Stand-up comedians in Chicago

Are you ready to catch some of the best stand-up comedians coming to Chicago? Check out these upcoming dates and pick your favorite stand-up comedian to go see them live. Stand-up comedians have a way of getting people in the mood for some laughs, so don't miss your chance to see one in person. These comedians will bring their hilarious material to Chicago in the coming months.

Scott Aukerman - Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!
August 3 at Chicago Theatre
It's been a while, but Scott Aukerman's long-running podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! will be out this summer for a North American tour. Joining Scott will be Paul F. Tompkins, as well as a rotating cast of "CBB All-Stars".

Joe Rogan
August 5-6 at Chicago Theatre
Joe Rogan was the host of the hugely successful reality show "Fear Factor," for six seasons on NBC. Prior to that, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series "NewsRadio." Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC on Pay Per View and Spike Television and also hosts the syndicated show, "UFC Wired." As a standup comedian for nearly 20 years, Joe Rogan has honed an inquisitive and intense comedic style. He exudes a mad joy for life in all its insanity and revels in the art of standup comedy to explore the world with raw honesty. This has made him a national headliner, a favorite performer at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

Dave Attell
August 18-20 at The Den Theatre
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.

Kellye Howard - Crazy, or Nah?!
August 18-21 at Steppenwolf Theatre
Crazy or Nah?! is something like a one woman show, comedically questioning the lasting effects of emotional and psychological trauma. Using storytelling, poetry, and stand-up comedy, Kellye tells a winding road story exemplifying resilience, finding inner joy, and the importance of introspection in the acceptance of some of life's most challenging ebbs. Named Chicago's Boldest comedian by the Chicago Sun-times, Kellye fully live's up to that title in this latest work. As a 15 year stand up comedy veteran, a known actress, and a graduate of Second City Conservatory; Kellye uses all of her training and experience to create an unforgettable performance which incorporates poetry amongst other unconventional ways to tell an intimate tale.

Bill Maher
September 10 at Chicago Theatre
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.

Kurtis Conner
September 16 at Chicago Theatre
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.

Kevin James
September 18 at Rosemont Theatre
One of America's favorite funnymen, Kevin James returns to venues across the U.S. for his most extensive tour since receiving wide acclaim for 2018's Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up. The Netflix special was the first full-fledged showcase of James' stand-up talents since 2001's Sweat the Small Stuff. In the meantime the comedian and actor achieved success in TV shows and Hollywood movies, especially as the star of The King of Queens, the CBS sitcom that made the most of the easygoing charm and wry take on everyday hassles he demonstrated as a stand-up.

Kevin Hart - Reality Check Tour
September 22-23 at United Center
Kevin Hart has announced a new tour, bringing new material across the U.S. in the summer and fall of 2022. Kevin Hart will be coming to Chicago to the United Center on September 23.

Ben Schwartz and Friends
September 24 at Chicago Theatre
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.

Chris Distefano: Chrissy Theaters Everybody
September 30 at Chicago Theatre
Chris Distefano has performed at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City, including Gotham Comedy Club, The Comic Strip, and as a headliner at Caroline's. CHRIS has been heard on Sirius XM radio, is a regular on MTV2's GUY CODE, and he participated in Comedy Central's COMICS TO WATCH showcase as part of the New York Comedy Festival.

Nick Swardson
October 1 at Chicago Theatre
Every so often, a comedian comes along who emerges as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. Nick Swardson is the latest and most exciting artist take on these roles. In addition to his roles of co-creator and star of COMEDY CENTRAL's "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" series, he had a role in "Grown Ups 2."

Chris Rock - Ego Death World Tour
October 13-16 at Chicago Theatre
Chris Rock will return to live comedy with his first world tour in over five years. The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer will make at least 38 stops on his Ego Death World Tour 2022 and will be in Chicago on October 13-16 at the Chicago Theatre.

Bill Burr: Slight Return
November 4 at United Center
A Grammy-nominated comedian, Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as on stage. Bill sells out theaters internationally and his Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts. Bill made his debut as host of Saturday Night Live on October 10, 2020; he stars opposite Pete Davidson and Marisa Tomei in the Judd Apatow film, The King of Staten Island; he stars as Mayfeld in The Mandalorian on Disney Plus; and he was recently seen as Coach Bobson in episode 7 of the hit FX on Hulu series, Reservation Dogs.

Daniel Howell
November 10 at Chicago Theatre
Daniel James Howell is an English YouTuber, presenter, and author. He gained prominence through his YouTube channels Daniel Howell, which reached over six million subscribers, and DanAndPhilGAMES.

Penn and Teller
November 11 at Chicago Theatre
Not exactly comedians but more than just magicians, Penn & Teller bring a quirky combination of laughs and illusions to every performance. You're ready to laugh before they even trot out their tricks, with the big, brash Penn Jillette towering over his staid, unspeaking partner Teller. And once they dip into the bag of tricks they've been perfecting since the 1970s, you're simultaneously dazzled and delighted. Whether they're working with things like magic bullets, nail guns, and straitjackets, or just employing a seemingly ordinary deck of cards to demonstrate some sleight of hand, the duo can make you doubt your own senses as they appear to make the impossible happen right before your eyes. Sometimes they toss a touch of danger into the mix, and sometimes they simply play the whole thing for laughs, but whatever illusion they're unveiling, Penn & Teller can always pull it off.

Amy Schumer
November 12 at Chicago Theatre
Amy Schumer, stand-up comedian, has established herself in the entertainment industry since her 2007 run on "Last Comic Standing". In 2010, she released her first comedy special. Since then, she has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. Amy Schumer announced her first major tour in over four years.

Chelsea Handler - Vaccinated and Horny Tour
November 13 at Rosemont Theatre
Chelsea Handler is a comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate whose humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!'s top-rated Chelsea Lately, a tenure in which Handler was the only female late-night talk show host on-air, she then launched her documentary series Chelsea Does followed by her talk show Chelsea on Netflix in 2016.

Bert Kreischer
December 3 at Rosemont Theatre
Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who performs to sell-out crowds across the country. His stand-up special 'Bert Kreischer: Secret Time' is currently streaming globally on Netflix. Described as having a "rare and incredible talent" (Interrobang), Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone's 1997 "Number One Partier in the Nation" to one of the top names in comedy. Between his two previous stand-up specials, 'The Machine' on Showtime (2016) and 'Comfortably Dumb' on Comedy Central (2009), his two podcasts: "Bertcast," and "Open Tabs," his YouTube cooking show: "Something's Burning," his book 'Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child' (2014), along with formerly hosting the Travel Channel's 'Trip Flip' and 'Bert the Conqueror' and FX's 'Hurt Bert', Bert has succeeded in finding the elusive blend of "being a cringe comedian with real insight" (Interrobang).

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