Open Mics

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Last Update - 03/24/20
Comedy of Chicago's Open Mic List

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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
FREE before 8PM - $5 Cover After
(comics who sign up are free)
Recommended highly.

The Riff Open Mic 
at Emerald City Cafe
1224 W. Wilson Ave
Monday nights
List goes out @ 5:30 PM
Mic Starts @ 6 PM
Hosted by Noor Naim and Tom Ryan.

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

Sugar Honey Iced Tea Mic
@ North Bar
1637 W North Ave
Sign Up 6:30 PM
Start time 7 PM
Lots of cheap drink specials!

Laughs in Lakeview
@ Shakers On Clark
3160 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL
Sign Up @ 8PM
Show Starts @ 8:30 PM
Hosted by Darrick J.

@ Reggie's Chicago
2105 South State Street
Every Monday!
Sign up at 7:30 PM
Dollar tacos, half price drafts and a actual crowd!
Hosted by: Hosted by Michael Johnson and Sarah Manning.

My Buddy's Open Mic
at My Buddy's - 4416 N Clark St. Chicago, IL
Every Monday - Comics get 5 minutes
Sign up - 9:30 PM
Start - 10:15 PM / 21 and over
Best sets get feature spot on on Stay Happy Showcase!
Drink specials all night!
Hosted by Kevin Budkey

Trigger Warning Open Mic
At Sedgwick stop
1612 N Sedgwick St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614
10 PM Sign up
10:30 PM Show

Shaken Not Stirred Open Mic
at Shakers on Clark
3160 N Cark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Every Monday at 6 PM!
List 5:45 PM
Mic 6PM

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!

The Open Mic Show
at The Comedy Bar - 500 N LaSalle
Lottery Style!
Names will be pulled as the show goes on.
Monday and Thursday
Sign up 8:30 PM -9 PM
Show 9:30

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!

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

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

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

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


Tapster Open Mic
In Wicker Park at 2027 W North Ave.
Every Tuesday night
Sign up starts 6:45 PM (First come first serve).
Start 7 PM.
Self-serve drink taps!!
Over 62 taps pouring beer, wine, cocktails, kombucha & coffee!

Mac's Open Mic Night!
@ Mac’s Wood Grilled
1801 W Division Street
Every Tuesday
List at 9:30 PM
Mic at 10 PM
5 Min Sets.
$3 domestic drafts
$4 wells & $4 shots of paddy’s
$5 Moscow mules

Ice Cream Social Open Mic
Upstairs at JoJo's Milk Bar
23 W Hubbard St, Chicago IL
Every Tuesday, lottery style
6:45 PM sign up
7PM start
Hosted by Team Us Comedy

Open Mic Night
3115 S Archer Ave, Chicago Il 60609
8:30 PM Sign up
9:00 PMStartHosted by. EDDY VIRTOIS
Every Tuesday

The Low Key Karaoke Open Mic
at Northside Bar and Grill
1635 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 
Sign Up 9:45 PM
Show Starts 10 PM
3 min slots, then sing verse/chorus of your chosen karaoke song.
OR non-performers can sign up and just do karaoke, but have to tell us a joke!
Best comedy set of the night wins a $25 gift card to Northside Bar & Grill!
Hosted by Mary Kelly and Dan Garcia

3653 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL, 60647
Every Tuesday!
List at 7:30 PM
Mic at 8:00 PM
First come first serve. Comics get 5 mins
Facebook page link:

Killin it at the Kedzie Inn
at The Kedzie Inn
4100 N Kedzie Ave - Every Tuesday
Sign up on the Facebook page online 
OR - in-person at 8:30 PM - Starts at 9 pm.
First five comics to sign up online get 7 minutes. 
5 minutes for walk ins.
TuesdaySpecial: PBR, shot of Bourbon, and a Chicago dog for $8.

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

6686 N Northwest Highway Chicago, IL 
Every Tuesday at 8pm. 
Pre-Sign up by emailing 

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

CIC: Open Mic Night!
@ the Chemically Imbalanced Theater
1422 West Irving Park Road
Sign Up: 8 PM
Show: 8:30 PM
Full Bar
Every Tuesday

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

Terrific Tuesday Open Mic (South Suburb Mic)
@ Angels 14217 Chicago Rd Dolton IL
Sign up 7:30 PM 
Show time 8:30 PM
$5 Blue MF cocktail
$2 1800 shots
Hosted by Marcus Shark
(708) 841-9420

Speak Your Truth Open Mic ($5 for male Comedians)
at Refuge Chicago, 416 S Clark
Every first Tuesday of the month
Time- 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sign-up- at doors & In advance click here
"Speak Your Truth is ALL about providing an environment of positivity, authenticity and empowerment. The next Open Mic is 2/5/19 ... Come out... join the fun... Experience authenticity at its best... and surround yourself with positive people working on manifesting their dreams.”
Cost- Ladies free before 8 PM
$10 to sit 
$5 to spit

Bits -N- Pieces (Note: This is a Suburb Mic)
at Terminus Theatre in Lake Villa 
121 e Grand Ave.
Lake Villa Il. 60046
Every Tuesday 
Newbies welcome. 
Hosted By Ryan Webb.
No cover
Terminus Theatre


Sign Up 8 PM
Show starts at 9 PM
Specials: 50 cent wings all night.

Comedy Closer at Bordel
at Bordel - 1721 W Division Street
1721 W Division Street
Sign up 11:15 PM
Start 11:30 PM
4 online sign ups and 4 walk up lottery spots.
Real audience!

Jeff Jam Comedy Hour
Jefferson Tap
325 N. Jefferson St., Chicago IL
6:30 PM - sign up
7PM - start

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

at Lincoln Lodge - 2040 N Milwaukee
The only comedy show not based on time!
Wednesdays at 9:30PM
Based on bits. Come out and do ONE and only ONE bit for up to 8 mins! 
It's a 16 Random Draw list with two draws at 9:30p and 10:15p
Cohosted by Tucker Millett, Hobert Thompson, and Will Stagg

Joke at the Oak
at The Irish Oak
3511 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Every Wednesday Night Open Mic
First come First serve!
Sign Up @ 7 PM
Show Start @ 7:30 PM
$50 Comp & $25 Comps to the best sets of the night!
Open mic spots get 4 minutes
5 spots can be reserved day of show on Facebook page.

Am I Right!?  - Open Mic
at Nick's Beer Garden
1516 N. Milwaukee
4 minute Spot
7:30 PM Sign Up
8 PM Start
$3 Old Style Tallboys
$5 PBR/shot
$7 Chicago Handshake

Grounded Open Mic
at Emerald City Coffee Shop
1224 W. Wilson Ave
Every Wednesday
5 PM sign up
5:30 PM Show time
Hosted by: Ethan Miller

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

The Stand-down Open Mic - 
at the Claddagh Ring Pub
Wednesdays 8PM to 11PM 
Weekly (starts Jan 8th)
email for more info.
@ Cole's Bar 2338 N. Milwaukee Chicago Il.
Every Wednesday 
9:30 PM Start
6 PM Sign Up

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


Comedy Sauce Open Mic
at Pressure Billiards Cafe 6318 N Clark
Every Thursdays at 6PM to 8PM (Before showcase)
Comics can reserve a slot online here
OR - grab a walk-in spot starting as early as 5:45 PM
Two comics will be *selected to showcase on the 8pm show.
Open Mic slots are 5 minutes
Comics chosen to showcase will be selected by resident & guest judges. 
Chosen comics can only be selected once a month.

Bad Idea Club open mic!
4623 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
List - 8:30 PM
Show - 9 PM
Drink Specials vary week to week!

Nola Open Mic
at Nola Pub
3481 N. Clark St
Every Thursday
630 PM List - 7PM Start
4 Minute Spots

High Jinks Open Mic
the Claddagh Ring Pub - 2306 W Foster Ave
EVERY other Thursday 
Signups start at 8 30 PM
Mic starts at 9 PM. 
Comics can get their set recorded!
Hosted by: Samantha Priest

Laugh Güd at Kirkwood (NEW MIC)
Kirkwood Bar and Grill
2934 N. Sheffield
Every Thursday
9:30 PM Sign up
10 PM Show
The Open Mic Show
at The Comedy Bar - 500 N LaSalle
Lottery Style!
Names will be pulled as the show goes on.
Monday and Thursday
Sign up 8:30 PM -9 PM
Show 9:30

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 

Beer Belly Open Mic
at North Bar - 1637 W North Ave.
Sign up 10:30
Show/Mic 11PM

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

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.

Blue Line Laughs
Open mic/showcase
at Independence Tap
3932 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60618
On the second and last Thursday of the month.

Liquid Blues Open Mic (Suburb MIC)
at Liquid Blues in Woodstock, Illinois
126 N Benton St # 2, Woodstock, IL 60098
1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month
Online sign-up open the night before
in-person sign-up 8:00pm - 8:30pm start
Online signups are limited to 15 people
5 reserve spots available for walk-ins
Hosted by Ariana Freeman


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

Rose's Late Night Mic 
@ Rose's Lounge
2656 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
10:30pm Signup 
11:00pm Mic
Comics get 4min
Hosted by Brian Rivera
Cash only
(773) 327-4000

Strong Style Open Mic:
at Shakers on Clark
3160 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
5:30 PM - Sign up
6 PM - Mic

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

Oh For Joke’s Sake -Open Mic
2nd Friday of each month
Emma’s Gaming Lounge
6906 West 111th Street
Worth, IL 60482
Mic from 8-10 pm.
Sign up 7 pm in person or email Fran at


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

Bill’s Bar & Burger Open Mic
30 E. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL, 60611
This is a VARIETY mic:
Starts at 9PM -
BUT Comedy sets are from 11 to Midnight.
In the heart of Downtown Chicago
(near the House of Blues)
$25 prize for the best stand out act. 
Hosted by: Michael Heidemann

@North Bar
1637 W North Ave
3:45PM sign up
4PM start

Cocaine Murder Mic 
at Gallery Cabaret (2020 N Oakley) 
Every Saturday from 7-9pm 
This mic is for standup, improv, sketch, video, whatever, as long as it's comedy. 
Sign up online at
Online sign-up cuts off at 5pm, 
List gets posted online by 6, mic starts at PM

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

Weekend Remedy Show & Mic
at My Buddy's - 4416 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Second Saturdays - Monthly Showcase, (with a theme)
Followed by an Open Mic
Starts at 4 pm
Instagram: Weekend_remedy_chicago

The Barrel Open Mic
2nd Saturday of the month
at The Barrel -2015 S. Damen
8:15 sign up
8:30 start
$5 beer/shot special

Open Mic at The Revival
Open Mic at The Revival
1160 E. 55th St.
NOTE - This Mic happens intermittently
check for dates & times


Gallows Open Mic - SUNDAYS!
Parrots Bar & Grill
754 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Sign up: 9:30 PM
Mic at: 10PM
$2 Drafts / Grill open til 1 AM
Hosted by: Jessica Diana & Steven Curry

Soapbox Open Mic
at Subterranean - 2011 W. North Ave.3032 N Lincoln
Sign up at 9:30 PM 
Start at 10 PM
Drink Specials: 
Hosted by Marc LeValle and Ed Towns

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.
NOTE: EVERY 3RD SUNDAY, this is a Female-identifying open mic
Doors open at 5:00PM
5:30PM Sign up
6:00PM Showtime

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 -
3030 N. Racine St.
One of the best Mics in Chicago...
Lots of Drink Specials!
7 PM sign up
8 PM start.

Pete’s Place Open Mic
2825 W Irving Park Road
Sundays 7pm
6:45 signup
Hosted by Adam Addis and and Nick Mayer

An Open Mic Mood 
at Gallery Cabaret - 2020 North Oakley Avenue
This is a Variety Mic (Performers of all kinds)
The mic is from 7 - 9 PM 
Sign-up starts at 6 PM 
Hosted by Morgan Sherm
First two drinks are free courtesy of Jagermeister.