Laugh Your Way Through the Chicago River with our New Boat Tours

Laugh Your Way Through the Chicago River with our New Boat Tours

Chicago already loves our architecture-focused boat tours for their great views and fascinating facts, but in August and September you can look forward to a heaping helping of comedy along with your ride. Shoreline is teaming up with local laugh masters the Zanies’ Comedy Club to bring you Friday Evening Comedy Cruises: two 90-minute tours featuring two performances from tried and true stand-up comics and hosted by a Zanies luminary. Riding over the Chicago River has never been funnier!

Where and When?

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Our first Comedy Cruise takes off on August 7th at 8:00 PM from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park on Navy Pier. It will feature a performance from Bill Bunker as well as Patt McGann, two-time Letterman guest and operator of the Chicago Stand-up Project.

The second tour will depart from the same dock on September 18th, also at 8:00 PM. This cruise will feature Bill Gorgo and Dobie Maxwell, two of the top instructors at the Standup Comedy Learning Center.

Tickets for both tours are $39. We will also feature a cash bar, so all guests must be 21 or older, and you get one free drink with your ticket. Boarding for both begins 15 minutes before departure

Who Will Perform

Zanies is one of Chicago’s oldest and most beloved comedy clubs. From their weekly comedy shows to their Standup Comedy Learning Center, Zanies provides laughs and entertainment for people all over Chicago. Here are the great comedians who will be joining us:

August 7th:

  • Bill Bunker: Straight-laced businessman by day, absurdist comedian by night, Bill Bunker has been entertaining audiences around the country for 15 years. A hand picked opener for Jim Gaffigan on his nationwide tour, Bill delivers wry, laid back observations on the absurdity of modern life that you can’t help but laugh at.
  • Pat McGann: Two-time Letterman guest Pat McGann has been the House MC at Zanies for several years now, delighting crowds with his quick wit and charm. Pat created and hosted the Emmy nominated show “The Chicago Stand Up Project” in 2010, and has been sought after by everyone from Giordano’s Pizza to the Chicago White Sox for his comedy acumen.

September 18th:

  • Bill Gorgo: One of the top instructors at Zanies’ Standup Comedy Learning Center, Bill Gorgo has been teaching the art of comedy for years, and knows the form inside and out.
  • Dobie Maxwell: Dobie Maxwell has been teaching at the Standup Comedy Learning Center since its first class in 1995, and is a well-respected comedian in his own right. He’s been performing comedy for almost 30 years, and in the process has worked with everyone from Drew Carey to Jerry Seinfeld.

Join us on the Chicago River for an Architecture Boat Tour You’ll Never Forget!

At Shoreline Sightseeing, we provide a variety of Chicago River Boat Tours for guests of every stripe, and the Friday Evening Comedy Cruise is just one of the many special events we offer. Check out our website today, and see what else we have in store!