Here at Choose Chicago, we believe one of the best ways to jumpstart a truly epic experience in Chicago is to get ideas from the people who know the city best. Our locals, some of the greatest ambassadors of Chicago you can find, are invaluable resources for discovering the greatest things to see and do in the city.  

Chicago is the comedy capital of the country, including the birthplace of modern improv comedy. Hilarious casts of comedians display their incomparable wit and humor every night at some of the world's most renowned venues, most notably The Second City.

Here are some of our locals' favorite places to go for a chuckle ... or several.



The Second City (1616 N. Wells)


The Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont)
iO Chicago (1501 N. Kingsbury)
Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway)


Zanies Comedy Club (1548 N. Wells)


The Chicago Improv Den (1333 N. Milwaukee)


ComedySportz (929 W. Belmont)


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