October 2017
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Michael Kosta and more comedians to be announced!
Michael Kosta is a stand-up comedian who most recently made his debut as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He will be at Laugh Factory Chicago ONE NIGHT ONLY on Friday, October 20th! Kosta is no stranger to the world of talk shows. He was host and co-executive producer of The Comment Section for The Kardashian Network (formerly E!) and co-host on Fox Sports 1's, Crowd Goes Wild. Kosta started out as an athlete; he is quick to point out that he was once-ranked number 864 in the world in professional tennis and earned over $11,000 on tour. Don't laugh, that's $11,000 more than you made as a pro athlete. Kosta gained attention as a comedian when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen. He quickly relocated to Los Angeles where he began his television career; he made regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno & Chelsea Lately before both those hosts drowned in their money and ended their shows. He has performed on Conan, @midnight, Late Night


Friday, Oct 20, 2017 10:00 PM
The Young Hustle Show is a Stand-Up Comedy show comprised of the best comedians in Chicago as well as comedians from Comedy Central, HBO and Conan. Every show leaves people coming back for more.

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Amy Shanker, Sammy Arechar, Clay Hurlbut, St James Jackson, Nick Ogle, Josh Otusanya and more comedians to be announced!


Friday, Oct 20, 2017 11:59 PM
Featuring Amy Shanker, Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!
Always the last one to bed? Looking for something to do late on a Friday or Saturday night? Then join some fellow night owls for some late night laughs at our famous Midnight Madness show.


Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
This ain't your grandma's stand up. Forget about cute puns and adorable observations and strap in for a night of in-your-face, no-holds-barred comedy! We compiled the best comics in Chicago, removed their leashes and let them loose...just for you. It may get dark. It may get dirty. It may make you question what's appropriate to laugh at in public. And it absolutely will be a night you will never forget...whether you like it or not!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 11:59 PM
Featuring Marty DeRosa and more comedians to be announced!
Always the last one to bed? Looking for something to do late on a Friday or Saturday night? Then join some fellow night owls for some late night laughs at our famous Midnight Madness show.


Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 7:30 PM
Featuring Rachael Mason, Susan Messing, Rebecca Corry and more comedians to be announced!
The Stand Up For Pits Foundation is thrilled to be bringing Stand Up For Pits back to Chicago!

The SUFP Foundation is dedicated to ending abuse, discrimination and saving the lives of pitbull "type" dogs. This "type" of dog based soley on appearance is the target of extreme abuse, bans and has been falsely vilified for over 3 decades. Stand Up For Pits events help us to educate, advocate and save lives. Pitbull type dogs are born inherently good and deserve to be protected, respected and treated with compassion and without prejudice like all life deserves.


These events sell out around the country, save countless lives and continue to raise national and international awareness. We support other pitbull "type" dog rescues around the country. Humane Chicago will be participating this year! They will be bringing available Pibbles for adoption, selling merchandise and will receive 100% of proceeds from the silent auction. Tickets benefit the Stand Up For Pits Foundation.

We are all in


Monday, Oct 23, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Amy Shanker, Jonah Jurkens, Russ Williamson and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 7:30 PM
Featuring Lainie Lenertz and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 9:30 PM
Featuring Reena Calm and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 6:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
Think you have what it takes to be the next big star? Come try out your act on the World Famous Laugh Factory stage! Sign-ups are at 6pm at the Laugh Factory to perform the following Wednesday at the 6:30pm show. Be sure to get there early to sign up, because we can only take the first 15 comics. The road to stardom starts on our stage!


Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring Russ Williamson and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Friday, Oct 27, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Chris Bader and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Friday, Oct 27, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
Want a fun way to let loose after a long week? Join Abi Sanchez, Calvin Evans and Matty Ryan for Chicago's only stand up comedy party. We got music, games, drinks and Chicago's best comedians ready to help you start the weekend off right. What more could you ask for? Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Friday, Oct 27, 2017 11:59 PM
Featuring Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 8:00 PM
COMEDIANS TBA
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Danny Kallas, Adam Burke, Jonah Jurkens, Kellye Howard, Russ Williamson and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 10:00 PM
Jokesplaining is a monthly showcase featuring the top comedic talent in Chicago. Each month we bring you a fresh lineup of voices who aren't afraid to push the boundaries and challenge the status quo! Round up some friends and join us for a night of comedy you won't forget! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Shannon Noll, Erin Grotheer, Reena Calm, Soli Santos, Kelsie Huff, Kellye Howard and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 11:30 PM
Featuring Alex Seligsohn, Shannon Noll and more comedians to be announced!
SMUT: an outrageous comedy experience that celebrates sexuality in all forms. Kinky, campy, and over-the-top. There will be comedy and shirtless men

Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 7:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
Everybody thinks they'd make a great lawyer, and you're no different - whether you are scrapping on social media, arguing with your grandfather, or just yelling at the nightly news as you lay in bed slowly dying alone. But opinions are not the law and who better to test these opinions than comedians? Three Comedian-contestants are presented with real-life legal scenarios, and present the best (and comical) solutions and answers for their clients. Complete with opening statements, arguments, closing arguments, and, of course, standup comedy, the audience plays judge and jury to decide the winning "lawyer." "Everyone's a Lawyer" is the creation of comedian and attorney Paul Farahvar, who has been delighting audiences with his self-deprecating humor with shows like "Drink Date Laugh" and his podcast SINGLES ONLY on iTunes. Voted one of the top 40 up and coming comedians in America in 2017 (Good Seats Events) as well as "Top 40 under 40" by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in 2012, Paul Fara


Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Featuring Russ Williamson and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 7:30 PM
Featuring Russ Williamson, Chris Bader and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 9:30 PM
Featuring Jonah Jurkens, Russ Williamson and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


November 2017
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Audrey Jonas, Abi Sanchez and more comedians to be announced!
Minority Report brings Chicago's edgiest stand up comedians together for a night of laughs. With a diverse line-up every month, Minority Report guarantees a fresh take on personal and current issues, even allowing audiences to submit topics for stand up comedians to tackle . It's never the same show twice-- don't miss MINORITY REPORT Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 10:00 PM
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Felonious Munk, Rob Mailloux, Kellye Howard, Dale McPeek and more comedians to be announced!


Friday, Nov 3, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Sarah Perry, Andrew Sitter and more comedians to be announced!
Welcome to the new, improved, rebranded show for 2016, 'Drink Date Laugh.' Host Paul Farahvar along with producers Andrew Sitter and Ross Kelly (Whiskey Journal) add the most hilarious standup comics to discuss funny relationship stories. But the show doesn't end there! Selected audience members will have a chance to share their own dating horror stories during the show and will be awarded for sharing these stories during the "DRINK DATE LAUGH" contest at the completion of the show, with a $100 gift certificate to Old Town Social!

Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Friday, Nov 3, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring Chelsea Hood and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 7:15 PM
COMEDIANS TBA
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Jeanie Doogan, David Drake, Felonious Munk, Reena Calm, Danny Kallas, Toby McMullen, Michael Larimer and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 9:15 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 11:15 PM
COMEDIANS TBA
This ain't your grandma's stand up. Forget about cute puns and adorable observations and strap in for a night of in-your-face, no-holds-barred comedy! We compiled the best comics in Chicago, removed their leashes and let them loose...just for you. It may get dark. It may get dirty. It may make you question what's appropriate to laugh at in public. And it absolutely will be a night you will never forget...whether you like it or not!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Jeanie Doogan, David Drake, Dale McPeek, Felonious Munk, Sarah Sherman, Rashida SHEEDZ Olayiwola and more comedians to be announced!


Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 7:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 9:00 PM
Featuring Andy Fleming, Tyler Jackson and more comedians to be announced!
Imagine if all your favorite Disney villains stopped trying to kill princes and sexually assault princesses for like 90 minutes and focused their anger on each other. That's Character Assassination's Roast of Disney Villains-- a Comedy Central-style roast featuring Ursula, Gaston, Jafar, Maleficent, Scar and more (with each character played by one of Chicago's best and meanest stand-up comedians). This show is definitely not for children.

Character Assassination is an acclaimed roast show at Chicago's Laugh Factory that puts historical figures and beloved fictional personalities in the hotseat. Stacked against a ruthless panel of their peers, these roasts turn into a battle of the wits limited only by the imagination. Every show features top comedians, writing and performing in character and in costume as a wild roasting dais of popular icons with one goal in mind: to tear each other to shreds. Character Assassination has been recommended by the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Red Eye


Monday, Nov 6, 2017 8:00 PM
This is the kind of show you bring all your friends to (or, maybe your enemies).
Afterthoughts features the best comedians and performers in the city. But the fun really begins when their set ends. Each comic on the show gets roasted by their fellow comedians, who have been writing jokes about them on anonymous notecards. Want to get in on the fun? One willing and (un)lucky audience member will get a chance to come onstage and get roasted by all the comics! It's a hilarious and unforgettable way to start your week.

Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Kristin Fenchak, Carly Kane, David Drake, David Philips, Marilee, Molly Kearney and more comedians to be announced!


Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 7:30 PM
Featuring Lainie Lenertz, David Drake, Dale McPeek and more comedians to be announced!
OK, so you've made it through the drudgery of Monday, but now the rest of the week stretches out before you like a humorless hurdle. Well count your lucky stars, because Chicago's Laugh Factory is here to give you just the endorphin-fueled boost you'll need to coast through to the weekend with Top Ten Tuesdays! Every week, 10 of the best acts in the city make their way to the stage of The Laugh Factory to deliver standout stand-up sets. Come see one of your personal favorites -- or discover a new one -- at this ever-revolving comedy lineup.

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 9:30 PM
Featuring Reena Calm, David Drake and more comedians to be announced!
OK, so you've made it through the drudgery of Monday, but now the rest of the week stretches out before you like a humorless hurdle. Well count your lucky stars, because Chicago's Laugh Factory is here to give you just the endorphin-fueled boost you'll need to coast through to the weekend with Top Ten Tuesdays! Every week, 10 of the best acts in the city make their way to the stage of The Laugh Factory to deliver standout stand-up sets. Come see one of your personal favorites -- or discover a new one -- at this ever-revolving comedy lineup.

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring David Carter, Tucker Millett and more comedians to be announced!
DIVIDE & CONQUER is where the Chicago's hardest-hitting comedians come to make audiences laugh and think. The aim of the show is to get the best comedians to step outside their comfort zones, with thought-provoking stand-up material, to spur real dialogue about current events and issues in the world. Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring James Fisher Jr and more comedians to be announced!
What the Hipnonics is a comedy game show with a Hip Hop twist, and the only one of its kind in Chicago. Contestants are challenged on their humorous interpretations of hip hop culture, Including the top celebrities and greatest hits, as well as flexing their swag with games that Include dancing, rapping, and lampooning hip hop culture. Marysa Mavrakys hosts alongside her lovely yet hype assistant James Fisher Jr. as the 4 contestants duke it out to become the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time). You don't have to know rap to see that this is Hip hop and comedy at its finest. Producers also include Adam Kwaselow, Josh Ejnes, and Tyler Ross. Age restriction: 18 years and over

2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Friday, Nov 10, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Andrew Sitter, Sarah Perry and more comedians to be announced!
Welcome to the new, improved, rebranded show for 2016, 'Drink Date Laugh.' Host Paul Farahvar along with producers Andrew Sitter and Ross Kelly (Whiskey Journal) add the most hilarious standup comics to discuss funny relationship stories. But the show doesn't end there! Selected audience members will have a chance to share their own dating horror stories during the show and will be awarded for sharing these stories during the "DRINK DATE LAUGH" contest at the completion of the show, with a $100 gift certificate to Old Town Social!

Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Friday, Nov 10, 2017 10:00 PM
The Young Hustle Show is a Stand-Up Comedy show comprised of the best comedians in Chicago as well as comedians from Comedy Central, HBO and Conan. Every show leaves people coming back for more.


Age restriction 18+
Two-Drink Minimum Per Person (can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
Featuring Clay Hurlbut, St James Jackson, Josh Otusanya, Nick Ogle and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 7:15 PM
Featuring Danny Kallas, Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 9:15 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!
This ain't your grandma's stand up. Forget about cute puns and adorable observations and strap in for a night of in-your-face, no-holds-barred comedy! We compiled the best comics in Chicago, removed their leashes and let them loose...just for you. It may get dark. It may get dirty. It may make you question what's appropriate to laugh at in public. And it absolutely will be a night you will never forget...whether you like it or not!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 11:15 PM
Featuring Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 7:00 PM
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Reena Calm, Allison Dunne, Blake Burkhart, Michael Robinson, Bobby Condon and more comedians to be announced!


Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 9:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Monday, Nov 13, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Reena Calm, Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 7:30 PM
Featuring Lainie Lenertz and more comedians to be announced!
OK, so you've made it through the drudgery of Monday, but now the rest of the week stretches out before you like a humorless hurdle. Well count your lucky stars, because Chicago's Laugh Factory is here to give you just the endorphin-fueled boost you'll need to coast through to the weekend with Top Ten Tuesdays! Every week, 10 of the best acts in the city make their way to the stage of The Laugh Factory to deliver standout stand-up sets. Come see one of your personal favorites -- or discover a new one -- at this ever-revolving comedy lineup.

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 9:30 PM
Featuring Reena Calm and more comedians to be announced!
OK, so you've made it through the drudgery of Monday, but now the rest of the week stretches out before you like a humorless hurdle. Well count your lucky stars, because Chicago's Laugh Factory is here to give you just the endorphin-fueled boost you'll need to coast through to the weekend with Top Ten Tuesdays! Every week, 10 of the best acts in the city make their way to the stage of The Laugh Factory to deliver standout stand-up sets. Come see one of your personal favorites -- or discover a new one -- at this ever-revolving comedy lineup.

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Matt Chiaramonte and more comedians to be announced!
Crossbreed Comedy is the show Chicago comedy lovers have been waiting for! One part standup! One part improv! All parts hysterical! The idea was cooked up in a top secret laboratory 3 miles below the surface of the earth. Comedy scientists have perfected the formula and are bringing their results to Laugh Factory Chicago. Here's how XBC works: Host Matt Chiaramonte and three of Chicago's funniest comics take the stage to deliver razor-sharp standup comedy. After each set, one of Chicago's funniest improv teams will take the stage and perform long form improv based on the standup set you just saw. At the end, all the comics and improvisers come together on stage and play an improv game. Don't miss it!
Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and decided to book writers and correspondents from The Daily Show! Come check out some of the funniest people in the country!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Friday, Nov 17, 2017 8:00 PM
Comedians TBA
Welcome to the new, improved, rebranded show for 2016, 'Drink Date Laugh.' Host Paul Farahvar along with producers Andrew Sitter and Ross Kelly (Whiskey Journal) add the most hilarious standup comics to discuss funny relationship stories. But the show doesn't end there! Selected audience members will have a chance to share their own dating horror stories during the show and will be awarded for sharing these stories during the "DRINK DATE LAUGH" contest at the completion of the show, with a $100 gift certificate to Old Town Social!

Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Sarah Perry, Andrew Sitter, Jeanie Doogan and more comedians to be announced!


Friday, Nov 17, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring Jay Nog and more comedians to be announced!
Tired of being tortured by bad comedy?

Awful comedy should be punishable! In this unique comedy show, comedians perform and the audience decides if they should be PAID cash or administered PAIN by a dominatrix. The show opens with our host, Jay Nog, who introduce two established comedians as judges to warm up the crowd by playing an interactive games with the audience. Next, Jay and the guest host bring on a headlining comedian to perform, and then they introduce the house dominatrix for the evening and explain the rules for PAID or PAIN.

Now the competition begins: four stand-up comedians compete to either get "PAID" cash for their performance or receive "PAIN" from our house dominatrix. Our special guests will give the contestants some feedback from their set. Then, it's time for YOU to decide! If the audience votes for a comedian to receive "PAIN," he or she must pick a card from the "Deck of Pain," and the dominatrix will administer whatever the card says: paddling in pink pantie


Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 7:15 PM
Featuring Jeanie Doogan, Reena Calm, Danny Kallas, Paul Farahvar and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 9:15 PM
Comedians TBA
This ain't your grandma's stand up. Forget about cute puns and adorable observations and strap in for a night of in-your-face, no-holds-barred comedy! We compiled the best comics in Chicago, removed their leashes and let them loose...just for you. It may get dark. It may get dirty. It may make you question what's appropriate to laugh at in public. And it absolutely will be a night you will never forget...whether you like it or not!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Lainie Lenertz, Geoffrey Asmus, Jeanie Doogan, Reena Calm and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 11:15 PM
Featuring Marty DeRosa and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 9:00 PM
Featuring Lainie Lenertz, Reena Calm and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 10:30 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Monday, Nov 20, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Kristin Fenchak, Carly Kane and more comedians to be announced!
Afterthoughts isn't just the meanest roast show in Chicago, it's also completely anonymous. While the comedians are performing, their friends write mean (and accurate) jokes about them, which are then read aloud to the audience. It gets nasty, and it gets mean--but it's always funny. Join us every first and last Monday of the month to see for yourself.

Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 7:30 PM
Featuring Lainie Lenertz and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 9:30 PM
Featuring Reena Calm and more comedians to be announced!
OK, so you've made it through the drudgery of Monday, but now the rest of the week stretches out before you like a humorless hurdle. Well count your lucky stars, because Chicago's Laugh Factory is here to give you just the endorphin-fueled boost you'll need to coast through to the weekend with Top Ten Tuesdays! Every week, 10 of the best acts in the city make their way to the stage of The Laugh Factory to deliver standout stand-up sets. Come see one of your personal favorites -- or discover a new one -- at this ever-revolving comedy lineup.

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Friday, Nov 24, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Andrew Sitter, Sarah Perry and more comedians to be announced!
Welcome to the new, improved, rebranded show for 2016, 'Drink Date Laugh.' Host Paul Farahvar along with producers Andrew Sitter and Ross Kelly (Whiskey Journal) add the most hilarious standup comics to discuss funny relationship stories. But the show doesn't end there! Selected audience members will have a chance to share their own dating horror stories during the show and will be awarded for sharing these stories during the "DRINK DATE LAUGH" contest at the completion of the show, with a $100 gift certificate to Old Town Social!

Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Friday, Nov 24, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring Abi Sanchez, Matty Ryan, Calvin Evans and more comedians to be announced!
Want a fun way to let loose after a long week? Join Abi Sanchez, Calvin Evans and Matty Ryan for Chicago's only stand up comedy party. We got music, games, drinks and Chicago's best comedians ready to help you start the weekend off right. What more could you ask for? Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 7:15 PM
Featuring Danny Kallas, Paul Farahvar, Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 9:15 PM
Featuring Alex Kumin and more comedians to be announced!
Jokesplaining is a monthly showcase featuring the top comedic talent in Chicago. Each month we bring you a fresh lineup of voices who aren't afraid to push the boundaries and challenge the status quo! Round up some friends and join us for a night of comedy you won't forget! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 11:15 PM
Featuring Marty DeRosa, Paul Farahvar and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Sunday, Nov 26, 2017 9:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Monday, Nov 27, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 7:30 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 9:30 PM
Featuring Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Lainie Lenertz, Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


December 2017
Friday, Dec 1, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Sarah Perry, Andrew Sitter and more comedians to be announced!
Welcome to the new, improved, rebranded show for 2016, 'Drink Date Laugh.' Host Paul Farahvar along with producers Andrew Sitter and Ross Kelly (Whiskey Journal) add the most hilarious standup comics to discuss funny relationship stories. But the show doesn't end there! Selected audience members will have a chance to share their own dating horror stories during the show and will be awarded for sharing these stories during the "DRINK DATE LAUGH" contest at the completion of the show, with a $100 gift certificate to Old Town Social!

Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


January 2018
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 8:00 PM
Featuring Bobby Kelly and more comedians to be announced!
Robert Kelly's comedy is deeply rooted his own life and relationships which makes it honest, abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. He has been winning over audiences for years touring clubs, colleges and theaters, including repeat performances at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. ??His one hour special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground debuted on Comedy Central and is now available on Netflix. Besides being a fixture on Comedy Central, Robert plays Bam Bam in Denis Leary's FX show Sex&Drugs;&Rock;&Roll;, whose second season will air this summer. He can also be seen as Louie CK's brother Robbie on the hit series Louie. His other acting credits include roles in Trainwreck, Maron, Benders, Nurse Jackie and Inside Amy Schumer. Robert currently hosts the top rated podcast "You Know What Dude?" that can be found on iTunes. Robert is also the co-founder of the RiotCast podcasting Network. You can see him LIVE on January 19th at Laugh Factory Chicago for ONE NIGHT ONL


February 2018
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 10:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
This ain't your grandma's stand up. Forget about cute puns and adorable observations and strap in for a night of in-your-face, no-holds-barred comedy! We compiled the best comics in Chicago, removed their leashes and let them loose...just for you. It may get dark. It may get dirty. It may make you question what's appropriate to laugh at in public. And it absolutely will be a night you will never forget...whether you like it or not!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)



September 2018
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 8:00 PM
Featuring Matt Chiaramonte and more comedians to be announced!
Crossbreed Comedy is the show Chicago comedy lovers have been waiting for! One part standup! One part improv! All parts hysterical! The idea was cooked up in a top secret laboratory 3 miles below the surface of the earth. Comedy scientists have perfected the formula and are bringing their results to Laugh Factory Chicago. Here's how XBC works: Host Matt Chiaramonte and three of Chicago's funniest comics take the stage to deliver razor-sharp standup comedy. After each set, one of Chicago's funniest improv teams will take the stage and perform long form improv based on the standup set you just saw. At the end, all the comics and improvisers come together on stage and play an improv game. Don't miss it!
Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)