Second City

No need to look too far for laughs. Head straight for Second City, a Chicago main event for half a century and former stomping grounds for sketch comedy greats like John Belushi, Mike Myers, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, and Martin Short. Two stages take aim for the funny bone, so much so that you better get there early for good seating (beware uncomfortable barstools on the upper theater). Best bet: Best bet: Take in the “Best. Monday. Ever.” show on Monday nights where belly laughs never quit — and we’re not kidding.?

1616 N. Wells St.