Comedians You Should Know (CYSK)

Comedians You Should Know (CYSK)

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Timothy O'Toole's Pub Chicago

622 North Fairbanks Court

Chicago, IL 60611

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No Refunds

Chicago's Funniest Stand-Up. No Joke. Since 2008.

About this event

Make sure you are buying tickets for the right date and showtime.

Since this is a live event and seats need to be filled, if you do not arrive by showtime, your seat will be sold to the people on the waiting list. No refunds available.

Comedians You Should Know (CYSK) is a stand-up comedy showcase which started in Chicago in 2008 at the now-defunct, Fizz Bar and Grill. The show quickly gained praise from fans and comedians alike for its unwavering commitment to presenting only the funniest Chicago comedians and visiting guests from both the alt and mainstream comedy scenes.

In 2010, they moved to a favorite downtown watering hole, Timothy O'Toole's Pub. Since then, the show has become a destination from anyone around the Chicago area. From hipsters to yuppies to suburbanites, to the occasional homeless person, anyone seeking the best in Chicago stand-up comedy knows, CYSK is the place to be!

In addition to their showcase, CYSK has produced a whopping 25 comedy albums in their room, many of them reaching the top of the iTunes comedy chart!

CYSK has gotten critical-acclaim from several media outlets, most notably The Onion A.V. Club who said: "...The genuine quality of talent on display is unrivaled in Chicago."

In 2015, CYSK expanded their weekly showcase to Los Angeles and then to New York City in 2016, making it the only comedian-produced, stand-up comedy showcase to be featured in the three biggest cities in the country!

CYSK features a DIFFERENT LINE-UP every single week and thus makes it a must-see event again and again!

Upcoming shows

Online ticket sales end an hour before each show. Tickets may be available at the door for $15.

Note: Line-ups are subject to change without notice.


Jarrell Scott Barnes hosts:

Marty DeRosa

Sohrab Forouzesh

Kellye Howard

Jonah Jurkens

Bob Keen

Joe Kilgallon


- 21+

- General admission

- Street parking available; parking in lot on SE corner of Erie and Fairbanks $11 with validation, available at O'Toole's

- Food and drinks available before and during the show

- Afterparty to follow

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