Chicago >Bars & Clubs > Zanies
1548 N Wells St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.910568 -87.634850
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
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central
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!
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.
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.
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 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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