Birthplace of improv
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Why locals love it
You're guaranteed to have an evening of laughter. You can get drinks, order food, and enjoy a hilarious stand up show or an improv comedy show. Locals enjoy coming here for a nice sophisticated and fun Friday evening, or when big acts come into town to perform.
Why you should visit it
This is where many of the most famous comedians had their start. Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, and Amy Poehler, just to name a few. Chicago is also the birthplace of modern improv comedy. You'll have great laughs, enjoy drinks, and get involved with the show if you're seeing an improve show. Definitely a must visit.
Book early, the shows are popular! You can walk from the Sedgwick train stop. Old Town, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the lakeshore are all walking distance.