Comedy Clubs in Chicago

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Comedy Clubs in Chicago

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  • Kevin B
    Denver, CO723 contributions
    I have never been a improv fan, more of a stand up comedy fan so I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this. The show was hilarious. Mixture of preplanned skits and stuff made up on the spot. Also good mixture of quick bits and more drawn out pieces. Service was quick and attentive. Comfortable seats too. Enjoyed the intermissions. Highly recommend.
    Written 9 February 2024
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  • Keely W
    76 contributions
    I had no idea what to expect. I knew it was a one woman show and bingo was played at some point. It was HILARIOUS! As a Catholic school “survivor” there was so much to laugh at. All the other audience members laughed as well. I will admit there were moments I found more humor in it than others but that made it that much more enjoyable all around. I’ll be back for Late Night Catechism soon enough!
    Written 17 February 2020
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  • Ted G
    New York City, NY20 contributions
    Saw the Improvised Shakespeare and Whirled News Tonight shows on different nights. Loved every minute of it. Tremendous improv. The complex has multiple stages and runs different shows simultaneously. Fun vibe. Would especially recommend the Shakespeare show to anyone interested in improv comedy or just comedy in general.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • Stacy
    Darlington, IN7 contributions
    Our family attended the 8 pm Friday show of ComedySportz while on vacation in Chicago. Having never been to an improv show we didn’t know what to expect but I am so glad we decided to go. The show was very upbeat and interactive with audience members. The improv actors are entertaining and talented beyond belief. It was a great night out with our two teenagers!!
    Written 22 October 2022
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  • Robin D
    Carmichael, CA8 contributions
    My husband and I attended the brunch improv show and it was hilarious. The comedians ask for ideas from the audience and creatively weave it into various skits. Sometimes I felt bad for the comedians based on the poor or vulgar suggestions from the audience, but they did not let anyone down. We ordered drinks and they were delivered without interruption to the show.
    Written 15 June 2023
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  • Kendu24
    265 contributions
    Went here with family on our trip to Chicago. Small, intimate theater with a rich comedic history. Stage is small which would be difficult for a physical comic, but the crowd is very close, so good vantage points for patrons. Having been to a lot of comedy shows, I appreciate the close proximity to the performers. A great place to discover up and coming talent. The venue would maybe benefit from expanding in size if possible just to accompany more people, thus a little more space. Then again as long as the comedians stay funny, laughter can cure all!
    Written 30 December 2018
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  • Meredith-SanDiego
    San Diego, CA714 contributions
    A groups of friends and I found ourselves stranded in the city after our river bot tour was cancelled as result of terrible weather. Embracing spontaneity we popped into Laugh Out Loud knowing that the art of improvisation is just as famous as the crime heads of old in this city in hopes of experiences some raw Chicago culture. It did not disappoint! Despite being a bar, any shows before the hour of 9p are family-friendly. Tickets run $20 and are your hard earned money well spent! Side splitting laughter at this all female cast (that evening) and great hang out spot when the show wraps.
    Written 30 April 2019
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  • waterdance
    McAllen, TX617 contributions
    When in Chicago, go see improv at the Annoyance theatre or at IO Chicago. The Annoyance theatre tends to break the rules with their improv. I came on a Saturday night and saw House and Brew. They are one of their house improv teams. It was good not as good as I had expected though having seen many of their other shows. I also stuck around for their Burlesque show at 10:30. It was a very good sketch show and yes they end up going topless. The character work was great.
    Written 29 May 2017
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  • mhershey
    Northfield, IL542 contributions
    I can't believe I didn't know about this show until now! The players are talented, funny, and creative-- tons of unexpected moments.. Our show was called Barb's 70th Birthday and they took it to a weird and hilarious place. We actually went home humming some of the songs! I can't wait to go again.
    Written 7 January 2023
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  • Angie C
    Livonia, MI28 contributions
    It was very helpful to read the reviews to know what door to go in. Their were three comedians, the second one Erica Nicole Clark was HILARIOUS and stole the show. She should be the headliner. The drinks were pricey but delicious. We did VIP seating which was much more than general and totally worth
    It. The tickets were much more i expensive than the other comedy clubs.
    Written 6 September 2023
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  • Nattyaggleh
    Tecumseh, Canada6 contributions
    The comedians were mostly funny. Overall I had a great time and many laughs. The drink service was terrible , and he forgot the fries I ordered then didn’t mention anything about them, but he was very busy. I went by myself and felt totally comfortable amongst the other laughing patrons. Every month on the first weds. It’s free. Go to Eventbrite for a free ticket (with a 2 drink min.). Order all drinks at once, you practically have to beg to be served.
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Worldtraveler1608
    Corpus Christi, Texas11 contributions
    I loved this non-stop, high energy production. It was great laughter therapy. The cast were so talented with wonderful singing voices. I totally recommend this show
    Written 1 February 2020
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  • Relax22840365260
    2 contributions
    Great intimate spot for a date. They have a cool self-serve drink wall where you can taste a lot of different local craft beers and ciders. We will definitely go again.
    Written 10 August 2023
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  • Phu C
    Alexandria, VA380 contributions
    You can't come to Chicago and not visit a comedy club. This club has an amazing ambiance with a very helpful staff (especially Eric the bartender who kindly ushered us in even though we were late for the show). The comedy is hilarious and everything is so relaxed, setting up a fun evening full of laughter. The great feature about this club is that it's very intimate and I love supporting local comedians, so definitely come out and experience the comedy scene that has become so famous in the Windy City.
    Written 7 September 2014
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  • Patricia S
    cape may44 contributions
    We have been to the CIC Theater several times over the last few years and the entertainment is spectacular. There is a cozy bar with reasonable drink prices and show tickets are cheap. Check it out if you are ever in Chicago.
    Written 29 July 2016
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