Upcoming Events

  • Joe Zimmerman

    Sat, Mar. 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM to Sun, Mar. 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    ZANIES DEBUT: Since moving to New York in 2012 JOE ZIMMERMAN has landed TV appearances on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (2017), Conan on TBS (2015), John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show...

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  • Russ Williamson

    Mon, Mar. 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    New Jersey native Russ Williamson moved to Chicago in 2005 to pursue a career in comedy. During that time he’s played Chicago's biggest rooms and has worked with comedy's biggest names. ...

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  • Calvin Evans

    Tue, Mar. 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    A native of Chicago, Calvin began his comedy career right here. Recognized as one of the hottest young comedians in the city and featured on Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” on C...

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  • Joe Machi

    Wed, Mar. 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Sat, Mar. 24, 2018 at 11:15 PM

    Comedian JOE MACHI was born and raised in State College, PA, the home of Penn State University. After college he held jobs at a supermarket and media company. MACHI moved to New York in 2006 to pursue...

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  • Tony Woods

    Sun, Mar. 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Sat, Mar. 31, 2018 at 11:15 PM

    Tony Woods is a one-of-a-kind comedic legend that is always in control of his audience. A seasoned veteran in the comedy business, Tony is recognized not only by fans but by his peers as one of the b...

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    Sun, Apr. 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • Andy Woodhull

    Mon, Apr. 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Wed, Apr. 4, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    ANDY WOODHULL grew up in Elkhart, Indiana where he enjoyed his Mothers cooking, and all the advantages of living in the motor home capital of the world. After graduating high school he attended Sa...

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  • Ronny Chieng

    Thu, Apr. 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Sat, Apr. 7, 2018 at 11:15 PM

    RONNY CHIENG is Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, raised in Manchester, NH, USA and Singapore, who graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2009 w...

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  • Introduction to Stand Up (4 Classes)

    Sun, Apr. 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    4 Sundays: April 8th, April 15th, April 22nd, and April 29th Instructor: Bill Gorgo Whether you hope to become the next top comedian, to learn a few comedy skills, or just have fun learn...

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  • Jeff Garlin

    Sun, Apr. 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM

    Legends of Comedy!As a multi-talented comedic talent that encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy, Jeff Garlin has honed a successful career that started at Se...

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  • 40 Comics in 1 Night

    Mon, Apr. 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    In honor of our 40th Anniversary, Zanies welcomes 40 comedians to the stage! Join us for a jam-packed night of funny, FREE OF CHARGE!

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  • Feminist Comedy Night

    Tue, Apr. 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    The USNC-UN Women Chicago Chapter is celebrating its 4th birthday this April by partnering with ZANIES for a one-of-a-kind Feminist Comedy Night in support of UN Women! This event will feature...

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  • Ryan Hamilton

    Wed, Apr. 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Fri, Apr. 13, 2018 at 10:15 PM

    Named one of Rolling Stone’s five comics to watch, RYAN’s appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Conan, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and the Showtime special Caroline Rhe...

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  • Michael Palascak

    Sat, Apr. 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM to Sun, May. 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    MICHAEL PALASCAK appeared on the Zanies radar in 2009 when he won the Sierra Mist Comedy Competition at The Taste of Chicago. Although now living in Los Angeles, Michael appears regularly at Zanies. ...

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  • Joe Bronzi

    Sun, Apr. 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Tue, Apr. 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    JOE is an 18 year professional Comedian out of NYC. He's been seen on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live!" and has been the Warm-Up Comedian for television shows like "Match Game&q...

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  • Ms. Pat

    Wed, Apr. 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM to Sat, Apr. 21, 2018 at 11:15 PM

    Let’s start with MS. PAT hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. Born to a single mother of 5, living on welfare in a tough West end neighborhood of Atlanta, MS. PAT learned ear...

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  • Michael Quu & Full Throttle Comedy Tour

    Wed, Apr. 18, 2018 at 9:30 PM to Thu, Apr. 19, 2018 at 9:30 PM

    Ready to go from zero to funny? Full Throttle Comedy is a pedal to the medal ride of laughs coming to your city! Touring comedy clubs across the nation, Full Throttle Comedy has become one of the h...

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  • Jared Freid

    Sun, Apr. 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Mon, Apr. 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    JARED FREID is a NYC based comedian. He has been featured on Tru TV’s “NFL Full Contact,” MTV’s “Failosophy,” and more recently on AXS TV’s “Gotham Come...

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  • Chris Kattan & Friends

    Mon, Apr. 23, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    KATTAN was a member of the improv/sketch troupe The Groundlings in Los Angeles. His father was an original member of the troupe. He moved to New York City to work on Saturday Night Live from 1995 t...

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  • Larry Reeb

    Tue, Apr. 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Sun, Apr. 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Voted Chicago Comedian of the Year, LARRY REEB has also performed in standup comedy specials on HBO, A&E, FOX-TV, VH-1, MTV and most recently on SHOWTIME-TV’s “Road Dogs with Billy Gar...

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  • Bill Miller

    Mon, Apr. 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM to Sun, Jun. 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Dr. Bill Miller is a physician/comedian living in a suburb of Chicago. After growing up in Los Angeles and graduating UCLA, he started performing at comedy clubs while in Northwestern Universit...

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  • April Macie

    Tue, May. 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Sun, May. 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Do you remember the girl in your high school who had a horrible rumor spread about her? It might have involved a football team, or a dog and some peanut butter or maybe processed meat. Well, that girl...

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  • Jason Cheny

    Mon, May. 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Tue, Jun. 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Born and raised in Taiwan, re-raised in America, toiled in Canada and soiled in a military school. Jason brings nuances of life from multiple perspectives, visceral comedic stories of an understanding...

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  • Butch Bradley

    Mon, May. 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Mon, May. 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    As a Comedy Central favorite and a regular on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, BUTCH BRADLEY doesn’t just warm up an audience he sets them on fire! Raised by a single mom who worked as ca...

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  • Megan Gailey

    Wed, May. 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Fri, May. 18, 2018 at 10:15 PM

    Originally from Indianapolis, Megan Gailey developed her comedy style while living in Chicago – that of a brash party girl who just wants to have fun. You may have recently seen her as Blue Diam...

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  • Dulce Sloan

    Sat, May. 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM to 11:15 PM

    Dulcé Sloan is the latest full-time correspondent to join Comedy Central’s “Best F#@king News Team” on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This past year, Dulcé was jus...

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  • Dan LaMorte

    Tue, May. 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Sun, May. 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Dan LaMorte is a New York City based stand up comedian. Dan is one of the youngest comics on the scene and at only 22 years old has built an impressive resume. He has been seen doing panel on F...

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  • Memorial Day

    Mon, May. 28, 2018 at 1:00 AM

    Closed for Memorial Day.

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  • Marcella Arguello

    Tue, May. 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Wed, May. 30, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, MARCELLA ARGUELLO stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. MARCEL...

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  • Pat McGann

    Tue, Jun. 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Sun, Jun. 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    MANAGER'S PICK: PAT MCGANN is a stand up comedian and television host from Chicago. In 2015, he made his second appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” PAT created a...

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  • Jeff Dye

    Wed, Jun. 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Fri, Jun. 22, 2018 at 10:15 PM

    Jeff Dye stars in NBC’s new eclectic comedy adventure series “Better Late Than Never.” This exciting project will follow the travel of Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw ...

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  • Jermaine Fowler

    Wed, Jul. 11, 2018 at 9:30 PM to Fri, Jul. 13, 2018 at 10:15 PM

    Raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Jermaine began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday he moved to NYC on a Megabus with three pieces of luggage and a dream. B...

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  • Max Silvestri

    Thu, Aug. 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM to Sat, Aug. 4, 2018 at 11:15 PM

    MAX SILVESTRI is a comedian and writer. He was the host of the Bravo series Recipe for Deception, and he’s appeared on Brooklyn 99, Broad City, and The Good Place. His stand-up comedy album King...

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  • Stand Up For Pits

    Mon, Sep. 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    The Stand Up For Pits Foundation is thrilled to be bringing Stand Up For Pits to Zanies in CHICAGO! The SUFP Foundation is dedicated to ending abuse, discrimination and saving the lives ...

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