Open Mics

Last Update - 01/01/18
Comedy of Chicago's Open Mic List!
This list is for Chicago Mics. For suburb Mics click here.

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

The Open Mic Show
at The Comedy Bar - 500 N LaSalle
15 names at 3 mins a piece - Lottery Style
Right after the 8PM showcase
Sign-Up - 6 to 9PM - Show 9PM
Right after the 8PM showcase
Slots are limited so come early!

The Riff Open Mic (NEW LOCATION)
at Diversey River Bowl
2211 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60647
Hosted by Mona Aburmishan & Erin Conlon
6:30 PM Sign Up
7:00 PM Start

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

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!

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 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)

at Diversey River Bowl
2211 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60647
Hosted by Mona Aburmishan
6:30 PM Sign Up
7:00 PM Start

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


CIC: Open Mic Night!
@ the Chemically Imbalanced Theater
1422 West Irving Park Road
Great MIC @ Legendary Chicago Staple.
Sign Up: 8 PM
Show: 8:30 PM
Full Bar!

The Late Night Mic Night! @ The Mutiny
at The Mutiny - 2428 N. Western Ave.
Every Tuesday!
Sign up at 9:30PM
Show at 10PM
Hosted by Alex Olinger and Sam Prickett
Magic Mic @ Patsys 
2825 N. Lincoln
Sign Up @ 8PM
Start @ 8:30PM
All you can eat Fish/Chicken & Chips
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez

at the Den Theatre 
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Mic starts at 7:30 PM. 
Online sign-up goes out Tuesdays at noon. 
5 walk-in spots reserved. 
List caps at 20

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

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

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!


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

Finley Dunne's Open Mic
at Finley Dunnes - 3458 N Lincoln AVE,
Sign Up at 6:45 
Show at 7PM
Weekly drink specials!

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

Last Call! Open Mic @ The Mutiny
At The Mutiny 2428 N. Western Ave.
Every Wednesday!
Sign up at 9:30PM
Show at 10PM
Hosted by: Michael JohnsonSean Schellhammer & Dan Garcia
Everyone gets 5 minutes!
Every set gets recorded, and emailed upon request!

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

Bad People Good Comedy: Mic & Showcase
@ Seven Bar & Restaurant
6:30p start | 20 spots
Sign up on the Facebook page
400 E Randolph St, 7th Floor

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

"Hachi's Comedy Nite"
at Kamehachi, (Hachi's Lounge, upstairs)
1531 North Wells Street - (312) 664-3663
Open mic dates: 10/25, 11/8, 12/6
Signup: 6 to 8 PM
Show: 9:00PM
Comics get 5 Mins
Food & Drink Specials!
Kamehachi is Chicago's original sushi bar since 1967. 
Hachi's Lounge is an intimate entertainment venue located upstairs on the second floor.


The Blarney Stone
3424 N. Sheffield Ave
Starts at 8:30 PM
Sign up list goes out at @ 8:15 PM
Just a few blocks from red line.

Belly Hoots Open Mic
at Sullys House (right next to iO Theater)
1501 N Dayton St.
Every Thursday Night
Sign up at 5:30. Show at 6
First come first up.
New specials: 
1/2 off nachos. $4 coronas. $5 fireballs
$16 domestic buckets before 6PM.

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!

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

Cupcake Comedy Cabaret Open Mic
at the Gallery Cabaret - 2020 N. Oakley
Mic starts at 5PM
Lots of Cheep Beer
Showcase to happen After Mic

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

Gin & Jokes: A Hip Hop / Comedy Open Mic Experience
hosted by Mikey to the P (
Rhyme or Reason in Wicker Park
1938 W. Division Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622
10PM - 1AM (10-10:30 sign up)
FREE ENTRY - Drink specials with $5 ticket


The Open Heckle Mic! @ The Mutiny
at The Mutiny 2428 N. Western Ave.
Every Friday!
Sign up at 9:30 PM
Show at 10 PM
The hottest mic in Chicago just moved to Fridays!
Hosted by: Michael Johnson and Rovaughn Hill

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

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.

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


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

Mic starts at 10:30
Sign ups at 7:30.
10 -12 people are chosen every week.

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

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


DMen Tap Open Mic
@ DMen Tap 2849 W Belmont Ave.
11pm Sign Up
11:15pm Mic Start
20% off for Comics

Every Sunday
3032 N. Lincoln Ave.. 
9:30 PM sign up; 10 PM start. 
New Specials!
$5 burger and fries
$3 Miller High Life
$5 High Life and Jim Bean

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

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

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)