December 2018
Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 7:15 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 David Drake, Sammy Arechar, Taneshia Rice, Reena Calm, Paul Farahvar and more comedians to be announced!


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 9:15 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 David Drake, Russ Williamson, Taneshia Rice, Joe McMahon and more comedians to be announced!


The Nasty Show
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 11:30 PM
Featuring Taneshia Rice, Chris Bader 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)


Crowd Work Show
Laugh Factory Chicago
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Featuring Russ Williamson and more comedians to be announced!
All crowd work. All show. Come out and experience a fun, interactive style of stand-up comedy! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 9:00 PM
Featuring Taneshia Rice 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)


Jackpot Comedy
Laugh Factory Chicago
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 8:00 PM
Featuring Aaron Sutherland, Kristen Toomey and more comedians to be announced!
Are you feeling lucky? Do you like standup comedy and a chance to win prizes? Well thankfully the Google Gods pointed you in the right direction! Jackpot Comedy brings the best comedians Chicago has to offer on one night and every audience member has a chance to walk away with gift cards, swag, and most importantly, laughs! Get your tickets now and don't forget to show up, you never know when your number will be called!

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


Open Mic
Laugh Factory Chicago
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 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 5:30pm at the Laugh Factory to perform the following Wednesday at the 6pm 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!


Verified Laughs
Laugh Factory Chicago
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 8:00 PM
Featuring Tim Cox and more comedians to be announced!
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE! Where everyone and their grammy needs followers! Brand! And a constant stream of content! Out of this hellscape comes Verified Laughs, a weekly show where Chicago's top comics go head to head for YOUR VOTE. The winners compete in a showdown at the end of the month to win the ultimate, most verified title.


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 8:00 PM
Featuring Jonah Jurkens, Nate Burrows 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)


Drink Date Laugh!
Laugh Factory Chicago
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Kyle Scanlan, Andy Fleming, Sarah Perry and more comedians to be announced!
Drink Date Laugh is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy showcase/game show at the Chicago Laugh Factory that engages the audience by exploring their dating history and love lives. Short questionnaires are given out before the show (all in good fun) that the team uses to briefly interview selected crowd members (seriously, all in good fun). At the end of the show, three lucky audience members are picked to participate in a live game show to win a $100 gift certificate to a local spot. On top of all that, the show features stand-up sets from some of the best comedians in Chicago.

Drink Date Laugh is produced and hosted by Paul Farahvar, Andy Fleming, Kyle Scanlan, and Sarah Perry, and features a revolving door of some of the city's best talent.

18 years and over age restriction. 2 drink minimum inside, does not have to be alcoholic.


The Young Hustle Show
Laugh Factory Chicago
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 10:00 PM
COMEDIANS TBA
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.
Featuring Clay Hurlbut, St James Jackson, Skyler Higley, Nick Ogle and more comedians to be announced!


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 7:15 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 Rob Gleeson, Pat Tomasulo, Abi Sanchez, Joe McMahon, Kellye Howard and more comedians to be announced!


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 9:15 PM
Featuring Pat Tomasulo, Dale McPeek, Kristen Toomey, 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)


The Nasty Show
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 11:30 PM
Featuring Joe McMahon, Paul Farahvar, Nate Burrows 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)


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 7:00 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 Russ Williamson, Chelsea Hood, Skyler Higley, Shannon Noll, Sammy Arechar, Kristen Toomey, Special Guest, and more comedians to be announced!


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 9:00 PM
Featuring Dale McPeek, Paul Farahvar, 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)


Open Mic
Laugh Factory Chicago
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 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 5:30pm at the Laugh Factory to perform the following Wednesday at the 6pm 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!


Verified Laughs
Laugh Factory Chicago
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 8:00 PM
Featuring Tim Cox and more comedians to be announced!
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE! Where everyone and their grammy needs followers! Brand! And a constant stream of content! Out of this hellscape comes Verified Laughs, a weekly show where Chicago's top comics go head to head for YOUR VOTE. The winners compete in a showdown at the end of the month to win the ultimate, most verified title.


BURNT: Roast Battle Comedy
Laugh Factory Chicago
Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 8:00 PM
Featuring comedians to be announced.
Laugh Factory is bringing traditional roast battle comedy to one of the funniest cities on the planet, Chicago!
BURNT! Showcases the areas top comedians doing battle in a no-holds barred, put yo kids to bed and smack yo mama in the mouth matchup performed in front of a panel of judges, hosted by Zako Ryan. Nothing is off-limits as each contender tries to verbally annihilate their opponent. It's open season on that a$$ here at the Laugh Factory every second and fourth Thursday at 8pm. You won't want to miss out on the hottest roast show in the country!
GET BURNT!

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


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 8:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Sarah Perry, Kyle Scanlan, Andy Fleming 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)


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Friday, Dec 28, 2018 10:00 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 Amy Shanker, Russ Williamson, Kristen Toomey, Ken Garr, Kevin Williams, Paul Farahvar and more comedians to be announced!


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 7:15 PM
Featuring Amy Shanker, Ken Garr, Adam Burke 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)


Chicago's Best Stand Up
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 9:15 PM
Featuring Amy Shanker, Kristen Toomey 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)


The Nasty Show
Laugh Factory Chicago
Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 11:30 PM
Featuring Kristen Toomey, Joe McMahon 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)


Everyone's A Lawyer
Laugh Factory Chicago
Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Featuring Paul Farahvar and more 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


New Years Comedy Bash
Laugh Factory Chicago
Monday, Dec 31, 2018 8:00 PM
Join us for the funniest New Year's Eve celebration in town! Ring in 2019 with a night of laughs and drinks.
Featuring Jonah Jurkens, Russ Williamson, Dale McPeek, Sammy Arechar, Kellye Howard, Special Guest, and more comedians to be announced!


New Years Comedy Bash
Laugh Factory Chicago
Monday, Dec 31, 2018 10:30 PM
Join us for the funniest New Year's Eve celebration in town! Ring in 2019 with a night of laughs, including a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Featuring Paul Farahvar, Sarah Perry, Clark Jones, Abi Sanchez, Marty DeRosa, Joe McMahon, Special Guest, and more comedians to be announced!


January 2019
Robert Kelly LIVE!
Laugh Factory Chicago
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 8:00 PM
Featuring Aaron Putnam, Robert 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