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Here at the Belmont Theater District, we want to help you navigate the hundreds of shows on offer in the BTD on any given day. Whether it is theater in Chicago, improv in Chicago, comedy in Chicago, our What’s Playing Now page can help you pick a Date, sort by Type of Theater… and Voila! You have a listing of all the shows offered by our Partner Theaters on that date. Pick a show — maybe by a theater company you’ve never heard of — and enjoy.

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Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! @ Laugh Factory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! ** FREE FOR ALL STAND UP COMEDIANS! ** Top Ten Tuesdays, a soft-booked comedy open mic & showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago Hosted by Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club,…
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Smokey and The Bandit: The Musical @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Smokey and The Bandit: The Musical “We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there!” Who can haul 400 cases of illegal beer from Texarkana, Texas back to Atlanta, Georgia, in…
Apr 28 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
Apr 28 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Voted “Best atmosphere for musical improv” in Newcity’s Best of Chicago, VAMP is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. Each week cast members and house band The Vampers present a hilarious night…
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Smokey and The Bandit: The Musical @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Smokey and The Bandit: The Musical “We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there!” Who can haul 400 cases of illegal beer from Texarkana, Texas back to Atlanta, Georgia, in…
Apr 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dear James Franco @ Under the Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Dear James Franco Featuring letters to or from famous people* Ah, the lost art of writing letters, remember those? Back before text messages and email and snapchat, there were letters–carefully crafted messages, sealed in an…
Apr 29 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
Apr 29 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Voted “Best atmosphere for musical improv” in Newcity’s Best of Chicago, VAMP is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. Each week cast members and house band The Vampers present a hilarious night…
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
House Party @ CSz Theater Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
House Party See the next generation of improvisation with House Party; a fun, inventive and entertaining game-based improv show! See three talented House Teams of up-and-coming improv comedians showcase a variety of scenes, songs and…
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! @ Laugh Factory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! ** FREE FOR ALL STAND UP COMEDIANS! ** Top Ten Tuesdays, a soft-booked comedy open mic & showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago Hosted by Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club,…
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
May 5 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Voted “Best atmosphere for musical improv” in Newcity’s Best of Chicago, VAMP is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. Each week cast members and house band The Vampers present a hilarious night…
May 6 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dear James Franco @ Under the Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Dear James Franco Featuring letters to or from famous people* Ah, the lost art of writing letters, remember those? Back before text messages and email and snapchat, there were letters–carefully crafted messages, sealed in an…
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
May 6 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Voted “Best atmosphere for musical improv” in Newcity’s Best of Chicago, VAMP is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. Each week cast members and house band The Vampers present a hilarious night…
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
House Party @ CSz Theater Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
House Party See the next generation of improvisation with House Party; a fun, inventive and entertaining game-based improv show! See three talented House Teams of up-and-coming improv comedians showcase a variety of scenes, songs and…
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! @ Laugh Factory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! ** FREE FOR ALL STAND UP COMEDIANS! ** Top Ten Tuesdays, a soft-booked comedy open mic & showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago Hosted by Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club,…
May 12 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
May 12 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Voted “Best atmosphere for musical improv” in Newcity’s Best of Chicago, VAMP is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. Each week cast members and house band The Vampers present a hilarious night…
May 13 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dear James Franco @ Under the Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Dear James Franco Featuring letters to or from famous people* Ah, the lost art of writing letters, remember those? Back before text messages and email and snapchat, there were letters–carefully crafted messages, sealed in an…
May 13 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
May 13 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Voted “Best atmosphere for musical improv” in Newcity’s Best of Chicago, VAMP is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. Each week cast members and house band The Vampers present a hilarious night…
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
House Party @ CSz Theater Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
House Party See the next generation of improvisation with House Party; a fun, inventive and entertaining game-based improv show! See three talented House Teams of up-and-coming improv comedians showcase a variety of scenes, songs and…
Got Her Back: A Fundraising Female Variety Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
GOT HER BACK – A Fundraising Female Variety Show An MCL Chicago Production Got Her Back celebrates the talented female performers in the Chicago comedy community and highlights their voices, while also acting as a monthly…
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! @ Laugh Factory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! ** FREE FOR ALL STAND UP COMEDIANS! ** Top Ten Tuesdays, a soft-booked comedy open mic & showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago Hosted by Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club,…
May 19 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
May 19 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Voted “Best atmosphere for musical improv” in Newcity’s Best of Chicago, VAMP is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. Each week cast members and house band The Vampers present a hilarious night…
May 20 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dear James Franco @ Under the Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Dear James Franco Featuring letters to or from famous people* Ah, the lost art of writing letters, remember those? Back before text messages and email and snapchat, there were letters–carefully crafted messages, sealed in an…
May 20 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
May 20 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Voted “Best atmosphere for musical improv” in Newcity’s Best of Chicago, VAMP is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. Each week cast members and house band The Vampers present a hilarious night…