Chocolate Sundaes is live this Sunday! Catch Tim Allen monthly in Hollywood on Thursday, October 6th! Come see Adam Ray, Andrew Santino, Chris Redd, Jordan Rock, and more in Hollywood this week. Check the Clubs & Tickets page for more.
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First Thursdays! The Kates at 8pm & Chigaygo at 10pm!

Back 2 Back laughs every 1st Thursday of the month! See The Kates, a seven year comedy showcase hosted by Kelsie Huff and featuring the best female stand-ups in Chicago at 8pm and Chigaygo, Laugh Factory Chicago's premier queer comedy showcase featuring the best gay and gay-friendly c...

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US Qualifying Round for the Funniest Person in the World Contest Now Open!

Think you're one of the two funniest people in the US? Enter our qualifying round and see if you can make it to the Funniest Person in the World Contest and its $100,000 grand prize!

UPCOMING SHOWS - Chicago

Fri Sep 30 10:00 PM

FUNKED UP FRIDAY!

Kick off your weekend at the Laugh Factory with FUNKED UP FRIDAY. A one of a kind stand up comedy show hosted by AJ Lubecker, an off-the-wall reveler whose influences range from Sinatra to Andy Kaufman. A night guaranteed to be packed with soulful tunes, and *performances from comedians who are encouraged to push their material to be as funky as possible. The funk and soul records will be spinnin', drinks will be flowin', dancing shoes will be tappin', come let loose!

Featuring AJ Lubecker, Joey Villagomez, Xavier Lamont, Erica Clark, Russ Williamson, Brian Babylon and more comedians to be announced!

AJ Lubecker
Joey Villagomez
Xavier Lamont
Erica Clark
Russ Williamson
Brian Babylon
Guest
Sat Oct 01 8:00 PM

Chicago's Best Stand Up

We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)

Featuring Natalie Jose, Paul Farahvar, Marty DeRosa, Matty Ryan and more comedians to be announced!

Natalie Jose
Paul Farahvar
Marty DeRosa
Matty Ryan
Guest
Sat Oct 01 10:00 PM

The Nasty Show

This ain't your grandma's stand up. Forget about cute puns and adorable observations and strap in for a night of in-your-face, no-holds-barred comedy! We compiled the best comics in Chicago, removed their leashes and let them loose...just for you. It may get dark. It may get dirty. It may make you question what's appropriate to laugh at in public. And it absolutely will be a night you will never forget...whether you like it or not! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)

Featuring Nate Burrows, Marty DeRosa, Rachel McCartney, Abi Sanchez, Kristen Toomey and more comedians to be announced!

Nate Burrows
Marty DeRosa
Rachel McCartney
Abi Sanchez
Kristen Toomey
Guest
Sat Oct 01 11:59 PM

Midnight Madness

Always the last one to bed? Looking for something to do late on a Friday night? Then join fellow night owls who keep you laughing all night long for our famous Midnight Madness show. If you're going to be up late, you may as well be laughing.

Featuring Marty DeRosa and more comedians to be announced!

Marty DeRosa
Guest
Sun Oct 02 7:00 PM

Your Feature Presentation Presents:

A bad movie breakdown with a game show twist. On the first Sunday of each month, Join comedians Jonah Jurkens, Matt Chiaramonte and some of their funny friends at the Laugh Factory stage to experience some of the worst movies ever committed to film. After lovingly ribbing (or mercilessly eviscerating) scenes and a short edit of the film, the panel plays a series of games where one audience member (Maybe you) will be named the BIG WINNER! This show has everything! Clips, Trailers, Games, Skits, Surprises, Whoopie Goldberg, audience participation, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll silently fart in your seat and hope that no one notices. We noticed! And we still love you! If you haven't seen Your Feature Presentation, you haven't seen movies! "Two Thumbs Up! For the show, not for the movies" - Gene Shalit's mustache Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)

Featuring Jonah Jurkens, Matt Chiaramonte, Marty DeRosa, Tim McLaughlin and more comedians to be announced!

Jonah Jurkens
Matt Chiaramonte
Marty DeRosa
Tim McLaughlin
Guest
Sun Oct 02 9:00 PM

The Roast of Freddy Krueger

He's kept you awake for years, and now it's time to watch him BURN. Um, actually he's already pretty badly burned, so we're just gonna hurt his feelings a bunch. Join a dais of the most beloved figures from horror as they aim to take down Freddy Krueger using the most dangerous weapon of all: their WORDS. Character Assassination is a new roast show at Chicago's Laugh Factory that puts famous historical figures and beloved fictional personalities in the hotseat. Stacked against a ruthless panel of their peers, these roasts turn into a battle of the wits limited only by the imagination. Every show features top comedians, writing and performing in character and in costume as a wild roasting dais of popular icons with one goal in mind- to tear each other to shreds. Character Assassination is a sister show of the Louisville Roasts and is sponsored by the wonderful Fantasy Costumes. Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)

Featuring Andy Fleming, Danny Maupin, Tyler Jackson, Calvin Evans, Stephanie Hasz, Steven King, Mandee McKelvey, Cameron Gillette and more comedians to be announced!

Andy Fleming
Danny Maupin
Tyler Jackson
Calvin Evans
Stephanie Hasz
Steven King
Mandee McKelvey
Cameron Gillette
Guest
Tue Oct 04 7:30 PM

Top $10 Tuesdays!

OK, so you've made it through the drudgery of Monday, but now the rest of the week stretches out before you like a humorless hurdle. Well count your lucky stars, because Chicago's Laugh Factory is here to give you just the endorphin-fueled boost you'll need to coast through to the weekend with Top Ten Tuesdays! Every week, 10 of the best acts in the city make their way to the stage of The Laugh Factory to deliver standout stand-up sets. Come see one of your personal favorites -- or discover a new one -- at this ever-revolving comedy lineup. Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)

Featuring Rebecca O'Neal and more comedians to be announced!

Rebecca O'Neal
Guest
Wed Oct 05 6:00 PM
Complimentary Admission

Open Mic

Think you have what it takes to be the next big star? Come try out your act on the World Famous Laugh Factory stage! Sign-ups are at 6pm at the Laugh Factory to perform the following Wednesday at the 6:30pm show. Be sure to get there early to sign up, because we can only take the first 15 comics. The road to stardom starts on our stage!

Featuring comedians to be announced.

Guest
Wed Oct 05 8:00 PM

Supply And Demand Comedy

A limited run show highlighting the most in-demand comedians in Chicago. We will mix the super famous with the next big thing for 90 minutes of crushingly funny comedy. You never know who is going to stop by and blow the doors off - expect the unexpected. And save some coin by buying your tickets early - as we sell out, the price goes up. Because this show is all about supply and demand. $10 entry for patrons with comp tickets arriving after 8pm.

Featuring Jeff Arcuri and more comedians to be announced!

Jeff Arcuri
Guest
Wed Oct 05 10:00 PM

Battle States!

Battle States is a one of a kind experience putting state against state for comedy supremacy. The best comics from all over the country move to Chicago to perfect the craft. Now it is time to put them to the test. Every first and second Wednesday 3 comics from 2 different states go head to head in a 4 round battle royal to see which state is funniest. The winner is based on audience vote so come root for your state or against Texas! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)

Featuring Tyler Ross and more comedians to be announced!

Tyler Ross
Guest

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