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 UP Comedy Club
UP Comedy Club
UP Comedy Club

Chicagoans suffering from the winter doldrums are invited to crack a smile with the following productions.

Interrobang Theatre Project’s dark comedy The Pitchfork Disney by Philip Ridley is in its final days at the Athenaeum Theatre on 2936 N. Southport through March 2. Tickets are available at

Ilesa Duncan directs the Step Up Productions world premiere of Darlin’ by Joshua Rollins. The dark comedy also performs at the Athenaeum Theatre on Southport from March 7 to April 13. Tickets are available at

Haven Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Seminar by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck. The comedy directed by Marti Lyons officially opens on Monday, March 3 at Theater Wit on 1229 W. Belmont Avenue, with previews from February 27 to March 2. Tickets are available for performances through April 13 at For additional information, visit

Profiles Theatre’s comedy, Cock, by Mike Bartlett performs through April 6 at The Main Stage on 4139 N. Broadway. Tickets ($30-$40) are available at

Comedians Brent Morin, Kurt Braunohler, Donnell Rawlings and the Sklar Brothers are slated to perform standup at the UP Comedy Club which will also stage The Second City’s theatrical revues American Mixtape and Incomplete Guide to Everything on the third floor of Piper’s Alley at 230 W. North Avenue in Chicago. For details, visit