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1548 N Wells St, Chicago, IL | Directions   60610

41.910568 -87.634850

Open Hours

BoxOffice: Mon- Thurs. 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-10:30pm, Sat 10am-11:30pm, Sun 1pm-9pm

Showtimes: Sun Thu 8:30pm, Fri 8:30pm, 10:30pm, Sat 7pm, 9pm, 11:15pm

Comedy Clubs, Live Theatre, All Ages  more

Entertainer Services: Family Entertainment

Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side


From The Owners of Zanies

The Best Stand Up Comedy Every Week!

Reviews for Zanies

over a year ago

Great comedy club – The stand-up comedy here is hilarious! You have to buy 2 drinks along with the price of the ticket, but the whole experience is so fun and a guaranteed good time!

over a year ago

Hilarious – go for local comedy, but be sure to go for special events, where headliners come and perform their acts. best comedy club in the nation.

over a year ago

LOL – Your stomach will hurt from laughing at the end of the night. Just be prepared to drop a few bucks because they have a guaranteed minimum on drinks $ Make sure that you have a reservation.

over a year ago

A Chicago institution, this is the only spot in the city where nationally known comics perform. – The Scene
Like most old-style comedy clubs (Zanies has been around since 1978), the 125-seat space sometimes suffers a sardine-can feel. But get there early and you can score one of the small tables against the wall. Lacquered-wood tables, smoky air and old head shots on the walls lend a lost-in-the-1970s ambience, but a close look at the famous comics in those pictures will quickly dispel any sarcastic thoughts.

The Draw
The featured performers are better than the club's goofy moniker might suggest. Some big-name acts like Gilbert Gottfried have appeared, as have Chicago favorites like Steve Johnson, Tim Joyce and Mike Lukas. The crowd is about half tourists and half locals; a two-drink minimum and low-key atmosphere ensure that everyone will be pretty receptive to whoever's on stage.


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