PM
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.

Industry Open Mic Night
at Irie Jerk Bar and Grill
3404 N. Clark
Free Entry! Sign up at 6 
Show starts at 7.
50 cent wings - 10$ buckets of domestic

Navigator Comedy Open Mic Mondays
2211 N Milwaukee Ave #100, Chicago, IL 60647
Comics get 5 minutes
Sign Up: 8:30 PM
Mic starts at 9 PM
Please get there early to sign up

Schubas Open Mic
@ Schubas
Sign Up 8PM, Show 8:30 PM
3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
(773) 525-2508

Riddles Comedy Club Open Mic 
5055 West 111th Street, Alsip, IL. (SUBURB MIC)
7:00PM Sign-up - 8:00PM start
Free weekly mic

"Laughs in Lakeview"
Hosted by Darrick J.
@ Shakers On Clark - 3160 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL
Sign Up@8P
Show Starts @8:30P
Every other Monday starting 8/6/18


The Midwestern Hospitality Open Mic
at Bialystok Pub (NEW MIC)
3653 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL, 60647
Every Tuesday!
List at 7:30 PM
Mic at 8:00 PM
First come first serve. Comics get 5 mins
Facebook page link:

Tapster Open Mic
In Wicker Park at 2027 W North Ave.
Every Tuesday night
Sign up starts 6:45 PM (First come first serve).
Start 7 PM.
Self-serve drink taps!!
Over 62 taps pouring beer, wine, cocktails, kombucha & coffee!

The Low Key Karaoke Open Mic
at Northside Bar and Grill
1635 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 
Sign Up 9:45 PM
Show Starts 10 PM
3 min slots, then sing verse/chorus of your chosen karaoke song.
OR non-performers can sign up and just do karaoke, but have to tell us a joke!
Best comedy set of the night wins a $25 gift card to Northside Bar & Grill!
Hosted by Mary Kelly and Dan Garcia

Terrific Tuesday Open Mic (South Suburb Mic)
@ Angels 14217 Chicago Rd Dolton IL
Sign up 7:30 PM 
Show time 8:30 PM
$5 Blue MF cocktail
$2 1800 shots
Hosted by Marcus Shark
(708) 841-9420
Mac's Open Mic Night!
@ Mac’s Wood Grilled
1801 W Division Street
Every Tuesday
List at 9:30 PM
Mic at 10 PM
5 Min Sets.
$3 domestic drafts
$4 wells & $4 shots of paddy’s
$5 Moscow mules

Funny Thought Tuesdays
Weekly Comedy Open Mic
Tuesdays at 8 PM 
Sign up at 7:30 
Located at Rare Form Lounge. 
2251 West Taylor Street. 
Hosted by Lele Mason

at Montrose Saloon - (773) 463-7663
2933 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Open Mic lottery style!
10:45PM Sign up
11PM Start
Specials $5 beer and shot combos.
BYOF bring your own food.
Bar is completely Dog friendly.

The Early Bird Special” Open Mic
at Stella’s Dinner 
3042 N Broadway st
Sign up at 4 PM 
Starts at 4:30 PM
4 mins each

CIC: Open Mic Night!
@ the Chemically Imbalanced Theater
1422 West Irving Park Road
Great MIC @ Legendary Chicago Staple.
Sign Up: 8 PM
Show: 8:30 PM
Full Bar!

Hidden Shamrock Open Mic
at the Hidden Shamrock
2723 N Halsted, Chicago IL.
Hosted by Steve Tapas.
List 6:30 PM
Show 7PM

Pint O' Laughs Open Mic. 
at Harrigan's Irish Pub 2816 N. Halsted
Sign up at 8 PM
Start time 8:30 PM
Specials PBR $2.50. PBR+Jameson shot $6.
Hosted by Alex Joyce

Pressure Billiards - 6318 N Clark St.
Every Tuesday @ 8:00pm
(773) 743-7665

Rathskellar Mic at Lotties Pub
Lotties Pub
Drink & Food Specials!
8:30 PM, 1925 W Cortland St.
(773) 489-0738

Killin it at the Kedzie Inn - Variety Open Micat the Kedzie Inn
4100 N. Kedzie
Every First & Third Tuesday
Sign up 7:30 PM
Starts at 8 PM
$8 Special = PBR + Shot + Chicago Dog

Speak Your Truth Open Mic ($5 for male Comedians)
at Refuge Chicago, 416 S Clark
Every first Tuesday of the month
Time- 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sign-up- at doors & In advance click here
"Speak Your Truth is ALL about providing an environment of positivity, authenticity and empowerment. The next Open Mic is 2/5/19 ... Come out... join the fun... Experience authenticity at its best... and surround yourself with positive people working on manifesting their dreams.”
Cost- Ladies free before 8 PM
$10 to sit 
$5 to spit


Sign Up 8 PM
Show starts at 9 PM
Specials: 50 cent wings all night.

Bordel Open Mic
at Bordel - 1721 w division st.
Every Wednesday 
Starts at 11 PM
Hosted by Siobhan Tuck

The Bill Murray Open Mic
at Shoe's Pub - 1134 W Armitage Ave
Every Wednesday
Sign up 9:45 PM
Show at 10 PM
Comics get 5 minutes
(If Bill Murray shows up he gets unlimited time.)
Lite beer pitcher $8
Mystery Shot $4
Old School Can $3
Hosted By Bontrager and "Friends".
A chill mic to kick back your heels and breathe.

2519 N Lincoln, Chicago Il.
Sign 6:30 PM
Start 7 PM
$2 beers $3 wells $6 pitchers

Joke at the Oak
at The Irish Oak
3511 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Every Wednesday Night Open Mic
Open mic spots get 4 minutes
Lottery Style Sign Up at 7 PM
Show start 7:30 PM
Comps awarded to comics to with best sets!
5 spots can be reserved day of show on Facebook page.

Am I Right!?  - Open Mic
at Nick's Beer Garden
1516 N. Milwaukee
4 minute Spot
7:30 PM Sign Up
8 PM Start
$3 Old Style Tallboys
$5 PBR/shot
$7 Chicago Handshake

Grounded Open Mic
at Emerald City Coffee Shop
1224 W. Wilson Ave
Every Wednesday
5 PM sign up
6:00 PM Show time
Hosted by: Ozz Born

at Paddy O’Fegans 204 N Halsted
List at 6:30
Show at 7
$2 Cans of Hamms

Finley Dunne's Open Mic
at Finley Dunnes - 3458 N Lincoln AVE,
Sign Up at 6:45 
Show at 7PM
Weekly drink specials!

Open Mic Comedy Night
at Hamburger Mary's
5400 N. Clark
Sign up at 8PM
Show starts at 8:15 PM
Showcase follows at 9PM
Hosted by Sharron Palm

Coles Open Mic
@ Cole's Bar 2338 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.
Every Wednesday 
9:30 PM Start
6 PM Sign Up

You Joke Like a Girl – All Ladies Open-Mic and Showcase
at Volumes Bookcafe  - 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Last Wednesday of Each Month
Sign up in person at 7:00PM - 14 spots, 4 minutes each
7:30PM Open mic - 8:45PM Showcase


Joke Until You Choke Open Mic
Laugh Out Loud Theater
3851 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Tell jokes until your first one bombs! 
3 minutes guaranteed!
Make it to eight minutes for a free drink!
Sign ups at 9 PM
Show at 9:30 P
Hosted by Aaron Atkins

Nola Open Mic
at Nola Pub
3481 N. Clark St
Every Thursday
830 PM List - 9PM Start
4 Minute Spots

Bad Idea Club open mic!
4623 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
List - 8:30 PM
Show - 9 PM
Drink Specials vary week to week!

Open Mic Night 
at Bill's Bar and Burger Chicago
30 E. Hubbard St. (Courtyard Marriott)
Chicago, IL 60611 - 312-595-0446
Starts at 5:30 PM.

High Jinks Open Mic
the Claddagh Ring Pub - 2306 W Foster Ave
EVERY other Thursday 
Signups start at 8 30 PM
Mic starts at 9 PM. 
Comics can get their set recorded!
Hosted by: Samantha Priest

Laugh Güd at Kirkwood (NEW MIC)
Kirkwood Bar and Grill
2934 N. Sheffield
Every Thursday
9:30 PM Sign up
10 PM Show
The Open Mic Show
at The Comedy Bar - 500 N LaSalle
Thursday Open Mic at 9:30PM (MAIN STAGE)
Game Show Style
How to enter: Sign up begins at 6PM SHARP at the box office (No tix before 6) 
You will be given a ticket with a number. A set amount of tickets will be given out and once they are gone, the list is capped. You must return to the box office at 8PM sharp with your ticket. This will guarantee your spot on the list. If you do not return to claim your spot, it will be given to the next comic. Comics spin a wheel on stage and can win a quest spot, clean set, or free pizza!
Each comic must spin the wheel!

Lottery Style!
Sign up 6 to 9PM 
at the Box Office on the 3rd floor. 
Show starts at 9PM 
Names will be pulled as the show goes on. 
*You cannot sign up for both the Main Stage mic and the B-stage mic 

Beer Belly Open Mic
at North Bar - 1637 W North Ave.
Sign up 10:30
Show/Mic 11PM

Cupcake Comedy Cabaret Open Mic
at the Gallery Cabaret - 2020 N. Oakley
Mic starts at 5PM
Lots of Cheep Beer
Showcase to happen After Mic

at Cody's Public House
1658 W Barry Avenue
Sign up @7PM
Show @ 7:30PM
$2 Rolling Rock and Schlitz

The Blarney Stone
3424 N. Sheffield Ave
Starts at 8:30 PM
Sign up list goes out at @ 8:15 PM
Just a few blocks from red line.

Blue Line Laughs
Open mic/showcase
at Independence Tap
3932 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60618
On the second and last Thursday of the month.

Liquid Blues Open Mic (Suburb MIC)
at Liquid Blues in Woodstock, Illinois
126 N Benton St # 2, Woodstock, IL 60098
1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month
Online sign-up open the night before
in-person sign-up 8:00pm - 8:30pm start
Online signups are limited to 15 people
5 reserve spots available for walk-ins
Hosted by Ariana Freeman


Friday Nights at Patsy's
at Patsy's - 2825 n. Lincoln Chicago, IL
10:30 PM Signup
11 PM Start
Comics get 4 minutes.
1 item minimum!
Hosted by Sam Selby, Brian Rivera & Sam Hearing

Strong Style Open Mic:
@ Driftwood - 1021 W Montrose Ave, Chicago IL.
Every Friday
List @6PM
Mic @6:30 PM
$3.50 PBR
$3 Bud and Bud Lite
$3 Mystery Shot
$10 Minimum on card purchases
Hosted by Derek Strong

Power Hour! Open Mic
At The Gallery Cabaret
2020 North Oakley Avenue
Sign up @ 6PM
Starts @ 7-10PM

The Gallows @ The Continental
Every Fri @ 10 PM
Sign up @ 9:30 PM
2801 W Chicago Ave
Comics get 5 mins
Hosted by Jessica Diana, Steven Curry and Joey Laso

House Party Open Mic
Durkin's Bar
810 W Diversey Pkwy
Every Friday Night
8:00pm for Sign up | 8:30 Showtime
$3 Domestics, $20 All you can eat pizza & House Party Drink Package
For more info, go to
or (773) 525-2515


at Second City (room 405)
Sign-up is @8:30PM (or click to sign up online)
Starts @9PM
Note: This is a classroom setting.
Every Saturday

Mic starts at 10:30
Sign ups at 7:30.
10 - 12 people are chosen every week.

@North Bar - 1637 W North Ave
3:45PM sign up
4PM start

Weekend Remedy Mic
at Shakers on Clark
3160 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Hosted by Grace K Snider
Second Saturdays - MONTHLY MIC
Starts at 2PM. 

The Barrel Open Mic
2nd Saturday of the month
at The Barrel -2015 S. Damen
8:15 sign up
8:30 start
$5 beer/shot special

Open Mic at The Revival
Open Mic at The Revival
1160 E. 55th St.
NOTE - This Mic happens intermittently
check for dates & times


Magic Mic @ Patsys
2825 N. Lincoln
Sign Up @ 8PM
Start @ 8:30PM
1 item minimum,
Under 21 OK, comics get 4 minutes,
Hosted by Brian Rivera & Sam Selby

Soapbox Open Mic
at The Land on Lincoln Tavern & Grill
3032 N Lincoln
Sign up at 9:00PM, 
Start at 9:30PM
Drink Specials: 
$2 Mystery Beer 
$3 High Life's 
$5 Whiskey Shot/High Life Combo
Hosted by Marc LeValle

Uppers & Downers Open Mic
at Edelweiss Tavern
3808 W. Belmont
Every Sunday
Sign up at 7 PM
Show at 7:30 PM
$6 pbr & well shot special ($2 beer, $4 shot)
Hosted By: St. James Jackson & Andre Hashem
Free pool!

DMen Tap Open Mic
@ DMen Tap 2849 W Belmont Ave.
11pm Sign Up
11:15pm Mic Start
20% off for Comics

Living Room Sessions
at Alive One Bar 
2683 N. Halsted St.
NOTE: EVERY 3RD SUNDAY, this is a Female-identifying open mic
Doors open at 5:00PM
5:30PM Sign up
6:00PM Showtime

at Reed's Local Tap - 3017 W. Belmont. 
Sign up @ 8:30PM
Start @ 9PM

Greenlight Mic 
at The Sedgwick Stop
at 1612 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614 
The Sedgwick Stop Gastropub down street from Zanies and Second City)
Lottery Style! Everyone gets up!
Sunday Open Mic at 9:00PM
Sign up: 8:45PM downstairs
4min. Sets. Names pulled 3 at a time so you always know when you're up.
Hosted by: Jesse Rothenberg and Todd Risenmay

@ Wills Northwoods Inn -
3030 N. Racine St.
One of the best Mics in Chicago...
Lots of Drink Specials!
7 PM sign up
8 PM start.