In 1978 Zanies Comedy Night Club became the city's first club to feature stand up comedy on a full time basis consistently offering audiences the very best Comedians from across the country.


Zanies Comedy Night Club is the only comedy club in the country to feature professional nationally touring headliners EVERY night.


This year we celebrate our 40th anniversary with celebrations and contests throughout the year.


Contests include:


Your Best ZANIES Story

"Where Is ZANIES?"



Thank you to each and every one of the thousands of Comedians who have performed on our stage in the past 40 years. Thank you to all the comedy fans who have supported live stand up comedy over the many years.


Here's to our next 40 years as the Top Venue to experience stand up comedy in the city of Chicago.