Online comedy calendar for Monday, November 16-Sunday, November 22, 2020

Hilarious, insightful Chicago comedy anytime:

Paul Farahvar’s podcast: Singles Only

Jhovany Diaz’s podcast: The Lobo Den

Matt Plautz’s podcast: Episode #1

Comedy Gazelle  A new online magazine about Chicago comedy. Current issue features an interview with Laugh Factory Manager Curtis Shaw Flagg.

Chicago Comedy Scene Radio All Chicago comedy all the time and a great way to get to know Chicago’s comedians and alums.

The Maxwell Method of Standup Comedy Facebook site: A friendly, honest meeting place for up-and-coming comedians and established headliners to exchange tips, insights and advice. Founded and moderated by Dobie Maxwell.

Following are this week’s online comedy events from Chicago and around the U.S. Everything is online except for one show at the Laugh Factory. Please confirm all times. I try to be accurate with time zones, but I’ve been known to get the math wrong. Thank you for dropping by.  Your presence is appreciated! Don’t forget to laugh when possible!


Monday Night Funnies 7:00 p.m. Follow link for this funny, refreshing free show produced by Mark Klaber and Denise Medina, one of Chicago’s best standups! I’ve attended EVERY show and they are always unforgettable, healing, restorative and magical and somehow make it possible to release all stresses and tensions and just laugh. Stellar lineup from around the country. Also, you must meet MC Jessica Winther! She is one of the fastest minds in comedy. She will keep you focused on the funny, guaranteed. She is a self-described real housewife of the “818” and Bravo needs to give her her own show already! Each show highlights a cause and donations are appreciated. Tonight: please consider giving to the American Diabetes Association.

Henry Winkler and Steve Martin 6:00 p.m. Steve Martin and Harry Bliss discuss their new book A Wealth of Pigeons. Moderated by Henry Winkler. Admission includes book and pre-signed bookplate.

Cazzie David with Larry David 6:00 p.m. A discussion of Cazzie’s new book No One Asked for This with Owen Thiele.



Benji Lovitt 3:30 p.m. “Because the Middle East is Funny: Exploring Israeli History Through Comedy”


Michael J. Fox 6:00 pm. “No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality”



Verified Laughs at Laugh Factory, 7:30 p.m. In person with precautions. Featuring Daryll Schmitz, Ali Drapos and more TBA.

John Mulaney at Chicago Humanities Festival, 7:00 p.m.


Cazzie David in conversation with Amy Schumer and Owen Thiele 6:00 p.m. Each ticket includes one copy of Cazzie David’s new book No One Asked For This.


Flappers Comedy Club  This Burbank, CA comedy club has virtual shows throughout the week including tonight. Lots of great comedians drop in here.



Comedy Test Kitchen 7:00 p.m. With Mark Masters.

Matt Braunger Live Show & Podcast 8:00 p.m. Followed by VIP Meet & Greet. Limited number of tickets available, so reserve soon.



Las Locas Comedy 8:00 p.m. ¡The Almost Done With 2020 Show! Headliner is one of Chicago’s greatest, Patti Vasquez!


Aaron Berg 5:00 p.m. at Nowhere Comedy Club

Colin Jost 11 p.m. In discussion with David Litt, former speechwriter for President Barack Obama.

Rachel Bloom 7:00 p.m. The co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend discusses her new memoir I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are. In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium.



KO Comedy with Sammy Obeid 9:00 p.m. Free show.


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