Where is ZANIES?

Contest II:  Where is ZANIES?

Open Submissions:  March 15-September 15, 2018

Winner Announced:  October 15, 2018

When ZANIES in Chicago opened, out-of-towners would arrive with scribbled directions, suburbanites with hand-drawn maps, and locals not sure if they should take the Ravenswood line or the Rogers Park line.  All struggled to locate Chicago’s Original Comedy Club.

In today’s world, hand drawn maps and telephone directions are virtually non-existent but in 1978, Google Maps was science fiction and not everyone knew where North Avenue intersected Wells Street.

As part of its 40 Year Anniversary Celebration, ZANIES Comedy Club in Chicago is looking for the best way to arrive at 1548 North Wells Street.

Draw, paint, sketch, write, graph, use multi-media, invent a hologram, create a new art form, or describe the best way to reach ZANIES and you could win the chance to treat you and your best friend to a weekend in Chicago as well as a night at ZANIES.


  1. Submissions may be sent via email (zanies40th@zanies.com) or traditional mail (Where is Zanies? Contest, 1548 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL  60610.)
  2. All submissions become the property of Zanies Comedy Clubs, Inc. and may be published in all known or future media in perpetuity without any promise of payment or compensation.
  3. Individual accepted submissions chosen as winners will be cited by the name on the submission.
  4. Submissions, no matter how received, will not be returned or saved.
  5. An independent panel of judges selected by Zanies Comedy Clubs, Inc. will choose a winner.  All decisions are final.
  6. No current employee or officer of Zanies Comedy Clubs, or family or friend of employee or officer, is eligible for this contest.
  7. Submissions are limited to one per person.
  8. Submissions will be judged on originality, humor, creativity, human interest, geographical accuracy, and ZANINESS.
  9. Prize winners will be announced October 30, 2018.  All decisions are final.
  10. Winners must be 21 or older to collect a prize.
  11. 2ND Runner Up:  FREE Party of Four.  Value = $200, 1st Runner Up:  FREE Party of Four.  Value = $400, GRAND PRIZE:  One round trip ticket to and from Chicago within the domestic United States (not to exceed $500) plus Two Nights Stay at a local Hotel plus One FREE show (including admission and table purchases) for you and your guest.