"Roast" by Harry Wood explores the deeply intertwined worlds of comedy and tragedy, humor and grief.
"For Services Rendered" is a blistering portrait of the devastating aftermath of war & its effect on its survivors.
Surging Theatrics presents "Dogfight: A New Musical," a story about love and compassion in the era of the Vietnam War.
Join Athenaeum and creators of the "Serial" podcast for a behind the senes look at the hit show.
The Tomato Throw Show is where a comedy show meets Dodgeball… kinda.
A weekly hump-day comedy show about the city of Chicago!
Skokie Theatre presents the Broadway version of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence!
Come see The Second City e.t.c.'s brand new 43rd Revue.
Kokandy Productions presents this hilarious, exuberant celebration of love set to the iconic music of The Go-Go's.
This surprisingly modern comedy proves that the show not only must, but will go on.
Trickery Chicago is fun, intimate, sometimes outrageous, and always hilarious.
An all-gay improv team that plays with gender roles through universal scenework and hilarious characters.
Bruce and Prudence learn to live "Beyond Therapy" in this delightful Off-Broadway hit.
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.
Audience suggestions spur a full length thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock.
It’s time for women across the nation to collectively reclaim comedy, starting with The Second City!
An invitation, a provocation, a celebration... It's time Chicago had a queen!
The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from their fifty-two year history!
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 Den Theatre's "Four Places" dives into the harrowing relationship between a mother and her two children.
Metropolis Performing Arts Center presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Sondheim's classic musical.
The Annoyance House Ensemble improvises based on an audience suggestion.
Music Theater Works presents "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," the classic story of love and acceptance by Victor Hugo.
Gilman’s fresh and moving play takes an intimate look at modern families, friendships and the ins and outs of love.
With new plays every week, THE INFINITE WRENCH is an ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance.
iO's best and brightest delight in a show that's half monologue, half improvised musical.
Come see The Comedy Bar’s new variety show featuring comedy and variety acts every Saturday at 11pm. Produced by Michelle L’amour.
Lifeline Theatre presents "Emma," an adaptation of the Jane Austen classic.
Join The Late 90’s every Wednesday as they perform alongside two hilarious groups.
This show is a veritable BRUNCH BUFFET of comedy and music – from stand up, to solo sketch, to musicians of all kinds.
Half concert, half improv, the night is sure to be one of the best live comedy shows in Chicago.
More fun than Sodom and Gomorrah!! So much fun, you’ll have to confess it!!!
Music Theater Works presents the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning satire of 1960s big business.
Shakespeare and Chicago-style comedy meet in this popular improv show.
A brand new twist on a classic art form…from the mind of Mick Napier.
Chicago Tap Theatre presents the world premiere of "Saving the World," a high-stakes drama about the end of the world.
Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol!
One professional actor downs at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform...in a Shakespearean play.
The long-running, solo comedy show has been entertaining Chicago for more than 24 years!
In "Leftovers," a magical dandelion sprouts in front of a South Philly home, changing the lives and dreams of a struggling family.
Chicago's best comedians improvise a hilarious set of scenes based on a monologist's stories.
"The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe" tracks the journey of an ultra-sharp but down-on-their-luck comedy duo navigating the world of entertainment.
Come by for some of the funniest and most unique drinking stories you've heard!
Surging Theatrics presents "This is America: A Musical Theatre Concert," a celebration of the American experience.
A stunning burlesque spectacular featuring Chicago's top talent.
“The Second City’s Salute to Pride” is an all-new, all-queer variety show performed entirely by an all-LGBTQIA+ cast.
Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that’ll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover.
SHEBEAST is the loudest, nastiest, sexiest group of he-women you’ve ever seen. They stomp through life making jokes and taking names.
Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires...
Join us for The Comedy Bar's newest local showcase produced and hosted by club favorite, Kyle Scanlan.
The iO ensemble “Devil’s Daughter” performs every Tuesday night with a different opening team each week.
Cabaret style performers create a show based on viral content that you suggest at this 1920's speakeasy with a modern twist!