Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, July 10-Wednesday, July 12, 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.

Got Her Back at MCL Chicago Comedy Theater, 3110 N. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. A monthly comedy showcase celebrating Chicago’s women in comedy. A portion of the proceeds benefit a different cause each month.

Manic Music Mondays at Frances, 307 E. 75th St., 8:00 p.m. Live music and comedy hosted by Just Nesh and Marilee. Did you see Just Nesh on Kevin Hart’s The Next Level last week on Comedy Central? Most excellent!


Camp: A Comedy Show at Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe, 8:30 p.m. Free comedy showcase. Tonight: Azhar Usman, Steve Gillespie, David Drake, Gena Gephart, Nate Burrows, John Eide, Tien Cao and Camp’s Tessa Orzech. Hosted by Samantha Berkman.

Having it All at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. “Stories and improv about being female.



Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases where Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, Kumail Nanjiani, just to name a few, got their start. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Those Who Can’t at Second City, 1616 N. Wells, 10:30 p.m. A night of improv from Second City faculty.



Kyle Mooney at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this SNL cast member’s show are “sold out,” but my theory is keep checking back.


Jeff Dye at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:30 p.m. Jeff Dye will be at Zanies this week both downtown and in Rosemont. Follow link for all showtimes.


Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Note: tickets in July are only 92 cents to celebrate Timonthy O’Toole’s 25th birthday. But this price is only good when you buy tickets online. Follow link for more details.

7:00 p.m. Blake Burkhart hosts Marty DeRosa, Ricky Gonzalez, Sammy Arechar, Jeanie Doogan and Mickey Housley.

9:30 p.m. Allison Dunne hosts Marty DeRosa, Bill Gevirtz, Ricky Gonzalez, Chelsea Hood and more TBA.

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