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Coffee and comedy come together in Wicker Park

Tyler Jackson

Tyler Jackson

Ready Coffee in Wicker Park not only puts the work of local artists on the walls of its Ornot Gallery, the coffeehouse offers live art as well. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, Ready premieres “Art You Can Laugh At,” a series of biweekly comedy showcases hosted by resident comedian Nathyn Gibson starting at 7 p.m.

The free, laugh-till-you-hiccup shows will feature a variety of local and regional comedians. This week’s inaugural lineup includes comedians Tyler Jackson, Reena Calm, Conor Delehanty, Odinaka Ezeokoli, Katie McVay and Adam Burke. No reservations are necessary. Seating is limited to first come, but there’s plenty of standing room.

While you’re there, check out the gallery’s “Art-o-Mat” machine, a refurbished vintage cigarette vending machine that has been converted to sell small pieces of original art for only $5.