Updated 1/22/15
It's the official  Comedy of Chicago club and showcase list!
Here's what we believe to be the best stand-up comedy shows in the city.

Set to Scene
at iO Chicago - 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Improvised stand up sets at the world famous iO theater
Hosted by Tyson Karrasch & Nicholas Rouley
Every Monday!

100 Proof Comedy
at The Comedy Sportz Theatre - 929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago Il.
Weekly Monday showcase at a legendary comedy venue. Puts together a great show.

Sadsacks and Wisecracks
at High-Hat Club - 1920 W Irving Park, Chicago, IL.
Great new showcase that has been putting together some real killer lineups...
ONLY $5 - What!?
Every Monday

The Female Funnies (Zanies)
Great lineup of all female comedians.
Every 3rd Mondays
1548 North Wells St.

Best Night Ever
at the GMan Tavern - 3740 N. Clark St.
Every First and Third Monday

Chicago Underground Comedy
@The Beat Kitchen, 
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
Doors @ 9:00
Show @ 9:30PM
$5 Cover

NEW MATERIAL NIGHT with Chris Bader.
at Laugh Factory Chicago
Chicagos best stand up comics try out new material...
Every week, Chicago's best stand up comedians, as well as comics from around the country, come to showcase their new material at Laugh Factory Chicago. Stand up comedy is an ever-evolving art form and comedians work for years to perfect a joke. The process is funnier than the result. New Material Night is hosted by Chicago's own Chris Bader... 

at JBTV Studios - 318 W. Grand, Chicago, 60654 United States
Stand up comedy television showcase filmed at the world renowned JBTV HD Studios
BYOB + a sponsored bar that you can enjoy.
First season is TEN SHOWS ONLY - 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

Black Star Comedy
@ Estrella Negra
2346 W Fullerton Ave Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-5993
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month 7:00PM

Comedians You Should Know
At Timothy O'Toole's Pub
622 N. Fairbanks Ct. Chicago Il.
Every Wednesday at 9:00 PM.
$10 Cover @ door - $5 Online!

The Social Take Over!
@ Laugh Factory Chicago.
Comedians take over audience member social media accounts.
Hilarity ensues.

The Blind Bet Show
at the Pony Inn
"A stand up comedy show with no intention of revealing the headliner"
9pm at The Pony Inn - 1638 W. Belmont

Surprise Party
at Lilly's Bar
2515 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614
"Recommended" - The Chicago Reader
Featuring Chicago’s favorite comedians, some performing straight stand-up and others who have been given challenges designed to promote a fun night of comedic risk-taking.
Wednesdays at 8:00PM

Every 3rd Wednesday 
at Martin's Corner Bar
2056 W. 22nd Place
773 447 0776

Flabby at the Abbey
Showtime 8:30PM
Free Admission @ Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace Chicago Il.

The Sedgwick Stop Showcase
at The Sedgwick Stop - 1612 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, Illinois 60614
Monthly showcase following the early mic.
Wednesday at 8PM!!

Crab Juice Comedy Showcase @ Quenchers!!
at Quenchers Saloon - 2401 N. Western
First Wednesday of every month
Next show, March 4 - 8:30PM

Stand Up Stand Up
Every Thursday @ 9pm
The Crocodile
1540 N Milwaukee Ave
$5 at Door - $3 ONLINE

This Week's Show
Downstairs at Bar Celona
3474 N Clark, Chicago
every Thursday at 8:30 pm
No cover, $5 pitchers!

Parlour Car
A stand up Comedy show
Every Thursday, 8PM, FREE!
@ Bar Deville
701 N. Damen

Rat Pack Comedy
at the Holiday Club Chicago - 4000 N Sheridan Rd.
Rat Pack Comedy is every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month!
8PM at The Holiday Club
Drink Specials!

JDA (Just Dickin' Around) Open Mics and Showcases
Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown: 3458 N. Halsted St.
Every Thursday at 8:30 PM
1st and 3rd: All-Ladies Open Mic and Showcase
2nd and 4th: All-Genders Showcase and Open Mic
Sign up in person at 8PM. 
14 spots, 4 minutes each
8:30 open mic - 9:45 showcase
Free pizza!
More info -
Cupcake Cabaret Showcase
7PM, Comedy + Real Cupcakes!
2020 N. Oakley Ave. Chicago Il.

Comic Courtesy
at MCL-Chicago - 3110 N Sheffield Ave
Feb. 12 - Apr. 2
online Tickets: $10
Weekly line-ups found at
MCL Chicago
Thursdays @10pm - BYOB

Flabby Hoffman's Three Ring Circus
Second Thursday of Every Month
@ 8 p.m. - FREE!
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W. Division Street

FIRST Thursday of the month.
At Uncharted Books, 2630 N Milwaukee Ave

Great national comedy acts.
All Week Long!!
1548 North Wells St.

Up Comedy Club
Comedy all week long!
230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago
(312) 337-3992

The Comedy Bar
500 N LaSalle Street, Chicago IL.
In River North!
(312) 836-0499

The Laugh Factory
Comedy all week long!
3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL
(773) 327-3175

Kick Punch Stand Up!
Alt stand-up show performed at independent comic book store in Logan square!
Did we say it was Totally Free & BYOB!
Fridays at 8PM!

The Lincoln Lodge
Chicago's longest running showcase.
2011 W. North Ave.
Every Friday!

Jokes and Notes
Comedy Wed - Sun!
4641 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
(773) 373-3390

Proxy Morons
at Blokes and Birds - 3343 Clark St. Chicago Il.
Show - 7PM!
Stick around after the show for karaoke party with DJ Kev Rokken

Great National Comedy Acts Every Week!!
1548 North Wells St.

Up Comedy Club
Comedy all week long!
230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago
(312) 337-3992

The Laugh Factory
Comedy all week long!
3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL
(773) 327-3175

Jokes and Notes
Comedy Wed - Sun!
4641 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
(773) 373-3390

The Blackout Diaries
At The High Hat Club - 1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 4008
Comics + Real People tell true drinking stories
Every Saturday! 8PM!

The Two Hour Comedy Hour
Every Saturday! 7PM
At the Gallery Cabaret
2020 N. Oakley Ave, Chicago Il.

1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Suite 321, Chicago, IL
Doors @ 8 PM, Show @ 8:30 PM

Brass Chuckles Comedy: comedy that kicks ass!
SECOND Saturday of the month!
10pm $10 BYOB
Playground Theater
3209 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Henry's Swing Club - Comedy Night
@ Henry's Swing Club
18 W. Hubbard (downstairs)
A weekly Sunday showcase of Chicago's finest comedians
Doors @ 7PM
Show @ 8PM
Industry Night = 50% Drinks

Tuxedo Cat Comedy
at The Innertown Pub - 1935 W Thomas St., Chicago, IL 60622
Free. Smart. Comedy. 
Every 2nd and LAST Sunday of the month from 7-9 PM 
at the Inner Town Pub in the Ukrainian Village.

at the Burton Place in Old Town - 1447 North Wells Street, Chicago, Il.
First Sunday of every month.