September 2017
Wednesday, Sep 20, 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, Sep 20, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Jeff Arcuri, Nate Burrows, Joe Kilgallon, 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, Sep 20, 2017 10:00 PM
Featuring Meechie Hall, Taneshia Rice, Brian 'Da Wildcat' Smith and more comedians to be announced!
Good friends to be real with ya, good drank to keep us honest and microphones so u can hear us sums up BYOB podcast. With truth serum between conversation these three comedians present a talk show style podcast with musical guest, professional experts and the greatest drunk banter ever heard. Just Nesh recently seen on Kevin Harts next level on comedy central, Brian "Wildcats" Smith was Shaquille O Neil comedian of the year and Meechie Hall of Jokehustler Comedy are ya 3 hosts. The topics will be from celebrity gossip to stuff they just made up but one thing is for sure it will be hilarious. BYOB-Bring your own business

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


Thursday, Sep 21, 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, Sep 21, 2017 10:00 PM
The Young Hustle Show is a stand-up comedy show run by a rag-tag entertaining group of guys who are also best friends. They look like Run DMC decided to be friends with Sunshine from Remember The Titans. Shows feature some of the best comedians in Chicago, as well as comedians from Comedy Central and HBO.
Featuring St James Jackson, Clay Hurlbut, Josh Otusanya, Bill Beteet, Alex Kumin, Russ Williamson and more comedians to be announced!


Friday, Sep 22, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Sarah Perry, Ross Kelly, 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, Sep 22, 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, Sep 22, 2017 11:59 PM
Featuring 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, Sep 23, 2017 6:00 PM
Comedians TBA
Famed comedian Sunda Croonquist is headlining a national comedy tour of four misfit comedians appropriately titled "Sunda's Straightjacket Comedy Tour". The tour kicked off to a sell-out crowd June 15th at Stand Up NY in Manhattan, followed by a standing-room-only performances at Don't Tell Mama in lower Manhattan. It then continued to The Laugh Factory at the Tropicana in Las Vegas where it was also sold out! We'll be in Chicago September 23rd, 2017! Additional dates will be announced soon. Go to the "Tour Dates" page to check available dates in your area. The tour is being filmed for an upcoming comedy TV series, so get your tickets early!

Age restriction: 18 years and over
2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Featuring Sunda Croonquist, Stacey Taylor, James Harris, Pete Drysdale and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 8:00 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 Jeff Arcuri, Clark Jones, Tim McLaughlin, Jeanie Doogan, Paul Farahvar and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 10:00 PM
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 Russ Williamson, Clark Jones, Jeanie Doogan, Kristen Lundberg and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 11:59 PM
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.
Featuring Marty DeRosa, Matty Ryan, Kristen Lundberg, Danny Kallas, Reena Calm and more comedians to be announced!


Sunday, Sep 24, 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, Sep 24, 2017 9:00 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 Tommy Mac, Ed Towns, Joe Kilgallon, Clark Jones, Jeff Arcuri, Reena Calm and more comedians to be announced!


Monday, Sep 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)


Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 7:30 PM
Featuring Rebecca O'Neal 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, Sep 26, 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, Sep 27, 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, Sep 27, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Jeff Arcuri, Tim McLaughlin, Scott Duff, Clark Jones 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, Sep 28, 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, Sep 28, 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 AJ Lubecker, Tim McLaughlin, Clark Jones, Rob Gleeson, Kelsie Huff and more comedians to be announced!


Friday, Sep 29, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring Clark Jones 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, Sep 29, 2017 10:00 PM
Comedians TBA
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)
Featuring Abi Sanchez, Matty Ryan, Clark Jones, Calvin Evans, Ricky Gonzalez and more comedians to be announced!


Friday, Sep 29, 2017 11:59 PM
Featuring Tim McLaughlin, Clark Jones 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, Sep 30, 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 Clark Jones, Sammy Arechar, Kristen Lundberg, Ricky Gonzalez and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Sep 30, 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 Alex Kumin, Melody Kamali, Sonal Aggarwal, Erica Clark, Allison Dunne and more comedians to be announced!


Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 11:59 PM
Featuring Marty DeRosa, Clark Jones, Jeff Arcuri 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.


October 2017
Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 7:00 PM
Featuring Jonah Jurkens and more comedians to be announced!
Do you like shows like Mystery Science 3000, How Did This Get Made, and @Midnight? Do you love bad movies? Well we have the perfect show for you! Join comedians Jonah Jurkens, Nate Burrows and some of their funny friends to experience some of the worst movies ever committed to film. After lovingly ribbing (or mercilessly eviscerating) scenes and a short edit of the film, the panel plays a series of comedic games where one audience member (Maybe you) will be named the BIG WINNER! This show has everything! Clips, Trailers, Games, Skits, Surprises, Whoopie Goldberg, audience participation, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll silently fart in your seat and hope that no one notices. We noticed! And we still love you!

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


Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 9:00 PM
Featuring Andy Fleming, Tyler Jackson and more comedians to be announced!
We're sorry. The Old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cuz she's getting her ass ROASTED.

Join Character Assassination on October 1, as they make Taylor Swift the subject of a Comedy Central-style roast, featuring sets by Kanye West, John Mayer, Katy Perry, and more (with each character being played by one of Chicago's best and meanest stand-up comedians).


Character Assassination is a 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 is a sister show of Character Assassination Louisville, and is sponsored by the wonderful Fantasy Costumes.

Age restriction: 18 years and o


Friday, Oct 6, 2017 8:00 PM
Featuring a Special Guest and more comedians to be announced!
2017 will mark the CPF's second year celebrating the art of Podcasts in well known Chicago venues such as Laugh Factory to name a few. Audience members get to see their favorite podcasts on-stage, IRL, explore new podcasts, and put faces to the voices!

After casting a wide net to plant it's flag last year, the Chicago Podcast Festival will focus more on the hometown heroes of Chicago's independent podcast scene in 2017, while still including some of your national favorites. This is a place where you can not only see your favorite shows, but be with people who all share a love and curiosity for the medium of this art form.

Get your tickets now!

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


Friday, Oct 6, 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)


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


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)