Clubs/Shows

Updated 5/06/14
YO! It's the Comedy of Chicago official comedy club and showcase list! Here is what we believe to be the best stand-up comedy shows in the City.

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 some of the best comedians around.
773-549-8080

The Female Funnies (Zanies)
Great lineup of all female comedians.
Every 3rd Mondays
1548 North Wells St.
312-337-4027

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

Tuesday 
Chicago Underground Comedy
Every Tuesday
@The Beat Kitchen, 
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
$5 Cover - 9:30PM

Hoo HA Comedy
at Rockit Burger Bar - 3700 N Clark
All female comedy collective that books the best comics in town...
Drink & Food specials!
Every Tuesday! 8:30PM!

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... 
Tuesdays!!

at The Celtic Crown - 4301 N. Western Ave.
This Brand new showcase, produced by Junior Stopka, Andre Halter and Maggie Ednie is looking to shake up the scene. Stopka, fresh off his comedy central debut, is an absurdest, dark, comedy monster and Ednie and Halter are probably the most underrated comics around.
Downstairs. Doors @ 8pm - Show @ 9pm
$2 Cover + Drink Specials - Comedians FREE!
Hosted by: Meaghan Strickland & Marlena Rodriguez!
Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Proxy Morons
at Beer - 3415 Clark St. Chicago Il.
Every Tuesday!
FREE - 8PM!

Drink Up Fall Down Stand-up
@ Whiskey Trust
3206 N Halsted St
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
No cover - 10PM!

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

Wednesday
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.
Wednesdays!

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
WEDNESDAYS!

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.
FREE
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.

Double Feature!
Monthly show happening the final Wednesday of each month.
Stand up's split stage time with short films from Chicago-based filmmakers.
Click link for updated info.

Thursday  
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

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 JDA.krista@gmail.com - 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 
Free Show!!

Cupcake Cabaret Showcase
7PM, Comedy + Real Cupcakes!
2020 N. Oakley Ave. Chicago Il.
FREE!

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

THIRD Thursday of every month 
At Silvie's Lounge - 1902 W. Irving Park
8:30 pm
Cover: $5

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

Friday 
Zanies
Great national comedy acts.
All Week Long!!
1548 North Wells St.
312-337-4027

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

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

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

Saturday
Great National Comedy Acts Every Week!!
1548 North Wells St.
312-337-4027

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

THE COMEDY BAR - CLOSED IN NOVEMBER
Every Thur - Sat
157 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654
Get $5 with Code COC13

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
Recommended!
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
FREE & BYOB!

The Shit Show
Every LAST Saturday of the month
@ Collaboraction Theater - 1579 N Milwaukee, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622
Hosted by  Rasa Gierstikas and Hotdog Man (Keith Paesel)

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

Sunday 
Tuxedo Cat Comedy
A FREE stand-up comedy showcase twice a month at The Innertown Pub.
Bringing the best of live comedy in Chicago to the Ukrainian Village!
Every 2nd and LAST Sunday of the month from 7-9 PM
Beginning July 14th and 28th!
1935 W. Thomas St., Chicago, Illinois

The Best Medicine Show
at The California Clipper - 1002 North California Avenue, Chicago Il.
Every Sunday at The California Clipper!
Always FREE! 8:30 pm

Pressure Billiards - Comedy + Music
6318 N. Clark
FIRST & THIRD SUNDAYS
Show time: 8:30

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

Sunday, Bloody, Sunday
1719 W. Albion 2:00PM 
(One Sunday a month)