No longer do you have to choose between watching comedy and seeing it live.
This week, your TV is coming to life.
From Vince Vaughn to Sarah Silverman, the TBS Just for Laughs Festival brings the comedy out of the tube and onto the stage.
Swan Song: Nick Offerman at The Vic
Nick Offerman (a.k.a. Parks & Recreation's Ron Swanson) serves up a satirical smorgasbord called American Ham full of cautionary tales, tunes, and tips for Swanson-style living.
Sat 7:30 & 10p. The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. $35 here.
Tom's Treats: Aziz Ansari at Chicago Theatre
If that's not enough Parks & Rec, treat yo' self to some Tom Haverford swagger during Aziz Ansari's Buried Alive set, where the Ansari from Funny People shows us how it's done, son.
Fri 7:30 & 10:30p. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St. $38.50-$48.50 here.
Brit Pop: John Oliver at The Vic
Move over to Comedy Central for The Daily Show's resident Brit John Oliver who takes a break from skewering the queen's Diamond Jubilee open up a can of smart, incisive stand-up on America.
Fri 7:30p. The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. $35 here.
Clerk Jerk: Kevin Smith at Chicago Theatre
Switch from prime time and kick it old school with Clerks/Mallrats mastermind Kevin Smith (a.k.a. Silent Bob), who gets gregarious with an audience Q&A offering insights into his cool guy mind.
Thu 8p. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St. $38.50-$58.50 here.