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With this incredible lineup of comedy shows, Chicago is the epicenter of laughter. From television icons to rising stars, there's a show to suit every comedic taste. Whether you're into observational comedy, political satire, or offbeat humor, you'll find a comedy show in Chicago that tickles your funny bone. Don't miss your chance to be part of these unforgettable nights of comedy. Book your tickets early, gather your friends, and prepare for evenings filled with side-splitting laughter and memorable performances. Chicago's comedy shows are hotter than ever, so get ready to laugh your way through the Windy City! Here's a look at some of the comedians coming to Chicago soon:

Comedians Coming To Chicago

Ellen DeGeneres - Ellen's Last Stand... Up

Ellen DeGeneres - Ellen's Last Stand... Up

Aug 10 - Aug 11, 2024

As a beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer, Ellen DeGeneres' distinctive comedic voice has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearance through her work on television and in film. Ellen DeGeneres made a home for herself in daytime with her hit syndicated talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which ended in 2022 after an incredible nineteen seasons. As one of the longest running daytime television shows, it earned 64 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 12 for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, crowning it the record holder in this category. DeGeneres has also won 12 Teen Choice Awards, 5 Kids' Choice Awards, and 24 People's Choice Awards, making her the most decorated individual in the franchise's 45-year history.

Hannah Gadsby: Woof!

Hannah Gadsby: Woof!

Sep 12

Nearly six years after Nanette propelled them to international stardom, Hannah is learning how to process the world, with all its catastrophes and hypocrisies, from a new perspective and they're ready to talk about it. From the irrelevant to the existential, Hannah took their worries on the road and their destination is Woof!

Dave Attell

Dave Attell

Sep 13 - Sep 14, 2024

Dave Attell is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer, best known as the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell, which gave him a cult following. He can next be seen in the Hulu series Life & Beth alongside Amy Schumer, Michael Rapaport and Michael Cera. He also appears on Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross, currently streaming on Netflix and HBO's Crashing with Pete Holmes. His stand-up series, Dave Attell's Comedy Underground and his one-hour special, Road Work, were featured on Comedy Central and Road Work is now streaming on Netflix.

Bassem Youssef: The Middle Beast Tour

Bassem Youssef: The Middle Beast Tour

Sep 13

In Bassem Youssef's one of a kind solo comedy performance, the audience is taken on a personal journey from Bassem's career as a heart surgeon in Egypt to finding himself in the middle of the Arab Spring and becoming the host of the largest political satire show in the history of the Arab World. His jokes earned him worldwide recognition as "The Egyptian Jon Stewart," but also got him arrested, interrogated, and ultimately prompted his escape to America just as the country was going through its very own identity crisis.

Steve Trevino: Good Life Tour

Steve Trevino: Good Life Tour

Sep 14

His relatable approach affirms his status as one of the country's fastest-rising comics, viewed over 223 million times, selling out shows coast-to-coast, amassing over 2 million total social media followers, and headlining specials for Amazon, NETFLIX, Showtime, and more.

Kurtis Conner

Kurtis Conner

Sep 20

Canadian comedian, podcaster, YouTube sensation and songwriter Kurtis Conner can now add national headliner to his resume. As he kicks off Kurtis Conner On Tour in 2022, expect this sell-out performer to bring his funniest material yet to the stage. Conner's oh-so-relatable brand of comedy featuring his trademark critiques of everything from popular products to pop culture, and songs like the hilariously catchy "Pinocchio Diss Track," will have fans clutching their sides. And Conner is bringing reinforcements to make sure every show is hysterical from the time the doors open to the last joke. The live show will feature Conner's "Very Really Good" podcast co-hosts Dean Hebscher and Jacob Sharpe.

Dane Cook: Fresh New Flavor

Dane Cook: Fresh New Flavor

Sep 27

Comedy trailblazer and actor, Dane Cook, is known for his legendary stand-up comedy specials, unparalleled stage presence, and observational humor. He has released a number of record-breaking comedy specials including "Vicious Circle," "Isolated Incident," "Harmful if Swallowed," "Retaliation," "Tourgasm," and "Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden." In addition to stand-up comedy, he is known for his various acting roles in movies such as "Good Luck Chuck," "My Best Friend's Girl," "Dan in Real Life," "Employee of the Month," "Waiting..." and more. He was the second comedian, after Andrew Dice Clay, to sell out Madison Square Garden.

Atsuko Okatsuka: Full Grown Tour

Atsuko Okatsuka: Full Grown Tour

Sep 28

ATSUKO OKATSUKA is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer based in LA. Atsuko was born in Taiwan and spent her childhood in Japan. Her debut standup special, THE INTRUDER - directed by Tig Notaro premiered on HBO, December 2022 and was named the "Best Debut Special of 2022" by the New York Times and one of the "Best Specials of 2022" by Vulture and Variety. She won the 2023 Gracie Award for "Best Special" and Atsuko was nominated for "Best Comedian" by the Wowie Awards. She was named one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch for 2022, and when she made her late-night stand-up debut on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, Vulture proclaimed she "won late-night." She has performed to sold-out crowds all over North America on her 2023 theater tour, FULL GROWN, which she will be taking to Europe, Asia and Australia/NZ in 2024.

Steve Martin & Martin Short - The Dukes Of Funnytown!

Steve Martin & Martin Short - The Dukes Of Funnytown!

Oct 5

As two titans of comedy, Steve Martin and Martin Short have conquered film, television, and the stage in the course of their long, dazzling careers. But the live shows that grew out of both their friendship and their undeniable comedic chemistry create something special enough to stand out even among the many achievements of these two show-biz veterans.

Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out Live!

Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out Live!

Oct 9

Nick Cannon is taking his outrageously successful - and outrageously funny - Wild N Out live show back on the road, and he's bringing along all the hilarious castmembers that have made the long-running MTV program such a hit! This is your chance to see Cannon and the cast of the show performing a mix of new sketches and classic bits. And Nick's promising special guests and surprise appearances at every stop, so you know you're in for a great time in 2024!

Ronny Chieng: The Love To Hate It Tour

Ronny Chieng: The Love To Hate It Tour

Oct 11

Ronny Chieng is a stand up comedian, actor and Correspondent on "The Daily Show". He starred in "Crazy Rich Asians", Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings", Disney's "Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.", NBC's "Young Rock" and "M3GAN". He has two stand up comedy specials on Netflix. He will next be seen in the Disney Plus series "American Born Chinese" and Hulu's upcoming series "Interior Chinatown".

Whitney Cummings: Big Baby

Whitney Cummings: Big Baby

Oct 18

Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series "Whitney," she also co-created and co-wrote (with Michael Patrick King) the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series "2 Broke Girls."

Felipe Esparza: At My Leisure World Tour

Felipe Esparza: At My Leisure World Tour

Oct 19

Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor best known for his multiple stand-up specials, winning Last Comic Standing and his recurring roles on "The Eric Andre Show", "Superstore", and "Gentefied". He's also the host of a popular podcast called "What's Up Fool?" that has been running for 10 years.

Ben Schwartz and Friends

Ben Schwartz and Friends

Oct 26

Ben Schwartz is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer and he's bringing his Ben Schwartz and Friends Improv Show to Chicago! Schwartz will be accompanied by some talented improvisers straight from LA.

The Joke King Tour: Starring Corey Holcomb

The Joke King Tour: Starring Corey Holcomb

Nov 1

Corey's comedy genius transcends class and racial divides. Corey's humor will tickle your funny bone. People all over the world can relate to the drama of trying to make a relationship work. According to Corey, a "hunter" (man) being captured by his "prey" (woman) makes for the best comedy ever.

Sarah Silverman: Postmortem

Sarah Silverman: Postmortem

Nov 2

Sarah Silverman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and producer. Her most recent special Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love was nominated for a Grammy, Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award and is streaming on Max, She also continues to host her critically acclaimed, weekly podcast, The Sarah Silverman Podcast, which relaunched on October 19 through Lemonada on all platforms and TBS' Stupid Pet Tricks, an expansion of the famous David Letterman late night segment. Sarah also appeared in Netflix's Oscar-nominated Maestro, a biopic on the life of composer Leonard Bernstein, where she portrayed Bernstein's sister Shirley. Silverman's other credits include Battle of the Sexes, Wreck It Ralph, The School of Rock and her Emmy nominated performances in The Sarah Silverman Program and I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman.

Dan and Phil - Terrible Influence

Dan and Phil - Terrible Influence

Nov 3

Award-winning duo and all-time internet legends, Dan and Phil are back with their biggest worldwide tour to date, Terrible Influence - a screamingly hilarious brand new live stage show. In Terrible Influence it's a new era for Dan and Phil. They're older, gayer, Phil's gone blonde and now nothing is off limits. Expect scandalous stories they couldn't share before, theatrical plot twists and a savage roast of social media, the fans they raised and most importantly: themselves.

Mark Normand: Ya Don't Say Tour

Mark Normand: Ya Don't Say Tour

Nov 9

Through his relentlessly punchy writing and expert delivery, Mark Normand is quickly becoming one of the most talked about comedians on the scene. He most recently self-released a one-hour special "Out To Lunch" on YouTube, which has quickly amassed over 2.4 million views. An extremely prolific stand-up, he previously had a one-hour and a half hour Comedy Central special and has made an unparalleled seven appearances on "Conan," three appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," and one appearance on both "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Mark can also be heard on his multiple appearances on "The Joe Rogan Experience," dubbed by Jerry Seinfeld as the "best young up and coming comic," or on his own podcast "Tuesdays with Stories."

Bill Maher: The WTF? Tour

Bill Maher: The WTF? Tour

Dec 6 - Dec 7, 2024

As fearless as any stand-up to take the stage, Bill Maher has never been shy about letting audiences know what he's thinking. With the razor-sharp wit he's brandished since his start in New York's comedy scene in the late '70s, Maher's candor has made him not just a comedy icon but one who's keenly attuned to the ever-changing worlds of politics and popular culture. In his regular live appearances, Maher flaunts the same caustic but clear-eyed humor that's made HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher a television institution since 2003. Skewering idiocies, banalities and hypocrisies from across the political spectrum, Maher doesn't flinch from controversial topics of the day, and he finds laughs in subjects that other comedians don't dare to touch.

Brad Williams: Tour '24

Brad Williams: Tour '24

Dec 28

Brad Williams possesses something that everyone can agree is funny: a disability. Brad is a dwarf. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Mind Of Mencia, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Pitboss. Brad has also performed for the troops all over the world because soldiers think dwarfs are funny too.

Kathy Griffin: My Life On The PTSD-List

Kathy Griffin: My Life On The PTSD-List

Dec 31

After six tumultuous years, comedian Kathy Griffin is on a comeback tour, with brand new material. Her new show, "My Life on the PTSD List," makes up for lost time. She's letting audiences in on some of the toughest experiences in her life.

Andrew Santino: Freeze Peach Tour

Andrew Santino: Freeze Peach Tour

Jan 11

A stand-up comedian, podcaster, producer, and actor, Andrew Santino is one of the hardest-working entertainers in contemporary show business. Often juggling multiple projects at once (he's appeared in I'm Dying Up Here, NBC's "This Is Us" and FXX's "Dave"), Santino is immediately recognizable for his observational comedy and shock of red hair.