Comedy

Can’t-Miss Comedy Events for November

Improv Comedy Club

Bill Burr at The Chicago Theatre
The word “prolific” carries a lot of weight, but that’s just the word to describe Bill Burr. A longtime stand-up veteran with too many credits and albums to list, he’s one of the top comedians in the world right now. These shows will definitely sell out, so make sure to scoop tickets fast. Ticket prices vary.
Date: November 8, 9, 10, 8 p.m. 

Feminist Happy Hour
Feminist Happy Hour is a monthly showcase amplifying the voices of women, femme and non-binary performers in comedy and beyond, taking place at the Empty Bottle. Free.
Date: November 8, 6 p.m.

Nikki Glaser at The Improv Comedy Club
Nikki Glaser is one of the most sought-after comics in the country. Her impressive credits are almost too numerous to list, including Inside Amy Schumer, her own half hour special on Comedy Central and several film appearances. Tickets are $27.
Date: November 8-10

Credit: Zanies Comedy Club

Shane Torres at Zanies Chicago
Portland native, and now a New York City resident, Shane Torres is an absolute killer and tours constantly. He’s appeared on Conan O’Brien twice, IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang, as well as his own Comedy Central special. Tickets are $25.
Date: November 14-19, showtimes vary

Guys We F*cked Live Podcast Taping
Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson bring their anti-slut shaming podcast to Chicago for two nights at Zanies in Old Town. In addition to the podcast taping, expect live stand-up sets from both comedians, as well as potential drop-in guests. Tickets are $25.
Date: November 14-15, 9 p.m. 

This Is For You at Good To Go Jamaican Restaurant
This monthly showcase, hosted and produced by Eli Hamilton, features some of the best comics in Chicago. The November iteration brings comedians Marvin Phipps and Mike Sampson, as well as DJ Armanti Fluence and phenomenal Caribbean food. Tickets are $10.
Date: November 17, 8:30 p.m.

Kate Willet at The Hideout
Fresh off her appearance on Netflix’s The Standups, Kate Willet’s star is quickly on the rise. Her sharp wit and takes on the current landscape, mixed with unflinchingly honest personal stories, has made her an increasingly in-demand comedian across the country. Tickets are $12.
Date: November 19, 9 p.m.

Thalia Hall; Credit: Clayton Hauck

Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall
In many people’s opinion, Kyle Kinane is one of the best comedians working right now. With multiple hour-long Comedy Central specials, several albums, movies and TV credits under his belt, he’s certainly a can’t-miss for any fan of stand-up comedy. Tickets are $27-40.
Date: November 20, 8 p.m.

Just Nesh at Astoria Lounge
With a Kevin Hart Presents appearance and an HBO special under her belt, Just Nesh is one of the funniest and most in-demand comedians in town. Catch her locally whenever you can, as she’s constantly on the road and it won’t be long before she has to move to New York or LA. Tickets are $10-15.
Date: November 29, 7:30 p.m.

Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips
The legendary late-night host is taking a revolving cast of comedians on tour across the country. The Chicago stop features Ron Funches, James Veitch, Taylor Tomlinson and Flula Borg at The Chicago Theatre. Tickets are $59-69.
Date: November 29, 8 p.m.

Mark Normand at Zanies Chicago
Having appeared on every late-night show (including Conan O’Brien six times), along with his own half-hour and hour-long Comedy Central specials, Mark Normand is rapidly asserting himself as one of the country’s top comedians. See him at Zanies, because it won’t be long until he’s playing The Chicago Theatre instead. Tickets are $25.
Date: November 29-December 2

Don’t Tell Chicago
This show started in LA and now has chapters in 10 different cities across the country. The concept is stand-up shows in non-traditional settings, and the location is a secret until the day of the show. When you buy tickets you’ll only know what neighborhood it’s in, and the lineups always feature some of the best comics in the city, as well as surprise drop-in guests. And they’re usually BYOB, which is a fun bonus. Tickets are $20.
Date: November 30, 7:30 p.m.