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- Admission to a standup-comedy show
- When: any Thursday- or Friday-night show of your choice through September 30
- Where: The Comedy Bar
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view a schedule of upcoming acts.
- $15 for two tickets (up to $30 value)
- $28 for four tickets (up to $60 value)
Drew Frees (May 2)
Chicago-based comedian seen at the Just for Laughs and Gilda's LaughFest festivals
Warning: contains adult language and wild gesticulating
Marty DeRosa (May 16)
Founding member of Comedians You Should Know profiled by Time Out Chicago and The AV Club
Warning: contains strong language and sexual references
Ralphie Roberts (May 23)
Observational comic and musical parodist seen at comedy institutions such as Zanies and the Improv Funnybones
Warning: contains profanity and promotes high cholesterol levels
The Comedy Bar
At The Comedy Bar, silly and subversive routines from veteran headliners and up and comers split sides inside the sophisticated River North space of the Ontourage nightclub. Sometimes referred to as "Chicago's best kept secret" by the Society of People Who Can't Keep Secrets, the opulent showroom sports intimate views of chuckle-champs throwing punchlines in front of velvety red curtains, and features a loaded bar of beers, wine, and cocktail delights without the fuss of a drink minimum. As a bonus to comedy fans, legendary comedian and Chicago royalty Jim Belushi is a partner of The Comedy Bar, and is known to swing by when he feels like riffing or hosting a special lineup. The Comedy Bar recommends that guests arrive at least 20 minutes before each show so hosts can lead them to a white-tablecloth-draped cocktail table and they can tell everyone around them their life story.