Best ZANIES Story

Contest I:  Your Best ZANIES Story

Open Submissions:  January 15-May 15, 2018

Winner Announced:  June 15, 2018

As part of its 40 Year Anniversary Celebration, ZANIES Comedy Club in Chicago is looking for the best personal stories from the people who have visited the legendary nightclub.

In the past 40 Years, tens of thousands of people have enjoyed an evening at ZANIES On Wells Street.  Share your favorite experience at ZANIES/Chicago and have the opportunity to win a 40 Year FREE PASS to ZANIES.

  • Did you get engaged at ZANIES/Chicago?
  • Did you meet someone special at ZANIES/Chicago?
  • Was your first date at ZANIES/Chicago?
  • Did a particular comedian or performance at ZANIES/Chicago change your life?
  • Was there a show or experience you had at ZANIES/Chicago that you wish to share?


  1. ​​Stories may be submitted via email or traditional mail (Zanies Story 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 and may not exceed 2000 words in length.
  8. Submissions will be judged on originality, humor, positivity, human interest, factual relevance, and ZANINESS.
  9. Prize winners will be announced June 15, 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:  40 Year Gift Card valid at ZANIES/Chicago.  Gift card is valid for Admission and Table Purchase for Winner Only.  Value = PRICELESS.