Clubs/Shows

Updated 1/22/15
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 
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.
773-549-8080

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
8PM!

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
Popular all female comedy collective that books the best comics around.
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!!

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.

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

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.
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

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

Kick Punch Stand Up!
FREE & BYOB
Alt stand-up show performed at independent comic book store in Logan square.
Great lineups!
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.
Every FRIDAY
FREE 
Show - 7PM!
Stick around after the show for karaoke party with DJ Kev Rokken

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

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 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!

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

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