• Elbo Room

    Rock, soul, acoustic & more fill out the nightly menu at this unassuming live music venue & lounge. The Elbo Room is a 21+ two story live music venue located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Since taking ownership in 1989 the Elbo Room has presented diverse live shows seven Read more [...]

  • Laugh Factory

    Opening its doors in 1979, the World Famous Laugh Factory has been recognized as "the #1 comedy club in the country" by such high-profile media as USA Today. With southern California locations in Hollywood (its original Sunset Boulevard locale) and Long Beach (opened in 2008), comedy's top stars, as well as today's brightest emerging talent, shine on its legendary stage.

  • Gallery Cabaret

    Quirky, low-key watering hole with live tunes nightly plus comedy & open-mike nights. Bucktown's premier destination for live music and drinks. Never a cover. Shows every night of the week. Our stage hosts all kinds of musical acts, four comedy shows each week and a poetry night and just added a fun bingo night with piano Read more [...]

  • The Bassment

    The Bassment is a live music cocktail lounge, located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago below The Hampton Social. Guests enter through a secret door & into a welcoming greeting room. It's when the black curtain is pulled back that a large, yet comfortable, modern lounge awaits. With the 1960s British Invasion movement in mind, The Bassment's design includes gold accents throughout, brick walls, a mixture of uniquely designed velvet and leather couches and a full stage.

  • Joe’s on Weed St.

    Whatever you’re looking for, Joe’s has it! Live Music. Food. Football. Private Parties. Comedy. With over 120 plasma televisions and high definition projector screens, Joe’s is sure to have your game on TV! There is no better or bigger place in Chicago to catch all the NFL, NCAA, NBA or NHL action. With 14 satellites, we can show all the games at the same time.

  • iO Theater

    Using theater games created by Viola Spolin, David Shepard created the ImprovOlympic to put up competing improv teams against each other in friendly and funny competitions. At the time, performances were being held at The Players Workshop in Chicago, where Charna Halpern was an improv student and assistant to David Sheperd. She later would become the producer of the competitions, and eventually took over operations and ownership of the ImprovOlympic name.

  • The Comedy Bar

    Welcome to The Comedy Bar! The perfect place for a funny night out. The Comedy Bar was established in 2011 and is located in Chicago’s upbeat River North District, right in the heart of downtown. The Comedy Bar sets the bar for stand-up comedy in the city. Often called one of Chicago’s best kept secrets, The Comedy Bar is committed to providing the funniest comedians at the best comedy club venue. Offering a full bar and dinner menu, shows are held on the third floor of Gino’s East River North & Gino’s Brewing Company, located at 500 N LaSalle in Chicago six nights a week!

  • The Revival

    Improvisational theater was born on the corner of 55th Street and University Avenue. In 1955, the Compass Players performed at this location and initially presented short, scripted “plays” at the back of a bar. One night, the theater was performing for a capacity crowd. The bartender, Fred Wranovics, pulled director Read more [...]