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Comedian Ben Roy

Come to Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago’s Old Town to see comic Ben Roy March 22, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

Funnyman Ben Roy started in the world of standup comedy when he entered a Comedy Works new talent night in early 2004. A Comedy Works manager snuck him into a professional competition a few months later, where he placed second to comedian Josh Blue, who would go on to national fame as winner of Last Comic Standing.

In the summer of 2010, Roy was invited to perform in the “New Faces” division of the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, and invited back for its 2012 Nasty Show. He has been selected to perform at the Boston Comedy Festival, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, and the MTV Comedy Showcase. He’s also been featured on HBO’s Funny as Hell series; in the John Wenzel Book Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and Dangerously Funny (alongside comedy greats like Patton Oswalt and Fred Armisen); and on the Comedy Central Show Adam DeVine’s House Party.

His debut standup album, I Got Demons, was released in 2012 and ranked one of the 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by Laugh Spin. His second standup album, No Enlightenment in Sobriety, was released April 15, 2014, Roy recorded his third standup album on March 8 and March 11, 2015 at Comedy Works.

Zanies Comedy Club is located at 1548 North. Wells Street in Old Town. For tickets to see Ben Roy, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Ben Roy show at Zanies experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.