BlackOut Diaries
Jun
22
10:00 PM22:00

BlackOut Diaries

The Blackout Diaries is a comedy show were standup comedians, plus 'regular' people (cops, firefighters, teachers, etc) tell true incredible drinking stories. Then you, the audience, can dive even deeper by asking questions to the performers.

The show has been a critics' pick by most major Chicago papers and been featured on NPR, Comedy Central and more. Its host and creator, Sean Flannery, was even named the best drunk in Chicago by The Chicago Reader, though we are still trying to figure out what that award means and if it's an accolade.

Come by for some of the funniest drinking stories you've heard. And stay for the Malort! (show is sponsored by Malort and even includes free tastes with a slogan contest).

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Bad Waves Remix
Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Bad Waves Remix

Bad Waves Remix is the spawn of Bad Wave radio show, on 1680am/Que4Radio(que4.org/itunes radio) every Thursday 11am-1pm. The hosts of the radio show is only a crew in the entertainment family, Beloved Gang that rolls deep with stand up comics, musicians, improv comedians and filmmakers...this show embodies all those aspects. The radio personalities will jump from your speakers onto stage for an evening of machinations and chicanery...formal types call a variety show. A one stop shop for entertainment, sketch videos, standup, improv comedy and live music that promises nothing less than the highest level of fuckery.


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Best Night Ever Show
Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Best Night Ever Show

  • 3740 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)
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Presenting Best Night Ever Show, a free weekly comedy show at Gman Tavern in Wrigleyville. Come enjoy local favorites and special guests who have appeared on Comedy Central, NBC, Netflix and more!

Doors at 8:30, Show at 9 | Free | 21+
Gman Tavern
3740 N Clark St., Chicago, IL
Instagram: @bestnightevershow | Twitter: @bestnighteveryo

Featuring a rotating lineup of comedians!

Produced by Mike O’Keefe, Mike Cronin, Zach Peterson, Sam McHale, Jessica Hong, and Sabeen Sadiq

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Comedytown
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Comedytown

Comedytown is a monthly variety show featuring Chicago’s top comedians. From veteran improv teams to hot up-and-coming stand ups, you will get your comedy fix in a little place called comedytown We have a stacked lineup and excited to have y’all. 

The show is Thursday 6/13 8pm in The Chris Farley Cabaret (iO Theater). 

1. Sharky and Sharko
2. Tim Lyons
3. Improv set
4. Adrienne Brandyburg 
5. Dumb John 

Tickets are $14 online/at the door and there’s a promo code (keystothecar) for $5 tickets! 

https://www.ioimprov.com/event/1865182-comedytown-chicago/

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Arguments and Grievances Comedy Debates: June
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Arguments and Grievances Comedy Debates: June

Arguments & Grievances is a live comedy series and podcast featuring comedians debating outlandish topics with audiences choosing the victor. An outrageous enterprise exploring the heated issues of the day, including: "Hugs vs. Drugs", "Dr. Dre vs. Dr. Seuss", and "Batman vs. Spiderman."

Half comedy show, half rhetorical fight to the death, Arguments and Grievances is an impressive showing of live comedy, absurdity, and engaging fun.

This month, we host:
Cameron Little vs. Jon Torres
(Mountain Dew Baja Blast vs The Baha Men)

Asia Martin vs Adrienne Brandyburg
(Letting White People Touch Your Hair vs Not Letting White People Touch Your Hair)

Jayson Acevedo vs. Jamal Guichon
(Disney vs Nickelodeon)

Matt MacLean vs Liz Greenwood
(DMT vs TMZ)

Hosted by Annie Russell

SHOW: Friday, June 7 at 8pm
At North, 1637 W North Ave, Chicago
TICKETS: $5 online, $10 at the door

About A&G:
"2014 BEST OF CHICAGO - VARIETY SHOW" - Chicago Magazine

"It's smart, high-stakes tomfoolery disguised in a brilliant, faux-brainy conceit....This show is a riot."
- Jason Heidemann, Chicago Tribune

"...it's funny, really funny.”
- Allison Kelley, The Chicagoist

"This excellent debate series enlists some of the city's funniest underground comedians.”
- Keith Griffith, Chicago Reader

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Tuxedo Cat Comedy Show
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Tuxedo Cat Comedy Show

Our free, comedian-curated, stand-up show is in its 6th year of diverse, smart, & hilarious comedy in a pop art glitter bar with a dance party afterparty! This Thursday, we have a special show with Chicago's best & brightest comics from StandUp NBC, The Onion & AV Club Comedy Fest, Laugh Factory, Zanies, Second City, The Lincoln Lodge, Cards Against Humanity, & more, plus visiting NYC & LA comics from Netflix, Conan, & NBC Breakout Fest! Join us at 8pm at Beauty Bar & spend your night laughing with

AND enjoy
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💅$15 MANI/MARTINI DEAL 💅
❄️SIGNATURE SLUSHIES ❄️
💪FREE TEMPORARY TATTOOS 💪
🍻DRINK SPECIALS 🍻
🕺🏻DANCE PARTY AFTERPARTY 🕺🏻
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Chicago’s top stand-up comics, plus touring comedians from around the country- since 2013! We focus on female comics, queer comics, and comics of color, and feature different comedians on every lovingly curated show! Now weekly!

Tuxedo Cat Comedy
Every Thursday!!!!
Bar opens at 7pm, Show at 8pm-ish

$5 suggested donation

Beauty Bar Chicago
1444 W Chicago Ave

Produced by Chicago comedians:
Rebecca Fass, Jerry Tran, & Le Aboav

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Just Us Gals Show
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Just Us Gals Show

DOORS: 7:30 PM
SHOW: 8:00 PM

$10//available online and at the door

Your favorite monthly Thursday night comedy show is BACK!

Just Us Gals is a not-to-be-missed live comedy party that combines a meticulously curated lineup of the best comedians in the city.

For just $10, JUG will rip the fabric of reality before your very eyes and build it up again as a goofy, whimsical, Prosecco-drenched paradise. ARE U IN???

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BAPS Comedy Spring Showcase
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

BAPS Comedy Spring Showcase

ABOUT THIS SHOW

BAPS: A Comedy Variety Showcase is based out of Chicago, IL and showcases women of color in comedy. BAPS was created to fill a void in Chicago: providing a platform for talented women of color in a typically male-dominated industry. BAPS includes everything from stand-up and solo sketches to music and storytelling.


From the artists: As women of color, it is our job to support, root and cheer for each other every chance we get! Get ready to hear voices that are positive, proud and unapologetic. We’ve been traveling around the Midwest performing and teaching workshops. We are excited to bring it back home to Steppenwolf!


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Lonely Wit Release Party
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Lonely Wit Release Party

Back in December, I decided to go up on a stage with no notes, no previously written material, no idea what was going to happen & a deep dish. All jokes, all stories, all one liners, all conversations were completely improvised. On April 20th, you get to see that unique one night only performance ALL. OVER. AGAIN!

Join me friends, fans, haters & deep dish lovers for an evening of art, laughs, picture taking & maybe a dance battle or two. In partnership with The People's Stage Karaoke, we bring to you the official special/album release party for my very first comedy special, "Lonely Wit".

Featuring the full screening, live performances, special announcements, dancing & karaoke! Don't forget that there's a bar, food & KARAOKE! All this for a $5 suggested donation. Thank you all so much for your support thus far & I look forward to having a blast with you in April!

Photo: I'm 25 now so enjoy the Adele inspired event cover haha

jaysonavocado.com | follow me everywhere @jaysonavocado

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Cafe Cabaret
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Cafe Cabaret

The fun continues at Emerald City Uptown! Comedy, music, & storytelling!

Admission: free (tips accepted!)

Music by Maya Kuper
Music by Zoe Pike
Comedy by Justin Flowers
Music by Manny Capozzi
Comedy by Katie Zane
Music and Story by Rob Dorn
Comedy by Dan Shapiro
Monologue by Adrienne Brandyburg
Comedy by Amber Autry

https://cafecabaret.robertamiles.com/

Theater Stand-up comedy Acoustic music

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Adler After Dark : April Edition
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Adler After Dark : April Edition

WHAT IS ADLER AFTER DARK?

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Exclusively for adults 21+, this evening offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment every third Thursday of the month from 6:00–10:00 pm (Summer hours, May-August: 6:30–10:30 pm.)  With themes that change every month, Adler After Dark is never the same event twice. Reinvent your Adler experience every month with friends, family, or that special someone on a date they’ll never forget.

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People Of Comedy
Mar
23
10:00 PM22:00

People Of Comedy

People of Chicago & beyond, allow us to introduce to you your new favorite comedy showcase. Brought to you a by a couple of people who do comedy well & believe in other people who do comedy well.

People of Comedy is The Juicebox Theater's very first stand up comedy showcase and will focus on showcasing a variety of different talents from many marginalized & diverse voices. We are the difference makers in comedy. We are the voices that deserve to be heard. We are the new majority. We are...People. Of. Comedy.

FEAT:
Marz Timms
Adrienne Brandyburg

HEADLINING:
Kaylala Pulley

Meet The People:
Sharup Karim
Spark Tabor
Menaka Deolekar
Aaron A ARon
& Jayson Acevedo

18+ | $10 Suggested Donation | BYOB | Alcohol For Sale

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Chill AF Show
Mar
16
10:30 PM22:30

Chill AF Show

This Saturday! We return to Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City with a whole new line up of chill. Tickets are $10 online with promo code "chill" and $15 at the door. So grab them now! See you this Saturday at 10:30 at The Second City.

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 Stories from the Beat Lounge
Mar
4
8:30 PM20:30

Stories from the Beat Lounge

Stories from the Beat Lounge is a monthly storytelling showcase featuring a combination of both seasoned, as well as more recent members of the Chicago storytelling community. The show’s lineup consists of an array of subjects: from humorous to morose, adventurous to suspenseful, and anything in between. Like the stories themselves, no two showcases are the same.

 

Tickets:
$10 Standard
$8 College Student
$5 Training Center Student

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Ten at the Store
Feb
23
9:00 PM21:00

Ten at the Store

Ten fast paced stand up sets from ten up and coming Chicago comedians (and maybe some out of town guests). The beer specials are good, the comedians are funny, and entrance is FREE (also free popcorn). Come hang out in Lincoln Park and be ready to laugh!

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ADLER AFTER DARK: A NIGHT IN THE AFROFUTURE
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

ADLER AFTER DARK: A NIGHT IN THE AFROFUTURE

We’ve partnered with the co-founders of Wakandacon and other notable Afrofuturists in the Chicago area to help explore Afrofuturism in the city where it was born. Join game designer Allen Turner in an immersive building-wide game inspired by the characters and worlds of Rayla 2212 and the all-new Eartha 2198, novels by Afrofuturist author Ytasha Womack. Check out a special panel including Ytasha and other Afrofuturist thinkers and scientists in a discussion surrounding dark matter, blackness, and brave spaces. Don’t miss a screening of A Love Letter to the Ancestors From Chicago and performances by guests DJs, dancers, and storytellers who will take you on this Afrofuturistic journey.

This inclusive experience will fuse art, (pop) culture, technology and science as we travel together to the Afrofuture—only at Adler After Dark.

TICKETS

Advance Purchase: 
$20 General Admission/$15 Adler members

At the Door (Based on Availability):
$25 General Admission/$20 Adler members

Doane Tours (SOLD OUT):
$8 General Admission/$8 Adler members

Doane Observatory tour tickets are available in limited quantity and sell out quickly. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are always scheduled after sunset. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

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Fishbowl Improv Fest: Tides 6
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Fishbowl Improv Fest: Tides 6

  • Ohio Union at The Ohio State University (map)
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Fishbowl Improv presents the 6th Annual Tides Comedy Festival, or Tides 6. Tides 6 is a two night comedy festival featuring professional and collegiate comedians from across the country performing improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy. This festival is entirely FREE out of the love of our hearts. Check out the lineups below:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST
6:30 PM - Doors Open
7:00 PM - 8th Floor Improv Comedy Group (Ohio State University)
7:20 PM - Ian Gray
7:25 PM - Backburner Sketch Comedy (Ohio State University)
7:45 PM - Lily Maslia
7:50 PM - Lady Parts (Bowling Green State University)
8:10 PM - INTERMISSION
8:20 PM - The Plastic Shatners Improv (Bowling Green State University)
8:40 PM - Andrew Muller
8:45 PM - Tulsa, Oklahoma (Ohio State University)
9:05 PM - Jackson Donaldson
9:10 PM - Women of OSU Comedy
9:30 PM - INTERMISSION
9:40 PM - Burp Lawyers (Ohio State University)
10:00 PM - ROT (Pro - Columbus, OH)
10:40 PM - INTERMISSION
10:50 PM - Jenn Snyder (Pro - Columbia, SC)
11:20 PM - Great Lakes Activity Center (Pro - New York, NY)
12:00 AM - Closing

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
6:00 PM - Doors Open
6:35 PM - Roial Players (Michigan State University)
6:55 PM - Seth Shanley
7:00 PM - Ruckus (University of Pittsburgh)
7:20 PM - Alyssa Hopkins
7:25 PM - The No Parking Players (Carnegie Mellon University)
7:45 PM - Christian Thomas
7:50 PM - Full Ammo Improv (Penn State University)
8:10 PM - INTERMISSION
8:20 PM - Ella Hickman
8:25 PM - Uncle John's Friends (Musical - Ohio State University)
8:45 PM - 45 Kings (Loyola University Chicago)
9:05 PM - Matt Loxley
9:10 PM - INTERMISSION
9:20 PM - Fudge (Pro - Chicago, IL)
10:00 PM - BAPS : A Comedy Variety Showcase (Pro - Chicago, IL)
10:40 PM - INTERMISSION
10:50 PM - Hannah Boone (Pro - New York, NY)
11:20 PM - 2 Fins (Pro - New York, NY)
12:00 AM - Closing

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Blackout Diaries
Dec
26
10:00 PM22:00

Blackout Diaries

The Blackout Diaries is a comedy show were standup comedians, plus 'regular' people (cops, firefighters, teachers, etc) tell true incredible drinking stories. Then you, the audience, can dive even deeper by asking questions to the performers.

The show has been a critics' pick by most major Chicago papers and been featured on NPR, Comedy Central and more. Its host and creator, Sean Flannery, was even named the best drunk in Chicago by The Chicago Reader, though we are still trying to figure out what that award means and if it's an accolade.

Come by for some of the funniest drinking stories you've heard. And stay for the Malort! (show is sponsored by Malort and even includes free tastes with a slogan contest).

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Ruth & Elaine present The Night Before
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Ruth & Elaine present The Night Before

It’s 2019 and the night before Ruth & Ellaine finally accomplish their lifelong dream; playing Madison Square Garden. You’re invited to share this special evening with the now rich and famous duo while they relive old memories, share their favorite Christmas songs and stories, and are visited by friends *THAT’S YOU* who may just remind them of what Christmas and comedy are all about.

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Oak Park Comedy Club - Black Wednesday Edition
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Oak Park Comedy Club - Black Wednesday Edition

Join us in Mary's show room to see Chicago's top stand up and improv acts. Call (708) 445-0272 and make your reservations before the show fills up! 

This special Black Wednesday edition features show favorites: 
Correy Boyd-Bell (TruTv)
Joey Villagomez (HBO) 
Tyler Fowler (Zanies)
Adrienne Brandyburg (Steppenwolf)
Vik Pandya (NBC Breakout Festival)

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City of Lights Comedy Nights
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

City of Lights Comedy Nights

  • La Quinta de los Reyes Fine Mexican Restaurant & Bar (map)
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'Tis the season for giving!

City of Lights Comedy has another benefit show for the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry!

We have been able to raise nearly $800 for this special cause!

Free entry all that we ask is that you donate. R.S.V.P at the link.

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