At Zanies: Dwayne Kennedy (Chicago), Ben Gleib (Rosemont), Larry Reeb (St. Charles).
At The Improv: Brooks Whelan.
FRIDAY, JULY 27
100% Off Comedy Presents: Hater’s Club at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Danny Catlow and Kate O’Connor. A comedic calling-out “of the people, places & things that give us hell on the way to the grave.” This month’s “take-down specialists” are Alison Gates, EJ Cameron, Jack Bensinger, Jacqueline Felker, Max Lipchitz, Sarah Squirm, TEEN CUDi and Terrence Carey.
Don’t Kid Yourself: Birthdays at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., 8:00 p.m. There’s an open mic at 7:00 p.m. Free show starts at 8:00 p.m. “Don’t Kid Yourself is a monthly show centered around the weirdness of childhood.” Sabeen Sadiq hosts Annie Russell, Matt Brown, Rima Parikh and headliner Chris Damen.
Mind Your Head at Comedy Sportz at ComedySportz, 929 W. Belmont, 10:00 p.m. Eric Lindberg is an award-winning improviser and comedy mind reader who has also appeared on Chicago P.D.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
The Kates at The Book Cellar, 4736 N Lincoln Ave, 7:00 p.m. Now in its eleventh year, the kates is Chicago’s all-women comedy showcase created and produced by Kelsie Huff. Always a memorable evening with Chicago’s top talent. Amy Sumpter hosts Eunice Jarrett, Katie O’Malley (Cleveland), Janet Kane, Kate Wooters, Michele Alley, Katy French (L.A.), Kristal Adams (L.A.). Arrive early for seats!
The Two-Hour Comedy Hour at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, 7:00 p.m. Free stand-up show with Brad Sativa Ballard, Seth Davis, Soli Santos, Derek Graff, Grace Thomas and more TBA.
They Go Low, We Go Hyde at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 8:00 p.m. “An original sketch comedy revue written by and performed for Chicago’s South Side. The show is inspired by irritations both big and small. It explores how our individual grievances inform our collective decision making and the consequences that often result.” Directed by Briané Goodrum. Through August 18.
SUNDAY, JULY 29
Stand-Up Comedy Night at the Opera House Steak & Seafood, 24027 West Lockport Street #200, Plainfield, 6:00 p.m. Dinner and a night of comedy produced by Chicago’s Comedy Scene Radio.
The World Cup Comedy Tour at Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:00 p.m. Comedians, podcasters and vloggers join this multimedia event of stand-up, storytelling, celebrity interviews and “football related shenanigans.” Hosted by “Inside the 18’s” Michael Magid and featuring more comedians TBA.