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Thanks to a new book about the wildly creative alternative-comedy scene that gave birth to an explosion of stars and influential talent between 1996 and 2009, the Chicago scene is finally ge…
Growing up queer in a religious household in Missouri, Zach Noe Towers learned how to navigate living in two distinctly different worlds at once.
Pharoah will be bringing his potent mix of impersonations and vividly funny tales of his personal life to the stage of Chicago’s Den Theatre August 26 as he tapes a new hourlong special.
As a fan-favorite monthly panelist on the long-running comedic game show “Wait.. Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,” comedian Alonzo Bodden has been bringing some of the sharpest political jokes o…
Chicago’s longest-running long-form improv show features one of the city’s most beloved improv stars when T.J. Jagodowski takes the stage as the guest monologist for “The Armando Diaz …
Devon Walker's ridden a wave of success all the way to "Saturday Night Live." Walker will be bringing his comedy stylings to the stage at Zanies July 13-15.
Maddy Smith has circled the world opening for superstar comic Bert Kreischer, but she takes center stage headlining at Zanies
Chicago comedy favorite Jimmy Carrane presents a show that's been fifty-nine years in the making
Comic Hari Kondabolu brings his unique point of view to life to his beloved Chicago audiences at the Den Theatre
Edwards owes his impressive comedy career to working at a drive-thru.
The Lincoln Lodge’s “Latest and Greatest” show serves up a perfect mix of rising talents and veteran favorites
Pat McGann may have started his stand-up career later than most, but he's on top now with two April 22 shows at the Chicago Theatre
Cipha Sounds brings his New York energy to Zanies Chicago
Yo was one of the earliest survivors of COVID, and the experience made him stronger than ever.
Flannery will be one of six comics taking the stage for the “Shamrock Shenanigans” show at the Den Theatre, as part of a lineup of Irish comics detailing their unique life experiences as…
For most people, calling off a wedding is a tragic occasion. But for Hansen, it turned out to be the start of an entirely new phase of her comedy career.
Hashem has put her sharp joke writing skills to work currently on HBO’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls.”
The upcoming shows will feature his brand-new hour of material, which has a strong focus on life during the pandemic and all the changes it’s brought to society.
In addition to headlining as a stand-up, Gardenswartz has found success as a consulting producer and story editor on the Emmy-winning Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
“A big part of my act is trying to convince people to get along, love life and be very positive.”
“I just tried to make the audience have that same excitement that they have with magic, but using words and laughter.”
Clark has learned to overcome tough crowds during a twenty-year stand-up career including appearances on “Conan,” “The Late Late Show” and “Premium Blend.”
Several of the area’s top comedy venues are open for business and staging some epic events that will help you bring in the new year in truly happy fashion.
Quinn is hitting the Den Theatre as part of the national tour with his latest show, “The Last Best Hope.”
In the highly competitive world of show business, it can be hard to find true friends. But comic Chris Franjola was one of the lucky ones, becoming best buddies with rising star Chelsea Hand…
“The shows are so competitive and physical that they’re as close to sports as you can get with improv.”
The longtime Chicago favorite is heading back into town to perform Thanksgiving weekend at Zanies, the club that gave him his first big breaks.
List's influences and favorites include a who’s who of 1980s comedy legends.
Lolli has managed to turn magic moments into a career in which he has written extensively for superstar Katt Williams and cult favorite Eddie Pepitone.
For a comic who got his start at the relatively late age of thirty-eight, Munk has made quite a splash in just over a decade on the national scene.
"It’s not just about making people laugh, it’s about having high standards for yourself."