Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday June 12-Wednesday, June 14, 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.

SheFest at Pride Arts Center’s Broadway Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. “Semi-annual celebration of Chicago’s queer female and non-binary artists … poetry, Moth-style stories, comedy, clowning, a fire act, and dance.” Hosted by Shannon Noll. Featuring Molly Brennan, Tamale Sepp, Ada Cheng, Khloe Janel, Anna Wolfe, Alex Seligsohn, Jade, June Thiele, Shannon Leigh Webber, Niki Gee, Michelle Zacarias, Terri Hudson, and Jessica Martin.


Chris Jones at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:00 p.m. Magician and stand-up comedian Chris Jones is a Chicagoan who was a hit on America’s Got Talent Season 10.


Having it All at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. “Stories and improv about being female.” Featuring Caitlin Connor Joseph, Margaret LeBron, Kaydee Dolan, Lucy Walker, Lucia Reiur, Maddie Cordovano, Rebeccah Singer, Allison Reese.



Flanders at Second City’s Judy’s Beat Lounge, 230 W. North Ave., 8:30 p.m. An interracial couple sets their marriage to music and comedy.

ChUC Charities at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Tonight Chicago Underground Comedy benefits Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth’s Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments).  Produced by Meredith Kachel.



You’re Being Ridiculous at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater, 1700 N. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. Always a singular night of storytelling, comedy and connection. Tonight: Gloria Allen, Robert Cornelius, Brannen Daugherty, Marla Depew, Nestor Gomez, Rob Lindley, Jeremy Owens and Michael Williams.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Blake Burkhart hosts Kevin Bozeman, Dan Drees, Allison Dunne, Danny Kallas, Reformed Whores, and Barry Rothbart (ABC’s Downward Dog).

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