Chicago Open Mics


At all Edge Comedy Shows we actively search for new talent for our showcases, so essentially our open mics also double as auditions for all you new comics on the scene. We also pride ourselves on being very welcoming and friendly to new comics to make them feel at ease. We also have the only all ages open mics in the city of Chicago for stand-up.

Tuesdays 9:00pm (sign up before 8:30)
Silvies Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago

Wednesdays 8:30pm (sign up before 8:00)
The Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green St., Chicago

Thursdays 8:30pm (sign up before 8:00)
Pressure Cafe, 6318 N. Clark St., Chicago

Shows occur every week, except July 4th.

These shows are not run by Edge Comedy, so it highly reccomended that you call before arriving to check on times and availability.

4535 N. Lincoln, 773-334-4040: Your Sunday Best showcase, followed by an open mike. Open run: Sun 9 PM, 21+.


10345 S. Central, Oak Lawn, 708-499-2969 or . Open run: Thu 8 PM, Fri 8 and 10 PM, Sat 7:30 and 10 PM, Sun 7 PM. New Talent Night showcase. Open run: Wed 8 PM, $5-$10, 2 dr. min.

6715 W. Ogden, Berwyn, 708-484-1043 or : Open mike followed by Comedy Smoke Showcase. Open run: Wed 9 PM, $3.

4641 S. King, 773-373-3390. Open run: Fri-Sat 8 and 10:30 PM, Sun 8 PM. Fri-Sat hosted by George Willborn, $20; Sun hosted by Leon Rogers, $10. Through 4/22: Alex Ortiz, Cory Fernandez. 4/27-4/29: Kevin Williams, Aarona. Wild Card open mike hosted by Damon Williams. Open run: Wed 7:30 PM, $10. Variety Nite for spoken word, music, and comedy, hosted by Tony Sculfield. Open run: Thu 7:30 PM, $10. 21+, "proper attire."

1505 W. Fullerton, 773-929-0944: Open mike. Open run: Wed 9 PM.

2843 N. Halsted, 773-528-7569: Open mike. Open run: Mon 8:30 PM (registration 7:30 PM). 21+.

3019 N. Broadway, 773-348-7285: Every Comic Must Get Stoned . . . open mike, hosted by Darius Kennedy. Open run: Wed 9 PM (sign up at 8:30 PM), 21+.

1800 W. Division, 773-486-9862: Open mike hosted by Lee Kepraios. Open run: Tue 7 PM (sign up at 6:30 PM), 21+.

15750 S. Harlem, Orland Park, 708-444-0234 or . Showcase of national headliners. Open run: Fri-Sat 8 and 10:30 PM, $15. Stand-up Thursdays, showcase of the "newest comedians," hosted by Mike Von and Eric Pennell. Open run: Thu (except first Thu of month) 9 PM, $10 (women free before 9 PM). Harlem Sundays, showcase of "urban comics," hosted by Marlon Mitchell. Open run: Sun 8 and 10 PM, $15. All shows 2 dr. min., 21+.

3258 N. Sheffield, 773-281-4989: Comedy Showcase, with Three Legged Race and others. Open run: first and third Sat of month, 7 PM, $5. Lenny Bruce T & A Thursdays showcase followed by open mike, hosted by Fay Canale. Open run: third Thu of month, 8 PM, 21+.

Mondays 8:30pm

SUNDAYS 8:30pm