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2015 Fall Culture Preview

5 Great Comedy Classes

Second City and iO Chicago aren’t the only places to hone your funnny.

Lincoln Lodge

Spin your meandering thoughts into comedy gold at this venerable standup room, where T.J. Miller and Hannibal Buress got their start. $185. lincolnlodge.com/classes.com 

Annoyance Theatre & Bar

Absurdity is the name of the game at this Lake View space, where Stephen Colbert, Jill Soloway, and Jane Lynch all trained. $225. theannoyance.com 

Chicago Improv Den

The brainchild of improv whiz Dina Facklis, this Wicker Park theater caters to comedy-class vets who just can’t get enough. $260. thechicagoimprovden.com

ComedySportz Theatre

With their high-velocity brand of funny, instructors at this Lake View theater teach students to toss zingers like pros. $275. comedysportzchicago.com

Jimmy Carrane

Learn the art of slow comedy—more stories, fewer one-liners—from this longtime Chicago improviser who hosts the weekly podcast Improv Nerd. $279. jimmycarrane.com

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