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Zanies Comedy Club

Closed Now: 13:00 - 22:45
Open today: 13:00 - 22:45
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Cramped but fun

This is a classic old comedy club that appears to be celebrating its 40th anniversary. We went to... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
joylama
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New Jersey
via mobile
Good fun night

Great club all three comics were entertaining. Only small selection of drinks & food. Heaps of... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
lyndellpp
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Quakers Hill, Australia
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Chicago's original home for stand up comedy. National headliners 7 nights a week. Celebrating 40 years of laughter. EST. 1978
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 22:45
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1548 N Wells St, Between North Ave. and Schiller St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
Near North Side
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+1 312-337-4027
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Some excellent standup comedy but totally not family appropriate- I do feel that some of the foul language could be toned down - I think the jokes can be just as funny without all those #%$&

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 258DianeW
Zanies1978, Public Relations Manager at Zanies Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks for your review, Diane! We have different comedians every week - give our box office a call ahead of time just to double check if they're a little bit cleaner. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This is a classic old comedy club that appears to be celebrating its 40th anniversary. We went to an early show on a Saturday and the small space was a little over half full. The seating is very cramped with some seats facing forward and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank joylama
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Great club all three comics were entertaining. Only small selection of drinks & food. Heaps of atmosphere. Highly recommend

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lyndellpp
Reviewed 26 May 2018

It took me 11 years of living in Chicago to visit Zanies, but now I can tick this off my list. We went to see a special performer, and had a great time. It's an intimate club, in the same way Second City is (or...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This place is small and seating is tight. It is uncomfortable if you or your next neighbor is overweight. It looks like it was designed by an airline executive trying to cram as many people in as possible into this space. . The wine is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

When I explained that I didn't want a second drink because I'd had stomach cramps all day and was told there's a $5 minimum, even though I'd already bought and overpriced cocktail and a $30 ticket I said I wasn't willing to pay that. It's...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We went to a stand up show at historic Zanies and we weren’t disappointed. All four comics killed. The walls are covered with a who’s who of famous Zanies performers and visitors. The tickets were reasonable and the two drink minimum was very affordable. This...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We were seated in the back of the room where the acoustics are poor. Management must address this issue. Get there early to get seats in front. Except for the host and Tony Woods the rest of the comedians were poor quality. Service is slow....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank harrymd
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice comedy club. Staff is friendly, prices are decent and they have an awesome selection of comedians.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Zanies1978, Manager at Zanies Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

We're so glad you had a nice time at Zanies! Thanks for supporting live comedy.

Reviewed 22 February 2018

An old school comedy club in Old Town Chicago; a ton of well known comedians have passed through this gem. It is a bit tiny but well worth it! Hilarious performers and great service!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JacquelynR85
Zanies1978, Manager at Zanies Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks for coming to Zanies! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Come back again soon!

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