May 31 - June 02

Adele Givens

Adele Givens

Adele Givens has done it all! Adele was crowned winner of the Crown Royal Comedy competition in the city of Chicago on February 3, 1990. On that day she realized she was destined to become comedic royalty. Adele has the rare ability to make you laugh, think, cry, and cringe all at the same time. Her famous line, “I am SUCH a #$%@#% lady” has gone viral.

Popularity was swift, with Adele winning many other competitions and securing the respect of comedy lovers everywhere. Almost immediately fans proclaimed her the Queen of Comedy. The title is well deserved, with such credits as “Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam,” “The All Stars of Def Comedy Jam,” “Showtime at the Apollo,” “The Oprah Winfrey show,” “HBO Comedy half-hour” and “Comedy Central Presents.” Queen Adele has certainly reigned supreme.

It wasn't long before Queen Adele made her acting debut, guest-starring in such sitcoms as Martin, Moesha, The Parkers, The Steve Harvey show, The Tracey Ullman show and The Hughleys (where she was a series regular).

Queen Adele branched out to do her very own morning radio show (The Adele Givens morning show on WGCI 107.5 FM Chicago), but not before filming her first movie role as Tricks in “The Player’s Club.” Before long, HBO recognized her majesty by offering her a chance to do her own HBO half-hour comedy special and television pilot “The Adele Givens Show.”

Adele wowed audiences everywhere on the very successful Queens of Comedy tour (13 consecutive sold out dates and the album was nominated for a Grammy Award), and made us laugh out loud as the hip hop loving, bad hair day having, DJ (I’Holla) Helen in the movie “Beauty Shop.”

All this and beautiful too! It’s safe to say that the little girl from Chicago’s west side has done the city proud.

All hail the queen!

05/31/2024 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:15 PM

Other Showtimes

These shows were rescheduled from March 22-24. All customers who purchased tickets for March will be contacted directly with more information.

Comedy royalty is returning to the DC Improv! Queen Adele Givens came out of the Chicago comedy scene and took the nation by storm. Her more than three-decade career has included unforgettable TV and film roles, her own morning radio show, stand-up comedy specials and sold-out theater tours. These five shows are a great chance to see her up close. All hail the queen!

Instagram: @realadelegivens


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Admission Policies

  • Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions.
  • There is a two-item minimum per customer. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items. (The two-item minimum does not apply to comedy classes.)
  • Coupons or passes for free admission cannot be used for a show listed as a "special event."

Seating Policies

  • Matinees, the first show of any evening in our main showroom and all shows in our lounge showroom are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive, the more options you'll have. Please note that the size of your party can affect what options are available to you, as certain tables and areas are designated for larger parties.
  • "Late shows" in the main showroom have assigned seating. Assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. Generally speaking, the earlier you buy tickets, the closer you will be to the stage.
  • If tickets are designated as being at a "reserved table," your party will have a table to itself. For general admission tickets, if your party does not fill an entire table, you may be sharing a table with other patrons.

Adele Givens has done it all! Adele was crowned winner of the Crown Royal Comedy competition in the city of Chicago on February 3, 1990. On that day she realized she was destined to become comedic royalty. Adele has the rare ability to make you laugh, think, cry, and cringe all at the same time. Her famous line, “I am SUCH a #$%@#% lady” has gone viral.

Popularity was swift, with Adele winning many other competitions and securing the respect of comedy lovers everywhere. Almost immediately fans proclaimed her the Queen of Comedy. The title is well deserved, with such credits as “Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam,” “The All Stars of Def Comedy Jam,” “Showtime at the Apollo,” “The Oprah Winfrey show,” “HBO Comedy half-hour” and “Comedy Central Presents.” Queen Adele has certainly reigned supreme.

It wasn't long before Queen Adele made her acting debut, guest-starring in such sitcoms as Martin, Moesha, The Parkers, The Steve Harvey show, The Tracey Ullman show and The Hughleys (where she was a series regular).

Queen Adele branched out to do her very own morning radio show (The Adele Givens morning show on WGCI 107.5 FM Chicago), but not before filming her first movie role as Tricks in “The Player’s Club.” Before long, HBO recognized her majesty by offering her a chance to do her own HBO half-hour comedy special and television pilot “The Adele Givens Show.”

Adele wowed audiences everywhere on the very successful Queens of Comedy tour (13 consecutive sold out dates and the album was nominated for a Grammy Award), and made us laugh out loud as the hip hop loving, bad hair day having, DJ (I’Holla) Helen in the movie “Beauty Shop.”

All this and beautiful too! It’s safe to say that the little girl from Chicago’s west side has done the city proud.

All hail the queen!