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The Comedy Bar

Closed Now: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open today: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Monday night show

We ate at Genos downstairs and when we mentioned the Comedy Bar to our waiter, he gave us free... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
via mobile
Good impromptu evening in Chicago!

Visited Chicago recently for a friends birthday. We saw some tickets for sale for some local and... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Alexander Z
Houston, Texas
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As a company, we believe that sticking to the basics and doing them really, really well is the best path to success. It is exemplified in our name, our programming and even the venue itself. We offer great comedy, for a decent price, in a beautiful...more
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500 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654
River North
+1 312-836-0499
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The show was good with variety but the expectation based on the website when we bought the tickets was for the show to last till 1:30 am. It was supposed to start at 11 pm. It started late and really done within about an hour....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 434arvindb
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Went on a Thurs night. The hosts were very funny as were the comedians. Open mic afterwards was pretty good! Def will go back next time we are in town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DSSS13
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We ate at Genos downstairs and when we mentioned the Comedy Bar to our waiter, he gave us free tickets. It was a Monday night and we did not expect much. Of the 4 comedians in the main show, 1 was hilarious, 2 were ok,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Stephintexas
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Stopped in with my girlfriend for an evening of laughs and it was well worth it! 3 of the 4 comics that performed were hilarious and MC was pretty funny himself too. I'd highly recommend as it is a very budget friendly way to have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank christiancU4952RN
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Visited Chicago recently for a friends birthday. We saw some tickets for sale for some local and California comedians and decided to go for it. What a funny night! It was ironic because the headliner wasn't that great (which is why I am leaving 4...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Alexander Z
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We went to with a group and we were so excited to go to this place for our first night in Chicago. We had pizza downstairs and headed up to get a good laugh. The service is pretty slow. One of the guy staff members...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ethan B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We happen to go during open mic night. Definitely worth checking out, we had a great time! Waitress wasn’t very good (actually terrible) but I would still go again.

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This was our second time visiting the comedy bar and we weren't disappointed. All the acts were funny. Service is amazing will visit again

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Heather A
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Nothing about the show was big or sexy. It is billed as a burlesque show which included a total of 2 burlesque numbers over the course of 90 minutes. And it was the same burlesque dancer for both numbers. The burlesque dancing was very good...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Todd M
Mschavoshi, Owner at The Comedy Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi, Thanks so much for the review. We really appreciate feedback from our customers, good or bad. I’m so sorry you didnt enjoy our big sexy show this past week. It being a holiday weekend, we actually had a new host filling in which is...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We called the night of the show (on a Saturday night) and had no trouble reserving tickets for that same night. The club is on the third floor, bar on the first and restaurant on the second. We got there early for the 9:30 show...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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27 July 2016|
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Response from Mschavoshi | Property representative |
Hi, the full Gino's east menu is available in the show room. The only suggestion we make is to order at least half hour before the show begins since our deep dish can take up to an hour to bake in the oven.
3 April 2016|
Response from Mschavoshi | Property representative |
Hi, I'm sorry but I think you may have the wrong venue. We do not have bands perform.