(credit: YouTube/Conan teamcoco.com)

The Weiners Circle
2622 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL

There’s nowhere scarier than Lincoln Park’s The Weiners Circle. No shady viaduct, abandoned house or hospital psych-ward will leave you feeling as demoralized and insulted as the good folks at one of Chicago’s… finest… establishments.

You may remember CBS Chicago’s own Bill Kurtis braving the foul mouthed hot dog stand in April. Recently, Conan O’Brien sent the affable and innocent Jack McBrayer to withstand The Weiners Circle.

It did not go well.

“Conan,” which airs on TBS, has been filming here the past few days for the Just for Laughs comedy festival. If you want to see what happened when he sent Jack McBrayer to meet the vile human beings at The Weiners Circle, watch the video below. Don’t worry, Jack didn’t go alone, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog for back-up.

Be forewarned, things get bad in the video. Some of the awful things said aren’t meant for all ears. If you get insulted by horrible language and off-color jokes easily, you probably shouldn’t watch…

Hot Doug’s (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Nice Hot Dog Stands

Did you survive?

For those who are forever scarred, I just might have something to make you feel at least a little better: nice hot dog joints. Places that won’t obliterate your self-esteem. Like…

Hot Doug’s
3324 N. California
Chicago, Il 60618

Doug is one of the nicest guys in the hot dog business. In fact, he’s one of the nicest guys in any business. Stop by hot dogs for a long list of more exotic encased meats, and chat Doug up as you wait. You won’t regret it!

6363 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Il 60646

Seeing the cartoonish hot dogs on top of Superdawg will definitely put you at ease. Everyone will be nice to you there, I swear.

But, if you’re a glutton for punishment, you can always stop by The Weiners Circle.

Interested in more hot dog places? Check out: 5 Best Hot Dogs: I’m Right (And You’re Wrong)!

Mason Johnson, CBS Chicago