7 Comedy Clubs in Chicago to Visit for a Weekend Dateon April 22, 2021 at 7:51 pm

It’s 2021: you haven’t been on a date in over a year, but you think you’re ready to brave the apps (and test your newly-vaccinated immune system). What better way to keep things light-hearted and low-pressure than going to a comedy show? Live, in-person entertainment is becoming more widely available again, and these great comedy clubs in the Chicago area have the laughs you’re looking for.

With a combination of livestreamed and in-person events, Las Locas Comedy “highlights Latina/Latinx comedic talent and honorary ‘locas’ per show.” The showcase was recommended early on by Red Eye and the Chicago Reader.

162 E Superior St, Chicago IL 60611

Located downtown, The Comedy Bar opened about 10 years ago, and “aims to be the safest place for comedy.” With a main stage and a rooftop patio, there’s ample opportunity and room for laughter here.


1616 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60614


The legendary theater and training center reopens for in-person shows in early May! Get your tickets now— it’s been a long year-plus without live entertainment, and these shows won’t take long to sell out.

601 N Martingale Rd, Streets of Woodfield, Schaumburg IL 60173

The Chicago location of Laugh Out Loud is still closed, but you can take a drive out to Schaumburg to catch a show and have some laughs. Remember what it’s like to literally laugh out loud in a room of other (socially-distanced) people? This place should refresh your memory.

1548 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60610

5437 Park Pl, Rosemont IL 60018

Another giant of the Chicago comedy scene, Zanies is doing its part to keep things fun and safe. With locations in the city and Rosemont, you have options when seeking out top-notch comedy talent in the area.

2040 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647

Home of “the nation’s longest-running independent comedy showcase,” The Lincoln Lodge has plenty of shows on its calendar right now. Come out to see sets based on news headlines, unbelievable stories with music accompaniment, and more.

3175 N Broadway, Chicago IL 60657

From straight-ahead stand-up to competitive comedy, the talent coming through Laugh Factory is cranking out high-quality jokes faster than you can say “social distancing.”

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