Theater and Arts Events & Things to Do
Inside Jokes: Chicago
Women in Comedy’s annual “Inside Jokes” conference is a hilarious and informative event for women seeking advice on building their career in comedy.
Performance Level Shows
Performance Level Shows at The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago
Improvised Dungeons and Dragons
Out On A Whim presents: Improvised Dungeons and Dragons Sundays at 7pm at Otherworld Theatre 3914 N. Clark Street
La-Di-Dah at The Mission Theater at iO Chicago
Sunday Night Standup Comedy at Laugh Factory FREE TICKETS
FREE ENTRY TO STANDUP COMEDY SHOW WITH EVENTBRITE RSVP! Late entry subject to $10 fee. We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable.
BARS is a solo comedy show by rapper, singer, producer, Aries, and Christian bad boy, Devin Middleton.
Jamie Shriner Presents Little Miss
Directed by Dana Anderson Accompanied by Kale Ewing Jamie Shriner has always been certain of one thing in life: no man will every make her feel the way garlic bread makes her feel.
The Armando Diaz Experience
Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show.
A Very Fine Evening
Veteran performer, Matt Higbee, invites a small cast of Chicago's best improvisers to make up a comedic play in one night
Museica's BYOB Dine & Paint - OPEN CLASS!
at Museica's Sip & Paint Find Tickets
Join us for our OPEN Dine and Paint class! Paint ANY of our painting selections available. Museica's Art Studio is the perfect place to unwind after a long day.
Wednesday Standup Comedy at Laugh Factory Chicago
FREE ENTRY WITH EVENTBRITE RSVP $10 FEE FOR LATE ENTRY AFTER START OF SHOW Laugh Factory has compiled the best comics in Chicago, removed their leashes and let them loose...just for you. It may get dark. It may get dirty.
Movie Night (with Love, Improvised)
Movie Night is a night of back-to-back improvised films.
The Modern Art of Tarot
at DePaul Art Museum
With a history dating back several centuries, tarot is a spiritual tool that now faces the reality of our modern times.
Parks and Recreation Trivia!
Join us for a trivia night that is *literally* the best thing since JJ's waffles!
Improvised Shakespeare Chicago
One of Chicago's most popular shows, a completely improvised two-act play in the style of Shakespeare.
Lip Service: A Lip-Sync Battle for Charity
Join Zeetus Lapetus as she hosts Lip Service: A Lip-Sync Battle for Charity.
SATURDAY JULY 27: THE COMEDY BRUNCH
Join us for The Comedy Brunch! Show at 1pm. Doors at Noon. Food & Beverage sold separately.
at The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago Find Tickets
The Evening Associates of The Art Institute of Chicago are excited to announce the return of Garden Party!
CARMEN JONES (1954): Summer Classic Film Series
As part of Arts Bank Cinema's American Pride, American Prejudice summer classic film series, we are excited to screen CARMEN JONES, examining feminism and race.
Kill The Crowd Comedy Showcase
Get ready for an Epic evening of gut-busting laughter! We have some of the funniest Stand-Up Comics from Chicago and the midwest giving you a diverse dose of Funny! They'll have you laughing until it hurts!
Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon, The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath
Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon, The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath at The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago
Come From Away
Brews & Bad Movies 2: Stand-Up Comedy & Commentary Show
Fresh off our June debut show, we are back with the hot sequel Brews & Bad Movies 2! $10 suggested donations we'll be accepting via Eventbrite tickets online or with cash or venmo at the door.
Fraudway: An Improvised Musical
Fraudway is an improvised musical loosely based on existing musicals!
Funny First Thursdays
Chicago's own Damon Williams is bringing the funny along with rising star, and host, DOC LOVE. ( No joke, that is his actual name.)
at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre Find Tickets
Victory Gardens’ IGNITION Festival of New Plays is a national annual festival devoted to the development of new plays and bold voices. We are proud to celebrate our 11th year of the IGNITION New Play Festival where once again, we turn to artists who can change our world
Mamma Mia! The Musical (ATC @ the Edge Theater)
Actors Training Center Presents: MAMMA MIA! THE MUSICALMusic& Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus Mamma Mia!, directed by Adam Goldstein, uses ABBA's hits to tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father.
RIFF: Chicago’s Music Improv Party
Some of Chicago's most talented musical comedians perform musical improv backed by a live band in an interactive show!
Funny Little Liars 8/4
Funny Little Liars is a stand up comedy show! You decide which parts of each comedian's set are true and which parts are funny little lies!
Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show
Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. *Show is not suitable for children*
ReelAbilities Chicago | Film: Bottom Dollars
The ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago is dedicated to sharing the human experience of disability through art and film.
Bobby V's Tell All Fitness Training Comedy Show
Told from the certified trainers point of view, Bobby V's "Tell All Fitness Training Comedy Show" at Laugh Factory on August 8th.
3PEAT (Bentwood 2019)
3Peat is a critically acclaimed and award-winning Improv/Sketch/Stand Up Group.
Market Days Mayhem!
You want a show?! You want entertainment?! Well we are going to give it to you! This Market Days Roscoe’s is bringing you MAYHEM!
SATURDAY AUGUST 10: ZACH MARTINA
Zach Martina headlines at The Comedy Bar!
Poetry & Music: Howard Frazin, Keith Phares, and Linda Osborn
Howard Frazin, Keith Phares, and Linda Osborn present an original song cycle, LETTING GO, in remembrance of Donald Hall.
This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer.
Fallen Angels Comedy Showcase 8/17
For over a year, Fallen Angels has brought Avondale some of the best comedy Chicago has to offer each month. On August 17th absolutely nothing is going to change. Join us for an incredible night of laughter!Produced by Joe Horan and Tyler Horvath!
The Deltones / Dumb John
The Deltones is an ensemble made up of members of some of iO’s premier ensembles, that performs a completely improvised musical.
Comedy Cocktails @ House of Blues!!
Comedy Cocktails at HOUSE OF BLUES! Join us after work for cocktails & comedy! Only at The world famous House Of Blues!
Disney Pixar at Goose Island Chicago
at North Clybourn Avenue Find Tickets
“When life gets you down, do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming.”Adventure is out there and it's at Goose Island in Chicago on Thursday, August 20th starting at 7:00pm for Disney Pixar Trivia!
Lil Duval: Living My Best Life Tour
Performance begins at 8PM. This show is for AGES 17 AND OLDER. Valid Photo ID is required for age restricted shows. Forms of valid ID are current and non-expired Driver's License, State ID or Passport.
Andrew Schulz @ Thalia Hall
ANDREW SCHULZWebsite| Instagram | TwitterAbout the Show:Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pmA native New Yorker and internationally touring stand-up comedian Andrew Schulz is known for his hilarious and unapologetic comedy.
George Lopez: The Wall World Tour
George Lopez - Meet & Greet Package Package includes: One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows Exclusive Meet & Greet with George Lopez Personal photograph with George Lopez VIP early entry.
Your F!@$ed Up Relationship
YFUR will improvise the details of your juiciest past flings and remind you of why you dumped their a$$ in the first place.
Whirled News Tonight
Whirled News Tonight is a critically acclaimed, fully improvised show that puts a satirical spin on current news events.
The Pool is an improvised show performed by up-and-coming talent from the iO Training Center.
Watch the best and bravest comics in Chicago fight for their time, and battling the hottest sauces for their spot on stage!