The iO ensemble “Devil’s Daughter” performs every Tuesday night with a different opening team each week.
"The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe" tracks the journey of an ultra-sharp but down-on-their-luck comedy duo navigating the world of entertainment.
With new plays every week, THE INFINITE WRENCH is an ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance.
The Den Theatre's "Four Places" dives into the harrowing relationship between a mother and her two children.
An invitation, a provocation, a celebration... It's time Chicago had a queen!
A weekly hump-day comedy show about the city of Chicago!
Music Theater Works presents "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," the classic story of love and acceptance by Victor Hugo.
"Roast" by Harry Wood explores the deeply intertwined worlds of comedy and tragedy, humor and grief.
Cabaret style performers create a show based on viral content that you suggest at this 1920's speakeasy with a modern twist!
Lifeline Theatre presents "Emma," an adaptation of the Jane Austen classic.
The Annoyance House Ensemble improvises based on an audience suggestion.
Bruce and Prudence learn to live "Beyond Therapy" in this delightful Off-Broadway hit.
An all-gay improv team that plays with gender roles through universal scenework and hilarious characters.
A hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show where two teams create comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on your suggestions.
The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from their fifty-two year history!
Audience suggestions spur a full length thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock.
Based on real events, Olzhas Zhanaydarov’s "The Store" exposes the brutal torment of a Kazakh migrant working in Moscow.
One professional actor downs at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform...in a Shakespearean play.
Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires...
Metropolis Performing Arts Center presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Sondheim's classic musical.
SHEBEAST is the loudest, nastiest, sexiest group of he-women you’ve ever seen. They stomp through life making jokes and taking names.
Join us for The Comedy Bar's newest local showcase produced and hosted by club favorite, Kyle Scanlan.
Shakespeare and Chicago-style comedy meet in this popular improv show.
A stunning burlesque spectacular featuring Chicago's top talent.
Skokie Theatre presents the Broadway version of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence!
Join Athenaeum and creators of the "Serial" podcast for a behind the senes look at the hit show.
This show is a veritable BRUNCH BUFFET of comedy and music – from stand up, to solo sketch, to musicians of all kinds.
The Tomato Throw Show is where a comedy show meets Dodgeball… kinda.
Come see The Comedy Bar’s new variety show featuring comedy and variety acts every Saturday at 11pm. Produced by Michelle L’amour.
It’s time for women across the nation to collectively reclaim comedy, starting with The Second City!
In Talgot Batalov’s "Uzbek," the tales of Central Asian immigrants become fodder for a stand-up comedy routine.
"For Services Rendered" is a blistering portrait of the devastating aftermath of war & its effect on its survivors.
“The Second City’s Salute to Pride” is an all-new, all-queer variety show performed entirely by an all-LGBTQIA+ cast.
Come by for some of the funniest and most unique drinking stories you've heard!
Surging Theatrics presents "Dogfight: A New Musical," a story about love and compassion in the era of the Vietnam War.
Chicago's best comedians improvise a hilarious set of scenes based on a monologist's stories.
Kokandy Productions presents this hilarious, exuberant celebration of love set to the iconic music of The Go-Go's.
Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that’ll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover.
Chicago Tap Theatre presents the world premiere of "Saving the World," a high-stakes drama about the end of the world.
Half concert, half improv, the night is sure to be one of the best live comedy shows in Chicago.
Join The Late 90’s every Wednesday as they perform alongside two hilarious groups.
Trickery Chicago is fun, intimate, sometimes outrageous, and always hilarious.
"GRINDR The Opera" puts the most notorious gay hook-up app into the exaggerated world of opera.
Pride Films and Plays presents "Desire in a Tinier House," a genre-defying two-character drama that is both sensual and psychological.
iO's best and brightest delight in a show that's half monologue, half improvised musical.
A brand new, improvised musical from Chicago's best every Saturday at 8:30.
Surging Theatrics presents "Game of Tiaras," a comedic adaptation of King Lear influenced by Game of Thrones.
The long-running, solo comedy show has been entertaining Chicago for more than 24 years!
A brand new twist on a classic art form…from the mind of Mick Napier.
More fun than Sodom and Gomorrah!! So much fun, you’ll have to confess it!!!
Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol!
Surging Theatrics presents "This is America: A Musical Theatre Concert," a celebration of the American experience.
Come see The Second City e.t.c.'s brand new 43rd Revue.