Golden Local: Zanies, Now THAT'S Funny

Stand up club beats iO Theater for Best Laughs

We asked. You voted. Zanies gives the best laughs around town.

So when Brian, the human trophy, presented himself to the iconic comedy club on Chicago's Wells Street Friday, you knew (or could have figured) it was going to happen.
Yes, Brian got a pie in the face. And we captured it all so you can share in a good ol' Zanies-kind-of-laugh.

From seasoned comic names like Leno, Chappelle and Seinfeld to newer NBC-adoptees like Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Fallon, our city's collective side hurts from the humor at this stand up factory.

Zanies beat out the improvisations of iO Theater in an online vote on

"It's such an honor voted best place to laugh in city of Chicago," said Bert Haas, Executive Vice President of Zanies Comedy Clubs. "You always know you're going to get a great show."

"There's no club like this in the country," Patti Vasquez said about the club she's been getting laughs in for 14 years. "Intimacy, closeness and not only that, but how quick audience is."

When asked about the tight 51 percent to 49 percent victory over iO Theater, Haas gave us one more laugh -- in true Chicago political style.

"I thought we bought more votes than that."

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