Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, March 12-Thursday, March 15, 2018


A Love Letter to Myself: A Chicago Variety Show at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:00 p.m. A diverse group of Chicago women read letters to themselves about self-acceptance and empowerment. Storytelling, comedy and silent auction.

Letter readers: Tracy Baim (Windy City Times), Emily Dreke (Chicago Foundation for Women), Kim Fountain (Center on Halsted), Noreen Heron (Heron Agency), Saya Hillman (Mac & Cheese Productions), and Tamar Manasseh (Mothers Against Senseless Killings).

Comedy by Lisa Frankly, Sonal Aggarwal, Sandy Lee, Liz Greenwood, and Two Broken Girls.



Top $10 Tuesdays at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Weekly series. See ten of Chicago’s best comedians for $10.

7:30 p.m. Lainie Lenertz, Rebecca O’Neal and more TBA.

9:30 p.m. Reena Calm and more TBA.

Spring Fling at Second City, 1616, N. Wells, 8:00 p.m. Second City’s new show featuring its best and funniest scenes about broken endings and fresh starts. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.



The SFN Stuff Show at Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m.w at Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Comedy by Stir Friday Night, the Asian American comedy troupe now in its 23rd year.

Give Me Five at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 10:00 p.m. Performers have five minutes to do anything comedic.



Laugh Therapy Thursdays at The Atrium, 4151 183rd St., Country Club Hills, 9:00 p.m. A new stand-up showcase hosted by Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice. Just Nesh opened for Dick Gregory nationwide and appeared on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City and The Next Level, both on Comedy Central. She is a nationally touring headliner.

Ten at the Store at 2002 N. Halsted, 9:00 p.m. Free stand-up showcase. Tonight: Mona Aburmishan, Sarah Albritton, Aimee Blaze, Yoni Heisler, Merrit Landsteiner, John McCombs, Brad Rickert, Abi Sanchez, Alec Stein, and Meghan Sullivan.


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