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“A must do - iconic Chicago”
Review of Zanies Comedy Club

Zanies Comedy Club
Ranked #28 of 113 Fun & Games in Chicago
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Chicago's original home for stand up comedy. National headliners 7 nights a week. Celebrating 40 years of laughter. EST. 1978
Reviewed April 4, 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 is a must do for Chicago visitors.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nicholas S
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Reviewed April 1, 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. Compared to the comedy clubs in New York, this was a underwhelming experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank harrymd
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Reviewed March 1, 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
Thank hollyg183
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Zanies1978, Manager at Zanies Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

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

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Reviewed February 22, 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
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Zanies1978, Manager at Zanies Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

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

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We saw a performance on a Saturday night and had fun. The venue is small (think long, narrow, row house size) with chairs set up in rows. There is a bar at the back and a few wait staff who serve drinks to patrons. There is a 2 drink minimum (can be non-alcoholic) which can be a bit pricey on top of your tickets, but it is a fun night out. The comedians were good, both the opener and the main act, and the host comedian was funny as well. We opted to do the package with tickets and dinner, which saved a little on the tickets, since we were planning on having dinner beforehand anyway. Go, and have a good time!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank amoo8280
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