Comedian Ritch Shydner gives us a brief lesson on the history of standup

Bill and Wendy with comedian Ritch Shydner. (Jasmine Cooper/WGN Radio)

Comedian and actor Ritch Shydner stops by the Bill and Wendy show! Ritch will perform a special show about the history of standup comedy at Zanies in Chicago on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00pm. He will also be at Zanies in Rosemont and St. Charles from Wednesday, October 2nd through Saturday, October 5th. Ritch gives us an inside look into his comedy show and explains how comedy has evolved over the years.

Tickets are $25.00, plus a two-item food/beverage minimum. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, please visit

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