UP Comedy Club is a venue dedicated to producing and presenting a diverse array of comedic performers and formats, including stand up, plays, themed content, interactive, podcasts, musicals and other forms of comedy theatre that is smart, funny and provocative.
Every weekend at UP Comedy Club features a new headline stand-up comedy act. Weeknights and weekend matiness feature signature shows created for UP by Second City Theatricals. See below for information about shows and showtimes.
UP Comedy Club Presents...
UP Comedy Club Presents features the best stand-up comedy talent in the country. Our upcoming lineup includes Tony Rock, Ian Bagg, Maz Jobrani, D.L. Hughley, and Kyle Kinane. Each show includes a feature stand-up comic and a local MC that hosts the evening. Check the Calendar for dates and times. Shows Thursday through Sunday. Suggested rating R.
See Chicago's finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is highly interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original. Suggested rating R.
Mondays at 8:00pm - Appetizers served during the show.
The Second City does The Second City in this hilarious hometown revue that pulls from 52 years of classic scenes and songs that lovingly make fun of the city we call home. Whether its wholesale political corruption or a hapless ball club on the north side of town, What the Tour Guide Didn't Tell You is a great way to get a laugh filled look at the Windy City.
Are you paying attention? It's Summer! So it's only 50 degrees, and you haven't managed to pick out a bathing suit style, but it's June. Finally! So it's time to come celebrate the season with The Second City's newest sketch comedy show: Summer in the Second City. This show features some of the finest archival sketches from the 54 year history of The Second City including a musical homage to the 105th anniversary of the Cub's World Series win, a date with Charlie Chaplin and a shocking amnesia experiment that promises to make you pay attention to things you'd rather forget.
June 21- August 31, 2013 Thursdays 8pm
Fridays 8pm & 11pm
Saturdays 8pm & 11pm
"High-energy and hilarious – even for the adults!" – Chicago Parent "Chicago Family Fun!" – ChicagoKids.com
Back by popular demand! This hilarious kids show will be returning in the summer for 2013 for a limited run.
The Second City performers lace up their sneakers to bring you an hour of interactive improvisation and sketch comedy where we pull ideas straight from the crowd - you never know how the story will pan out! This show is perfect for kids ages 5-12 and awesome for summer camp groups.
Currently booking mid-week summer camp field trips for 2013. Email email@example.com or call 312.664.4032.
Matinee shows are now on sale June through August. Check our calendar for show performances and times.
REACH: Risky, Eclectic Artists' Comedy Hour
See an urban melting pot of stand-up, music, poetry, performance and improv all in one night!
Bringing together the city's most diverse voices in comedy and performance art, REACH artists perform theme driven material on history, women, sex and violence, race and LGBTQ themes.
A portion of ticket sales supports scholarships to emerging talent from Second City Outreach & Diversity.
Sunday, October 20 at 7pm
60 Minutes no intermission.
The TOMKAT Project
The critically acclaimed super couple chronicle about the threesome marriage of Cruise-Holmes and Scientology is coming to UP Comedy Club! Seven actors brilliantly portray over 50 celebrity characters in this mind-altering juggernaut of tabloid storytelling hailed "Genius!" by the Chicago Tribune and "The funniest thing happening in Chicago right now!" by Time Out Chicago. The Tomkat Project recently won a place in the NY Fringe Festival, so don't miss your chance to see this groundbreaking show.
UP Comedy Club is pleased to host the 60th reunion of the Playwrights Theatre Club (1953-1955). Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones will moderate a panel of original members including Ed Asner, Helen Axelrood, Rolf Forsberg, George Goritz, Sheldon Patinkin, Bernie Sahlins, and David Shepherd, along with Joyce Piven and Joann Shapiro. The Playwright's Theatre Club led to the creation of The Compass Players and later The Second City.
June 23, 3:00 PM
Free show, reservations recommended