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Zanies Comedy Club

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Address: 1548 N Wells St, Between North Ave. and Schiller St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
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+1 312-337-4027
01:00 - 21:00
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Fun evening out

Great old school comedy club. Two item minimum, which is pretty standard for comedy clubs. Seating is first come, buy your ticket in advance to guarantee getting in. Acts... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Waterloo, Canada
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Greenwood, Indiana
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6 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Make sure you do reservations and or pay for your tickets over the phone. Also show up about 45 minutes early to get in line. It's first come first serve for seating and a two menu limit. We had three comedians. All we're hilarious. Laughed the whole time until I had to pee. Now not being mean in any way... More 

Thank Themis4077
Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great old school comedy club. Two item minimum, which is pretty standard for comedy clubs. Seating is first come, buy your ticket in advance to guarantee getting in. Acts were great, overall a fun experience. After the show you are in a great neighbourhood to go for drinks and late night snacks.

Thank NormLWat
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It's been on my bucket list to get a comedy club in so when passing through Chicago and staying in the Lincoln Park area we were told by the hotel staff to try Zanies So I booked a couple of tickets on line and off we went... we were not disappointed in any way. It's a cozy sized room with... More 

Thank Paul121212
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Such a great time watching talented, hysterical comedians! Reserve your tickets in advance so you are guaranteed a seat.

Thank Peaceintravel
Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

First, the comedy was terrific. Every comedian was great, we laughed all night. My complaint was the quality of the drinks. There is a two item minimum per person, which I don't mind if the items are quality. We ordered something simple like gin and tonics, and they were tiny, but also watered down and couldn't even taste the gin.... More 

Thank Gene S
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

It is amazing what a "hole in the wall" this place is, especially considering how big and modern the Rosemont location is. You really feel like you've gone back in time, before the Internet, when comics' only outlet were these "dive" places. The seating was a bit odd and the service was only "OK", but the acts were very funny.... More 

Thank IndependentTravelAK
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Great venue, intimate with a long history of stand up in Chicago. Two item per person minimum. If you have the time and you enjoy comedy this venue is great.

Thank Len L
Coon Rapids
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

On July 30th my wife and 2 sons (over 21 years of age) attended Don Friesen's show at Zanies. It was a superb, well worth it experience. The club is small but the number of seats is perfect (you do not want to be in a large hall). You have to be over 21 years, in addition to the price... More 

Thank Raj P
grand haven michigan
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Zanies is a fun little spot in old town Chicago. Service is good and all the staff is friendly. If you want a front spot you need to arrive early but the club is small so Amy seat is ok. We didn't get any food there but the couple next to us did and said it was ok for a... More 

Thank Casey N
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Dobie Maxwell, Zanie's Host is like watching a Bus Boy try Comedy for the 1st Time.. Only He's like 5 Years Old.. No Wonder No One's Heard of Him Before.. Dobie Maxwell should try another Profession.. Our Group Paid Good Money $20 Per Ticket, Plus 2-Drink Minimum.. Then We Were Thanked by Sitting through the most Awkward, Amateur Night around!..... More 

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