Comedy is back in person! I’ve reconnoitered the landscape and here are 101 hot shows likely to sell out in advance. Advisory: get tickets soon! As always, please confirm all details as the world re-opens. Please keep checking back. I’ll continue to add shows as I hear about them.
June 15: Ladylike at The Lincoln Lodge
June 18: “Father Jokes Best” starring Chicago’s Joe Nuccio and featuring Mike Maxwell with host JT Newton at Grapevine Theatre, Lake Geneva, WI
June 18: The Comedy of Freds 3 & 4 with Fred Klett and Son at The Castle, Beloit, WI
June 18: High Spirits Comedy at Spirit Water Taproom, Cary. A Funnier By The Lake Production.
June 18-20: Gary Owen at The Improv, Schaumburg
June 19: Las Locas Comedy with Lalita Dee, Hilary Jimenez, Susana Rodriguez, Anna Lucero, KB Marion and host Janice V Rodriguez at DSTRKT. Livestream also available.
June 19: Love and Laughter Festival with comedians Rodney Perry, TK Kirkland, Red Grant and musical acts Bone Thugs & Harmony and Twista at Soldier Field South Lot
June 22 and 24: Are You Garbage? at Zanies Chicago
June 25-26: Funny By Nature Tour: Just Nesh, Vivica Fox, Ashma Franklin, Kelly Kellz and Crystal Powell at Riddles
June 25-27: Tommy Davidson at The Improv, Schaumburg Almost sold out.
June 25: Janice Rodriguez hosts Mike Wiley, Sharup Karim and Joe Kilgallon at Madame Zuzu’s Teahouse, Highland Park. A Funnier By the Lake Production.
June 26: Paper Machete Returns to The Green Mill.
June 26: An Evening with Patti Vasquez. Featuring JT Newton and hosted by Denise Medina at The Continental Restaurant, Buffalo Grove
June 27: Stuck with Paul with Paul Farahvar, Pat Tomasulo, Kristen Toomey, Saku Yanagawa at Lincoln Lodge
June 28-29: Nacho Redondo at Zanies Chicago
July 2-3: Kristen Toomey at The Comedy Bar
July 3: Adam Burke and Victoria Vincent present The Latest and Greatest Showcase at Lincoln Lodge. Inaugural event tonight! First Saturdays of the month.
July 7: Yard Party at The Hideout. Celebrate the Hideout’s reopening with this new standup showcase hosted by Clare Austen-Smith and AJ Marroquin.
July 8-Jan. 9, 2022: Teatro ZinZanni with Frank Ferrante at The Cambria Hotel
July 9: The Annoyance Theatre reopens with The Green Show Live
July 9-10: Pat Tomasulo at The Comedy Shrine
July 9-10: Damon Williams, Sonya D and George Wilburn at Riddles
July 9-11: Michael Palascak at Zanies Chicago
July 10-August 22: Cooking With Bubbie starring Jan Slavin and Carla Gordon at The Skokie Theatre
July 11 Louis C.K. at Zanies Rosemont. UPDATE 7/2/21: Early shows sold out. Additional late show added here.
July 12-14: Louis C.K. at Zanies Chicago. UPDATE: 7/2/21: Early shows sold out. Additional late show added here.
July 15-17: The Tammy Tour at The Improv, Schaumburg
July 16: Lauren Hooberman hosts Scott Duff, Colleen Brennan, Bridget McGuire, Jessica Besser-Rosenberg, Amy Sumpter at aliveOne
July 17: General Hospital’s Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson at Zanies Rosemont
July 17: Todd Barry at SPACE, Evanston. Almost sold out.
July 20: Ladylike at The Lincoln Lodge
July 20: Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro in “Och and Oy!” at Ravinia, Highland Park
July 22: The Nobodies … Funny Tour with Jessica Winther, Eugenia Kuzmina, Teri S. and Christine Peake. Hosted by JT Newton at The Lincoln Lodge. A Mark Klaber Production.
July 22-25: Damon Williams’ Chi-Town Laugh Fest at Riddles and Room 43
July 22-25: Rocky LaPorte at The Improv, Schaumburg
July 23: The Nobodies … Funny Tour with Jessica Winther, Eugenia Kuzmina, Christina Peake and Teri S. Hosted by Denise Medina at Grapevine Theater, Lake Geneva, WI. A Mark Klaber Production.
July 23-24: Jess Hilarious at The Improv, Schaumburg
July 23-24: James Wesley Jackson at CG’s Comedy Club, Bolingbrook
July 23-24: Bobcat Goldthwait at Zanies Rosemont
July 24: The Nobodies … Funny Tour with Jessica Winther, Eugenia Kuzmina, Christina Peake and Teri S. at The Continental Restaurant, Buffalo Grove. A Mark Klaber Production.
July 24: Haunted! The Improvised Ghost Hunters at Cornservatory. Through August 28
July 23-25: Dave Helem’s Dope Comedy Show Summer Series with Adam Burke, Calvin Evans, Damon Williams, Mo Good, musical guest Matt Muse at North Bar
July 29: The Maks and Val Tour at The Athenaeum Theatre
July 29-31: Samuel Comroe at The Improv, Schaumburg
July 31: JT Newton and Friends with Patti Vasquez and Denise Medina at Hidden Pearl Cafe, McHenry
August 1: Myq Kaplan with Alex Kumin and Jaime de Leon at Bethany UCC
August 5: Tuxedo Cat Comedy returns with Jerry Tran, Marilee, Matt Brown, Cameron Gillette, Sabeen Sadiq, Emily Ogle, producer Jackie Cooper at Beauty Bar
August 4: Second City’s 109th Revue! Tuesdays-Sundays. More details about show and bonus third acts here.
August 5: Comedy of Chicago’s Comedy Cocktails returns to House of Blues on Thursdays
August 5-7: Jamie Kennedy at The Improv, Schaumburg
August 6: Jeff Ross and Dave Attell Bumping Mics at The Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
August 11: Daniel Van Kirk and Andrew Youngblood at North Bar
August 11: Abby McEnany-curated comedy showcase at Chicago Humanities Festival, Navy Pier. Virtual introduction by Abby followed by live showcase. (Rescheduled to 8/18 due to inclement weather)
August 12-13: Heather McMahan at The Athenaeum
August 12-14: Larry Reeb at Zanies Rosemont
August 12-15: Anthony Rodia at The Improv, Schaumburg
August 14: Liz Greenwood hosts Adam Kwaselow, Yoni Heisler and headliner Paul Farahvar at The Laughing Academy, Glenview. A Funnier By the Lake Production.
August 16: DeAnne Smith with Whitney Chitwood and Ben Noble at North Bar
August 19-22: Aries Spears at The Improv, Schaumburg
August 19-21: Megan Stalter at Sleeping Village
August 24: Caleb Hearon at Sleeping Village
August 24-28: Tim Dillon at The Improv, Schaumburg All ten shows already sold out, but always worth calling the venue.
August 23-29: Jared Fried at Zanies Chicago All nine shows sold out, but always worth calling the venue.
August 26: TJ & Dave at The Annoyance
August 27: Funnier By the Lake at with Katie Meiners (Host)
Conor Cawley, Kenyan Adamcik, Jeanie Doogan at Billy Corgan’s Madame Zuzu’s, Highland Park
August 27: Andrew Dice Clay at The Arcada, St. Charles
August 28: Tom Dreesen: The Man Who Made Sinatra Laugh at The Comedy Shrine, Aurora
August 29: “Stuck with Paul” with Paul Farahvar, Marty DeRosa, Zako Ryan and Maggie DePalo at The Lincoln Lodge
August 31: The Steve Dahl Podcast at Zanies Rosemont
September 1: Comedians You Should Know returns to Timothy O’Toole’s
September 2: Rocky LaPorte at The Improv
September 3: Sarah Squirm at Sleeping Village
September 3-5: Arnez J at The Improv, Schaumburg
September 3-6: Ms. Pat at Zanies Chicago
September 5: Chicago Greek Comedy All Stars Chastity Washington, with Aaron Foster, Kadeem Fuller, LeLe Mason and Mark Simmons (Phi Beta Sigma). Music provided by DJ B Real at Riddles
September 9: Michael Winslow, Mark Price, Mindy Rickles and Camilla Cleese at The Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
September 9: Leanne Morgan at The Vic
September 9: Bobcat Goldthwait at Zanies Rosemont
September 9: Jo Koy at Peoria Civic Center
September 10: Jim Norton at City Winery
September 10-11: Doug Stanhope at Brauerhouse, Lombard
September 10-12: Adam Ferrara at The Improv, Schaumburg
September 10-January 1, 2022: Late Night Catechism with Jenna Steege at Greenhouse Theater Center
September 10: Kevin Nealon at North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Skokie. UPDATE: Rescheduled to January 16, 2022.
September 10-11: Michael Ian Black at The Comedy Shrine, Aurora
September 11: Vicki Quade at Printers Row Book Fair
September 11: Dave Chappelle at the American Family Insurance Ampitheater, Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
September 11: 20×2: What Now? at Schubas
September 12: Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Movies” at Zanies Rosemont
September 13: Doug Benson at Zanies Chicago
September 14: Abby McEnany & special guests at Virgin Daiquiri at The Annoyance. Tickets on sale on September 9 at 3 p.m.
September 16-18: Dusty Slay at The Improv
September 17: Ben Noble: We See You at North Bar
September 17: Return of Sean Flannery’s The Blackout Diaries at Lincoln Lodge
September 17: Terry Fator at Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet
September 18: The Therapy Players at Bughouse Theater
September 18: Maz Jobrani at North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Skokie
September 18: Drew Michael HBO Comedy Taping on the North Side. Follow link to apply for complimentary tickets.
September 18: Ron White at The Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
September 18: Angela Peel and Molly Kirk in the Pump and Dump Show at City Winery
September 20: CAMP: A Comedy Show at Lincoln Lodge AND Online
September 20-21: Chris Kattan at Zanies Chicago
September 21: Ladylike at Lincoln Lodge
September 24: Chris DiStefano at The Genesee Theatre, Waukegan UPDATE: CANCELLED
September 24: Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & Jon Gries at Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet
September 24-26: KevOnStage at The Improv. Almost sold out.
September 24-25: Comedy Sportz Preview Weekend at its new location, The Den Theatre
September 25: Bonnie McFarlane with Alex Kumin and Aaron Putnam at North Bar
September 25: Louis CK at Peoria Civic Center
September 25: Jim Jefferies at The Chicago Theatre
September 25-26: Sexy Unique Podcast at Sleeping Village
September 26: Justin Willman: Magic For Humans at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
September 27-28: Nick Kroll at The Den Theatre
September 30-October 1: Kyle Ayers comedy and live podcast “Never Seen It” at North Bar
September 30-October 2: Bryan Callen at The Improv, Schaumburg
October 1: High Fiber Comedy Show starring Jan Slavin, Bill Gorgo, Michelle Krajecki, Bob Jay, John Petlicki at The Comedy Shrine, Aurora
October 1: Vicki Quade’s Holy Ghost Bingo at Greenhouse Theater Center
October 1: The Young Hustle Show at Laugh Factory
October 1: Story Jam at Old Town School of Folk Music
October 1-2: Hasan Minhaj at The Chicago Theatre
October 2: Laugh Your Face Off Benefit by Pat and Amy Tomasulo in support of The Facial Pain Research Foundation/Trigeminal Neuralgia research at Park West
October 2: Cameron Esposito at The Den Theatre
October 2: Paula Poundstone at The Athenaeum
October 2: Tommy Davidson at The Comedy Shrine, Aurora
October 3: Emma Willmann at Lincoln Lodge
October 3: Steven Wright at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie UPDATE: RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 31, 2022
October 4: Atsuko Okatsuka at Beat Kitchen
October 5: Bobcat Goldthwait at Zanies Chicago
October 5-26: John Oliver Art Exhibit at Museum of Broadcast Communications
October 6: Rick Bayless’ “A Recipe for Disaster” at Windy City Playhouse. Wednesdays-Sundays.
October 7: Patti Vasquez at Las Locas Comedy at Laugh Factory
October 7: Myq Kaplan’s Birthday: One Night Only at Lincoln Lodge
October 8-9: Erik Griffin at The Den Theatre. POSTPONED: NEW DATES ANNOUNCED SOON
October 8-9: The Playground Theater’s 24-hour Bittersweet Festival and fundraiser at Lincoln Lodge AND streaming
October 8: Jeff Foxworthy at The Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
October 8-10: DL Hughley at The Improv, Schaumburg
October 9: Kathleen Madigan at the Chicago Theatre
October 9: Nikki Glaser at The Vic
October 9: Marcella Arugello at North Bar
October 9: Darci Lynne at Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford
October 9: Moses Storm at The Den Theatre
October 10: Bianca Del Rio at The Vic
October 12: Gary Gulman at The Vic
October 13: Liz Miele at Zanies Chicago
October 13: Ron and Clint Howard at Harris Theater/Chicago Humanities Festival. UPDATE: CANCELLED.
October 14-17: Maria Bamford at The Den Theatre.
October 14: Gabriel Iglesias at The United Center
October 14: Nurse Blake at The Vic
October 15: Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie. UPDATE: CANCELLED
October 15-17: Jessica Kirson at Zanies Chicago
October 15: Gabriel Iglesias at Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford
October 15-16: The Heather McDonald Experience at City Winery
October 15-17: Jo Koy at The Chicago Theatre
October 16: Larry “The Soup Nazi” Thomas at The Comedy Shrine
October 16: Alton Brown at CIBC Theater
October 16-17: Sweetest Day Comedy Jam with D.C. Young Fly, Kountry Wayne, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller and Tony Roberts at Arie Crown Theater
October 21: Denise Medina, J.T. Newton, Soli Santos, Jeff Warren at Black Lung Brewing Company, Round Lake Beach
October 21-23: Jessica Kirson at Zanies Rosemont
October 21-23: Sam Morril at The Den Theatre
October 22: Randy Rainbow at The Chicago Theatre
October 22: Dana Gould and Bobcat Goldthwait at The Music Box Theatre
October 22: Miranda Sings at The Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
October 22: John Crist at Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford. UPDATE: Cancelled
October 22-24: Bruce Bruce at The Improv, Schaumburg
October 23: The Therapy Players at The Skokie Theatre
October 23: Martin Lawrence hosts Lit AF Tour featuring Earthquake, Donnell Rawlings, B. Simone, Benji Brown at Credit Union 1 Arena
October 23: George Lopez at Rosemont Theatre
October 23: John Crist at Peoria Civic Center. UPDATE: Cancelled
October 23: Miranda Sings at Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet
October 24: Look What You Did: Benefit for The Bear Project, Oglala Dakota Sioux at Lincoln Lodge
October 24: David Sedaris at Nichols Music Hall, Evanston. Use pre-sale code “READ” for access prior to September 17.
October 25: CAMP: A Comedy Show at Lincoln Lodge AND Streaming
October 25-26: Ricky Gervais at The Chicago Theatre. UPDATE: CANCELLED
October 28-30: Alex Edelman at The Den Theatre
October 28: Ron Placone & Graham Elwood at North Bar
October 29: Punchlines Comedy Benefit Tour with Zainab Johnson, Yasmin Elhady, Ahamed Weinberg, Mo Kheir at The Apollo Theater
October 29-30: Jim Breuer at The Improv, Schaumburg
November 1: Welcome Back! A Chicago Improv Community Event at Second City with the Annoyance, the Revival, ComedySportz, and Stepping Stone Theatre.
November 2: David Cross with Sean Patton at The Vic. UPDATE: POSTPONED
November 2: Whose Live Anyway? at The Athenaeum
November 3-January 2: I’m Not A Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce starring Ronnie Marmo. Directed by Joe Mantegna at The Mercury Theater.
November 4: Las Locas Comedy with Gwen La Roka at Laugh Factory
November 4: Mike Birbiglia Live! at The Chicago Theatre
November 4: Kevin James at Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford
November 5-6: Justin Leon at The Comedy Shrine, Aurora
November 5-6: Kaitlyn Bristowe at City Winery
November 6: Kevin James at The Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
November 4-7: Jacqueline Novak’s Get On Your Knees at The Den Theatre.
November 5: Daniel Sloss with Kai Humphries at The Athenaeum
November 5-6: Preacher Lawson at The Improv, Schaumburg Almost sold out! UPDATE: Cancelled.
November 5: Taylor Tomlinson at The Vic
November 5: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at The Coronado Center, Rockford
November 5: Iliza Schlesinger at The Chicago Theatre
November 5-6: Kaitlyn Bristowe at City Winery
November 6: The Legend Series: Susan Messing and Cindy Caponera at The Annoyance
November 6: Kevin James at The Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
November 6: Kal Penn at Harris Theater, Chicago Humanties Festival
November 9: Comedy on the Park with Mike Toomey, Jeanie Doogan, Larry Reeb at Avli
November 9: Modi at North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Skokie
November 10: Will Smith at The Chicago Theatre
November 10: Jeff Garlin at Zanies Chicago
November 11: My Best Friend is Black with Rho Hudson, Mike Atcherson, Arlieta Hall, Ms. Brown, Daryn Robinson, Jarrell Scott Barnes hosted by Justin Walker. Produced by Rho Hudson, Mike Atcherson, Chloe Mikala, Marcus Banks, and Justin Walker at The Lincoln Lodge.
November 12: Chelsea Handler at The Chicago Theatre
November 12-13: Adam Burke at CG’s Comedy Club, Bolingbrook
November 12-13: Erica Rhodes at The Comedy Shrine, Aurora
November 12-13: Jeff Garlin at Zanies Rosemont. UPDATE: Postponed to April 8-9, 2022.
November 12-13: Sarah Cooper at The Den Theatre. UPDATE: POSTPONED. New dates announced soon.
November 12-13: Bert Kreischer at the Auditorium Theatre
November 12-13: Jeremy Piven at The Improv, Schaumburg. Update: cancelled.
November 13: Prateek Srivastava at The Detour Bar & Grill, Loves Park
November 13: Tom Dreesen in Still Standing: My Life From Streets and Saloons to the Stage and Sinatra at CD & ME, Frankfort
November 13: Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci at Raue Center, Crystal Lake
November 13: Andrew Schulz at The Chicago Theatre
November 14: Nate Bargatze at The Peoria Civic Center
November 16: Paul Farahvar at Zanies Chicago
November 16: Angstgiving Write Club at The Hideout
November 17: Good Vibes with Teneshia “Just Nesh” Rice and the Co-Parents at The Promontory
November 17-January 22: Love Actually? The Musical Parody at The Apollo Theater
November 18: Dale McPeek Album Recording at Lincoln Lodge
November 18: David Sedaris at The Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
November 19: Adam Burke and Matt Braunger at Schuba’s
November 19: Comedy Club with Deanna Ortiz, Jarrell Scott Barnes, Victoria Vincent, Audrey Jonas, Sonal Aggarwal, Jonah Jurkens at Chicago Athletic Association
November 19: Bert Kreischer at Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford
November 19: Kenny DeForest at Lincoln Lodge
November 19-20: Janeane Garofalo at The Den Theatre
November 19-20: Marz Timms at The Comedy Shrine
November 19-21: Adele Givens at The Improv, Schaumburg
November 20: Brian Regan at The Chicago Theatre
November 20: Trevor Noah and Josh Johnson at The United Center
November 20: Al Franken at The Vic
November 20: Michael Winslow at McHenry Downtown Theater
November 20: Katt Williams at Credit Union Arena
November 21: Jim Gaffigan at the BOS Center, Springfield
November 21: Taylor Tomlinson at The Vic
November 21: Mortified at Sleeping Village
November 21: Alan Cumming at Music Box Theatre/Chicago Humanities Festival
November 21: Early Bird Special: Geezers of Comedy with Steven Springer, featuring Sharkie, John Petlicki, Bill Brady, Harry Hickstein, Ellen Wesley, Chevy Debbie at Laugh Factory
November 21: Scott Duff with Abi Sanchez, Victoria Vincent, Tyler Fowler and Casey Larwood at “The November Comedy Night” at Mercury Theater
November 22-23: Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall
November 24: Meechie Hall, Just Nesh, Lyssa Laird at Funny FriendsGiving at Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery
November 24 and 26-27: Jim Gaffigan at the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI (will post here if shows scheduled closer to Chicago than Milwaukee and Springfield! UPDATE: Jim Gaffigan will be at The Chicago Theatre March 4-5, 2022)
November 24-January 30: Melissa Gilbert and Dan Baker in “When Harry Met Rehab” at Greenhouse Theater Center
November 26: High Fiber Comedy starring Jan Slavin, Bill Gorgo, Michelle Krajecki, Bob Jay, John Petlicki at The Skokie Theatre
November 26: FBTL Comedy Showcase at Madame ZuZu’s Tea House hosted by Brian Roe with Jarrell Scott Barnes and headliner Reena Calm, Highland Park
November 26: Ben Noble’s We See You Comedy Show with Abi Sanchez, Mo Good and Erica Nicole Clark at North Bar
November 26-27: Craig Robinson at The Improv, Schaumburg
November 26, 28: Sean Flannery at The Comedy Bar
November 27: Michelle Krajecki and Bob Jay hosted by Soli Santos at The Continental Restaurant, Buffalo Grove. A Mark Klaber Production.
November 27: Having A Good Time, Again with John Grimes, Kristen Toomey, Calvin Evans at North Bar
November 27: J.T. Newton’s Stand Up Comedy Show with Denise Medina, Zako Ryan, Katie Meiners and special guest Jeff Warren at Offsides Sports Bar & Grill, Woodstock
November 28-January 2: Vicki Quade’s Christmas Bingo: It’s A Ho Ho Holy Night at Greenhouse Theater Center
November 28: Home Alone in Concert at Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Hall
November 29: David Sedaris at The Paramount Theater, Aurora
December 1: Paul Farahvar’s “Stuck With Paul” at Lincoln Lodge
December 2: Las Locas Comedy at The Laugh Factory
December 2: Home For Hanukkah with Bubbe and Zayde at Comedy Sportz at The Den Theatre. December 2, 9, 16 and 23.
December 2: Dave Helem & Friends at North Bar
December 2: Carrot Top at The Arcada Theatre, St. Charles
December 2-5: Kevin Bozeman at Zanies Rosemont
December 3: Bobcat Goldthwait at McHenry Downtown Theater
December 3-4: Tim Slagle at CG’s Comedy Club
December 3-4: Ramy Youssef at The Den Theatre
December 4: Matt Bellassai at City Winery
December 5: Correy Bell at Zanies Chicago
December 5: Ronny Chieng at Thalia Hall
December 5: Gareth Reynolds at The Den Theatre. On sale September 3.
December 5-7: Louis C.K. at The Vic
December 7: Patti Vasquez at Zanies Chicago
December 9: My Best Friend is Black produced by Rho Hudson, Mike Atcherson, Chloe Mikala, Marcus Banks, and Justin Walker at The Lincoln Lodge
December 9: Bendalacreme & Jinkx Monsoon at Thalia Hall
December 10: Ashley Hesseltine and Rayna Goldberg: Girls Gotta Eat at The Chicago Theatre
December 10: Pat Tomasulo at Zanies Rosemont
December 11: Pat Tomasulo Live Special Taping at Zanies Rosemont
December 11: ImprovBus at The Laughing Academy, Glenview
December 10-11: Bret Ernst at CG’s Comedy Club, Bolingbrook
December 11-12: Sebastian Maniscalco at The United Center
December 11: Whitney Cummings at The Vic
December 11: Kurt Braunohler and BANANAS Live! with Scotty Landes at The Den Theatre
December 11: Mystery Science Theater 3000 at CIBC Theater
December 12: My Best Friend is Black with Kayla Pulley
Daryn Robinson, Flava Flavor Flavour, KJ Whitehead
Rho Hudson, Marcus Banks, Mike Atcherson and host
Chloe Mikalaat at The Annoyance
December 12: David Sedaris at The Auditorium Theatre
December 13: CAMP: A Comedy Show at Lincoln Lodge and streaming
December 14: The Playground Theater’s The Gist at The Newport Theater
December 15: Vic Pandya and Ben Noble at The Hideout
December 16: Denise Medina, Michelle Krajecki, JT Newton, Mike Stricker & Jeff Wall at Black Lung Brewing Company, Round Lake Beach
December 16: Richard Laible hosts Peter Lipsey, Hari Rao, Maggie Hughes DePalo and Tim Walkoe at The Wilmette Theatre
December 17: Derek Strong, Jeremy Drazner, Brooks Sullivan at Madame ZuZu’s, Highland Park. A Funnier By the Lake Production.
December 17-18: Colin Quinn at The Den Theatre
December 17-19: Kristen Toomey at The Comedy Bar
December 18: Denise Medina, Michelle Krajecki, Patty Vaccarella, Mz. Mabel Fleming, Ellen Wesley at The Continental Restaurant, Buffalo Grove. A Mark Klaber Production.
December 18: Gwen La Roka at CG’s Comedy Club, Bolingbrook
December 18: Dave Sinker at The Comedy Shrine, Aurora
December 18: Fortune Feimster at The Vic
December 21: Ladylike at The Lincoln Lodge
December 22: Jarrell Scott Barnes and Ali Drapos at The Hideout
December 23: Lia Berman, Seth Davis, Jeremy Drazner, Eunji Kim, Drew Loryn and Jan Slavin in the Erev Christmas Eve Comedy Show at Skokie Theatre
December 23: Prateek Srivastava’s “35 For 35” at The Lincoln Lodge
December 24: Chicago’s 4th Annual Jewish Xmas- Oy to the World with Reena Calm and Le Aboav at North Bar. UPDATE: Now “Hebrews and Brews” hosted by Bobby Budds.
December 27: Ladies of Laughter Showcase at Zanies Chicago
December 28: Sean Leary & Anna Simeri at Zanies Chicago
December 29-January 2: Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse & Dana Olsen’s Post-Pandemic Revue at Studio5, Evanston
December 30: Earthquake, Eddie Griffin, Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Nephew Tommy New Year’s Comedy Laugh Fest at United Center
December 30-January 1: DeRay Davis’ Chi-Town Comedy Countdown at Arie Crown Theater
December 31: The Sklar Brothers and Peyton Ruddy at The Comedy Shrine, Aurora
December 31: Impractical Jokers and Tenderloins at United Center. UPDATE: CANCELLED.
December 31: Jeff Dunham at Allstate Arena, Rosemont
December 31: Warren B. Hall, Chris Trani, Jack Baker at CG’s Comedy Club, Bolingbrook
Complete New Year’s Eve Calendar HERE
COMEDY TICKET ALERTS FOR 2022 ARE HERE