The Nation's Longest Running Independent Comedy Showcase
The Future of Comedy!
The Lincoln Lodge is Chicago’s favorite stand up comedy show, now in its 23rd year. Each week, the Lincoln Lodge features the best stand up comedy in Chicago, a hilarious variety act, and a Man on the Street segment.
When: Shows are every Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:30 pm) – Show times may be different for special events. Please check the calendar for an up to date schedule.
How much: Tickets are between $5 and $15 for most shows but may be more for special events.
Show Length: The show lasts approximately 80 minutes
Food and Drink: A full drink menu is available both before and during the show. Click here to see a sample offering. There is no minimum purchase enforced – yay! We do not serve food in the venue but for those looking to eat nearby before or after the show there are many dining choices in the local neighborhood
Accessibility: The Lincoln Lodge theater is located on the first floor of the building and all areas of the facility are wheelchair accessible. For Lodge shows staged at other venues please call us at 773-251-1539 for details of accessibility.
Age Limit: Lincoln Lodge shows are all ages although we do advise that acts may contain adult themed material and attendance of minors is at parents discretion.
Where: 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
Getting there: We are a five minute walk from the El Blue Line Western stop and adjacent to main bus routes on Milwaukee (56), Western (49, X49) and Armitage (73). Metered parking is available on Milwaukee avenue outside the venue but we recommend a cab ride if coming by car for our bustling neighborhood right on the border of Logan Square and Wicker Park!
Who: The show is produced by Tight Five Productions
Join us for a night of Chicago comedy you’ll never forget!
Meet the Cast...
Deanna Ortiz, born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, her comedy is a sassy and lively take on everyday life. She is the host of The Drunk Cooking Show on YouTube and is a cast member of the Lincoln Lodge where she teaches stand-up classes and performs every weekend. She has been featured in independent shows and clubs all over the midwest and has opened for Matteo Lane, Guy Branum, Liza Treyger and Aparna Nancherla.
Kyle Scanlan was named 2017 Best Comedian in Chicago by the Chicago Reader. He's a cast member on the Nation's longest running independent comedy show, The Lincoln Lodge. He also runs a weekly show called Up Stand at The Comedy Bar. He’s opened for Eddie Pepitone, Todd Barry, and Amy Schumer. He created and writes for the satirical website TheWhiskeyJournal.com and hosts a podcast called Basketball Stories. He also wrote this compelling bio.
Brittani Ferguson is a stand up comedian and amateur softballer not from Chicago but living in Chicago. She performs regularly around the city and occasionally in other states and countries and hosts the monthly showcase Not Yet Famous. Hailing from Italy, she’s not afraid to force feed you or exorcise your life demons. She did a commercial once a few years ago and according to her mom “won’t shut up about it.” She’s thrilled to be with this rad group of people.
Gena Gephart lives in Chicago, IL where she pursues writing, stand up, and sketch comedy. Gena’s sharp brand of comedy reflects her quirky, feminist perspective and has been called “awkward in a good way” by several drunk bachelorettes. She has opened for comics like Michael Che, Jen Kirkman, and Todd Barry, and has performed at the Limestone Comedy Festival. Gena produces a monthly all-lady storytelling show in Logan Square called Ladylike and contributes to Reductress and Thought Catalog.
Dan Drees is a stand up comedian originally from Ohio. He has written for McSweeny’s and Weekly Humorists. If you want to hear him talk without having to see him he is a co-host of the Basketball Stories podcast.
A former Division 1 basketball player, Alex is an oddly tall, Chicago-based comedian who recently made his acting debut on the Netflix series "EASY" and is a paid regular at the Laugh Factory and Zanies in Chicago. He has opened for Finesse Mitchell, Josh Gondelman, David Angelo, and Beth Stelling. He also loves tacos, cheese curds, and you for reading this.
Olivia Perry is a comedian who grew up out west but has roots in Chicago. She started out in the Second City Writing program which led her straight into the stand up scene. St. Patrick's Day 2018 is when her life took a turn as she won Late Late Breakfast's Breakfast of Champions title King of Breakfast, and has since performed at The Laugh Factory, Comedy Bar, Chicago Underground Comedy, The Onion Comedy and Arts Festival, and other shows around the city.
Jarrell Scott Barnes is a writer and comedian from Chicago, Illinois. Jarrell was a finalist in the 2017 Devil’s Cup Festival in New York City, and featured in The Cleveland Comedy Festival. He's also the head writer for the squad's current Chicago-running show, Too Lit For TV at The Revival Theater on Chicago's South Side, as well as being a lead contributor to writing & producing the Martin Luther Kings of Comedy television pilot The Revolution House
Chris Higgins is the human version of a Golden Retriever.