Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, August 16-Sunday, August 22, 2021
today at 2:50 pm
August 24: Caleb Hearon at Sleeping Village
August 26: TJ & Dave at The Annoyance-sold out, but join the wait list.
September 3: Sarah Squirm at Sleeping Village
September 20-21: Chris Kattan at Zanies
October 2: Tommy Davidson at The Comedy Shrine
Late Night Alert: Megan Stalter on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, August 16 at 10:35 p.m. CST.
At the clubs this week:
Zanies Chicago: Mo Amer, Ali Macofsky
Zanies Rosemont: Mike Menendez
Riddles: 4 Pcs. of Laughter, Damon Williams showcase, Justin Whitehead, Brian Hooks, Robert Kane
The Improv: Aries Spears
Following is this week’s spotlight. Please confirm all details!
MONDAY, AUGUST 16
Spanglish Open Mic at Lincoln Lodge, 6:00 p.m. Comedians work out their material in Spanish and/or English.
People Person at The Annoyance, 8:00 p.m. A solo show by Josie Benedetti with audience interaction and “silliness.” “One woman’s desperate need and inability to connect with those around her.”
DeAnne Smith at North Bar, 8:00 p.m. With Whitney Chitwood and Ben Noble.
Red Lobster Comedy at L&L Tavern, 10:00 p.m. Bobby Budds hosts Prateek Srivastava, Marilee, Jamal Guichon, Emily Ogle, Rovaughn Hill, Ken Flores, Tiny Thickemz, Audrey McCann, Grace Bahler, Jim Flannigan, Bill Gevirtz, Geof Asmus.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17
Ladylike at Lincoln Lodge, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are still available for this always sold-out show where women, non-binary performers and (voluntary) audience members tell their grossest stories.
Best Night Ever at Lincoln Lodge, 8:00 p.m. “The best lineup of comedians we can find.” Prizes and SWAG. Hosted by Mike O’Keefe and Josh O’Neill.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18
Wham Bam Improv Jam at Second City, 5:00 p.m. Select audience members get to go on stage and play.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19
Megan Stalter at Sleeping Village, 7:00 p.m. Through Saturday. Shows are sold out, but definitely worth a call to the venue. Megan Stalter currently has a recurring role on HBO Max’s Hacks.
Comedy is Back at Gman Tavern, 8:00 p.m. With Calvin Evans, Adam Burke, Abi Sanchez, Lele Mason, TJ Sopoci, Maggie Depalo, and Andy Fleming
Tuxedo Cat Comedy at Beauty Bar, 8:30 p.m. Jackie Cooper hosts Casey Larwood, Skyler Higley, Deanna Ortiz, Mike O’Keefe, Rachel Relman, Nataly Aukar, Jerry Tran.
Still Not Friday at Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora, 8:00 p.m. Mike Wiley hosts Ed Towns, Sarah Perry and Cameron Gillette with special guests TJ Remec and Dane Arden.
She the People at Second City’s UP Comedy Club, 8:00 p.m. Back by popular demand! “This high-octane show satirizes the complexities of identifying as female in this wild world while roasting the patriarchy.” Follow link for show times throughout the week.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
Stand Up Stand Up Presents Felonious Munk at Dstrkt Bar & Grill, 8:00 p.m. From NBC’s For Life, Comedy Central, and Windy City Live. Plus four more Chicago top Chicago comics.
Lockdown Improv Jam at Second City, 8:00 p.m. Online improv jam for Second City students. Follow link to pre-register.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
Paper Machete at The Green Mill, 3:00 p.m. The famous afternoon showcasing diverse Chicago talent! Early arrival recommended.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
Chicago’s Best Standup at The Laugh Factory, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 pm.