Stand Up Comedians at Chicago Theaters

Laughter is guaranteed to echo through Chicago's theaters and arenas over the next several months, as some of the biggest and most acclaimed names in comedy descend on the city. The upcoming lineup is a veritable feast of laughter, featuring household names and rising stars alike, all geared up to serve a smorgasbord of humor. Here's what you need to know about each performer and their upcoming shows:

Heather McMahan: The Comeback Tour

Chicago Theatre
Aug 25
Heather McMahan returns to the stage, ready to spread joy amidst the chaos of the world. Unabashed about carbs and life's little absurdities, McMahan promises an evening filled with unapologetic laughs.

Leanne Morgan

Chicago Theatre
Aug 26
With a seasoned perspective and an unmistakably Southern twist, Leanne Morgan delights audiences with relatable, genuine, and uproarious stories about family, age, and attempts at weight loss. Her warm and insightful humor resonates deeply with fans.

Iliza Shlesinger

Chicago Theatre
Sep 8
A multi-talented force in comedy, Iliza Shlesinger is renowned for sell-out shows and the term "Elder Millennial." Her latest performances offer fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her touring life and continue to showcase her unique voice and style.

Nikki Glaser: The Good Girl Tour

Chicago Theatre
Sep 15
Known for her unfiltered and honest comedy, Nikki Glaser has been a consistent voice in the stand-up scene for nearly two decades. Her current tour promises more of her iconic shockingly candid humor.

Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine & Tiny Banjos

Chicago Theatre
Sep 23
Three decades into her career, Kathleen Madigan is still going strong, selling out theaters on her 2023 tour. Her energy and wit continue to captivate audiences, and her new show promises more hilarious insights.

Sam Morril: The Class Act Tour

Chicago Theatre
Sep 30
New York's fast-rising star, Sam Morril, stands out as one of today's top joke writers. His clever quips and numerous appearances on television and stage make him a must-watch talent in comedy.

Dave Chappelle Live

United Center
Oct 4 - Oct 6
A legend in the comedy world, David Chappelle continues to provide satirical and thought-provoking entertainment. His standing as one of America's greatest comics makes these shows a can't-miss event.

Ben Schwartz and Friends

Chicago Theatre
Oct 7
Ben Schwartz, a multi-faceted performer, brings an electrifying improv experience to Chicago with his talented ensemble, offering unpredictable and hilarious moments.

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Chicago Theatre
Oct 13
Combining the best of his craft with fresh material, Jimmy Carr's latest tour is an ultimate comedy experience. Known for his dedication to joke perfection, this show promises to both shock and delight.

Jim Jefferies: Give 'em What They Want Tour

Chicago Theatre
Oct 21
Jim Jefferies challenges audiences with thought-provoking and edgy comedy, making him one of the world's top touring comedians. Expect a night of intense laughs and sharp insights.

Chelsea Handler

Chicago Theatre
Oct 27 - 28
From late-night TV to Netflix, Chelsea Handler has consistently used her platform for humor and advocacy. Known for her frank humor, her new shows will undoubtedly provide thought-provoking entertainment.

Samantha Bee: Your Favorite Woman

Broadway Playhouse
Nov 2 - 3
Acclaimed humorist Samantha Bee plays the role of the unexpected, yet essential, sex education tutor. Guiding us through the labyrinth of puberty, menopause, and all that lies in between, Bee deploys her distinctive humor and poignant personal anecdotes. This multimedia experience is akin to a hot flash taking the form of a live show, making you feel completely acknowledged and understood.

Nate Bargatze

Chicago Theatre
Nov 3 - 5
From late-night shows to entertaining troops in Iraq, Nate Bargatze has become a comedy sensation. His unique perspective and performance history mark him as a must-see in the world of stand-up.

Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan

United Center
Nov 9 - 10
Two giants of comedy, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan, join forces for a rare joint tour. With distinct styles and a shared love for the craft, their Chicago performance will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Trevor Noah: Off The Record

Chicago Theatre
Nov 13 - 16
Trevor Noah, global sensation and host of "The Daily Show," continues to break boundaries with his new tour. Known for his insightful and intelligent comedy, Noah's shows are a blend of humor and social commentary.

Nimesh Patel: Fast & Loose Tour

Chicago Theatre
Nov 17
Nimesh Patel's dynamic career has been marked by innovative material and groundbreaking promotional strategies. A must-watch on Variety's "10 Comics To Watch," his sophisticated style offers a refreshing take on comedy.

Bad Friends with Andrew Santino & Bobby Lee

Chicago Theatre
Nov 25
The dynamic duo of Andrew Santino and Bobby Lee bring their hit podcast to life with their new tour. Their banter and on-stage chemistry will provide fans with an evening of delightful entertainment.

Vir Das

Chicago Theatre
Feb 3
Vir Das's comedic prowess, world tours, and Netflix specials have established him as a global sensation. With sharp observations and beautifully crafted critiques, his performance is not to be missed.

Matt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour

Chicago Theatre
May 30 - Jun 2
A viral sensation on TikTok, Matt Rife has rapidly become a sought-after comedian. With over 13 million followers, his authentic and relatable humor will make for a memorable night of entertainment.

With such an extensive and diverse lineup, Chicago theaters promise to be the comedy capital over the next several months. From legends to rising stars, the city's stages will be filled with laughter, insights, and unforgettable performances. Make sure to grab your tickets and be part of this extraordinary comedic celebration!