Comedy

Zanies Comedy Club

Zanies Comedy Club

Zanies Comedy Club has been host to comedians such as Chelsea Handler and Jerry Seinfeld, and is the king of Chicago stand-up comedy.

Baby Wants Candy: A Completely Improvised Musical

Baby Wants Candy: A Completely Improvised Musical

With locations in Chicago, New York, London, and Edinburgh, Baby Wants Candy has spread musical and comedic joy to over 1,700 audiences.

KISS Meets the Neo-Futurists

Fortunately, the good folks over at the Neo-Futurists never let bad movie scripts disappear. With their weekly series, “It Came from the Neo-Futurarium X,” running every Thursday, the talented troupe of actors resurrect the dead for the purpose of hilarity.

The Comedians You Should Know

Chicago is the breeding ground for funny. Comedians You Should Know is a group of six Chicago based comedians “intent on changing the face of stand-up comedy.”

“That’s Weird Grandma”: A Barrel of Monkeys Production

‘That’s Weird Grandma” is an hour-long sketch show of physical and musical comedy based on the ideas of disadvantaged Chicago Public School students.

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: A Neo-Futurist Production

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: A Neo-Futurist Production

“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”  is performed by the Neo Futurists and is currently the longest running show in Chicago. Plays are written by the cast members themselves with only one rule: brutal honesty.

Bye Bye Liver: A Comedy Show for the Lush in All of Us

Love to laugh? Love to drink? Yeah, we thought so. If you’re looking for something different to spice up your weekend, head up to the Pub Theater at Fizz Bar for some comedy and booze.

Sing-a-longs, Poop Jokes & Tambourines: Musical Comedy in Chicago

We love to laugh. We love music. We love poop jokes and Lady Gaga. If you love these things, too, then you need more musical comedy in your life. Check out two of our local favorites: Smith & Grimm and Happy Karaoke Fun Time!

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance is home to a casual bar in the front and a cozy theater space in the back. Seven nights a week you can see some of the funniest sketch, improv, and musical shows that Chicago has to offer.

Second City Comedy: 50 Years of Funny

For the past fifty years, Second City Comedy Troupe and school, whose main focus is improv-based sketch comedy routines, has been grooming some of the funniest comedians of our time.

iO Theatre: Improv Comedy at its Best

iO Theatre: Improv Comedy at its Best

If you want to see or study improv comedy, then there may be no better place in the world than iO Theatre in Wrigleyville.