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“Don't Wear Mascara!”
Review of UP Comedy Club

UP Comedy Club
Ranked #16 of 91 Fun & Games in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: UP Comedy Club is a new hybrid performance venue with an eclectic blend of comedy seven nights a week. In addition to a diverse slate of original programming, UP Comedy Club also features a full service restaurant and bar with Chicago favorites and a no drink minimum.
Redding, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't Wear Mascara!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

If you like to laugh then this is your place. Super funny comedy and improv. A bit cramped and the drinks are pricey but well worth the cost of admission.

Visited July 2013
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Western Canada
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Second City Allstars”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

The Second City Allstars Troupe were great, they made improve look easy and they had as much fun as we did. A couple jugs of blue moon and a bunch of laughs what more could a guy ask for?

Visited June 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Highlight of the trip!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Tried to get tickets to the Second City show but it was sold out. Ended up getting tickets to the Second City Improv All-Stars instead. It was absolutely hilarious. Well worth the $15 admission. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Unfortunately, the show only lasted an hour.

They start seating 45 minutes prior to show time. It's first come first serve seating so come early if you want to sit up front. They also expect you to buy a drink and/or food. That was not a problem; however, the couple behind me was hounded several times by the waitress until they finally gave in and bought something.

As far as the dialogue goes... It is definitely rated R. There is some profanity and sexual dialogue. I would not consider the show to be vulgar or over the top in profanity. I would not take kids or teens to the show.

You gotta go!

Visited June 2013
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Newport, Rhode Island
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126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Disappointing....Laugh Out Loud”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

I'll start with the good - the venue was cute, the cast seemed to have potential. The drinks were so-so, although "note to self: don't drink vanilla vodka" - yuck. Pretzel appetizer was very good.
The comedic material - AWFUL....just not funny. The name was Laugh Out Loud - I would have been happy to laugh at all. The woman selected from the audience was funny. The bartender around the corner at O'Briens (I think that was the name) was funnier.
The train ride out to the neighborhood was more fun than the show.
Kind of a waste. Maybe Second City is funnier....

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
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“Great place for comedy”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The place was perfect for stand-up comedy. Good place to have a nice evening. The seating in the front was a bit crowded since the small table was shared.

Visited March 2013
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