Best Upcoming Comedy Shows In Chicago

February 17, 2014 7:00 AM

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Looking for a night of laughs and great fun? If so, plan on attending the best upcoming comedy shows in Chicago. The comedic talent and venues in Chicago are excellent and a night of laughing until your belly hurts can make for a great evening out in the Windy City.

(Credit: Zanies Comedy Clubs' Facebook)

(Credit: Zanies Comedy Clubs’ Facebook)

Pat Tomasulo
Zanies Comedy Night Club
1548 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-4027

Date: Feb. 26, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.

Pat Tomasulo is a sports anchor and reporter for the WGN Morning News and knew at an early age that he had comical skills. The viewers, who have seen Pat’s hilarities on the WGN Morning News and enjoyed it, will be exceptionally impressed with a night of his humor at Zanies Comedy Night Club. The cost of a ticket is $25 plus a two-item food/beverage minimum and well worth the money to see this hilarious man share his comedic talent.

Second City’s American Mixtape
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 662-4562

Date: March-May, 2014 *Check website for specific dates and times

American Mixtape brings together satirical song mixes with classic song sketches from The Second City collections. Some of the topics covered in this comedic presentation will include relationships, romance, politics and pop culture. The stars in the show will include veteran Chicago actors Joey Bland, Molly Brennan, Kate Lambert and Travis Turner.

(Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Variety)

(Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Variety)

Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour
Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2310

Date: Mar. 28, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour is part of her second Comedy Central national tour. Amy Schumer came in fourth place on season 5 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and she came in second place on Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites Back.” She has also appeared on numerous late nights shows such as “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Conan” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Amy Schumer is a rising star in the world of comedy and her edgy comedy will be sure to bring lots of laughs.

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Buyer & Cellar
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
175 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 977-1700

Dates: April 29 through June 8, 2014

This off-Broadway comedy is about an unemployed actor who gets a new job working in Barbara Streisand’s basement mall. The play was written by the successful playwright Jonathan Tolins, who is most well-known off stage for his work as a writer on the Showtime drama “Queer as Folk.”

Lewis Black
Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 462-6300

Date: May 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Lewis Black will be providing lots of laughs during his The Rant is Due performance at Chicago Theater. Mr. Black has made numerous television appearances, contributes regularly to “The Daily Show with John Stewart” and is also an author and has written plays. In 2001, Lewis Black won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards.

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