Open Mics

Last Update - 05/23/16
Comedy of Chicago's Open Mic List!

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(Suburb list @ bottom)

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

at the iO Theater
Sign Up @ 9PM - Show @ 10PM!
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 Globe Pub
Sign up at 8, Starts at 8:30
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

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

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.

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

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

Bughouse Open Mic! 
1910 W. Irving Park Road
Sign-up 9:30pm - start 9:45pm
BYOB venue with a real stage!

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

at Harbee Liquors & Tavern
1345 W 18th Street, Chicago IL. 
8PM Sign Up
8:30PM Show

at Town Hall Pub - 3340 N. Halsted
Sign-up at 8:30PM
Start at 9PM

Amateur Hour Open Mic 
at Jak's Tap, 901 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
A bi-monthly stand-up comedy open mic & showcase!
ONLINE sign-ups only at
Starting September 14, 2015 - 8PM

at The Four Star Lounge, 2666 N. Halsted
8:30 Sign Up / 9:00 Start
Industry Night, All Food & Drinks 50% off

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

Commit to the Bit Open Mic
at Fizz Bar
3220 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Sign up 9:45 PM
Show 10 PM
$2 Tall Boys

Jokes on Jarvis
at Poitin Stil - 1502 w. Jarvis.
Sign up at 8PM - Start at 8:30PM
Hosted by Michael Njuguna Robinson and Adrienne Brandyburg.
(773) 338-3285Every Tues.
Bring some hot bits!!

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

Opium Comedy Mic 
at Osmium Cafe - 1117 W Belmont
Sign Up 645pm 
Start 7PM
Hosted by Meaghan Strickland & Miles Hendrix

Pat Kent Comedy Practice
at Finley Dunnes - 3458 N Lincoln AVE,
Sign up 8PM - Show 8:30PM
Weekly drink special

"Yes I Am Show Business" presents: Traffic Jam Open Mic
at The WIP Theater - 6670 N Northwest Hw
Show Starts @ 10PM - $5
Comedians Sign Up ONLINE
(312) 692-9327

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

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

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

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

at Bar 63 - 6341 N. Broadway in Chicago.
Signup is at 7:45 PM
Wednesdays at 8 PM
Performers get 6-8 minute sets!
$3 boilermakers (PBR+whiskey shot)
50 cent wings!

Stand Up and Shout Open Mic
at Nicks Beer Garden
1516 N Milwaukee.
Wednesday night, 
sign up at 8:45PM
show starts at 9PM

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

pHree for All (pH Comedy Theater) - Open Mic
Sign Ups begin @ 4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

To Whom It May Concern Open Mic
@ the Decibel Bar (4437 N. Broadway) in Uptown
Hosted By Ben Noble
7:30 PM Sign up
$3 drink specials and .50 cent chicken wings

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

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

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,

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! -

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

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

Stand-Up Open Mic. Everyone gets 5 minutes.
Full bar inside the theater!
9PM Sign Up
9:30PM - Show
Hosted by Lilly Allison & Eric Oren

Saturday Night Mic 
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

Every other Saturday 
2040 N Elston Ave.
Sign up 8:45PM, starts at 9:00PM 
(773) 800-0120

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.

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

Out Loud Open Mic
Second & Fourth Sundays)
@ Laugh Out Loud Theater Chicago
3851 N Lincoln Chicago, IL 60613 (Next door to Martyr's)
(773) 857-6000
Sign up @ 6:30pm
Show @ 7pm
Awesome bar & fun hosts!

at Millies Tavern 1817 w. Wellington
Sundays 7pm signup 730 start.
Comics get 4 minutes. 
$2.75 coors/miller lites. 
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez and guest co-hosts!!


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)

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:

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

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

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

Mic starts @ 9PM
Cigars and Stripes BBQ Lounge
6715 Ogden Ave.
Berwyn IL, 60402
(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

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