Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 15-Wednesday, May 17, 2017


The Riff at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, 7:00 p.m. A unique open mic hosted by the kates. Comedians get a last-minute topic and deliver a surprise four-minute riff.

Ladylike’s 1-Year Anniversary at Café Mustache, 2313 N. Milwaukee Ave., 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. A welcoming space where women get to tell their most disgusting stories. Tonight’s stories from: Molly Kearney, Erin Grotheer, Glamhag, LiZ ZiNER, Melody Kamali and Kristen Toomey. Hosted by Allison Dunne and Sarah Squirm. Music by Laura Dern.

The Mixer at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 10:00 p.m. A workshop for anyone interested in improv at any level. Coaches are Chicago’s top improvisers. Tonight’s coach: iO’s Alex Honnet.



Chicago Underground Comedy: Keith Paesel Album Recording at Chicago Underground Comedy, 2100 W. Belmont, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.


Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Stand-up showcase every Tuesday sponsored by No cover. Happy Hour at 5:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Hosted by Marvin D Phipps. Featuring Chris Trani, Prateek Srivastava, Jeff Arcuri.

9:00 p.m. Hosted by Joey Villagomez. Featuring Maya May, Chris Trani, Mickey Housley and Adam Burke.

Chicago’s Best Stand Up at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

7:30 p.m. LaRoyce Hawkins (NBC’s Chicago PD), Kendra G (WGCi), Andrew Pauli, Max Fine, John Norman, Joe Kilgallon, Danny Kallas. Hosted by Rebecca O’Neal (WCIU’s One Night Stand-Up)

9:30 p.m. Chris Bader, Melody Kamali, LaRoyce Hawkins, Adam Murray, John Margelewski, Aaron McDavis. Hosted by Allison Dunne.

Heaven at 11 at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:30 p.m. Broadcasting at you from the afterlife. Heaven’s #1 rated late night show.



Feminist Happy Hour: Anniversary Show at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport, 7:00 p.m. Featuring Britt Julious, Carly Oishi, Krista Atkinson, Sameena Mustafa, Shanna Shrum, McKenzie Chinn, Lindsey Charles, Sayjal Joshi, Tocarra Mallard and Tien Tran.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Ricky Gonzalez hosts Brian Babylon, Danny Kallas, Nate Simmons, Mike Stanley, Kristen Toomey and Tristan Triptow

Nick Thune at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport, 10:00 p.m. Featuring Emily Heller and Lucas O’Neil.


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