Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 13-Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rest of the week coming soon! Please confirm all details before leaving home.


Viola Spolin Improvisation Workshop at The Jane Addams Hull-House, 9:30 a.m. Taught by improv guru Aretha Sills, daughter of Second City founder Paul Sills and granddaughter of Viola Spolin. Aretha will lead an introductory workshop exploring her grandmother’s groundbreaking approach to building community and connection through theater. “Everyone who wishes to play is invited to attend! Museum and theater educators are strongly encouraged to join us.” Free with RSVP.

You’re Being Ridiculous workshop at The Book Stall, Winnetka, 7:00 p.m.  A rare opportunity to learn storytelling from a master, Jeremy Owens, the founder of You’re Being Ridiculous. He knows funny and serious and everything in between.

Adam Burke at Zanies Chicago, 8:00 p.m. Adam Burke is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, best stand-up in Chicago according to the readers of the Chicago Reader (2014) and the winner of Second City’s Up Next comedy competition.




Adam Burke at Zanies Chicago, 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday Ten Showcase at Zanies Rosemont, 8:00 p.m.

Moms of Comedy at Galway Bar & Grill, Elmhurst, 8:00 p.m. Sommer Austin hosts Michelle Krajecki and headliner Sally Edwards. Produced by Steven Springer.




Comedy Jam at The Promontory, 7:30 p.m. HBCU World Series Comedy Jam. Hosted by Eli Hamilton. Featuring Reedo Brown, Marvin Phipps, Em Brown.


Josh Blue at Zanies Chicago, 7:00 p.m.


Judy Gold at Zanies Chicago, 9:15 p.m.

Mr. Showtime at Zanies Rosemont, 8:00 p.m.

Just Us Gals at Sleeping Village, 8:00 p.m.  Comedy party hosted by Clare Austen-Smith, Rima Parikh, and Naomi Spungen. Featuring Adrienne Brandyburg (BAPS: A Comedy Variety Show), Noah Rocklin (Wet Cash NYC), Sohrab Forouzesh (Standup NBC), Sarah Squirm (Adult Swim, HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE).

Caddyshack Comedy at Murray Brothers Caddyshack, Rosemont, 7:30 p.m. At the restaurant owned by comedy’s famous Murray brothers. Funnier by the Lake presents dinner and comedy headlined by Mona Aburmishan. Featuring Ricky March, Paige Blair, Mike Stricker.

Frank Caliendo at The Improv, 7:30 p.m. Known for his stand-up AND his uncanny and hilarious impressions.


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