Open Mics

Updated 6/28/15
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! james@comedyofchicago.com
(Suburb list @ bottom)

Monday 
at the iO Theater
Sign Up @ 8PM - Show @ 9PM!
Full Bar + Kitchen
Comics get 4 Minutes
Near the North/Clybourn Red Line
Ph: 312-929-2401
Parking Lot Available On Kingsbury Ave!

Trigger Warning Open Mic at the Drop
1909 N Lincoln Ave
Late Night Monday Mic!
Sign Up 10:30PM
Show 11 PM
Drink Specials a plenty...

Open Mic @ The Globe Pub
Sign up at 8, Starts at 8:30
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
773-871-3757

Open Mic @ The Logan Theatre
@ Logan Theatre
SIGN UP ONLINE - Liaberman3@gmail.com
Sign up @ 8PM - First 5 Comics
Show @ 8:30PM
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.
773-342-5555

3340 N Halsted
Sign Up at 9PM
Show at 930PM
Comics get 4 Minutes!

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

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!

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.

1920 W Irving Park 
Sign up at 9:30PM
Show @ 10PM (After the showcase)
Huge cocktail list...
Lots of specials...

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!
708-422-5055

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.

Tuesday
Traffic Jam Open Mic at The WIP Theater!
at The WIP Theater - 6670 N Northwest Hw
Black Box Comedy presents: Traffic Jam.
Located at The WIP Theater in Chicago.
Comis May: Sign Up ONLINE
every Tues @ 3:00PM 
Presented by Yes I Am Show Business
BYOB
Tuesdays at 10:00PM


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
FREE!

Pressure Billiards - 6318 N Clark St.
Every Tuesday @ 8:00pm
DRINK SPECIALS!
(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
312-943-7815

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.
ONLY 8 SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR SIGN UP
Sign Up @ 9PM
Show @ 9:30PM
Cheap Drinks!

Wednesday
Mary Lindsey - Owner of J&N
Open Mic @ Jokes and Notes
STILL the best open mic in Chicago.
8:PM Sign Up
4641 S King Dr.
(773) 373-3390

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

Let Me Finish Open Mic
NEW open mic at Xippo - 3759 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. 
Sign-up is at 8:30PM
Mic starts at 9PM
Every wednesday of the month.

Entertainment Chicago LIVE!!!
at Underground Lounge - 954 W Newport Ave, Chicago, Illinois
Open Mic 
Sign up @ 7:30 PM
Start @ 8:00 PM
$4 HAMMS & Budweisers
FREE!!!
Showcase to follow Open Mic

Beer Belly Open Mic Comedy Debut Show
at Pint Chicago - 1547 N Milwaukee, Chicago, Il.
New Open Mic!
8:30PM
Every Wednesday!

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

pHree for All - Open Mic
WEDNESDAYS AT 9:30PM
Sign ups begin @ 9PM
Random order draw.
Comics get 4-5 minutes
FREE!

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

Makeout Mic
@ Decibel Bar & Urban Taqueria
4437 N. Broadway
6:30PM sign-up, 7PM show
$2 PBR tall boys!!!
Hosted by Rishika Murthy, Ben Banach, & friends

@ 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
FREE

The Riff
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 special guest hosts.
LAST WEDNESDAYS of every month - sign-up at 7:30 pm Show at 8 pm

Thursday
The Blarney Stone
3424 N. Sheffield Ave
Starts at 9:30 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.
FREE!

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! - www.JustDickinAround.com

at High Dive Bar - 1938 West Chicago Avenue.
Signup at 8:30PM
Mic at 9PM 
Full kitchen and lots of beer specials.

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

Jester's Open Mic
at The Throne Room
Every 1st and Third Thursday!
Comedians get 4 minutes
Professional stage, sound, and lighting + great crowd & cheap drink specials! 
Hosted by Ryan Croft and Aaron McDavis
List @ 9PM. Mic @ 10

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

Brühaha Open Mic
at Bru Coffee 
1562 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Every 1st and Third Thursday!
Comedians get 4 minutes
A nice stage area and super comfortable seating in the back with a super chill atmosphere and some of the best coffee in Chicago.
Hosted by Charlie Vergos and Brandon Kirkman
List @5:30 PM
Mic @ 6PM and show ends at 8PM
First Thursday of the Month!
at Tavern on Little Fort - 4128 N. Lincoln. 
Sign up is at 7:30PM
Show starts at 8PM
Random draw, and comics get 4 minutes. 
Drink specials + $5 wings!

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

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

The Peoples Mic
at Grand River - 3032 N. Lincoln
10PM Signup
10:30PM start.
Hosted By: Ed Towns and Prateek Srivastava

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

Shark Show open mic
at Pilsen Breakfast and Grill
1454 w. 18th st. Chicago, Il
1st Friday of the month
10pm start 930 signup
Comics get 4 minutes
Hosted by Paul Rice & Noah Gutierrez

Saturday
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 Under The Gun Theater - 956. W. Newport
NEW SATURDAY MIC!
5 mins of hot stage time
Drink specials vary!
Sign -up @ 5:15PM
Show from 5:30-7PM
Hosted by Claire Swanson!!

Comedy Combo Open Mic
at The Annoyance Theater - 851 W. Belmont
First 30 minutes is an open Improv Jam.
After that is a Stand-Up Open mic. Everyone gets 5 minutes.
Full bar inside the theater!!!
9:30PM - Free!

House party + open mic & game show that happens once a month.
Contact Facebook fan page for address and details...
Sign up at 10:30PM - Fun at 11PM
Monthly (Next show FEB 14th)
at Shoes Pub - 1134 W. Armitage 
Every OTHER Saturday
Sign Up @ 3PM
Show @ 3:30PM

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

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

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)

Hot Bits Comin Through! 
Open mic at Xippo - 3759 N Damen Ave.
Snacks and prizes!
$4 Stiegl and Corona drafts, $6 Coke and Whiskey
SIGN UP ONLINE. Email snmanning88@yahoo.com
Sign up at 8, mic at 8:30.
Hosted by Sarah Manning

The Sunday Morning Open Mic
@ Second City - Donny's Skybox Theatre, 4th floor of Pipers Alley
MORNING MIC
1608 N. Wells St. in Chicago 
11 AM Sign up in advance
Email: rjsouri@yahoo.com for more info.

Ink UP Stand-Up
4443 North Broadway, Chicago, Il.
EVERY Sunday
4pm to 7pm.

THE SUBURBAN COMEDY OPEN MIC LIST

SUNDAY
THE SMOKE BREAK OPEN MIC
The Oasis Cafe in West Chicago (2009 Franciscan Way)
Produced by: Steve Comeduley & Alex Crockman
8:00PM Sign Up - Start @ 9PM - SECOND & 4TH SUNDAY!
10PM Sign Up - Start @ 10:30PM - FIRST & THIRD SUNDAYS!

MAMMOTH COMEDY OPEN MIC (First & Third Sundays)
The LOL Theater in Schaumburg (601 N. Martingale Rd.)
Produced by: Josh Chubboff
Sign-up at 6:15, mic at 7:00
(NOTE: Due to theater restrictions, the list needs to cap itself at 25 comics, which is first come, first serve. The first 20 slots of the mic can be reserved by clicking on the event links, which you can find at the Mammoth Comedy Facebook page. Reserving a slot costs $5)

MONDAY
THE COMEDY SHRINE OPEN MIC
The Comedy Shrine in Aurora (4034 Fox Valley Center Drive)
Produced by: Dave Sinker and Jack Baker
Mic at 8:00
(NOTE: Due to the large amount of weekly sign-up, this mic on takes advance sign-ups, which you can do online: http://comedyshrine.com/shows/open-mic/)

RIDDLES COMEDY CLUB OPEN MIC
Riddles Comedy Club in Alsip (5055 W. 111th St.)
Produced by: Jay Washington
Sign-up at 7:00, Mic at 8:00

Shots and Giggles Open Mic 
at Tin Roof (In Basement) 
158 N Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois. 
Sign Up at 8PM 
Mic starts at 9PM

Kafin Open Mic
Every Monday night!
1621 Chicago Ave, Evanston
Sign Up @ 6:30PM 
Start @ 7PM
*This is a Mixed Open Mic
Poetry, spoken word, creative writing, music, comedy, and other creative endeavors are welcome!
Hosted by local musician Brandon Cummings

TUESDAY
SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY AT MOE JOE'S
Moe Joe's in Plainfield (24033 W. Lockport St.)
Produced by: Johnny Pechous
Sign-up at 7:30, Mic at 8:30

COMICS OF STEEL OPEN MIC (Last Tuesday of the month)
Kryptonite Bar in Rockford (308 W. State St.)
Produced by: Jack Baker, Jared Corey, Matt Drufke, & Eric Younglove
Sign-up at 8:30, Mic at 9:00

WEDNESDAY
DAN D JAC'S
Dan D Jac's in Orland Hills (171st and 94th)
Produced by: Ray Fisher
Sign-up at 7:00, Mic at 8:00

A O.K. COMEDY OPEN MIC (2nd Wednesday)
House Pub in Saint Charles (16 South Riverside Avenue)
Produced by: Eric Rezendes & Shaun Fitzpatrick
7:30 sign-up, 8:15 mic

CIGARS & STRIPES
Cigars & Stripes in Berwyn (6715 Ogden Avenue)
Mic starts @ 9PM
(NOTE: Comics encouraged to telephone venue on Wednesdays to sign up)

WEDNESDAY WEIRD COMEDY OPEN MIC (Every other Wednesday, next mic 1/21)
The House Cafe in DeKalb (263 E. Lincoln Highway)
Produced by: Chris May & Scott Galvin
Sign-up at 8, Mic at 9

THURSDAY NIGHT
GO DOWN FOR COMEDY OPEN MIC
At Stonehouse Pub in Lemont
103 Stephen Street, Lemont, IL 60439
Produced by: Sean Blaha
Sign-up at 8:30, Mic at 9PM

The Alley's Stand Up and Sketch Comedy Night
210 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, Illinois
3rd Thursday of each month.
Sign up 7:45pm Show at 8:30pm
Hosted by Larry Bloom