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Live Comedy at the World Famous Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $17
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Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars fro... [more+]

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out. [less-]

A Bold, Imaginative New Work

at Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
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Fri, February 22
FULL PRICE: $30 - $55
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $27.50

Change can happen in a heartbeat. In "How to Catch Creation", a young writer’s life turns upside-down when her girlfriend drops some unexpected news. Fifty years later, four artists feel the reverbe... [more+]

Change can happen in a heartbeat. In "How to Catch Creation", a young writer’s life turns upside-down when her girlfriend drops some unexpected news. Fifty years later, four artists feel the reverberations of that moment — and its unexpected consequences — as their lives intersect in pursuit of creative passion and legacy. In this bold, imaginative work, Christina Anderson, “a gifted playwright you want to pay attention to” ("Variety"), dissects the universal act of creation to inspire the dreamers and idealists in us all. Discover "How to Catch Creation" at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. [less-]

Musical Parody of Hit '90s Sitcom

at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Chicago
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"Friends! The Musical Parody" is the comedy musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s "Friends", celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls... [more+]

"Friends! The Musical Parody" is the comedy musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s "Friends", celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The new musical recreates your favorite moments from all 10 years of "Friends" through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago. [less-]

"Explosively Funny" Sequel to Groundbreaking Drama

at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, Chicago
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Well ahead of its time for its depiction of Nora, a wife and mother whose search for self-worth leads her to leave her unhappy marriage, Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" signaled a move toward realism ... [more+]

Well ahead of its time for its depiction of Nora, a wife and mother whose search for self-worth leads her to leave her unhappy marriage, Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" signaled a move toward realism and feminism in theater. Now in "Part 2", you’ll witness what happens 15 years later when Nora shows up on that same doorstep, courtesy of up-and-coming playwright Lucas Hnath (Obie-winning "The Christians, Red Speedo"). Called "explosively funny" by the "Hollywood Reporter", the play earned eight 2017 Tony nominations, along with raves from "The New York Times" as "the best play of the year." See the hit Broadway sequel to Ibsen's groundbreaking 19th-century drama at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre. [less-]

Six Young Women Face Adulthood in "Twilight Bowl"

at Goodman Theatre - The Owen, Chicago
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After graduating from a small Wisconsin high school, Sam heads to college on scholarship -- but her cousin Jaycee’s future isn’t looking quite as bright. As the young women and their four besties ... [more+]

After graduating from a small Wisconsin high school, Sam heads to college on scholarship -- but her cousin Jaycee’s future isn’t looking quite as bright. As the young women and their four besties face adulthood, their local bowling alley becomes a place to celebrate triumphs, confront challenges and perhaps even forge new identities. With her signature grace, wit and compassion, acclaimed Chicago playwright Rebecca Gilman ("Luna Gale", "Boy Gets Girl") questions the blueprint for a successful life, and embraces the unknown on the road ahead, in this premiere of "Twilight Bowl" at Goodman Theatre. Will these six women be driven apart or be brought closer together when life starts to take them each down different lanes? [less-]

Live Jazz at Winter's Jazz Club

at Winter's Jazz Club, Chicago
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As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in ... [more+]

As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago hosts jazz musicians specializing in everything from straight-ahead jazz to swing, big band, New Orleans-style and more. Every show at Winter's Jazz Club furthers the love of live jazz, where you can savor a drink for purchase along with innovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around. [less-]

"Pipeline": A Powerful Play About Parenthood

at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
Thu, February 21
FULL PRICE: $46
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Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private ... [more+]

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and poetry, Dominique Morisseau’s ("Skeleton Crew, Detroit ’67" and the Broadway-bound "Ain’t Too Proud") "Pipeline" brings to light a powerful and important conversation about parenthood, the state of our public school system and the prison pipeline that claims so many of our inner city youth. Watch it all unfold at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater. [less-]

Second City's Salute to Black History Month

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
Tue, February 26
Wed, February 27
FULL PRICE: $20
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Second City's current cadre of improv-comedy specialists celebrates February's Black History Month by bringing you the most iconic sketches ever created by some of its African-American alumni, along w... [more+]

Second City's current cadre of improv-comedy specialists celebrates February's Black History Month by bringing you the most iconic sketches ever created by some of its African-American alumni, along with classic archive scenes freshened up for the occasion. This high-energy retrospective at Chicago's Up Comedy Club reprises material created by alums like Steve Carell, Keegan-Michael Key, Tim Meadows, Stephen Colbert, Amber Ruffin, Sam Richardson and many more. [less-]

Magician David Parr's "Cabinet of Curiosities"

at Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
Wed, February 27
FULL PRICE: $35
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The Chicago Magic Lounge welcomes host David Parr, creator of the critically acclaimed "Magic Cabaret" and winner on the hit TV show "Penn & Teller: Fool Us". Parr has gathered his favorite artifacts ... [more+]

The Chicago Magic Lounge welcomes host David Parr, creator of the critically acclaimed "Magic Cabaret" and winner on the hit TV show "Penn & Teller: Fool Us". Parr has gathered his favorite artifacts and stories to share with you in this 60-minute show filled with mystery and magic. Each "Cabinet of Curiosities" performance begins with bar- and table-side magic. [less-]

Puppet Improv Show "Felt"

at iO Theater, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
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You may have seen an improv show, and you may have seen a puppet show, but have you ever seen an improv show starring a cast of puppets? If not, now's your chance with "Felt". Completely unpredictable... [more+]

You may have seen an improv show, and you may have seen a puppet show, but have you ever seen an improv show starring a cast of puppets? If not, now's your chance with "Felt". Completely unpredictable and hilarious, this unique show is must-see for fans of improv, comedy and puppetry. See it at Chicago's iO Theater. [less-]

Unscripted Live Movie With Sherman and Rob

at iO Theater, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
Wed, February 27
FULL PRICE: $14
OFFER PRICE: $7

Comedians Sherman Edwards and Rob Wilson seamlessly improvise with a jazz ensemble led by the legendary Lisa McQueen to create a one-hour unscripted live movie. They fearlessly attack every genre and ... [more+]

Comedians Sherman Edwards and Rob Wilson seamlessly improvise with a jazz ensemble led by the legendary Lisa McQueen to create a one-hour unscripted live movie. They fearlessly attack every genre and subject. No style or issue is off limits at iO Theater in Chicago. [less-]

Classic Whodunit "An Inspector Calls"

at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
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FULL PRICE: $46
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A knock on the door brings a celebratory dinner party to an abrupt end when a determined police investigator shows up at the home of the Birling family to investigate the death of a young girl. As the... [more+]

A knock on the door brings a celebratory dinner party to an abrupt end when a determined police investigator shows up at the home of the Birling family to investigate the death of a young girl. As the inspector continues to ask one penetrating question after the next, this close-knit family begins to unravel -- and long-buried secrets surrounding the girl's death are slowly unearthed. This popular drawing room mystery by J.B. Priestley is an exciting whodunit that'll keep you guessing until the end. See if you can solve the mystery when this award-winning National Theatre of Great Britain production comes to Chicago for a limited engagement. Esteemed director Stephen Daldry’s genre-spanning career includes the hit Netflix series "The Crown" and Tony-winning productions including "Billy Elliot the Musical". [less-]

Kabbalistic Ghost Story: "A Dybbuk"

at Watts Theatre, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
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In Jewish folklore, a Dybbuk is a malevolent wandering spirit that enters and possesses the body of a living person until exorcised. When a young Hasid named Chonen uses dark spiritual forces to thwar... [more+]

In Jewish folklore, a Dybbuk is a malevolent wandering spirit that enters and possesses the body of a living person until exorcised. When a young Hasid named Chonen uses dark spiritual forces to thwart the wedding plans of his true love, Leah, her body becomes possessed. Jewish law and spiritual law are at odds in this Kabbalistic ghost story that tackles the meaning of death. The Theatre School of DePaul University presents "A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds" at Watts Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

Comedian Gareth Reynolds Live

at Zanies - Rosemont, Rosemont
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Wed, February 20
Thu, February 21
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

One of the rising stars of stand-up, Gareth Reynolds heads to Zanies in Rosemont for a night of big laughs. Reynolds has been seen on TV on the show "Hail Mary", and has written for several hit series... [more+]

One of the rising stars of stand-up, Gareth Reynolds heads to Zanies in Rosemont for a night of big laughs. Reynolds has been seen on TV on the show "Hail Mary", and has written for several hit series, including "Arrested Development". He hosts the podcast "The Dollop" alongside Dave Anthony and tours around the world with his stand-up. He also has a cat named Jose. [less-]

"FebruFriendsDay": Improvised Play

at Laugh Out Loud Chicago, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
Wed, February 27
FULL PRICE: $10
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Come out of your winter hibernation, bring some friends and join Laugh Out Loud Theater for "FebruFriendsDay", where they'll make up a never seen before and never to be seen again play based on an aud... [more+]

Come out of your winter hibernation, bring some friends and join Laugh Out Loud Theater for "FebruFriendsDay", where they'll make up a never seen before and never to be seen again play based on an audience suggestion! Each week, Possum Blossom will be joined by two other amazing teams, so put on your parka and join LOL Chicago for some guaranteed hump day laughs. [less-]

"The Roommate": A Mid-Life Crisis Dark Comedy

at Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest
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Wed, February 20
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FULL PRICE: $40 - $45
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Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. As Sharon begins to unco... [more+]

Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. As Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life. Head out to Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest for this dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life -- and what happens when the wheels come off. [less-]

Fresh Humor: "Comedians You Should Know"

at Timothy O'Toole's, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
Wed, February 27
FULL PRICE: $12
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If you're tired of the same old jokes you've heard before, you can catch original, fresh, showcase-style stand-up comedy at the classy downtown Timothy O'Toole's pub. With a different lineup each week... [more+]

If you're tired of the same old jokes you've heard before, you can catch original, fresh, showcase-style stand-up comedy at the classy downtown Timothy O'Toole's pub. With a different lineup each week, there's always a new reason to see the show and refill your laugh tank. Amidst the rich and vibrant Chicago comedy scene, "Comedians You Should Know" serves up an unending well of innovative humor with tomorrow's comedy stars before they hit it big. [less-]

"Noises Off" Exposes the Silly Side of Theater

at Windy City Playhouse, Chicago
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Wed, February 20
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With just hours until opening night of the comic farce, "Nothing On", an amateur theater troupe still has plenty of work to be performance-ready. Between mistaken props, forgotten lines, inner-cast di... [more+]

With just hours until opening night of the comic farce, "Nothing On", an amateur theater troupe still has plenty of work to be performance-ready. Between mistaken props, forgotten lines, inner-cast discord, and a torrent of awful acting, one can't help but wonder if these eager thespians can successfully make it to the stage, or will they end up running around with their pants (quite literally) at their ankles? Presented in three acts, "Noises Off" typically features a revolving stage that rotates to show audiences the front and back of a theater. For this production, to bring guests closer to the humor onstage (and off), the audience can move around and see the action from all angles. Returning to Chicago's Windy City Playhouse to create this experience is the duo behind the uniquely intimate setup of 2017's "Becky Shaw": Director Scott Weinstein and Scenic Designer Jeffrey D. Kmiec. [less-]

"Requiem for a Heavyweight"

at The Artistic Home, Chicago
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Thu, February 21
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The Artistic Home will be re-creating the intimacy and intensity Rod Serlings's story of a punch-drunk fighter past his prime that it originally had as a live television drama. This first Chicago prod... [more+]

The Artistic Home will be re-creating the intimacy and intensity Rod Serlings's story of a punch-drunk fighter past his prime that it originally had as a live television drama. This first Chicago production of "Requiem for a Heavyweight" in 10 years will take a new look at our nation's history of toxic capitalism that twists the American Dream and allows us to sell ourselves down the river by believing our own violent lies. [less-]

"I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart"

at Rivendell Theatre, Chicago
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Thu, February 21
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Samantha and Leo are a team -- best friends and roommates, fat girl and gay guy against the world -- until a new friend upends their cozy co-dependent diet of mutual self-loathing and "Grey’s Anatom... [more+]

Samantha and Leo are a team -- best friends and roommates, fat girl and gay guy against the world -- until a new friend upends their cozy co-dependent diet of mutual self-loathing and "Grey’s Anatomy" marathons. An ode to the complications of friendship in its many messed-up forms, with a special nod to a kind of love that sometimes looks a lot like rage. Produced first at D.C.’s Studio Theatre, "I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart" challenges assumptions around niceness, beauty, and mainstream acceptance as it upends traditional narratives about fat women -- Gould herself identifies openly as such -- by putting a fat woman at its center. “I’m not chubby or big-boned,” says Gould. “I’m fat. That’s who I am”. Directed by Jessica Fisch, director of Rivendell’s highly successful world premiere production of "The Firebirds Take the Field," Gould’s play is a wild ride with unforgettable characters that asks probing questions about friendships, fatness, bigotry, ambition, and the cost of living in a world that finds you unacceptable in some way. [less-]