In town: Ladies Who Ranch, , Joe Dombrowski, Tom Segura, Christopher Titus (April 9 update: Christopher Titus appearances have been cancelled.)
At Zanies: Jason Cheny (Chicago), Chris Kattan & Friends (Chicago and St. Charles), Erin Foley (Chicago), Lenny Schmidt (Rosemont), Mike Head. (St. Charles).
At Riddles: JJ Williamson.
At The Improv: Arnez J.
Chicago comedians in the news: Anthony Griffith’s memoir Behind the Laughter: A Comedian’s Tale of Love and Hope will be released on Tuesday. “I was living every comic’s dream…with a nightmare attached.”
Following is this week’s Spotlight. Please confirm all details before leaving home!
MONDAY, APRIL 8
Serve Something Funny at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Vernon Hills, 6:00 p.m. Dinner and comedy.
Ladies Who Ranch & The Shrimp Boys at The Hideout, 7:00 p.m. Changing the conversation with unexpected, completely original comedic scenarios. Followed by the Haters Club at 9:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues, 6:00 p.m. DJ at 6. Stand-up at 7:30 p.m. RSVP for free admission.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
Rx Comedy at Second City, 8:30 p.m. “Chicago’s funniest standup comedians celebrate the healing power of comedy at these sober shows!”
Let’s Get Faaimous at iO, 7:00 p.m. The first annual comedy showcase of the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
Christopher Titus at The Den Theatre, 8:00 p.m. The Amerigeddon Tour. Through April 13. UPDATE: CANCELLED
Joe Dombrowski at Laugh Factory, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. This stand-up elementary school teacher brings his “Inside Recess” show to Chicago. Early show is already sold out.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
Dave Maher Coma Show at Steppenwolf, 8:00 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow. One of the most valuable and funniest hours you’ll ever experience.
48 Hour Improv Marathon at Crowd Theater, 7:00 p.m. Featuring 45 different improv teams. Shows through Sunday at 7:00.
Christopher Titus at The Den Theatre, 7:00 p.m. ad 9:00 p.m. The Amerigeddon Tour. Through April 13. UPDATE: CANCELLED
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Dave Maher Coma Show at Steppenwolf, 8:00 p.m.
Christopher Titus at The Den Theatre, 7:00 p.m. ad 9:00 p.m. The Amerigeddon Tour. UPDATE: CANCELLED
48 Hour Improv Marathon at Crowd Theater, ongoing through weekend. Featuring 45 different improv teams. Shows through Sunday at 7:00.
Amy Sumpter at The Athenaeum, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Amy Sumpter (The Kates, Last Comic Standing) records her first album. Late show is already sold out!
Tom Segura at the Chicago Theatre, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Both shows are sold out, but vividseats.com may be the ticket.
America’s Least Wanted at I Heart Halal Festival, Navy Pier, 8:00 p.m. Azhar Usman (Patriot on Amazon, Allah Made Me Funny) hosts Ismael Loutfi (Jimmy Kimmel; Writer for Patriot Act w/ Hasan Minhaj), Paul Elia (Conan; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Lady Dynamite), Danish Maqbool (Forbes; WSJ; Former Pro-Gamer (HALO)) and co-headliners Aron Kader (Axis of Evil Comedy Tour (Co-creator); The Bernie Mac Show; Premium Blend) and Zainab Johnson (Seth Meyers; Last Comic Standing; East of La Brea). Follow link for ticket requirements.
Strip Joker at Mary’s Attic, 10:00 p.m. “Chicago’s body positive stand-up comedy show.”
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
48 Hour Improv Marathon at Crowd Theater, ongoing through weekend. Featuring 45 different improv teams. Shows through tonight at 7:00.
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