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Zanies Comedy Club

1548 N Wells St, Between North Ave. and Schiller St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-337-4027
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Small and Fun

This was a very small venue but it was fun. I think we were lucky with the seats we got because... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Christine W
Thanks for the laughs!

My husband and I missed out on tickets to Second City and someone recommended Zanies instead. We... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
aimoMN
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  • Excellent39%
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“drink minimum” (6 reviews)
“item minimum” (5 reviews)
“second city” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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1548 N Wells St, Between North Ave. and Schiller St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
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+1 312-337-4027
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was a very small venue but it was fun. I think we were lucky with the seats we got because some of them looked very crowded and awkward. The host and performers were great. It took forever to get a glass of water. You...More

1  Thank Christine W
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

Hi Christine, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the show and seats you had. I'm sorry to hear about the slow service and experience of waiting outside. I will personally follow up with my hostess on the problem you mentioned outside. Please contact me at...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

My husband and I missed out on tickets to Second City and someone recommended Zanies instead. We had such a blast. It's not too big which makes it feel like a good size. Service was great and kept the drinks coming. I would def go...More

1  Thank aimoMN
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words AimoMN! We can't wait to have you back.

Reviewed 22 August 2017

I agree with another review with mixed feelings. We would try it again but would review the headliner before buying tickets. She, Gina Yashere from the UK, act was boring and not funny like the other acts preceding her. Mostly I think she humored herself...More

1  Thank TheBopMan
Management response:Responded 23 August 2017

Hi TheBopMan, Thanks for the honest feedback. While we book a wide variety of comics, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the show with Gina. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the other comics though. We hope to see you back on your next...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A friend and I were visiting from out of town and checked out a Tuesday night show of locals. The price was right at $5 plus a minimum of 2 food/beverage items per person. We definitely had a few laughs and it was nice to...More

1  Thank Stephanie P
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thanks so much for the great review Stephanie! We'd love to see you again next time you're in Chicago!

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about Zanies. We went on a night and our MC was awesome. She was serious hilarious. The second act was terrible. The third guy was pretty funny and the headliner was awesome. But as far as the club itself I was...More

1  Thank alex5891
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This was a great place to go for an evening of standup comedy! The show went from 8:30 to 10:30 and tickets could be purchase at the door. We would highly recommend it.

Thank TripsAlonggg
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thanks so much for complimenting our convenience!

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Good comedy. Comedians were a lot of fun. Just enough audience participation. Food Not so great. Good way to fill an evening. Easy walk from local hotels. Purchasing a certain amount of food and drink is a requirement.

1  Thank Jay B
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thanks for the honest review Jay. We're working on our dining offerings. We'd love to have you back next time you're in Chicago!

Reviewed 5 June 2017

i was at the very same show danny k was at, and we apparently saw things very differently...perhaps you didn't understand his act, danny? it was geared towards adults, so maybe that was it?

Thank ChicagoHeather
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words, we'll pass along to Dobie!

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Got tickets at the last minute and what a great idea. Both acts were kick butt funny and with a 2 item minimum it was easy to stay on budget. My sister and I could not stop laughing. The crowd was wowed and the interaction...More

Thank elenicnm
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thanks so much Elenicnm! We pride ourselves on booking fun acts and making food/tickets affordable!

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...More

2  Thank Themis4077
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thanks so much for the great review Shawn! We appreciate your positivity. Hope to see you back in! Stephen will be back in early December!

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