Open Mic Listings

Updated 04/18/14 
Open Mic List
Here is a list of what we believe to be the best comedy stand-up open mics in the city of Chicago.  These rooms are CURRENTLY active (but always smart to check on your own).  If you know of Open Mics that are INSIDE the city of Chicago and think they deserve to be listed (OR if a certain Mic has been CLOSED) let us know at:

The Chaser Open Mic
Comedy Sportz,
A fun late night option for comics.
Solid hosts, a full bar, top notch lights and sound.
Sign Up @ 7:30, Show @ 9:30 PM 
@ 929 W. Belmont, Chicago Il.

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

Open Mic @ The Logan Theatre
@ Logan Theatre
8PM sign up, Show @ 8:30PM
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.

Open Mic @ The Globe Pub
Sign up at 8, Starts at 8:30
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

Late Night Monday Open Mic!
11PM Sign up, 11:30PM Show
3466 N Clark, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Hosted by Keegan Buckingham and a rotating cast of co-hosts.

Open Mic @ Merkle's Bar & Grill
@ Merkle's Bar - 3516 N. Clark,
8:30 PM Sign Up, 9 PM Show
$10 Gift Card prize each week!

SMUSH! Open Mic @ Stage 773
@ Stage 773 - 1225 West Belmont Ave
(773) 327-5252

Laugh Or Get Shot Open Mic
Juniors Sports Bar
2058 W. Cermak
Sign Up @ 8:30
Show @ 9PM
(312) 607 7177

Open Mic at Town Hall Pub 
 3340 N Halsted
Sign Up at 10pm - Show at 1030 pm
Music, comedy and more!
(This is a MIXED open Mic)

Sumthin Nutty Open Mic
First Monday of Each Month
@ The Sub T Lounge
Sign Up @ 9PM, Show @ 9:30
2011 W North Ave, Chicago Il.

Bits and Giggles Open Mic
@ The Uptown Lounge - 136 W. Lawrence
8:30 Sign up - 9pm Start
$3 domestic - $4 cocktails
Hosted by Poppy Fields and Caryn Ruby
Every TUES!

Sh!t Creek Open Mic
at the Grand River Bar & Grill3032 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Il.
Sign-ups at 7:30PM - Show starts at 8PM
$2 PBR's, $3 Well Shots, $4 Fireball,
$7 Pepperoni Pizza's and $15 Craft Pitchers!
Every Tuesday!

2825 N. Lincoln
Sign Up @ 8:30PM
Start @ 9PM
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez

Stellas Bar - 935 N. Western AveChicago, Il.
Cheap booze!
9PM Start

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

Open Mic Comedy
@ The Four Treys Tavern
Cheap Booze!
Sign up 9:30 PM, Show starts 10PM
3333 N. Damen Ave,

No Comic Left Behind Open Mic@ Weeds Tavern - 1555 N. Dayton St.
7:30 PM Sign Up, 8PM Start
Long Running Mic @ Sweet Dive Bar

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

Black Sheep Variety Show - Open Mic
at Bar Bar Black Sheep - 1415 North Milwaukee Avenue
10:30 sign up 11:00 start up
Note* This is a MIXED mic!
Every Tuesday

The Tuesday Night Stand Down Open Mic
3759 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
6pm - 9PM
More Info:

Durkin’s Tavern - 810 W Diversey - STARTS MAY 13TH!
Signup @ 7PM - Show @ 8:30 PM
Specials - $3 drafts, $4 fireball, $3 Jim Beam drinks, $3 Pinnacle Vodka drinks

Gorilla Tango Theatre Open Mic
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 
FIRST Tuesday of every month!
Sign up @ 7pm
Show begins @ 8pm. 
Cash bar!

Open Mic @ Jokes and Notes,
8:PM Sign Up
4641 S King Dr.
(773) 373-3390

Bootleggers Open Mic 
@ Bootleggers Bar,
13 W. Division St, Chicago IL.
(312) 266-0944S
Starts at 8:00 PM, FREE

Beer Belly Open Mic Comedy Debut Show
at Pint Chicago - 1547 N Milwaukee, Chicago, Il.
New Open Mic!
Every Wednesday!

6 PM Sign Up,
6:30 Show
3175 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Chemically Imbalance Comedy: Open Mic Night!
Sign Up: 9 PM
Show: 9:30 PM
1422 W. Irving Park Road

pHree for All - Open Mic
Sign ups begin @ 9PM
Random order draw.
Comics get 4-5 minutes
at The Sedgwick Stop - 1612 N Sedgwick (next to the Sedgwick Brownline)
5pm sign-up!

Open Mic @ Coles,
@ Coles Bar
2338 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago Il.
9:30 PM start
5:30 SIGN UP!

Flock Your Self Open Mic
at the Birds Nest
2500 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, Il.
Sign-up @ 8:30pm
Show @ 9pm

The Atomic Comic
at the Greenhouse Theater Center - 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL
1/2 Showcase 1/2 Open Mic
Mic sign-up @ 7PM
Showcase Starts @ 7:30PM
Mic to follow immediately after!

Hamburger Mary's Open Mic
Featuring host Jason Apollo.
@ Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark (above Hamburger Mary's),
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month. 
Poetry, Music, Comedy, Dance and Drag... 
You've got 5 minutes in the spotlight. 
Sign at 7:30PM and the show starts at 8PM

Starts at 9 PM, Sign Up @ 8:30PM
Performers get 4-5 minutes of stage time
List goes up at 8:30PM - 9:30PM Open Mic Starts
@ The Blarney Stone 3424 N. Sheffield Ave

The Great Divide Open Mic
at the Division Street Bar and Grill
2525 W. Division.
Sign @7:30PM
Show @ 8PM

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mic and Showcase
@ Hydrate nightclub in Boystown - 3458 N. Halsted
All female open mic and showcase!
Open mic starts at 8:30 (email for spots - NO show up and go up)
Followed by featured performers showcase
1st and 3rd THURSDAY!

At The Decibel Bar - 4437 North Broadway Ave, Chicago
Sign Up @ 7:30, Show at 8:00pm
$3 PBR Tall Boys and vodka drinks,
Awesome venue, good non-comic turn out.
No bumping or heckling. All material welcome. FREE!!

Bridgeport Coffeehouse Open Mic
at the Bridegeport Coffehouse - 3101 S Morgan St. Chicago Il.
FIRST Thursday of EVERY month.
Open to any form of performance, stand-up, music, improv, etc!
Sign up 6:30 - Show 7PM

The Comedy Bar - 157 W.Ontario Chicago Il.
List @ 9:30 - Show @ 10PM
Every week TCB will give out all kinds of cool FREE prizes like: free drinks, show tickets, guest spots, and additional minutes on stage!
Every Thursday!

The Mic With No Name
At the Hidden Shamrock
2723 N. Halsted, Chicago
Sign up @ 6:30, Show @ 7PM
Every Friday

Power Hour Comedy Open MIc
Power Hour Open Mic
Sign up @ 6:30PM
Show starts promptly at 7PM
At The Gallery Cabaret
2020 North Oakley Avenue

Shark Show Open Mic
at Patsys 2825 N. Lincoln, CHICAGO IL.
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez
Sign Up @ 10:30PM - Show @ 11PM

Open Mic at Room 405 at The Second City Training Center
1608 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL
10:00pm start
12:00am end
Weekly mic
(Good room for new comics in a class type setting, if your looking for a smoke filled bar this is not the room for you)

The Saturday 6+1 at Stage 773
Stage773 Theatre, 1225 W. Belmont
Starts 6pm
6 minutes, 7 if you bring an audience member
Hosted by Cody Melcher and Ranjit Souri
Show is free!!

@ Wills Northwoods Inn
One of the best Mics in Chicago...
Tons of Drink Specials!
7PM sign up
8PM start.

Work It Out Open Mic
at the Township - 2200 N. California
Starts @ 6PM!
HOSTED BY Monte LaMonte + Special Guests
$3 drink specials - SUNDAYS!

Comedy Behind Bars Open Mic
Sunday night 7 p.m. 630 Sign up
5 minute slots @ A.J. Hudsons
3801 N. Ashland, Chicago Il.
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez

The Sunday Morning Open Mic
NO SHOW on Easter Sunday, April 20th
@ Second City - Donny's Skybox Theatre, 4th floor of Pipers Alley
1608 N. Wells St. in Chicago 
11AM Sign up in advance
Email: for more info.
The Sunday Night Stand Down Open Mic
at Revolver 3759 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
8pm - 11PM
More Info:

Punchlines At Porkchop
at the Porkchop bar - 941 W Randolph St, Chicago, Il.
EVERY OTHER SUNDAY - (312) 733-9333
Hosted by E-Dot Hamilton!
Centrally located!
Tonight - 8-11 PM

Kitchen Sink Open Mic
First Sunday of every month,
5-7pm - Sign-ups at 4:30
1107 w. Berwyn Ave., Chicago
(773) 944-0592