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Jim Belushi Buys Into Chicago Comedy Club

Chicago Comedy Bar hosts grand opening this weekend



    Jim Belushi Buys Into Chicago Comedy Club
    Marcus Riley
    Don't be surprised to see Jim Belushi rockin' the stage at his new club.

    Actor, comedian, musician and all-around Chicago guy Jim Belushi is reinforcing his roots in the city by buying into a River North comedy club.

    Belushi has joined forces with Kyle Lane to relaunch The Comedy Bar at 157 W. Ontario St.

    The grand opening weekend takes place October 18-20 with Belushi on hand Thursday-Saturday introducing the shows, participating in bits and sitting in with guest band Rob Stone and the C-Notes on Thursday at midnight.

    The club, located on the ground floor of Ontourage nightclub, not only features stand-up comics, but also improv, music and dancing, including a blues band every Thursday night.

    Tickets to The Comedy Bar shows will run $10-$15.

    Belushi also plans to perform with The Chicago Board of Comedy, a new improv group he's launched with his son, Robert Belushi.