Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 27-Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Yas Queen! at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. “A variety show starring women, produced by women, for everyone.”

Shane Torres at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, 8:30 p.m. Through Wednesday.


Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Dave Losso hosts Geoff Asmus, Mary Santora, Jake Fromm, Mike Cronin, Gena Gephart, and Aaron Nadell.

Shit Talkin’ Shit at Second City, 1616 N. Wells, 10:00 p.m. In the first half of the show, Andel Sudik (Second City TC alum, former Tour Co director, improvisor at iO and Annoyance) interviews Seth Thomas (SCTC, director, the Defiant Thomas Brothers) and Rachel Mason (SCTC Program/s head, SC tourco alum, “former everything” at iO, original member of Baby Wants Candy, The Boys) about comedy, satire, Second City and life. In the second half: these master improvisers will take an audience suggestion and create a long form piece. The show concludes with an audience Q & A.



Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent DJ Tone-Knee kicks off the evening at 6:00 p.m. Stand-up showcases at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. RSVP for free admission. Early arrival recommended. Seats go fast! Always a great, diverse line-up of Chicago’s top comedians and surprise drop-ins.

7:30 p.m. Mickey Housley, Dan Drees, Prateek Srivastava, Danny Kallas

9:30 p.m. Erica Clark, Carly Balerini, Katie Meiners, Taneshia Rice


Dream Freaks Fall From Space at Second City, 1616 N. Wells, 8:00 p.m. The 106th Mainstage revue ! Written and performed by Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Kelsey Kinney, Jeffrey Murdoch, Tien Tran and Nate Varrone. Four stars from the Chicago Tribune. Show times throughout the week. Follow link for all details.

Chicago Underground Comedy: Comedy Secrets at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. This is the show where what happens at ChUC stays at ChUC. Produced by Meredith Kachel.



Home For Hanukkah With Bubbe: An Interactive Holidays Experience at ComedySportz, 929 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. Your shayna punim is requested at Bubbe and Zayde’s Hanukkah open house.

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up to 10 improvisers, each based on an audience suggestion. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Follow link for details, show times and a great explanation of what makes improv an art form like no other.

Michael Palascak at Zanies, MB Financial Park, Rosemont, 8:00 p.m.  Through Saturday. Follow link for all show times. Michael Palascak’s relatable, engaging, original comedy has been featured on just about every late night show including Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan, and Comedy Central. He was also a finalist on Last Comic Standing in 2015.


Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m.   Allison Dunne hosts Marty DeRosa, Ricky Gonzalez, Terence Hartnett, Danny Kallas, David Philips, and Chastity Washington.


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