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The iO Theater boasts four performance spaces to showcase our most popular shows, our Harold teams, and our guest shows.

All Upcoming Events

POV

POV

Mon 9/25

7:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

POV is a talk show in previews, that will endeavor to present the highlights of the upcoming shows and events on the calendar of the iO Chicago–for the next six days, Tuesday to Sunday. Hosted by Michael McCarthy POV features monologues and interviews…desk pieces and remotes… scripted material and improv, as well as all the other elements found in any given talk show.

Free

Sex Positive

Sex Positive

Mon 9/25

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 9/25

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

Cats Vs. Dogs: Battle of the BEASTS

Cats Vs. Dogs: Battle of the BEASTS

Mon 9/25

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week, the independent teams Law Dog and Ms Mistofolees square off to settle the ultimate question: who's the funniest of these two particular improv teams on this particular night in this particular theater?

Sure, we all know improv is a competition—so what? Well, in this contest, the stakes are higher than ever: every week, the losing team must complete a challenge generated by YOU, the audience. And it's your job to make them pay for their less-funny crimes.

Action! Challenges! Bragging rights! A special guest team every week! Who will prevail when it's Cats vs Dogs?

Law Dog - John Patrick Coan, Luke Null, Zack Mast

Ms Mistofolees - Alyssa Davis, Alex Wiseman, Cristy von Rautenkranz-Mercier, Stevie Shale, Jamie K. Burns

$12.00

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties, The Harold Team Bad Bear

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties

The Harold Team Bad Bear

Mon 9/25

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

iO Improv All-Stars

iO Improv All-Stars

Mon 9/25

10:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 9/25

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Bring four minutes of stand-up material and jump on stage and see what happens!

Sign up in person at iO. Sign ups start at 9:30pm in front of the Chris Farley Cabaret stage located on the second floor of the iO Theater.

Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe

Free

Dynasty

Dynasty

Mon 9/25

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 9/25

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

The Harold Team Gone Gone, The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

The Harold Team Gone Gone

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

Tue 9/26

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Gone Gone, one of iO’s Harold teams, plays every Tuesday night with a different opening team.

$12.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team First Kiss

FUDGE

The Harold Team First Kiss

Tue 9/26

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Fudge's goal has always been to exist at the intersection of creative disciplines. It’s rare for live music and comedy to flourish individually in such intimate proximity. Every show’s unique atmosphere is directly influenced by how that night’s musical and comedic performances compliment or juxtapose one another. Fudge aims to produce a variable experience for the audience, offering a diverse assortment of quality entertainment that collectively elicits a wide range of emotional responses.

Most of all it’s funny. But with a soulful palate cleansing that only live music can provide. Half concert, half comedy, Fudge is a wholly unique experience unlike any other comedy show in Chicago.

Fudge is Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci, Dan White

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 9/26

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Pool is an improvised shows performed by up-and-coming talent from the iO Training Center.

$8.00

The Harold Team Devil's Daughter, The Harold Team Denver

The Harold Team Devil's Daughter

The Harold Team Denver

Tue 9/26

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Molly

Molly

Tue 9/26

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Extended Family, The Harold Team Duchess

Extended Family

The Harold Team Duchess

Tue 9/26

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Tender Situation: Music And Improv

Tender Situation: Music And Improv

Tue 9/26

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

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Part-band, part-improv ensemble, Tender Situation improvises new music and comedy with the help of their audience. A guest indie improv team opens.

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri, The Harold Team Gideon, The Harold Team Cadaver

Virgin Daiquiri

The Harold Team Gideon

The Harold Team Cadaver

Wed 9/27

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Wednesday night iO offers a FREE night of comedy featuring two of iO’s most popular Harold teams, Carl & The Passions, the all-female team, Virgin Daiquiri, and a different opening team every week!.

Free

Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare

Wed 9/27

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team State Schramps, The Harold Team Mothership

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team State Schramps

The Harold Team Mothership

Wed 9/27

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. This unique, unpredictable, and fun cast has been entertaining audiences at the legendary iO Theater in Chicago for over 10 years.

* This show is not suitable for children *


Felt plays every Wednesday night with 2 different opening Harold teams.

$5.00

Peter Gwinn’s Launchpad!

Peter Gwinn’s Launchpad!

Wed 9/27

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Cherry Street, The Harold Team Cecilia

Cherry Street

The Harold Team Cecilia

Wed 9/27

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

Dear Diarrhea

Dear Diarrhea

Wed 9/27

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 9/27

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

The original Improv Cagematch returns to the iO stage with a new batch of teams hungry to claim the Cagematch Trophy.

Each team will be given exactly 25 minutes. The team with the most votes based on an audience vote will not just return the following week to defend their title against a new challenger.

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

The Late 90's, The Harold Team Comet, Wet Bus

The Late 90's

The Harold Team Comet

Wet Bus

Wed 9/27

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Join The Late 90’s every Wednesday as they perform alongside two hilarious groups. The team welcomes friends from the independent improv scene, an iO Harold Team performing the theater’s signature longform piece, and then closes the night performing a new show format each week.

$10.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Thu 9/28

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 9/28

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

This is a show for everyone. This is a show full of veteran women. Members of SheBeast, Superhuman and Virgin Daiquiri, along with some special guests, have joined together like the damn Justice League to perform together everyThursday night. And after they perform, you can perform with them. If you're chosen, come up and do a scene with whomever you like. Stay, talk and hang out. Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space. Watch. Laugh. Play. Laugh. Talk. Laugh.

MaryCatherine Curran
Dina Facklis
Katie Klein
Sarah Ashley
Alison Gates
Christine Tawfik
Abby Mcenany
Megan Redfearn
Ryan Asher
Becca Slack
Katie Kershaw
Susan Glynn
Jacqueline Felker
Mary Cait Walthall
Amber Walker
Jo Scott
Dana Querciol
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 9/28

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info


SmallProv is duos! And SmallProv is sometimes trios! Hosted by Muck (Jesse Kendall and Mark Thomson) and Erin Keif, SmallProv is a chance to see veteran, intermediate, and beginner improvisers in 2 and 3 person teams all do their thing. Come see just how different small team improv is! Come see the hosts show that anyone can try anything!! Come see a showcase of tiny teams with big characters and even BIGGER laughs!!!!

$14.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Big Spoon

Thu 9/28

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Meridian, one of iO’s best and most popular Harold teams, plays every Thursday night with two different opening teams at iO Chicago.

$14.00

Sticker Bugs with Jack, Slack, and Abby Mac

Sticker Bugs with Jack, Slack, and Abby Mac

Thu 9/28

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

In a nutshell, Sticker Bugs is just here to have a good time. In a larger container, Sticker Bugs is here to make sure you have a good time. And in the largest container of all, Sticker Bugs is all about playful, character-driven improv with a dash of heart. Collectively, the members of Sticker Bugs have performed at The Second City, iO, ComedySportz, The Annoyance, JFL, and various other venues. Additionally, they've starred in a handful of TV shows (okay, that's just Claudia). As for NICE PANTS? Jeff Murdoch and Abby McEnany really like each other’s pants.

Sticker Bugs is John Sabine, Claudia Wallace, and Asher Perlman. Jack, Slack and Abby Mac is Abby McEnany, Becca Slack, and Jack Felker.

$10.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 9/28

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

LL Cool Beans and K+N

LL Cool Beans and K+N

Thu 9/28

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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Two acts, ten players, sixty minutes, zero vowels: K&N & LLCB

K+N is: Kevin Knickerbocker and Nick Mestad

LL Cool Beans is: Sam Bowers, Sarah Drew, Griffin Griggs, Jacob Knobbe , Claire McFadden , Alex Moss, Kim Quindlen, Brian Tochterman

$10.00

The Scene, The Harold Team Nectar

The Scene

The Harold Team Nectar

Thu 9/28

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

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In The Scene, five veteran improvisers come together as one common mind – the Director.

The Director’s mission is to explore the possibilities inherent in an initial improvised scene and to rework that scene until it reaches its natural conclusion. As such, “The Scene” sets out to marry the often juxtaposed concepts of creative process and finished product (and entertain the audience equally with both.)

The Scene plays with a different opening Harold team every week.

$10.00

The Bat LIVE!

The Bat LIVE!

Fri 9/29

6:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Free

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Fri 9/29

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Coach

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Coach

Fri 9/29

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

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Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of ten will set into scenes, songs and choreography. The cast includes Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Pat Dwyer, Sarah Hoffman, Shantira Jackson, Jon Matteson, Eric Muller, Nnamdi Ngwe, Patrick Rowland and Stacey Smith.

Featuring Jim Holman as the Musical Director

$16.00

The Harold Team Big Tobacco, The Harold Team Rodeo

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

The Harold Team Rodeo

Fri 9/29

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Told

Told

Fri 9/29

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Fri 9/29

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

And You Get A Compliment!

And You Get A Compliment!

Fri 9/29

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Revolver, The Harold Team Uh Oh

Revolver

The Harold Team Uh Oh

Fri 9/29

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

$14.00

Alterboyz and Wet Bus

Alterboyz and Wet Bus

Fri 9/29

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Friday night get your cute butt to iO for two of Chicago's best indie teams. This match up of quick paced and sharp wit teams comes together victoriously. We promise to rock your socks off all the way into the weekend!

Alterboyz - Maddie Cordovano, Gaby Dixon, Katie McCarty, Leila Gorstein, Maureen Boughey, Katrina Sly

Wetbus- Rayna Caskey, Sean Coyle, Erin Keif, Harrison Lott, Waleed Mansour, Hailey Palmer, Andrew Robinson

$14.00

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

Fri 9/29

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

The Doggone Music Festival

The Doggone Music Festival

Sat 9/30

2:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Join us on September 30th from 2 to 6 PM for good food, great drinks, awesome bands, and most of all- celebrating the dogs we’ve saved in this last year! Project Adoptable is celebrating our first birthday in style at iO Theater and we would love to see you there! We’ll be featuring local Chicago musicians and artists, a raffle, and you might even get to meet one of our adoptable dogs. Tickets are $20.00 for admission including one drink ticket. Come help us celebrate the work we’ve done in the past year, and help us kick off another year of saving lives!

$20.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Sat 9/30

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 9/30

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

The Harold Team Snowball, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

The Harold Team Snowball

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Sat 9/30

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

The Deltones, The Harold Team Artemis

The Deltones

The Harold Team Artemis

Sat 9/30

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Sat 9/30

10:30 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 9/30

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

The cast of Whirled News Tonight downs some Red Bull and stays up later, taking a wide-angle look at current events from across the media landscape, including electronic news, blogs, and that one guy who started an online petition to the White House to change the national anthem to “Ignition (Remix).” Tweet your article from your Apple Watch and watch the world’s problems get solved…after hours.

Using the Twitter handle @WNTLate, audience members will be able to use Twitter to share links to news items and interesting articles that will be the basis for the cast’s improvisation.
 

Free for iO students and performers.

$16.00

The Harold Team Chaos Theory, The Harold Team Duchess

The Harold Team Chaos Theory

The Harold Team Duchess

Sat 9/30

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Rad Libs

Rad Libs

Sat 9/30

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

Cat Booty, Bing Bong, Mr. Dr, Talking Birds

Sat 9/30

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Student Graduation Shows

Student Graduation Shows

Sun 10/1

6:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every 8 weeks, students graduating from our Training Center perform a unique long-form piece with their graduating class in a 7 week run!

$5.00

The Fortune Teller Show

The Fortune Teller Show

Sun 10/1

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team Trash Daddiez

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Trash Daddiez

Sun 10/1

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Sun 10/1

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Yeah, yeah we know… you’ve gotta work in the morning. But let’s face it, you’re gonna be tired on Monday no matter what. Enjoy one last night of quality improv comedy this weekend before you’re thrown back into the daily grind. It might be late as f**k, but it’s gonna be funny as hell.

$12.00

The Harold Team Comet, The Harold Team Mothership

The Harold Team Comet

The Harold Team Mothership

Sun 10/1

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

POV

POV

Mon 10/2

7:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

POV is a talk show in previews, that will endeavor to present the highlights of the upcoming shows and events on the calendar of the iO Chicago–for the next six days, Tuesday to Sunday. Hosted by Michael McCarthy POV features monologues and interviews…desk pieces and remotes… scripted material and improv, as well as all the other elements found in any given talk show.

Free

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 10/2

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

HERold

HERold

Mon 10/2

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Off Sale

$12.00

The Harold Team Denver, The Harold Team Hometown

The Harold Team Denver

The Harold Team Hometown

Mon 10/2

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

Cats Vs. Dogs: Battle of the BEASTS

Cats Vs. Dogs: Battle of the BEASTS

Mon 10/2

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week, the independent teams Law Dog and Ms Mistofolees square off to settle the ultimate question: who's the funniest of these two particular improv teams on this particular night in this particular theater?

Sure, we all know improv is a competition—so what? Well, in this contest, the stakes are higher than ever: every week, the losing team must complete a challenge generated by YOU, the audience. And it's your job to make them pay for their less-funny crimes.

Action! Challenges! Bragging rights! A special guest team every week! Who will prevail when it's Cats vs Dogs?

Law Dog - John Patrick Coan, Luke Null, Zack Mast

Ms Mistofolees - Alyssa Davis, Alex Wiseman, Cristy von Rautenkranz-Mercier, Stevie Shale, Jamie K. Burns

$12.00

iO Improv All-Stars

iO Improv All-Stars

Mon 10/2

10:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 10/2

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Bring four minutes of stand-up material and jump on stage and see what happens!

Sign up in person at iO. Sign ups start at 9:30pm in front of the Chris Farley Cabaret stage located on the second floor of the iO Theater.

Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe

Free

Dynasty

Dynasty

Mon 10/2

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 10/2

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Historically Accurate Comedy

Historically Accurate Comedy

Tue 10/3

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties, The Harold Team Bad Bear

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties

The Harold Team Bad Bear

Tue 10/3

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 10/3

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Pool is an improvised shows performed by up-and-coming talent from the iO Training Center.

$8.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Gone Gone

FUDGE

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Tue 10/3

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Fudge's goal has always been to exist at the intersection of creative disciplines. It’s rare for live music and comedy to flourish individually in such intimate proximity. Every show’s unique atmosphere is directly influenced by how that night’s musical and comedic performances compliment or juxtapose one another. Fudge aims to produce a variable experience for the audience, offering a diverse assortment of quality entertainment that collectively elicits a wide range of emotional responses.

Most of all it’s funny. But with a soulful palate cleansing that only live music can provide. Half concert, half comedy, Fudge is a wholly unique experience unlike any other comedy show in Chicago.

Fudge is Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci, Dan White

$12.00

FUDGE

FUDGE

Tue 10/3

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Fudge's goal has always been to exist at the intersection of creative disciplines. It’s rare for live music and comedy to flourish individually in such intimate proximity. Every show’s unique atmosphere is directly influenced by how that night’s musical and comedic performances compliment or juxtapose one another. Fudge aims to produce a variable experience for the audience, offering a diverse assortment of quality entertainment that collectively elicits a wide range of emotional responses.

Most of all it’s funny. But with a soulful palate cleansing that only live music can provide. Half concert, half comedy, Fudge is a wholly unique experience unlike any other comedy show in Chicago.

Fudge is Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci, Dan White

$12.00

Generation LatinX

Generation LatinX

Tue 10/3

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

Molly

Molly

Tue 10/3

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

The Harold Team Devil's Daughter, The Harold Team Gideon

The Harold Team Devil's Daughter

The Harold Team Gideon

Tue 10/3

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie

Tue 10/3

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri, The Harold Team Uh Oh, The Harold Team MacBeth

Virgin Daiquiri

The Harold Team Uh Oh

The Harold Team MacBeth

Wed 10/4

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Wednesday night iO offers a FREE night of comedy featuring two of iO’s most popular Harold teams, Carl & The Passions, the all-female team, Virgin Daiquiri, and a different opening team every week!.

Free

Ben Plays Mayor

Ben Plays Mayor

Wed 10/4

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Miracle Ranch, The Harold Team First Kiss

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

The Harold Team First Kiss

Wed 10/4

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. This unique, unpredictable, and fun cast has been entertaining audiences at the legendary iO Theater in Chicago for over 10 years.

* This show is not suitable for children *


Felt plays every Wednesday night with 2 different opening Harold teams.

$5.00

The Co-op

The Co-op

Wed 10/4

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 10/4

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

The original Improv Cagematch returns to the iO stage with a new batch of teams hungry to claim the Cagematch Trophy.

Each team will be given exactly 25 minutes. The team with the most votes based on an audience vote will not just return the following week to defend their title against a new challenger.

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

The Late 90's, The Harold Team Cecilia

The Late 90's

The Harold Team Cecilia

Wed 10/4

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Join The Late 90’s every Wednesday as they perform alongside two hilarious groups. The team welcomes friends from the independent improv scene, an iO Harold Team performing the theater’s signature longform piece, and then closes the night performing a new show format each week.

$10.00

Recital

Recital

Wed 10/4

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Thu 10/5

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 10/5

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

This is a show for everyone. This is a show full of veteran women. Members of SheBeast, Superhuman and Virgin Daiquiri, along with some special guests, have joined together like the damn Justice League to perform together everyThursday night. And after they perform, you can perform with them. If you're chosen, come up and do a scene with whomever you like. Stay, talk and hang out. Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space. Watch. Laugh. Play. Laugh. Talk. Laugh.

MaryCatherine Curran
Dina Facklis
Katie Klein
Sarah Ashley
Alison Gates
Christine Tawfik
Abby Mcenany
Megan Redfearn
Ryan Asher
Becca Slack
Katie Kershaw
Susan Glynn
Jacqueline Felker
Mary Cait Walthall
Amber Walker
Jo Scott
Dana Querciol
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 10/5

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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SmallProv is duos! And SmallProv is sometimes trios! Hosted by Muck (Jesse Kendall and Mark Thomson) and Erin Keif, SmallProv is a chance to see veteran, intermediate, and beginner improvisers in 2 and 3 person teams all do their thing. Come see just how different small team improv is! Come see the hosts show that anyone can try anything!! Come see a showcase of tiny teams with big characters and even BIGGER laughs!!!!

$14.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Artemis

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Artemis

Thu 10/5

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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Meridian, one of iO’s best and most popular Harold teams, plays every Thursday night with two different opening teams at iO Chicago.

$14.00

Witi, An Interactive Show

Witi, An Interactive Show

Thu 10/5

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

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$10.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 10/5

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$10.00

LL Cool Beans and K+N

LL Cool Beans and K+N

Thu 10/5

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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Two acts, ten players, sixty minutes, zero vowels: K&N & LLCB

K+N is: Kevin Knickerbocker and Nick Mestad

LL Cool Beans is: Sam Bowers, Sarah Drew, Griffin Griggs, Jacob Knobbe , Claire McFadden , Alex Moss, Kim Quindlen, Brian Tochterman

$10.00

The Scene, The Harold Team Roundabout

The Scene

The Harold Team Roundabout

Thu 10/5

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

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In The Scene, five veteran improvisers come together as one common mind – the Director.

The Director’s mission is to explore the possibilities inherent in an initial improvised scene and to rework that scene until it reaches its natural conclusion. As such, “The Scene” sets out to marry the often juxtaposed concepts of creative process and finished product (and entertain the audience equally with both.)

The Scene plays with a different opening Harold team every week.

$10.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Fri 10/6

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

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$18.00

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Cadaver

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Cadaver

Fri 10/6

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

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Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of ten will set into scenes, songs and choreography. The cast includes Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Pat Dwyer, Sarah Hoffman, Shantira Jackson, Jon Matteson, Eric Muller, Nnamdi Ngwe, Patrick Rowland and Stacey Smith.

Featuring Jim Holman as the Musical Director

$16.00

Atrocious

Atrocious

Fri 10/6

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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In this self-deprecating and darkly humored solo show, Gina reads original stories and essays about the bizarre situations she experienced in Thailand, while deconstructing everyday topics like parents, wild animals, and adolescence. Her sister show, "Relatively Meaningless," was Chicago Reader recommended.

Starring Gina DeLuca

$16.00

The Harold Team Trash Daddiez, The Harold Team Duchess

The Harold Team Trash Daddiez

The Harold Team Duchess

Fri 10/6

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$16.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Fri 10/6

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

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$18.00

Revolver, The Harold Team Big Spoon

Revolver

The Harold Team Big Spoon

Fri 10/6

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

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Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

$14.00

The Musical Comedy Tournament

The Musical Comedy Tournament

Fri 10/6

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$14.00

Alterboyz and Wet Bus

Alterboyz and Wet Bus

Fri 10/6

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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Every Friday night get your cute butt to iO for two of Chicago's best indie teams. This match up of quick paced and sharp wit teams comes together victoriously. We promise to rock your socks off all the way into the weekend!

Alterboyz - Maddie Cordovano, Gaby Dixon, Katie McCarty, Leila Gorstein, Maureen Boughey, Katrina Sly

Wetbus- Rayna Caskey, Sean Coyle, Erin Keif, Harrison Lott, Waleed Mansour, Hailey Palmer, Andrew Robinson

$14.00

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

Fri 10/6

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

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$5.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Sat 10/7

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

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$18.00