4 Chicago comedy shows you won’t want to miss in April

It’s April, but we ain’t foolin’ with you! Here are some of the best comedy shows in Chicago this month:


1. Burlesque is More
Who knew comedy could be so sexy? The ladies of Burlesque is More turn the Annoyance Theatre into a rowdy cabaret on Saturday nights in April. In addition to sensual solo dances, the ensemble performs group numbers side-splitting monologues guaranteed to make your sides hurt and your cheeks flush. Catch this ‘intimate’ performance before the run ends on the 30th!
Shows are Saturday evenings at 10:30pm April 2nd-30th. Tickets available at TheAnnoyance.com


Photo curtesy of Comedians You Should Know

The producers of Comedians You Should Know, Photo curtesy of CYSK

2. Comedians You Should Know
Nestled in the heart of of Streeterville, Timothy O’Toole’s pub is host to Comedians You Should Know, one of the best independent stand-up show in the city. Featuring an always different cast of six of the city’s finest resident and visiting talent, online tickets are an absolute steal at only $5. CYSK‘s April shows will include the talent of Ramon Rivas, Pat Tomasulo, Adam Burke, Kyle Ayers, Emily Galati, Dale McPeek, Amy Shanker, Mike Sheehan, and many more.
Shows are every Wednesday evening at 9pm. Tickets available at ComediansYouShouldKnow.com


Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment, Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

3. #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment
Combining months of online dating research with original music, improvisation and a host of online characters, top-notch Second City performers give you a unique and hilarious performance that is perfect for your next girls night/guys night or date night.
Show runs Thursday-Sunday evenings through May 29th. Tickets available at UpComedyClub.com


Image curtesy of Matt Damon Improv

4. Matt Damon Improv
Matt Damon Improv is a comedy show like you’ve never seen before. Reflecting on the racial and social tensions within the world around us, the cast of Matt Damon is comprised of all Women of Color… and one special guest white guy, who can only speak when repeating what has already been said in the show. You won’t want to miss out on this special limited run at Under The Gun Theater.
Shows are Sunday, April 10th, 17th, and 24th, and May 8th. Tickets available at UnderTheGunTheater.com



  • Pat says:

    The Storefront Theatre in Bucktown is getting torn down for condos after April so if you’re into underground comedy that won’t be around anymore you really want to check that place out.

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