Open Mics

Updated 3/12/15
Comedy of Chicago's Open Mic List!
NEW - SUBURB LISTINGS!! (bottom of page)
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!

SECRET MIC - Booking Mic
at Henry's Swing Club - 18 W Hubbard 
March 29th
2 Blocks from Red Line Station
4 Blocks from Brown Line Station
A BOOKING Mic and work out room.
Come check out the club/room before it goes live as weekly showcase. Have ALREADY booked comedians who showed up to the first show.
It's also industry NIGHT, which means 50% off food and drinks for all comedians... What!?
Doors 7PM - Show 8PM
Should be going late!

Fun Simulation 2000 Open Mic!
at Reed's Local Tap - 3017 W. Belmont. 
Sign up @ 8:30PM
Start @ 9PM
NEW Sunday Night Mic!

Sunday night
Sign up @ 9:00 PM 
Show starts @ 9:30 PM
4 minute slots @ A.J. Hudsons
3801 N. Ashland, Chicago Il.

@ 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)

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

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

Fun NEW room.
1920 W Irving Park 
Sign up at 9:30PM
Show @ 10PM 
Huge cocktail list...
Lots of specials...

Open Mic @ The Logan Theatre
@ Logan Theatre
Sign up @ 8PM - First 5 Comics
Show @ 8:30PM
2646 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.

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.

Not My Wheelhouse Open Mic
at The Butchers Tap - 3553 N. Southport
Sign up is at 7:00PM
Mic starts at 7:30 PM

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!

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.

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
Tuesdays at 10:00PM
at the Fizz Bar and Grill (Lincoln&Belmont)  
Sign up @ 9:30PM
Starts @ 10PM
Hosted by: Dylan Scott, Tyler Ross, and Rachel McCartney
Drink Specials a plenty.

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

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

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.
Sign Up @ 9PM
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

Chemically Imbalanced Comedy: Open Mic Night!
@The Chemically Imbalanced Theater
1422 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613
Great MIC @ Legendary Chicago Staple.
Sign Up: 9 PMShow: 9:30 PM

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
Showcase to follow Open Mic

Beer Belly Open Mic Comedy Debut Show
at Pint Chicago - 1547 N Milwaukee, Chicago, Il.
New Open Mic!
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
Sign ups begin @ 9PM
Random order draw.
Comics get 4-5 minutes

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

Open Mic @ Coles,
@ 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

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.
Sign-up the day before on The Riff Facebook page
LAST WEDNESDAYS of every month at 8PM

@ Candela Restaurant
2451 N Milwaukee Ave. 
8PM Signup - 9PM Start
Comics get 5 Minutes!

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.

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mics and Showcases
Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown - 3458 N. Halsted St.
Free Pizza Every Thursday at 8:30PM!
1st and 3rd: All-Ladies Open Mic 
Sign up by email ONLY - NO show up and go up 
Followed by Showcase!! Hosted by Amy Eisenberg
2nd and 4th: Selected Comic Showcase followed by our All-Genders Open Mic 
IN PERSON sign-up @ 8:00PM! - Hosted by Tamale Sepp
Check out -
Free Show!!

Open Mic @ Decibel Bar
4437 N. Broadway St.
Sign-up at 9:30PM
Show at 10PM
$4 Corona, $3 PBR, Coors, Budweiser, 
+ add a shot of Fireball for $6 or a shot of Jameson for $7
Hosted by Ben Banach and Rishika Murthy

Good Evening Open Mic
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.
@ 7 - Start @ 7:30
This is a mixed, theatrical open mic!

Comedy at the Fort
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

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

Ink Up Stand Up
at Drink & Ink Bar
4443 North Broadway Chicago IL..
Sign up @ 9PM - Start @ 9:30PM
Comics get 4 minutes...
Hosted by Stephanie Racine & Prateek Srivastava
Specials: $1 PBR Cans & $1 Whiskey Shots

Shark Show Open Mic
at Patsy's - 2825 N. Lincoln
Hosted by Noah Gutierrez
Sign Up @ 10:30PM -
Show @ 11PM

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)
Show runs from March 7, 2015 until April 18, 2015.
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


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

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

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