Chicago City Limits

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Chicago City Limits is New York's longest-running comedy revue, thrilling audiences for over twenty-two years with its unique style of improvisational comedy. Its critically acclaimed show, award-winning National Touring Company, and top notch theatre training program has made Chicago City Limits a New York landmark. Chicago City Limits was founded in 1977 in Chicago by George Todisco and actors participating in the workshop program at The Second City. In 1979, Chicago City Limits relocated to New York, performing regularly at Catch a Rising Star, the Improvisation, the Duplex, and other noted clubs. It established its own theater in the summer of 1980 and began a continuous run of over 8,500 performances. Over the years, Chicago City Limits has made numerous TV appearances, including "The Today Show," "McLaughlin," "The Joan Rivers Show," "The Jackie Mason Show," Comedy Central, PBS, and "Good Day NY." The group appeared in its own TV new comedy series, "Reel News," on the USA network.
  • 318 W 53rd St 207

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-888-5233

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Showtimes: Wed-Friday 8pm Sat 8pm 10pm

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It was a great overall experience the comedians were great. My favorite was David The Voice stein. He was great!

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★★★★★

It was a great overall experience the comedians were great. My favorite was David The Voice stein. He was great!

Pros: David The Voice Stein, cheap drinks

Cons: None

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I saw a recent CCL show with a large group of people, ranging in age from 11 to 55...EVERYONE LOVED IT!
The performers were incredibly sharp, witty and professional....the venue was small, so everyone in the audience had the opportunity to participate. I could not believe the level of entertainment we got for such a reasonable price...beats anything else we've done in months.

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I saw a recent CCL show with a large group of people, ranging in age from 11 to 55...EVERYONE LOVED IT!
The performers were incredibly sharp, witty and professional....the venue was small, so everyone in the audience had the opportunity to participate. I could not believe the level of entertainment we got for such a reasonable price...beats anything else we've done in months.

Pros: Hilarious, Intelligent, Authentic

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I see a lot of comedy, mostly Improv, in NYC, Chicago and elsewhere. Let me tell you, these guys are the real deal. They are funny, smart and topical. Try as I did to stump them with my suggestions, they kept hitting the ball out of the park. They even created an entire musical based on a story told by an audience member -- me!

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★★★★★

I see a lot of comedy, mostly Improv, in NYC, Chicago and elsewhere. Let me tell you, these guys are the real deal. They are funny, smart and topical. Try as I did to stump them with my suggestions, they kept hitting the ball out of the park. They even created an entire musical based on a story told by an audience member -- me!

Pros: Hilarious Comedy

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I see a lot of comedy shows, everything from Broadway to little holes in the wall in Brooklyn. This is the best show I've seen in years. The actors are quick-witted, and they actually have interesting, informed point of views. They kept me and my guests laughing all night long. The highlight is a 20 minute musical, complete with overture, songs and book, that they make up on the spot after talking to a customer about a recent event in their lives! The price is right, and this may just be the best deal in town. The club is cozy and friendly. Who could ask for anything more?

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★★★★★

I see a lot of comedy shows, everything from Broadway to little holes in the wall in Brooklyn. This is the best show I've seen in years. The actors are quick-witted, and they actually have interesting, informed point of views. They kept me and my guests laughing all night long. The highlight is a 20 minute musical, complete with overture, songs and book, that they make up on the spot after talking to a customer about a recent event in their lives! The price is right, and this may just be the best deal in town. The club is cozy and friendly. Who could ask for anything more?

Pros: Funny and affordable

Cons: Could use a better drink menu

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I went there on a thursday night with my date. I'd read reviews on this website which said the show was hilarious. So I decided to give it a try instead of going to Comic Strip Live as I usually do. Well, to put it simply, very bad decision. This place stinks!

For starters, there were only about 10 people in the audience. Of those I'm quite sure 2 were planted to laugh at every lame joke and act as though they were having a grand ol time. The skits weren't funny, the song and dance numbers were horrible. I sat through the show for 1 1/2 hours wondering why I'd just burned $60. Booze selection was very limited as well so I couldn't even drown my disgust in alcohol!

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I went there on a thursday night with my date. I'd read reviews on this website which said the show was hilarious. So I decided to give it a try instead of going to Comic Strip Live as I usually do. Well, to put it simply, very bad decision. This place stinks!

For starters, there were only about 10 people in the audience. Of those I'm quite sure 2 were planted to laugh at every lame joke and act as though they were having a grand ol time. The skits weren't funny, the song and dance numbers were horrible. I sat through the show for 1 1/2 hours wondering why I'd just burned $60. Booze selection was very limited as well so I couldn't even drown my disgust in alcohol!

Pros: It ended!

Cons: Everything else

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This has to be the funniest show in town. The 4 amazing actors work wonders, taking audience suggestions to create hysterical comedy right before your eyes. I've been back 4 times and each has been a fantastic experience.

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★★★★★

This has to be the funniest show in town. The 4 amazing actors work wonders, taking audience suggestions to create hysterical comedy right before your eyes. I've been back 4 times and each has been a fantastic experience.

Pros: Very Funny, Good Value

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I think Chicago City Limits is the best show in town. There is no better laugh value for your money. These performers are the real deal. Catch them now so you can say you knew them when. Don't miss this show!!!

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★★★★★

I think Chicago City Limits is the best show in town. There is no better laugh value for your money. These performers are the real deal. Catch them now so you can say you knew them when. Don't miss this show!!!

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I laughed so hard, I cried (for more!)! I love the new space and the drinks!! I would recommend seeing them again and again. I'm bringing back my boyfriend next week! I love the part when they get a story from the audience and turn it into a musical.

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★★★★★

I laughed so hard, I cried (for more!)! I love the new space and the drinks!! I would recommend seeing them again and again. I'm bringing back my boyfriend next week! I love the part when they get a story from the audience and turn it into a musical.

Pros: Hilarious!, Funny!

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This is a truely great show. I've seen improvisation all over the world and this is by far the best! Smart and funny!

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★★★★★

This is a truely great show. I've seen improvisation all over the world and this is by far the best! Smart and funny!

Pros: Funny, Smart

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This show is so funny! It's great improve and done very well!! I went a bunch of times. One time it was not as funny as the other times. A good audience helps!

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★★★★★

This show is so funny! It's great improve and done very well!! I went a bunch of times. One time it was not as funny as the other times. A good audience helps!

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: No alcoholic bev's

 

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