Open Mics

Last Update - 05/8/18
Comedy of Chicago's Open Mic List
This list is for Chicago Mics.
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11@11 - NEW Open Mic
at My Buddy's - 4416 N Clark St. Chicago, IL
Every Monday - Comics get 5 minutes
Sign up - 10pm 
Start - 11pm / 21 and over
Best set of the night gets a paid feature spot on a future Stay Happy Showcase!
Prize giveaways and food/drink specials all night!
Hosted by Kevin Budkey
1909 N Lincoln Ave
Late Night Monday Mic
Sign Up 10:30PM
Show 11 PM
Drink Specials a plenty...

Manic Music Mondays
at Frances Cocktail Lounge
307 E 75th St, Chicago, IL.
Open Mic and Showcase.
List goes out at 8:30 PM
Hosted by Just Nesh & Marilee
Legendary drop-ins....
Lots of drink specials
$5 Cover (comics who sign up are free)
Recommended highly.

Industry Open Mic Night
at Irie Jerk Bar and Grill
3404 N. Clark
Free Entry! Sign up at 6 
Show starts at 7.
50 cent wings - 10$ buckets of domestic
Starting May 14th. 

The Open Mic Show
at The Comedy Bar - 500 N LaSalle
Lottery Style!
Slots are limited so come early!
Monday Open Mic at 9:00PM
Sign up: 6 to 9 at box office. 
Show Starts: 9PM
Names will be pulled as the show goes on.
Chicago favorite Blake Burkhart hosts!

The Riff Open Mic 
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

Comedy Overload 
at Gallery Cabaret 
2020 N Oakley Ave
Every Monday 
sign up at 6:30 
show at 700
Stand up, improv and sketch welcome!

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

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

Navigator Comedy Open Mic Mondays
2211 N Milwaukee Ave #100, Chicago, IL 60647
Comics get 5 minutes
Sign Up: 8:30 PM
Mic starts at 9 PM
Please get there early to sign up 

"Laughs in Lakeview Open Mic"
Hosted by Darrick J.
Brendan's Pub
3169 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60657
(Downstairs Speakeasy Room)
Sign Up@8P
Show Starts @8:30P
Every other Monday starting 1/22/18

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


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

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!

Joketober Fest
New! - Tuesday Open Mic
at The Radler - 2375 N. Milwaukee Ave
Sign-up @ 6
Start @ 6:30
$5 burgers
Hidden Shamrock Open Mic
at the Hidden Shamrock
2723 N Halsted, Chicago IL.
Hosted by Steve Tapas.
List 6:30 PM
Show 7PM

The Early Bird Special” Open Mic
at Stella’s Dinner 
3042 N Broadway st
Sign up at 4 PM 
Starts at 4:30 PM
4 mins each

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

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


Pyramid Open Mic
at Nick's Beer Garden 1516 N. Milwaukee
4-10 minute spots
8:30PM Sign Up
9PM Start
$3 Old Style Tallboys
$5 PBR/shot 
$7 Chicago Handshake
at Cherubs - 2524 W Fullerton ave. Chicago, IL.
Early Wednesday Mic - 530 Sign Up
Open to comedy and music - BYOB!
Hosted by Tyler Rhinhart and Bontrager
$1 Entry (gets you cold drink and 5 minutes stage time)
1$ Cover/Entry Fee

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

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

Swig Bar & Grill
2nd and 4th Wednesday every month1469 N Milwaukee ave
Sign up at 8:30
Show at 9:00
Weekly variety style show every Wednesday
Matt Spritzer and Joey Graham - Hosting

at Gilhooleys 3901 West 103rd street Chicago.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 8-10 pm. 
Sign up at 7 or via email

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


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.

Mic it or Not  
4623 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
List - 7:30 PM
Show - 8PM
Drink Specials vary week to week!

Beer Belly Open Mic
at North Bar - 1637 W North Ave.
Sign up 10:30
Show/Mic 11PM
The Open Mic Show
at The Comedy Bar - 500 N LaSalle
Thursday Open Mic at 9:30PM (MAIN STAGE)
Game Show Style
Sign up begins at 6PM SHARP at the box office (no tix before 6)
A set amount of spots will be given out - once gone, the list is capped. 
You must return to the box office at 8PM sharp.
This will guarantee your spot on the list. 
If you do not return to claim your spot, it will be given to the next comic. 
Show starts at 9:30PM
Comics spin a wheel on stage and can win a quest spot, clean set, or free pizza!
Each comic must spin the wheel!

Lottery Style!
Sign up 6 to 9PM 
at the Box Office on the 3rd floor. 
Show starts at 9PM 
Names will be pulled as the show goes on. 
*You cannot sign up for both the Main Stage mic and the B-stage mic 

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.

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

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

Smol Bean Open Mic
at Jimmy Beans Coffee
2553 W Fullerton
Sign up at 3:45 PM
Show at 4 PM
Lotto draw every 5 names

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


Soapbox Open Mic
at The Land on Lincoln Tavern & Grill - 3032 N Lincoln
Sign up at 9:00PM, 
Start at 9:30PM
Drink Specials: 
$2 Mystery Beer 
$3 High Life's 
$5 Whiskey Shot/High Life Combo
Hosted by Marc LeValle

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

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

Greenlight Mic 
at The Sedgwick Stop
at 1612 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614 (
The Sedgwick Stop Gastropub down street from Zanies and Second City)
Lottery Style! Everyone gets up!
Sunday Open Mic at 9:00PM
Sign up: 8:45pm downstairs
4min. Sets. Names pulled 3 at a time so you always know when you're up.
Hosted by: Jesse Rothenberg and Todd Risenmay

@ 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)
5200 W 159th Street Oak Forest IL.
Sign Up 8:30 PM
Show Starts: 9:00 PM
$5 Admission
(Free for comics who sign up)