Open Mics!

Updated 12/12/14 
Comedy of Chicago's Open Mic List!
These rooms are CURRENTLY active but it's always smart to call/check on your own. If you know of a mic NOT listed OR if a certain Mic has closed, Let us know!

at the iO Theater
Check out iO's brand new $7 million space built just for you to tell dick jokes. Bring four minutes of stand-up material and jump on stage.
Hosted by: Tyson Karrasch and Taylor Wolfe
Full Bar + Kitchen
Near the North/Clybourn Red Line
Ph: 312-929-2401
Parking Lot Available On Kingsbury Ave!
Sign Up @ 8PM - Show @ 9PM!

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

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

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!

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.

The Chaser Open Mic
Comedy Sportz,
Fun room!
Solid hosts, a full bar, top notch lights and sound.
Sign Up @ 7:30, Show @ 9:30 PM 
@ 929 W. Belmont, Chicago Il.

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

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

Riddles Comedy Club Open Mic 
5055 West 111th Street, Alsip, IL.
7:00PM Sign-up - 8:00PM start
Free weekly mic
Hosted by Jay Washington!

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.

at the Fizz Bar and Grill (Lincoln&Belmont)  
Sign up @ 9:30PM
Starts @ 10PM
Hosted by Collin A. Bullock & Janine Phan
Drink Specials a plenty.

2825 N. Lincoln
Sign Up @ 8PM
Start @ 8:30PM
All you can eat Fish/Chicken & Chips
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez

Sign Up @ 8PM - Start @ 8:30PM
Specials - $3 drafts
$4 fireball
$3 Jim Beam drinks
$3 Pinnacle Vodka drinks

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

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

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

Get Up Stand Up Open Mic
at The Public House Theater - 3914 N Clark, Chicago, Il.
Sign Up @ 9PM
Show @ 9:30PM
Cheap Drinks!

Open Mic @ Jokes and Notes,
STILL the best open mic in Chicago.
8:PM Sign Up
4641 S King Dr.
(773) 373-3390

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

World famous club has Open Mic every week!
6 PM - Sign Up,
6:30PM - Show
3175 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Chemically Imbalance Comedy: Open Mic Night!
Great MIC @ legendary Chicago staple.
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

2519 N Lincoln, Chicago Il.
Sign 7:30 PM
Start 8 PM
$2 beers $3 wells $6 pitchers

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

Open Mic @ Coles,
@ Coles Bar - 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago Il.
Open mic at great dive bar.
9:30 PM start
5:30 SIGN UP!

2515 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614
"Recommended" - The Chicago Reader
Showcase/mic hybrid that reserves "5 Walk in Spots"
Wednesdays at 8:00PM

Brisku's Bistro - 4100 N Kedzie
A monthly mic focused on spontaneity and creating new material. Comics will be given a phrase/word/name to start their 4 minute set. Best Riff gets a prize at the end of the night.
Hosted by Elizabeth Gomez and Sameena Sultana
NEXT SHOW - Nov 19th and Weds. Dec 17th
Starts @ 7:30 PM

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

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mics and Showcases
Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown - 3458 N. Halsted St.
Free Pizza Every Thursday at 8:30PM!
1st and 3rd: All-Ladies Open Mic 
Sign up by email ONLY - NO show up and go up 
Followed by Showcase!! Hosted by Amy Eisenberg
2nd and 4th: Selected Comic Showcase followed by our All-Genders Open Mic 
IN PERSON sign-up @ 8:00PM! - Hosted by Tamale Sepp 
Free Show!!

Candela Comedy Open Mic
@ Candela Restaurant - 2451 N Milwaukee Ave. 
8PM Signup - 9PM Start
Comics get 5 Minutes!

at The Wheel House - 3553 N Southport Ave. 
Signups @ 7PM - Start @ 8PM 
$10 all-you-can-drink wristband from 7-8PM
Every Thursday

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

In the Works Open Mic - VENUE CHANGE!
At Underground Lounge - 952 W Newport Ave.
Sign Up @ 7:30
Show at 8:00pm
Awesome venue, lots of drink specials.

955 W. Belmont, Chicago Il.
@ 7 - Start @ 7:30
This is a mixed, theatrical open mic!

Open Mic @ Decibel Bar
4437 N. Broadway St.
Sign-up at 9:30PM
Show at 10PM
$4 Corona, $3 PBR, Coors, Budweiser, 
+ add a shot of Fireball for $6 or a shot of Jameson for $7Hosted by Ben Banach and Rishika Murthy

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

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

Spot! Open Mic
at Crown Liquors - 2821 N. Milwaukee Ave
Brand New Saturday Mic!
List @ 6PM
Starts @ 6:30 PM - Ends about 8:30PM - ish
Saturday at 6:00PM!

Open Mic at Room 405 at The Second City Training Center
1608 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL
Start @ 9PM - End @ 11:30PM
Weekly Saturday 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)
at Shoes Pub - 1134 W. Armitage 
STARTS November 22nd
Every OTHER Saturday
Sign Up @ 3PM
Show @ 3:30PM

@ Wills Northwoods Inn
One of the best Mics in Chicago...
Lots of Drink Specials!
$3 tall boys 
$5 appetizers 
+ a bucket of beer and a ceramic cat...
7:30 PM sign up
7:45 PM start.

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

Sunday night
Sign up @ 9:00 PM 
Show starts @ 9:30 PM
4 minute slots @ A.J. Hudsons
3801 N. Ashland, Chicago Il.

Alone Star Open Mic
@ At North Bar
Hosted By Zach Peterson and Kevin White
Sign Up @ 10:00, Show @ 10:30 PM
@1637 W North Ave (Near North & Ashland)

at Revolver 3759 N Damen Ave
8:30 PM
Hosted by Dylan Scott
& Tyler Ross

The Sunday Morning Open Mic
@ 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.

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