'Bad Touch' and'The Deep End': A double bill of improv. In "Bad Touch," Annoyance ensemble members Rich Sohn and Rebecca Sohn and featured guests explore unsavory topics; "The Deep End" features a rotating cast of Annoyance veterans, teachers and students.: through Open End; 9:30 p.m. Tue.; $8; The Annoyance Theatre, 4830 N. Broadway; 773-561-4665.
'Family Tree House Boat Accident' and 'Pleasant Valley': Chicago funnymen Tim Baltz, Jordan Klepper and Seth Weitberg create a new format each week to explore current events through an improv set; and local comics Jet Eveleth, Holly Laurent and Susan Messing perform a longform improv show.: through Open End; 10:30 p.m. Sun.; $5; iO, 3541 N. Clark St.; 773-880-0199.
100 Proof Comedy: Local funnyman Jamie Campbell hosts a rotating lineup of professional comics. "The Chaser," a free stand-up open mic, follows.: through Dec. 13; 8 p.m. Mon.; $10; ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont Ave.; 773-549-8080.
100% Crazy Fun! A Mental Health Musical: A choreographed musical comedy about sanity or the lack thereof.: through Fri.; 10:30 p.m. Fri.; $13; $10 for students; Donny's Skybox Theatre, 1608 N. Wells St. Piper's Alley; 312-337-3992.
The Absolute Best Friggin' Time of Your Life: The Second City e.t.c.'s 34th revue explores budget surpluses, low unemployment rates, bad fashion trends and other 1990s phenomena.: through Open End; 8 p.m., 11 p.m. Fri. - Sat.; 7 p.m. Sun.; 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m., 11 p.m. Fri.; $22-$27; The Second City e.t.c., 1608 N. Wells St.; 312-337-3992.
Americans in Peril!: Sketch troupe 4 Days Late performs its new sketch revue about the links between comfort and danger.: through Nov. 12; 10 p.m. Fri., Fri.; $12; presented by Red Ink Theatre; Studio BE, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave.; 773-248-5900.
The Apocalypse: Now In 3D: Quixotic comedy ensemble performs a new LGBT-themed sketch revue about politics, social issues and awkward attempts at spicing up long distance relationships.: through Sat.; 9 p.m. Fri. - Sat.; $10; Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted St.; 312-804-3681.
Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Rock Opera: Actors perform an hourlong musical with a live band, based on an audience suggestion.: through Open End; 10:30 p.m. Fri., Fri.; $15; $6-$7.50 for students; presented by Baby Wants Candy; Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-935-6100.
The Best of the Second City: Humorous highlights from their most popular revues.: through Open End; 4 p.m. Sat.; 8 p.m. Mon.; $16-$22; The Second City, 1616 N. Wells St.; 312-337-3992.
Big Fancy Open Mic: Dave Odd hosts performances by local comics. Want to perform? Sign up before 8:15 p.m.: through Open End; 8:30 p.m. Thu.; Free; Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green St.; 312-733-6000.
Big Yellow Bus: Ensemble members riff off of audience suggestions. BYOB.: through Open End; 8 p.m. Thu.; $10; $5 for students; The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted St.; 773-871-3793; 773-871-3793.
Bill Burr: through Sat.; 8 p.m. Sat.; $32.50; Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave.; 773-472-0449; 773-472-0449.
Blackout presents: Variety: The all-African-American-male comedy troupe hosts performances by a rotating roster of musical acts, stand up comedians and sketch and improv groups.: through Open End; 11:59 p.m. Fri., Fri.; $5; The Second City's De Maat Studio Theater, 1616 N. Wells St. Piper's Alley, 3rd Floor; 312-337-3992.
Bo Burnham: through Nov. 12; 7 p.m. (CANCELED) Sat.; $25; Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-929-5959.
Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play: Features booze-themed sketch comedy and interactive drinking games.: through Open End; 8 p.m., 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat., Fri.; $20; Fizz Bar & Grill, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-904-8777.
C.J. Toledano: The local comedian performs and hosts a rotating roster of comedians and acts.: through Nov. 13; 11:59 p.m. Sat.; $5; $3 for students; The Second City's De Maat Studio Theater, 1616 N. Wells St. Piper's Alley, 3rd Floor; 312-337-3992.
The Chaser: Emerging comics compete for a spot in the following week's "100 Proof Comedy" lineup.: through Dec. 13; 9:30 p.m. Mon.; Free; ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont Ave.; 773-549-8080.
Cheech and Chong: through Fri.; 8 p.m. Fri.; $39.50-$55; The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.; 312-462-6300; 312-462-6300.
Chemically Imbalanced Comedy: In Chemically Imbalanced Comedy's 10th season, stand-up comics host a rotating line-up of local and national improv and sketch groups. BYOB.: through Open End; 10:30 p.m. Sat.; 8 p.m. Sun.; $10; Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1420 W. Irving Park Rd.; 773-865-7731.
Theater listings: Comedy shows in Chicago
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