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Comedy in Chicago: The Marx Brothers and Bob Newhart

Learn about the Chicago connections of a few giants of American comedy

About This Tour


This virtual tour begins with a leisurely walk to the Marx Brothers' Chicago home. There, you will learn about a subgenre of film called anarchic comedy. You'll also take a ride down a slice of historic Route 66 and see where the Marx family once owned a chicken farm. (Yes, really, a chicken farm.)

Then, we'll shift comedic gears to Bob Newhart. Newhart was born in the western suburbs of Chicago, and his sitcom The Bob Newhart Show (1972-78) was set here as well. In this section of the virtual tour, you'll visit 3 Chicago locations near and dear to the comedian and actor: his childhood home, his Oak Park apartment, and Navy Pier.

Join Chicago Movie Tours on this virtual walking tour—complete with HD video!—and rediscover the city through TV and film.