Fall Comedy Top 10: Our pick of legends, from Steve Martin to Cameron Esposito

Chicago Tribune

From local legends (Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher) to legend-legends (Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin), here are our top 10 comedy shows not to miss this fall.


Margaret Cho

A consummate comedian who has been performing professionally since she was a teenager, Margaret Cho was pushing the envelope decades before it was cool, and has the track record (not to mention the Grammy and Emmy nominations) to prove it. Cho may be executive-producing and starring in a TV pilot for a new show based on her experience with substance abuse (TNT’s “Highland”), but a busy schedule has never slowed her down before. Kicking off with a night at the Chicago Theatre, her latest world tour — the “Fresh Off the Bloat” tour — promises all-new, button-pushing material. 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.;