Chicago comedy calendar: Saturday, April 17-Sunday, April 25, 2021

Chicago comedians in the news: Prateek Srivastava’s hit #1 album “Nick and Sheila’s Kid” is now available as a deluxe digital vinyl edition featuring additional material and newly released photos. Exclusively at

I also always treasure Patti Vasquez’s insights and comedy. Stay up to date at for shows like “Whiskey and a Cookie” and her latest, “Comedy Condo”, for on-the-road secrets.

Second City alum Steven Yeun earned a “Best Actor” Oscar nomination for his exquisite performance in “Minari.” The Academy Awards air on Sunday, April 25. “Minari” is in the running for “Best Picture.”

Second City returns to live performance on May 7. Tickets are already selling out.

The following listings include live and online options. Please confirm all details!


Maria Bamford Slumber Party 10:00 p.m. ONLINE. This ten-hour experience includes: live 60-Minute Set by Maria Bamford,  Live Q&A From the Audience chat, Sleeping, wake-up with Maria and breakfast together. This is a dream come true!

Chastity Washington at Zanies 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. IN PERSON


Chicago’s Best Stand-Up at The Laugh Factory, 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. IN PERSON

7:00 pm. Liz Zagone, John McCombs, Correy Boyd-Bell, Jonah Jurkens, Marlon Mitchell and more TBA.

9:15 p.m. Marlon Mitchell, John McCombs, Correy Boyd-Bell, Jonah Jurkens, Younis Dhaher and more TBA.


Monday Night Funnies 7:00 p.m. ONLINE I refuse to miss this show … ever! This Denise Medina and Mark Klaber Production has been one of the shining silver linings of the past year. Featuring a diverse, hilarious, coast-to-coast lineup of stand-up comedy’s best. Host Jessica Winther is a brilliant, spontaneous voice whose wit, insights and joie de vivre are exactly the healing force this world needs now and always. FREE SHOW, but donations, if able, directly to are appreciated.  


The 4/20 Comedy Special Extravaganja 8:00 p.m. ONLINE Headliner: Brian Posehn. From Nowhere Comedy Club.


Wednesdays After Work at Zanies Chicago 6:30 p.m. IN PERSON Doors open for pre-show drinks.


YouVision at The Annoyance  Online 9:00 p.m. Online. Follow link to find out how you can contribute to the show’s material.

Laugh Near Minimalist Furniture 7:00 p.m. ONLINE. Featuring: Vik Pandya (Zanies Comedy Club, Opened for Michelle Wolf), Tyler Fowler (#1 Album on iTunes), Sabeen Sadiq (The Comedy Bar), and more TBA.

Sticks and Stones at The Lincoln Lodge 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON


Girls to the Front at Terminus Theater, Lake Villa 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON Denise Medina hosts Steph Robertson, Maheen Husain, and Maddy Fisher, and headliners Carinda Rae Larson and Ariel Julie. 

Campfire Stories at The Lincoln Lodge 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON

The Lincoln Lodge Showcase 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON

It’s Just Bits Boys at The Lincoln Lodge 9:00 p.m. IN PERSON

Funnier by the Lake at Madame Zuzu’s, Highland Park 8:00 p.m.  IN PERSON Laura Hugg hosts Sabeen Sadiq, Darius Kennedy and headliner Mike Maxwell.

Gilbert Gottfried Does Set List Live! 7:30 p.m. ONLINE Followed by VIP Meet & Greet. At the Nowhere Comedy Club.

Larry Reeb at Zanies Chicago, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Chicago’s famous Uncle Lar.


Larry Reeb at Zanies Chicago, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. IN PERSON.

Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡The Are We There Yet Show! at 8 p.m. BOTH ONLINE AND IN PERSON at DSTRKT Bar & Grill.

Shaking with Laughter 7:00 p.m. ONLINE. A virtual fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease research with headliner Randy Rainbow.

Science Comedy Night: For What It’s Earth 6:00 p.m. Featuring Judah Friedlander, Ella Al-Shamahi (National Geographic), and surprise guests.


Larry Reeb at Zanies Chicago, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON.

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