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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

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Sold Out

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Sold Out

Sat 11/18

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sold Out

$18.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 11/18

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sold Out

$16.00

Low Upside with John Sabine, The Harold Team Big Spoon

Low Upside with John Sabine

The Harold Team Big Spoon

Sat 11/18

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

John Sabine has a tremendously low upside. Please come watch him explore how little upside he has in his one person show...or don’t..you do you, self-care is more important than ever.

Starring: John Sabine

$16.00

The Deltones, The Harold Team Duchess

The Deltones

The Harold Team Duchess

Sat 11/18

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sold Out

$16.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Sat 11/18

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 11/18

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.

$8.00 - $16.00

The Harold Team Chaos Theory, The Harold Team Roundabout

The Harold Team Chaos Theory

The Harold Team Roundabout

Sat 11/18

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show

Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show

Sat 11/18

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00 - $14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 11/18

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

BRING your BFFs to BEST BUDS- Where three groups of BESTIES do sets inspired by scenes from two BUDDIES, and we all become real good PALS.

With indie teams Cat Booty, Talking Birds, Mr Dr, and your hosts, Bing Bong.

Bing Bong- Becky Markert & Zoe Agapinan
Mr. Dr- Anna Weis, Judy Weinstein, Sarah Adler, Noah Smith, Mike Jest, Issa Polstein, Vinny Tangherlini
Talking Birds- Elisabeth Del Toro, Adam Donnelly , Seth Johnson, Libby Marshall, Ian Ornstein, Matt Roarty
Cat Booty- Laura Mulcahy, Sydney Back, Glo Chitwood, Alan Giles, Will Nicholson, Tom Spooner

$5.00

Student Graduation Shows

Student Graduation Shows

Sun 11/19

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

BAPS: Plymouth Rock Landed on Us

BAPS: Plymouth Rock Landed on Us

Sun 11/19

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$7.00

Corey DOES TOO! Have Friends

Corey DOES TOO! Have Friends

Sun 11/19

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Corey DOES TOO! Have Friends is an improvised show using a loose armando format. Each week Corey invites eight different improvisers with different levels on experience to create scenes inspired by a suggestion from the audience. Many of the ensemble members formed will be playing with each other for the first time. We build a show while building chemistry amongst each other. The show has been featured in 13 different venues around the city including Second City, Annoyance, CIC Theater, and The Playground Theater and has featured comedians including Chris Redd (Posters, 3peat), Shantira Jackson (3peat, 50 Central), Andy Herren (Big Brother), and Luke Null (SaturdayNight Live). The show definitely stars Corey...maybe other people...we'll see.

$14.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 11/19

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team Nectar

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Nectar

Sun 11/19

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$7.00 - $14.00

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Sun 11/19

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 State Schramps, The Harold Team MacBeth

The Harold Team State Schramps

The Harold Team MacBeth

Sun 11/19

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 11/20

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$6.00 - $12.00

Triple Threat

Triple Threat

Mon 11/20

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Triple Threat is a unique storytelling show, produced by Catharine Savage and Kelly Dugan, that showcases a talented cast of storytellers that root from three different communities: storytelling, improv, or college. Each month's show is assigned a theme in order to inspire the storyteller's writing. Some of the performers are veterans of the craft, while others are storytelling for the very first time!

This month's cast list: Nnamdi Ngwe, Taty Sampson, Carly Oishi, Kimberley Michelle Vaughan, Elena Bruess, Kelly Dugan

$12.00

The Harold Team Gideon, TBD

The Harold Team Gideon

TBD

Mon 11/20

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 11/20

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

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 11/20

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 8pm at the iO Box Office on the ground floor of the iO Theater.

Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe

Free

Dynasty

Dynasty

Mon 11/20

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$2.50 - $5.00

iO Improv All-Stars

iO Improv All-Stars

Mon 11/20

10:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Watch teams Cross Pollination and Dumb John share the stage for a night of improv!

$5.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 11/20

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

The Harold Team Artemis, TBD

The Harold Team Artemis

TBD

Tue 11/21

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

The Sampler

The Sampler

Tue 11/21

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 11/21

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 Mothership

FUDGE

The Harold Team Mothership

Tue 11/21

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

$6.00 - $12.00

Generation LatinX

Generation LatinX

Tue 11/21

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00 - $10.00

Molly

Molly

Tue 11/21

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

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

The Harold Team Devil's Daughter

The Harold Team Hometown

Tue 11/21

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Bomb A$$ $et: Not A Stand Up Showcase

Bomb A$$ $et: Not A Stand Up Showcase

Tue 11/21

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Stand Up comedians will BOMB intentionally by doing ‘Old’ Material! Improvisors will perform improve based on the BOMB! Then the Stand Ups will get a chance at redemption at the end of the show performing ‘New’ Material!

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Bomb-ASS-ET-120741565169258/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BombASS_SET

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri, The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

Virgin Daiquiri

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

Wed 11/22

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Wednesday night iO offers a FREE night of comedy featuring the all-female team, Virgin Daiquiri, and two different opening teams every week!

Free

Three-Way: Date Night

Three-Way: Date Night

Wed 11/22

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

The Kids Table: Live From Pinewood Hills Universalist Summer Camp

The Kids Table: Live From Pinewood Hills Universalist Summer Camp

Wed 11/22

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, TBD

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

TBD

Wed 11/22

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

Critic

Critic

Wed 11/22

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

CRITIC: The Live Film Critic Show Where Even The Critics Don't Know What Films They're Reviewing

"Critic" presents its eager audience with a LIVE film criticism show, but with a fun TWIST: our Critics will have no prior knowledge of what films they’ll be reviewing. Instead, Critics will draw on their vast movie knowledge to give their honest, on-the-spot review of these films.

Starring: Jacob Kain Pierce, Megan Hosack, Alan Giles, Rima Parikh, Lisa Peters

$10.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team Roundabout

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team Roundabout

Wed 11/22

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00 - $10.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 11/22

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, Purple Crayon & Friends

The Late 90's

The Harold Team Cecilia

Purple Crayon & Friends

Wed 11/22

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

Fri 11/24

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Gone Gone

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Fri 11/24

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Damn, Gina! presents: The D.G.A.F. Comedy Show

Damn, Gina! presents: The D.G.A.F. Comedy Show

Fri 11/24

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Tom Fell Presents Tom Fell

Tom Fell Presents Tom Fell

Fri 11/24

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Fri 11/24

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Alterboyz and Wet Bus

Alterboyz and Wet Bus

Fri 11/24

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

$7.00 - $14.00

Revolver, The Harold Team Trash Daddiez

Revolver

The Harold Team Trash Daddiez

Fri 11/24

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

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

Fri 11/24

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Breakfast with Oprah.

Breakfast with Oprah.

Fri 11/24

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Sat 11/25

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 11/25

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Low Upside with John Sabine, The Harold Team Big Spoon

Low Upside with John Sabine

The Harold Team Big Spoon

Sat 11/25

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

John Sabine has a tremendously low upside. Please come watch him explore how little upside he has in his one person show...or don’t..you do you, self-care is more important than ever.

Starring: John Sabine

$16.00

The Deltones, The Harold Team Uh Oh

The Deltones

The Harold Team Uh Oh

Sat 11/25

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Sat 11/25

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$18.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 11/25

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.

$8.00 - $16.00

The Harold Team Chaos Theory, The Harold Team Gideon

The Harold Team Chaos Theory

The Harold Team Gideon

Sat 11/25

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show

Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show

Sat 11/25

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00 - $14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 11/25

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

BRING your BFFs to BEST BUDS- Where three groups of BESTIES do sets inspired by scenes from two BUDDIES, and we all become real good PALS.

With indie teams Cat Booty, Talking Birds, Mr Dr, and your hosts, Bing Bong.

Bing Bong- Becky Markert & Zoe Agapinan
Mr. Dr- Anna Weis, Judy Weinstein, Sarah Adler, Noah Smith, Mike Jest, Issa Polstein, Vinny Tangherlini
Talking Birds- Elisabeth Del Toro, Adam Donnelly , Seth Johnson, Libby Marshall, Ian Ornstein, Matt Roarty
Cat Booty- Laura Mulcahy, Sydney Back, Glo Chitwood, Alan Giles, Will Nicholson, Tom Spooner

$5.00

Student Graduation Shows

Student Graduation Shows

Sun 11/26

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

Corey DOES TOO! Have Friends

Corey DOES TOO! Have Friends

Sun 11/26

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Corey DOES TOO! Have Friends is an improvised show using a loose armando format. Each week Corey invites eight different improvisers with different levels on experience to create scenes inspired by a suggestion from the audience. Many of the ensemble members formed will be playing with each other for the first time. We build a show while building chemistry amongst each other. The show has been featured in 13 different venues around the city including Second City, Annoyance, CIC Theater, and The Playground Theater and has featured comedians including Chris Redd (Posters, 3peat), Shantira Jackson (3peat, 50 Central), Andy Herren (Big Brother), and Luke Null (SaturdayNight Live). The show definitely stars Corey...maybe other people...we'll see.

$14.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 11/26

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team First Kiss

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team First Kiss

Sun 11/26

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$7.00 - $14.00

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Sun 11/26

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 State Schramps, The Harold Team Bad Bear

The Harold Team State Schramps

The Harold Team Bad Bear

Sun 11/26

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 11/27

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$6.00 - $12.00

The Harold Team Duchess, The Harold Team Lil Tooties

The Harold Team Duchess

The Harold Team Lil Tooties

Mon 11/27

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

Sex Positive

Sex Positive

Mon 11/27

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

At Sex Positive we do not believe that sex is something taboo or shameful, nor something only to be discussed privately or not at all, nor that art exploring sexual themes is something risque and niche...we believe that almost all of us do it and that there's nothing wrong with doing it, nothing wrong with liking it, and nothing wrong with talking about it.

Hosted by: Ashley Victoria

Featuring:
Storytelling by Taty Sampson
Burlesque by Ginny Julep
Standup by Ryan Haynes
Musical Roleplay Emily Batek
A found monologue by Adrienne Brown
An essay by Rima Parikh
Burlesque by Layla Byrd
Sketch by Master of Sketch
Storytelling by Liz Greenwood
Music by Alicia "Ya Yah" Townsend
AND MORE!

$12.00

Cats Vs. Dogs: Battle of the BEASTS

Cats Vs. Dogs: Battle of the BEASTS

Mon 11/27

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

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 11/27

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 8pm at the iO Box Office on the ground floor of the iO Theater.

Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe

Free

Dynasty

Dynasty

Mon 11/27

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$2.50 - $5.00

iO Improv All-Stars

iO Improv All-Stars

Mon 11/27

10:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Watch teams Cross Pollination and Dumb John share the stage for a night of improv!

$5.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 11/27

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

The Harold Team Artemis, The Harold Team Nectar

The Harold Team Artemis

The Harold Team Nectar

Tue 11/28

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 11/28

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 Smokin' Hot Dad

FUDGE

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Tue 11/28

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

$6.00 - $12.00

Generation LatinX, SHD

Generation LatinX

SHD

Tue 11/28

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00 - $10.00

Molly

Molly

Tue 11/28

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

The Harold Team Devil's Daughter, The Harold Team Big Tobacco

The Harold Team Devil's Daughter

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Tue 11/28

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Bomb A$$ $et: Not A Stand Up Showcase

Bomb A$$ $et: Not A Stand Up Showcase

Tue 11/28

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Stand Up comedians will BOMB intentionally by doing ‘Old’ Material! Improvisors will perform improve based on the BOMB! Then the Stand Ups will get a chance at redemption at the end of the show performing ‘New’ Material!

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Bomb-ASS-ET-120741565169258/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BombASS_SET

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri, The Harold Team MacBeth

Virgin Daiquiri

The Harold Team MacBeth

Wed 11/29

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Wednesday night iO offers a FREE night of comedy featuring the all-female team, Virgin Daiquiri, and two different opening teams every week!

Free

Three-Way: Date Night

Three-Way: Date Night

Wed 11/29

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

The Kids Table: Live From Pinewood Hills Universalist Summer Camp

The Kids Table: Live From Pinewood Hills Universalist Summer Camp

Wed 11/29

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Petty Cash

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Petty Cash

Wed 11/29

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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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 11/29

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

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$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team Mothership

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team Mothership

Wed 11/29

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$5.00 - $10.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 11/29

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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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, Kukoc and Pippen

The Late 90's

The Harold Team Comet

Kukoc and Pippen

Wed 11/29

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

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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 11/30

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

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$18.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 11/30

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

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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 11/30

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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Come join Muck (Jesse Kendall and Mark Thomson) each Thursday as they perform alongside a rotating cast of hilarious duos and trios. Each week Muck hosts and welcomes 3 new small teams and then closes the night.

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY!!!! LAUGHS GUARANTEED!!!!

If your duo or trio would like to play at SmallProv, come to a show and talk to Jesse or Mark afterward

LAUGHS MANDATORY!!!! ATTENDANCE GUARANTEED!!!!

$7.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Cecilia

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Cecilia

Thu 11/30

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

OPIE Vol. 2

OPIE Vol. 2

Thu 11/30

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater

Chicago, IL

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OPIE is made up of Olivia Nielsen and Patriac Coakley, and is directed by Meg Johns. In Volume 2, they go to great lengths to make connections with each other and the audience, to grasp at some semblance of understanding. When the lights come up, we are all sitting in the dark. OPIE is sketch comedy at its most heartfelt and absurd.

Starring: Olivia Nielsen and Patriac Coakley

$10.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 11/30

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$10.00

The Scene, The Harold Team Gone Gone

The Scene

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Thu 11/30

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

LL Cool Beans and K+N

LL Cool Beans and K+N

Thu 11/30

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 IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Fri 12/1

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater

Chicago, IL

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$18.00

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Uh Oh

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Uh Oh

Fri 12/1

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

Damn, Gina! presents: The D.G.A.F. Comedy Show

Damn, Gina! presents: The D.G.A.F. Comedy Show

Fri 12/1

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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Off Sale

$16.00

Tom Fell Presents Tom Fell

Tom Fell Presents Tom Fell

Fri 12/1

8:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$16.00

SPOOF!

SPOOF!

Fri 12/1

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$16.00