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"Chicago's Best Stand-Up" at the Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, January 22
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
+ 7 more dates
Mon, January 22
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
Sat, January 27
Sun, January 28
Mon, January 29
Wed, January 31
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh F... [more+]

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring "Chicago's Best Stand-Up" show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer. [less-]

Master Debaters: Live Comedy Game Show

at The Comedy Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, January 22
Mon, January 29
Mon, February 05
+ 7 more dates
Mon, January 22
Mon, January 29
Mon, February 05
Mon, February 12
Mon, February 19
Mon, February 26
Mon, March 05
Mon, March 12
Mon, March 19
Mon, March 26
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

Erik Harkness presents Master Debators, a live game show that argues the finer points of topics that don't really matter. Two teams of comedians will bicker, argue and fight over things such as the be... [more+]

Erik Harkness presents Master Debators, a live game show that argues the finer points of topics that don't really matter. Two teams of comedians will bicker, argue and fight over things such as the best soda, who gets to sit shotgun, or even what to do with old people! You the audience will pick the winner voting for who made the better or funnier arguments. Leave politics aside and enjoy arguments for the sake of being right at The Comedy Bar in Chicago. [less-]

"That's Weird, Grandma: It Came From the Voting Booth" -- Written by Kids, Staged by Adults

at The Neo-Futurarium, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, January 22
Mon, January 29
Mon, February 05
+ 7 more dates
Mon, January 22
Mon, January 29
Mon, February 05
Mon, February 12
Mon, February 19
Mon, March 12
Mon, March 19
Mon, March 26
Mon, April 02
Mon, April 09
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FULL PRICE: $5 - $15
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $8

"That's Weird, Grandma" is a weekly show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' arts education programs. The special 20th anniversary performance --... [more+]

"That's Weird, Grandma" is a weekly show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' arts education programs. The special 20th anniversary performance -- dubbed "It Came From the Voting Booth" -- features a sketch collection focusing on the 2016 election and all things political. The show runs the gamut from clever and funny to touching and poignant, and includes live music, original song-and-dance numbers, wigs and props galore and a rotating cast of talented professional actors. [less-]

"Spark": Sisters Impacted by War

at Collaboraction Pentagon Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, January 22
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
+ 17 more dates
Mon, January 22
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
Wed, January 31
Thu, February 01
Fri, February 02
Sat, February 03
Wed, February 07
Thu, February 08
Fri, February 09
Sat, February 10
Wed, February 14
Thu, February 15
Fri, February 16
Sat, February 17
Wed, February 21
Thu, February 22
Fri, February 23
Sat, February 24
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $20
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $10

Three sisters living in the U.S. are caught in the mess of a recent war's aftermath. When their soldier sister finally returns home, this family of little economic means must find a way to make do and... [more+]

Three sisters living in the U.S. are caught in the mess of a recent war's aftermath. When their soldier sister finally returns home, this family of little economic means must find a way to make do and carry on, while leaning on the strength of their family. Caridad Svich's contemporary American story of faith, love, war, trauma and a bit of healing comes to the stage in the Pentagon Space at Collaboraction Studios in Chicago, courtesy of the female-focused 20% Theatre Company. [less-]

Famed Improv Theater iO's "The Armando Diaz Experience"

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, January 22
Mon, January 29
Mon, February 05
+ 7 more dates
Mon, January 22
Mon, January 29
Mon, February 05
Mon, February 12
Mon, February 19
Mon, February 26
Mon, March 05
Mon, March 12
Mon, March 19
Mon, March 26
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Chicago has long been known as a hotbed for creating comedy stars, and one of the main reasons for that is the iO Theater, one of the premier places in the world to catch improv comedy. Begun by Adam ... [more+]

Chicago has long been known as a hotbed for creating comedy stars, and one of the main reasons for that is the iO Theater, one of the premier places in the world to catch improv comedy. Begun by Adam McKay ("SNL", "Anchorman"), David Koechner ("The Office", "American Dad!") and Armando Diaz (founder of Magnet Theater in New York), "The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny" is iO's longest-running show and a Chicago comedy institution. In this two-act, long-form improv show, a monologist kicks things off by telling a few stories from his or her life, which some of the city's best improvisers then spin off into hilarious off-the-cuff scenes. [less-]

All-Star Improv Comedy With Cross Pollination, RATZ & Dumb John

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, January 22
Mon, January 29
Mon, February 05
+ 7 more dates
Mon, January 22
Mon, January 29
Mon, February 05
Mon, February 12
Mon, February 19
Mon, February 26
Mon, March 05
Mon, March 12
Mon, March 19
Mon, March 26
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FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Three of Chicago's favorite improv teams combine their comedy powers for a night of fast-paced lunacy. Catch big laughs when Cross Pollination, RATZ and Dumb John storm the stage at the iO Theater in ... [more+]

Three of Chicago's favorite improv teams combine their comedy powers for a night of fast-paced lunacy. Catch big laughs when Cross Pollination, RATZ and Dumb John storm the stage at the iO Theater in the Near North Side neighborhood. All three teams have been performing throughout the city for years and this all-star show will showcase their honed stage presence and raw talent. [less-]

"Tomato Throw Show": Competing Comedians Must Get Laughs ... or Else

at The Comedy Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 30
Tue, February 06
+ 7 more dates
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 30
Tue, February 06
Tue, February 13
Tue, February 20
Tue, February 27
Tue, March 06
Tue, March 13
Tue, March 20
Tue, March 27
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

The "Tomato Throw Show" is a comedy competition that gives new meaning to the concept of a "tough crowd." The stakes are high for any Chicagoland stand-ups who take the stage for this weekly Comedy Ba... [more+]

The "Tomato Throw Show" is a comedy competition that gives new meaning to the concept of a "tough crowd." The stakes are high for any Chicagoland stand-ups who take the stage for this weekly Comedy Bar showcase: Either your punchlines land, or tomatoes land ... "on you". At the start of the show, audience members are handed one (fake) tomato each and are encouraged to pelt the comedian they like least. By the show's end, the comedian with the fewest tomatoes is crowned the winner. Any comedian who's pummeled by more than 10 tomatoes will be immediately carted away, like so much old produce. [less-]

Homer Simpson VS OJ Simpson

at Drinking & Writing Theater at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Sat, January 27
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Who's the best Simpson around? The TV icon who has poked fun at everything, Homer Simpson? Or the ex football star with a dark past, OJ Simpson? As part of the Drinking & Writing Theater series, two t... [more+]

Who's the best Simpson around? The TV icon who has poked fun at everything, Homer Simpson? Or the ex football star with a dark past, OJ Simpson? As part of the Drinking & Writing Theater series, two teams of Chicago writers and performers will down some drinks and go head-to-head at Haymarket Pub & Brewery to decide which of these cultural figures comes out on top. [less-]

"Fudge" at iO Theater: Where Music and Comedy Meet

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 30
Tue, February 06
+ 7 more dates
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 30
Tue, February 06
Tue, February 13
Tue, February 20
Tue, February 27
Tue, March 06
Tue, March 13
Tue, March 20
Tue, March 27
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

"Fudge" is an evening of comedy and music brought to you by the independent improv team Fudge. Comprised of Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci and Dan White, Fudge's goal has always been to exist... [more+]

"Fudge" is an evening of comedy and music brought to you by the independent improv team Fudge. Comprised of Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci and Dan White, Fudge's goal has always been to exist at the intersection of creative disciplines. Every show's unique atmosphere is directly influenced by that night's musical and comedic performances, which either compliment or juxtapose one another. Half concert, half comedy show, "Fudge" is a wholly unique experience unlike any other comedy show in Chicago. [less-]

Live Comedy at the World Famous Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 23
Sat, January 27
+ 2 more dates
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 23
Sat, January 27
Tue, January 30
Tue, January 30
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars fro... [more+]

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out. [less-]

Improv Comedy Troupe Devil's Daughter Earns Big Laughs at iO Theater

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 30
Tue, February 06
+ 7 more dates
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 30
Tue, February 06
Tue, February 13
Tue, February 20
Tue, February 27
Tue, March 06
Tue, March 13
Tue, March 20
Tue, March 27
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FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Improv comedy reaches new heights when placed within the structure known as the Harold, a performative feedback loop of intertwined scenes and bits that build on each other toward a big finish. Few gr... [more+]

Improv comedy reaches new heights when placed within the structure known as the Harold, a performative feedback loop of intertwined scenes and bits that build on each other toward a big finish. Few groups perform the Harold better than the clever troupe Devil's Daughter, who you can see with their Harold compadres Scout in a riotous double billing at famed Chicago improv outlet iO Theater. You'll laugh, you'll cry... with laughter, and then you'll laugh some more. [less-]

The Second City's "Cure for the Common Comedy"

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Wed, January 24
Tue, January 30
+ 1 more dates
Tue, January 23
Wed, January 24
Tue, January 30
Wed, January 31
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FULL PRICE: $26
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $13

The Second City has the fix for the post-holiday blues, as Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater brings you "The Cure for The Common Comedy." Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacu... [more+]

The Second City has the fix for the post-holiday blues, as Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater brings you "The Cure for The Common Comedy." Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy's best and brightest. See the stars of tomorrow performing both classic and all-new material to help you laugh your way into the new year. [less-]

"Cherry Street": Improv From a Comedic Couple

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 30
Tue, February 06
+ 7 more dates
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 30
Tue, February 06
Tue, February 13
Tue, February 20
Tue, February 27
Tue, March 06
Tue, March 13
Tue, March 20
Tue, March 27
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Husband-and-wife comedy duo Lawrence Collerd and Laurel Krabacher have been performing long-form improv together for the past 6 years. Lawrence brings the wit while Laurel brings the goof. Catch the c... [more+]

Husband-and-wife comedy duo Lawrence Collerd and Laurel Krabacher have been performing long-form improv together for the past 6 years. Lawrence brings the wit while Laurel brings the goof. Catch the complementary couple when they deliver a heartwarming show with a lot of laughs at Chicago's iO Theater. [less-]

Live Jazz at Winter's Jazz Club

at Winter's Jazz Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 23
Wed, January 24
+ 57 more dates
Tue, January 23
Tue, January 23
Wed, January 24
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
Sat, January 27
Sun, January 28
Sun, January 28
Tue, January 30
Tue, January 30
Wed, January 31
Wed, January 31
Thu, February 01
Thu, February 01
Fri, February 02
Fri, February 02
Sat, February 03
Sat, February 03
Sun, February 04
Sun, February 04
Tue, February 06
Tue, February 06
Wed, February 07
Wed, February 07
Thu, February 08
Thu, February 08
Fri, February 09
Fri, February 09
Sat, February 10
Sat, February 10
Sun, February 11
Sun, February 11
Tue, February 13
Tue, February 13
Wed, February 14
Thu, February 15
Thu, February 15
Fri, February 16
Fri, February 16
Sun, February 18
Sun, February 18
Tue, February 20
Wed, February 21
Wed, February 21
Thu, February 22
Thu, February 22
Fri, February 23
Fri, February 23
Sat, February 24
Sat, February 24
Sun, February 25
Sun, February 25
Tue, February 27
Tue, February 27
Wed, February 28
Wed, February 28
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in ... [more+]

As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago hosts jazz musicians specializing in everything from straight-ahead jazz to swing, big band, New Orleans-style and more. Every show at Winter's Jazz Club furthers the love of live jazz, where you can savor a drink for purchase along with tinnovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around. [less-]

"Beautiful - The Carole King Musical"

at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Wed, January 24
Wed, January 24
+ 5 more dates
Tue, January 23
Wed, January 24
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
Sat, January 27
Sun, January 28
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FULL PRICE: $95 - $110
OFFER PRICE: $69

Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached adulthood... [more+]

Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached adulthood she had a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that "Beautiful" won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. Now it returns to the Windy City for a smash run at Cadillac Palace Theatre courtesy of Broadway In Chicago. [less-]

Boy/Girl Sleepover: A Stand-Up Comedy Show

at The Pony, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 24
Wed, February 07
Wed, February 21
+ 2 more dates
Wed, January 24
Wed, February 07
Wed, February 21
Wed, March 07
Wed, March 21
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FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Boy/Girl Sleepover brings Chicago's best stand-up comics to The Pony Inn for a hilarious and scandalous night, sans pillow fights or pizza rolls.... [more+]

Boy/Girl Sleepover brings Chicago's best stand-up comics to The Pony Inn for a hilarious and scandalous night, sans pillow fights or pizza rolls. [less-]

Comedian Larry Reeb: Uncle Lar' Live at Zanies

at Zanies - Rosemont, Rosemont
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
+ 1 more dates
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
Fri, January 26
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FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $5

Known affectionately as "Uncle Lar'," Larry Reeb is the wisecracking, politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative, Uncle Lar' just wants to help. And in his own twisted ... [more+]

Known affectionately as "Uncle Lar'," Larry Reeb is the wisecracking, politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative, Uncle Lar' just wants to help. And in his own twisted way, he does, offering his infamous "tips" on everything from marriage to lotteries to children. Larry Reeb is a strong performer with a sarcastic attitude and a sardonic wit. Reeb has been voted Chicago Comedian of the Year, and has made numerous television and radio appearances. Catch Uncle Lar' live at Zanies in Rosemont. [less-]

Condensed Version of Beloved Musical

at Big Noise Theatre at Prairie Lakes, Des Plaines
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 24
Sat, January 27
Sat, January 27
+ 1 more dates
Wed, January 24
Sat, January 27
Sat, January 27
Sun, January 28
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

This classic tale of adventure, friendship and family has been entertaining audiences for generations. This condensed, one-hour adaptation celebrates L. Frank Baum's timeless story and characters with... [more+]

This classic tale of adventure, friendship and family has been entertaining audiences for generations. This condensed, one-hour adaptation celebrates L. Frank Baum's timeless story and characters with the music everyone knows and loves, but with Big Noise Theatre's own special twist that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Enjoy "The Wizard of Oz" at Big Noise Theatre at Prairie Lakes in Des Plaines. [less-]

Arthur Miller's Classic "All My Sons"

at Court Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
FULL PRICE: $50 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $30

Local businessman and manufacturer Joe Keller developed a bitter history with his business partner after dealing with profound tragedy during World War II. Despite the odds, love blossoms between Joe'... [more+]

Local businessman and manufacturer Joe Keller developed a bitter history with his business partner after dealing with profound tragedy during World War II. Despite the odds, love blossoms between Joe's son Chris and his partner's daughter Ann. Joe is destined to face old dilemmas and defend his decisions in this electrifying family drama. "All My Sons" established playwright Arthur Miller as an American theater icon, and won the 1947 Drama Critics' Award for Best New Play. Court Theatre's production is directed by Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and features Timothy Edward Kane ("An Iliad"; "One Man, Two Guvnors"; "Harvey") and the return of both John Judd ("Gross Indecency", "Lettice and Lovage") and Kate Collins ("Nora", "The Real Thing") to the Court stage in Chicago. [less-]

Simpsons-Inspired Play in a Post-Apocalyptic World

at Healy Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Sat, January 27
+ 6 more dates
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Sat, January 27
Sun, January 28
Wed, January 31
Thu, February 01
Fri, February 02
Sat, February 03
Sun, February 04
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $15
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $7.50

Imagine a post-apocalyptic world without Netflix (sigh) or your smartphone (can't even) and you are sitting around a campfire with no hope of technology making a comeback -- what story would you tell ... [more+]

Imagine a post-apocalyptic world without Netflix (sigh) or your smartphone (can't even) and you are sitting around a campfire with no hope of technology making a comeback -- what story would you tell your friends to entertain them? In "Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play", one ragtag group of survivors-turned-acting troupe face this dilemma and cure the ache of boredom by performing that Emmy-winning episode of "The Simpsons" -- complete with half-remembered pop song and commercial interludes. Watch as over the course of this "downright brilliant" ("The New York Times") play-turned-operetta that beloved troublemaker Bart evolves into a legend more akin to Hercules in the decades following humanity's great tragedy at the Healy Theatre in Chicago. The chosen episode of "Cape Feare" is perfectly placed in this exploration of myth in pop culture as it is a parody of a film, that was a remake of a film, that was an adaptation of a book. [less-]

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