Zanies

★★★★☆
The Best Stand Up Comedy Every Week!
  • 1548 N Wells St

    Chicago, IL 60610

    Cross street: Between North Ave. and Schiller St

    Map & Directions
  • 312-337-4027

About Zanies

Hours
BoxOffice: Mon- Thurs. 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-10:30pm, Sat 10am-11:30pm, Sun 1pm-9pm Showtimes: Sun Thu 8:30pm, Fri 8:30pm, 10:30pm, Sat 7pm, 9pm, 11:15pm

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I had a pretty good experience at Zanie's. The comedians were funny enough and super-friendly (they hung around after the show to chat with members of the audience--nice touch). I will say that I'm a little put-off by the $20 cover AND 2-item minimum purchase, but aside from that it was a fun night.

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I had a pretty good experience at Zanie's. The comedians were funny enough and super-friendly (they hung around after the show to chat with members of the audience--nice touch). I will say that I'm a little put-off by the $20 cover AND 2-item minimum purchase, but aside from that it was a fun night.

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The stand-up comedy here is hilarious! You have to buy 2 drinks along with the price of the ticket, but the whole experience is so fun and a guaranteed good time!

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★★★★☆

The stand-up comedy here is hilarious! You have to buy 2 drinks along with the price of the ticket, but the whole experience is so fun and a guaranteed good time!

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you are probably laughing at great headliners at this staple to the second city's comedy. for the only spot in town to get quality stand up or any stand up at all, for that matter, zanie's is a nice spot if you have the cash for the good laughs and a couple of drinks. and remember, the more you drink , the funnier they are!

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★★★★☆

you are probably laughing at great headliners at this staple to the second city's comedy. for the only spot in town to get quality stand up or any stand up at all, for that matter, zanie's is a nice spot if you have the cash for the good laughs and a couple of drinks. and remember, the more you drink , the funnier they are!

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Great place to check out when you're in the mood for comedy. Better than average comedians, great location, easily accessible by public transportation. I don't like that they have a drink minimum, but it is what it is. There is a lot of average stand-up out there, but Zanies is among the better places to go, and great to see up-and-coming comedians. Fun to be in, true comedy club atmosphere. Worth a visit with a date or friends.

PROS: good comedy
CONS: expensive

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★★★★☆

Great place to check out when you're in the mood for comedy. Better than average comedians, great location, easily accessible by public transportation. I don't like that they have a drink minimum, but it is what it is. There is a lot of average stand-up out there, but Zanies is among the better places to go, and great to see up-and-coming comedians. Fun to be in, true comedy club atmosphere. Worth a visit with a date or friends.

PROS: good comedy
CONS: expensive

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Zanies is a great place to spend a Saturday night. Located in the hippest part of Old Town, Zanies is a fun filled club that hosts some know and unknown comedians. The room itself can get crowded on a busy night but the shows are generally worth it. There is a drink minimum in addition to the tickets. Overall though, you will have a good time. I would try to book ahead and arrive ahead of time as parking can be a drag. Most importantly, bear in mind that the parking meters require money until midnight with a 2 hour minimum. There is a parking garage on North Avenue just west of Wells. There are also plenty of restaurants nearby that you can stop at before the show. Definitely worth checking out!

PROS: Hosts both Known/Unknown comedians at reasonable prices
CONS: Meter parking is definitely an issue

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★★★★★

Zanies is a great place to spend a Saturday night. Located in the hippest part of Old Town, Zanies is a fun filled club that hosts some know and unknown comedians. The room itself can get crowded on a busy night but the shows are generally worth it. There is a drink minimum in addition to the tickets. Overall though, you will have a good time. I would try to book ahead and arrive ahead of time as parking can be a drag. Most importantly, bear in mind that the parking meters require money until midnight with a 2 hour minimum. There is a parking garage on North Avenue just west of Wells. There are also plenty of restaurants nearby that you can stop at before the show. Definitely worth checking out!

PROS: Hosts both Known/Unknown comedians at reasonable prices
CONS: Meter parking is definitely an issue

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go for local comedy, but be sure to go for special events, where headliners come and perform their acts. best comedy club in the nation.

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★★★★★

go for local comedy, but be sure to go for special events, where headliners come and perform their acts. best comedy club in the nation.

Pros: hilarious, cheap, quality comedians

Cons: small

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Your stomach will hurt from laughing at the end of the night. Just be prepared to drop a few bucks because they have a guaranteed minimum on drinks $ Make sure that you have a reservation.

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★★★★☆

Your stomach will hurt from laughing at the end of the night. Just be prepared to drop a few bucks because they have a guaranteed minimum on drinks $ Make sure that you have a reservation.

Pros: Hilarious, Good Seating, Mainstream comics

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Like most old-style comedy clubs (Zanies has been around since 1978), the 125-seat space sometimes suffers a sardine-can feel. But get there early and you can score one of the small tables against the wall.…

 

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