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Emo Philips at Zanies

Come to Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago to see the genius standup of Emo Philips November 8 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

Emo Philips is grownup fun of a high order. Described by Jay Leno as “the best joke writer in America,” and considered by many, including “Weird Al” Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London’s West End).

Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo Philips has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many appearances on network television, in both America and the UK. He has appeared in films (most notably, as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF) and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Doctor Katz and Home Movies), but his first love, stand-up, remains his true one.

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

Make your Emo Philips at Zanies Comedy Club experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic 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.