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Zanies Comedy Night Club

1548 North Wells Street

Chicago's original home for comedy since 1978!


Ravindra Kempaiah

Friday, May 4, 2018
This was my first time at Zanies. I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the history of this place. Lots of great talents have come from this training ground. We attended a show on Monday evening. Few international tourists and us, very small crowd but the organizers were just as nice. Also, I was told that one has to purchase food, which I thought was interesting. I'm looking forward to attending more shows this summer.

Brian Bärchen

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Great memories with great friends. Cozy, fun, always a great experience. I spent many nights in the audience there, and was fortunate enough to get up on stage a few times too. Every aspect of this club is top notch and intended to provide the audience with an amazing, professional, hilarious experience that they won't soon forget.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Great stand up comedy place. Tight seating with a two item minimum. Mix of local and national headliners play here. The club is small / intimate so you can have a pretty good view wherever you are. They fill the seats front to back, so get there early if you want to sit closer to the front.

Kim Larson

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Mark Reedy is one of.the best comedians I have ever heard. Seeing him at Zanies was the Best! I've never laughed so hard. And the staff were all great!!! What a great night.

Sasha Wiesen

Thursday, April 19, 2018
This place is SUPER historic and all of the greats have at one point performed here. Small and long room, but cozy and perfect for what you would think a dive comedy club should be. Do realize there is a "two item" minimum per person, which is either food or drink items. Good laughs every time I go in, highly recommended!

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