Open Mics

Last Update - 08/15/17
Comedy of Chicago's Open Mic List!
This list is strictly for Mics inside the city limits of Chicago. For suburb Mics click here. Mics listed are current but BE SMART and call/check ahead. To list YOUR Mic - be sure to send ALL INFO (address, link etc)

Sign up at 8, Starts at 8:30
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

Mic - 7PM - 10PM
2212 W Touhy Ave
Chicago, IL 60645

Improv Comedy/Open Mic Night
at MCM Pub & Grill
3906 North Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
PH 773-736-2644
7-9 Improv Comedy Class - FREE
9-11 Open Mic 
Specials: $3.50 Cheeseburger & Fries
+ Drink specials every week

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

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!

at The Four Star Lounge, 2666 N. Halsted
Every single Monday
Last Monday of the month is the showcase! 
8:30 Sign Up / 9:00 Start
Drinks 50% off ($2 Beer, $3 Wells, $6 Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned's)

1909 N Lincoln Ave
Late Night Monday Mic!
Sign Up 10:30PM
Show 11 PM
Drink Specials a plenty...

Hosted by the kates and friends
at Gallery Cabaret,  - 2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
6:30PM Sign Up  - 7PM Start
9PM End

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
Sign up @ 8PM - First 5 Comics
Show @ 8:30PM
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.

at @North Bar 1637 West North Ave
Every Monday.
Sign up Online 
Starts at 7PM

"Laughs in Lakeview Open Mic"
Hosted by Darrick J. & Rome Anthony
Brendan's Pub
3169 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Sign Up@7P.
Open Mic @7:30P-11P
Every other Monday starting 1/23/17

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


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

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

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

"Yes I Am Show Business" presents: Traffic Jam Open Mic
at The WIP Theater - 6670 N Northwest Hw
Show Starts @ 10PM 
Comedians Sign Up ONLINE
Full Bar
(312) 692-9327

Pat Kent Comedy Practice
at Finley Dunnes - 3458 N Lincoln AVE,
Sign Up at 6:30 
Show at 7PM
Weekly drink specials

Commit to the Bit Open Mic
at The Bar Celona
3474 N Clark St 
Hosted by Dylan Scott & Tyler Ross
Sign up 9:45 PM
Show 10 PM
$3 Mexican beer specials!

Lazo's Open Mic
at Lazo's Tacos 2009 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60647
Every Tuesday
Sign Up - 7PM
Start - 7:30PM
Hosted by Merrit Landsteiner and Sabeen Sadiq

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.
8 slots available for sign up on Facebook page which will go up on Monday evening at 7pm. The first 8 get spots. We will also have 3 more spots available the night of the show via a lottery.
Show @ 9:30PM
Cheap Drinks!


Goldie's Open Mic
at Goldie's Pub - 3839 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
8:30PM signup, 9PM start
4 minute sets!
$1 PBR drafts, $3 Schlitz tallboys, $4 wells
Hosted by Keegan Buckingham.
Starts on time and moves fast...

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

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

Pat Kent Comedy Practice
at Finley Dunnes - 3458 N Lincoln AVE,
Sign Up at 6:30 
Show at 7PM
Weekly drink specials!

@ Coles Bar - 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago Il.
Great open mic at fun Logan Square dive bar.
CHEAP drinks!
9:30 PM start.

Soap Box Open Mic 
Starts Wed May 3rd 
3032 N. Lincoln Ave.. 
7:45 PM sign up; 8:00 PM start. 
$10 special = shot + beer + burger + fries

"Yes I Am Show Business" presents: Traffic Jam Open Mic
at The WIP Theater - 6670 N Northwest Hw
Now on Tues & Weds Nights!
Show Starts @ 10PM 
Comedians Sign Up ONLINE
Full Bar
(312) 692-9327

Last Call! Open Mic @ The Mutiny
The Mutiny -2428 N. Western Ave.
Late Night Wednesday Mic!
Sign up at 9:30PM
Show at 10PM
Everyone gets at least 5 minutes
Tons of cheap drink specials!

CIC: Open Mic Night!
@ the Chemically Imbalanced Theater
1422 West Irving Park Road
Great MIC @ Legendary Chicago Staple.
Sign Up: 9 PMShow: 9:30 PM

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

Wednesday nights
Sign up 8:30
Mic starts 9 pm
Nick's Beer Garden 1516 N. Milwaukee
4-10 minute sets
$3 Old Style Tall Boys $5 PBR/Shot $7 Chicago Handshake

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


Cook Out Comedy Open Mic
at The Belly Up Smoke house & Saloon
1132 S Wabash, Chicago IL.
Sign Up: 7:30 PM
Mic Starts: 8:00 PM
$2 BBQ Sliders!
1/2 off Drafts!
.50 cent Wings!
Every Thursday!

The Blarney Stone
3424 N. Sheffield Ave
Starts at 9:30 PM
Sign Up @ 9:15 PM

The Open Mic Show
at The Comedy Bar - 500 N LaSalle
Each performer must spin the wheel!
Sign-Up - 9PM - Show 8PM!
Slots are limited so come early!

Hound Dog Comedy - Long Set Open Mic
at the 240 Lounge - 3948 West Lawrence
Sign up at 8:45 PM, Show 9PM
10 spots available each week!
Produced by Anna Marie Long and Kate Cullan
Every Thursday

at Spyners Pub - 4623 N. Western Ave
Signup @ 8:30PM
Show @9:30PM
Spyners Pub
Produced by Paula Ann, Cecilia Laird, and Mary Runkle

Beer Belly Open Mic
Every Thursday at Pint!
1547 N Milwaukee Ave # 7, Chicago, IL 60622
10:00 sign up. 10:30 start
Hosted by Jason Melton and Mike Makings

"Diminishing Returns" Open Mic
at The WIP Theater - 6670 N Northwest Hw
Now on Tues & Weds Nights!
Show Starts @ 10PM 
Comedians sign up in person 9:45PM.
Full Bar
(312) 692-9327

Cupcake Comedy Cabaret Open Mic
at the Gallery Cabaret - 2020 N. Oakley Mic starts at 7PM
Showcase at 8PM
Lots of Cheep Beer

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mics and Showcases
Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown - 3458 N. Halsted St.
Every Thursday at 8:30PM
1st and 3rd: All-Ladies Open Mic and Showcase
Sign up in person at 8PM - 14 spots, 4 minutes each
8:30 PM Open mic - 9:45 Showcase
2nd and 4th: All-Genders Showcase and Open Mic
Sign up in person at 8PM - 14 spots, 4 minutes each
8:30PM Showcase - 9:45 Open mic
Free pizza! -

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


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

Feedback Feedbag Open Mic
at Patsy's - 2825 n. Lincoln Chicago, Il
10:30PM signup - 11PM start  
Comics get 4 minutes.
You can request a critique of your set at signup.
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez & Lancey Joe

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

@ Seven Bar & Restaurant
Sign up 5:30pm. Show at 6:00pm.
20 spots | first 5 walk-ins the rest can be reserved on the facebook page -
400 E Randolph St, 7th Floor

Hidden Shamrock Open Mic
New Friday Mic!!
at the Hidden Shamrock - 2723 N Halsted
Hosted by Erik Scott & Steve Tapas.
List 5pm,
Show 5:30-7:30PM,
Comics get 4 minutes.

@North Bar - 1637 W North Ave
3:45PM sign up
4PM start
Hosted by Rachel Lindberg
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

Stand-Up Open Mic. Everyone gets 5 minutes.
Full bar inside the theater!
9PM Sign Up
9:30PM - Show

"Midnight Oil Open Mic
at The WIP Theater - 6670 N Northwest Hw
Show Starts @ 10PM
Comedians Sign Up ONLINE
Full Bar
(312) 692-9327

Open Mic at The Revival
at The Revival Theater - 1160 E. 55th st
When: Every First Saturday. 
Sign up 9:15 PM - Start 10:00
Hosts: Ben Noble & Adrienne Brandyburg
$5 for non-comics

Late Late Breakfast 
First Saturday of every month 
at The Hideout (1354 W Wabansia) -
Doors/free pancakes/signups start at 2pm
Determined by random draw, 
List - 2:45PM, Starts - 3PM


Chicago's Rising Stars Mic
at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret
1383 N Milwaukee Ave
Comics get 4 minutes
7PM Sign up 8PM Start
Every Sunday

Alone Star Open Mic
@ At North Bar
Sign Up @ 10:00
Show @ 10:30 PM
@1637 W North Ave

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

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

So What Sundays Comedy Night
at Tillys Po Boys (Note this is in the south Suburbs)
1455 Ring Road Calumet City, IL.
Sign Up: 8:30 PM
Mic Starts: 9:00 PM
$5 Admission 
(Free for comics who sign up)

Second & Fourth Sundays
@ Laugh Out Loud Theater Chicago
3851 N Lincoln Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 857-6000
Sign up @ 6:30pm
Show @ 7pm

Living Room Sessions
at Alive One Bar 
2683 N. Halsted St.
Every Sunday
Doors open at 5:00PM
5:30PM Sign up
6:00PM Showtime