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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

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 7/20

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 7/20

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 7/22

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$12.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 7/22

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The comedy collective, Poster Child, hosts Chicago’s favorite POC/Queer/Disabled comedians at iO Chicago. The performers from one week choose the lineup for the next, creating a chain of admiration.  If you love performers from one week, you will definitely love the performers of the next. This is a guaranteed night of comedy, art, and radical love.

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 7/23

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

Improvised Jane Austen

Improvised Jane Austen

Tue 7/23

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The long-running, all-female comedy team will conjure a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century British novelist, Jane Austen.

 

Starring: Allison Black, Ana Silva, Emily Friedrick, Holly Robison, Jessye Grace Mueller, Josephine Longo, Kaelea Rovinsky, Kate Parker, Kelsey Fehlberg, Kristen Rau, Mariah Michael, Mishell Livio, Sarah Mobley, Shannon Baucus, and Squeek Rangel.

https://www.facebook.com/improvisedjaneausten/
www.twitter.com @TheMissAustens
https://www.instagram.com/improvisedjaneausten/

$12

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 7/23

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Jonders life long obsession with late night talk shows is finally paying off. Jonders is taking the late night format and flipping it on its head. Never has a talk show felt this fresh. Monologues, sketches, interviews, and variety showcases with a new energy.

"Incredibly funny, the best live show we have ever seen!" ForwardPassThinking.com

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 7/24

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 a different opening Harold team.

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri

Virgin Daiquiri

Wed 7/24

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Free

Dynasty

Dynasty

Thu 7/25

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dynasty is an all-minority improv group! And this is their weekly variety show, featuring standup, sketch, and improv! Formed in 2016, Dynasty has played all over Chicago. Our performers have been featured in the Second City Bob Curry Fellowship, and at The Annoyance Theatre, UP Comedy Club, and Second City Mainstage.

"Dynasty team's talent carries the day at iO Theater..." -The Chicago Tribune

Cast list:
Anthony LeBlanc, Ashley Victoria, Avery Lee, Brendan Tran, Elias Rios, Eunji Kim, Jared Chapman, & Trumane Alston

$14.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 7/26

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 7/26

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 7/26

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Tenn and Peller's Magical Mystery Tour

Tenn and Peller's Magical Mystery Tour

Fri 7/26

11:59 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Tenn & Peller, Chicago's giggliest improv duo, DO NOT do magic. They DO do* improv. And they love it. Join Tenn & Peller, and a rotating cast of some of Chicago's best indie improv teams, every Friday night at midnight in a magical night of improv (not magic!!) curated by the duo specifically to impress their dad's.

Starring Trent Dozier & Cameron Herdt

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 7/27

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Are you good at relationships? Neither are we. Grab your friends, lovers and enemies and share your most messed up relationship stories at the nastiest show in town. Featuring some of Chicago's top talent, YFUR will improvise the details of your juiciest past flings and remind you of why you dumped their a$$ in the first place.

Starring: Abby McEnany, Allison Ringhand, Ashley Victoria, Becca Slack, Brian Holden, Chelsea Norment, Damon Royster, Eddie Klinker, EJ Cameron, Eric Rahill, Eunji Kim, Jack Felker, Jo Feldman, Julia Weiss, Katie Kershaw, Katie McCarty, Kristin Ramsey, Lawrence Collerd, Liz Kirkwood, Manuela Mendoza, Mary Catherine Curran, Nate Gold, Nicole Antonuccio, Ollie Hobson, Rob Wilson, Robel Arega, Scott Piebenga, Shelby Jo Plummer, Susan Glynn, Terrence Carey

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 7/27

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 7/27

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Deltones is an ensemble made up of members of some of iO’s premier ensembles, that performs a completely improvised musical.

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with Dumb John!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 7/27

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 7/27

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 7/27

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 7/29

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$12.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 7/29

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The comedy collective, Poster Child, hosts Chicago’s favorite POC/Queer/Disabled comedians at iO Chicago. The performers from one week choose the lineup for the next, creating a chain of admiration.  If you love performers from one week, you will definitely love the performers of the next. This is a guaranteed night of comedy, art, and radical love.

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

Who Dis?! (A Variety Show)

Who Dis?! (A Variety Show)

Mon 7/29

8:30 pm

The Downstairs Event Space at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A showcase of Chicago's talented health warriors who identify with disability, chronic illness, and with mental health issues.

Who Dis? is a benefit show, and every month all proceeds will be donated to a different organization in service of those with chronic health conditions.

$10

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 7/30

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

Improvised Jane Austen

Improvised Jane Austen

Tue 7/30

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The long-running, all-female comedy team will conjure a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century British novelist, Jane Austen.

 

Starring: Allison Black, Ana Silva, Emily Friedrick, Holly Robison, Jessye Grace Mueller, Josephine Longo, Kaelea Rovinsky, Kate Parker, Kelsey Fehlberg, Kristen Rau, Mariah Michael, Mishell Livio, Sarah Mobley, Shannon Baucus, and Squeek Rangel.

https://www.facebook.com/improvisedjaneausten/
www.twitter.com @TheMissAustens
https://www.instagram.com/improvisedjaneausten/

$12

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 7/30

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Jonders life long obsession with late night talk shows is finally paying off. Jonders is taking the late night format and flipping it on its head. Never has a talk show felt this fresh. Monologues, sketches, interviews, and variety showcases with a new energy.

"Incredibly funny, the best live show we have ever seen!" ForwardPassThinking.com

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 7/31

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 a different opening Harold team.

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri

Virgin Daiquiri

Wed 7/31

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Free

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Thu 8/1

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/2

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 8/2

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/2

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 8/3

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Are you good at relationships? Neither are we. Grab your friends, lovers and enemies and share your most messed up relationship stories at the nastiest show in town. Featuring some of Chicago's top talent, YFUR will improvise the details of your juiciest past flings and remind you of why you dumped their a$$ in the first place.

Starring: Abby McEnany, Allison Ringhand, Ashley Victoria, Becca Slack, Brian Holden, Chelsea Norment, Damon Royster, Eddie Klinker, EJ Cameron, Eric Rahill, Eunji Kim, Jack Felker, Jo Feldman, Julia Weiss, Katie Kershaw, Katie McCarty, Kristin Ramsey, Lawrence Collerd, Liz Kirkwood, Manuela Mendoza, Mary Catherine Curran, Nate Gold, Nicole Antonuccio, Ollie Hobson, Rob Wilson, Robel Arega, Scott Piebenga, Shelby Jo Plummer, Susan Glynn, Terrence Carey

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/3

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 8/3

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Deltones is an ensemble made up of members of some of iO’s premier ensembles, that performs a completely improvised musical.

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with Dumb John!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/3

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/3

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/3

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 8/5

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 8/6

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 8/7

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 a different opening Harold team.

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri

Virgin Daiquiri

Wed 8/7

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Free

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Thu 8/8

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/9

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 8/9

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/9

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 8/10

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Are you good at relationships? Neither are we. Grab your friends, lovers and enemies and share your most messed up relationship stories at the nastiest show in town. Featuring some of Chicago's top talent, YFUR will improvise the details of your juiciest past flings and remind you of why you dumped their a$$ in the first place.

Starring: Abby McEnany, Allison Ringhand, Ashley Victoria, Becca Slack, Brian Holden, Chelsea Norment, Damon Royster, Eddie Klinker, EJ Cameron, Eric Rahill, Eunji Kim, Jack Felker, Jo Feldman, Julia Weiss, Katie Kershaw, Katie McCarty, Kristin Ramsey, Lawrence Collerd, Liz Kirkwood, Manuela Mendoza, Mary Catherine Curran, Nate Gold, Nicole Antonuccio, Ollie Hobson, Rob Wilson, Robel Arega, Scott Piebenga, Shelby Jo Plummer, Susan Glynn, Terrence Carey

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/10

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 8/10

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Deltones is an ensemble made up of members of some of iO’s premier ensembles, that performs a completely improvised musical.

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with Dumb John!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/10

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/10

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/10

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 8/12

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 8/13

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 8/14

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 a different opening Harold team.

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri

Virgin Daiquiri

Wed 8/14

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Free

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Thu 8/15

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/16

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 8/16

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/16

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 8/17

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Are you good at relationships? Neither are we. Grab your friends, lovers and enemies and share your most messed up relationship stories at the nastiest show in town. Featuring some of Chicago's top talent, YFUR will improvise the details of your juiciest past flings and remind you of why you dumped their a$$ in the first place.

Starring: Abby McEnany, Allison Ringhand, Ashley Victoria, Becca Slack, Brian Holden, Chelsea Norment, Damon Royster, Eddie Klinker, EJ Cameron, Eric Rahill, Eunji Kim, Jack Felker, Jo Feldman, Julia Weiss, Katie Kershaw, Katie McCarty, Kristin Ramsey, Lawrence Collerd, Liz Kirkwood, Manuela Mendoza, Mary Catherine Curran, Nate Gold, Nicole Antonuccio, Ollie Hobson, Rob Wilson, Robel Arega, Scott Piebenga, Shelby Jo Plummer, Susan Glynn, Terrence Carey

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/17

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 8/17

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Deltones is an ensemble made up of members of some of iO’s premier ensembles, that performs a completely improvised musical.

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with Dumb John!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/17

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/17

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/17

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 8/19

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 8/20

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 8/21

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 a different opening Harold team.

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri

Virgin Daiquiri

Wed 8/21

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Free

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Thu 8/22

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/23

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 8/23

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/23

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 8/24

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Are you good at relationships? Neither are we. Grab your friends, lovers and enemies and share your most messed up relationship stories at the nastiest show in town. Featuring some of Chicago's top talent, YFUR will improvise the details of your juiciest past flings and remind you of why you dumped their a$$ in the first place.

Starring: Abby McEnany, Allison Ringhand, Ashley Victoria, Becca Slack, Brian Holden, Chelsea Norment, Damon Royster, Eddie Klinker, EJ Cameron, Eric Rahill, Eunji Kim, Jack Felker, Jo Feldman, Julia Weiss, Katie Kershaw, Katie McCarty, Kristin Ramsey, Lawrence Collerd, Liz Kirkwood, Manuela Mendoza, Mary Catherine Curran, Nate Gold, Nicole Antonuccio, Ollie Hobson, Rob Wilson, Robel Arega, Scott Piebenga, Shelby Jo Plummer, Susan Glynn, Terrence Carey

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/24

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 8/24

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Deltones is an ensemble made up of members of some of iO’s premier ensembles, that performs a completely improvised musical.

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with Dumb John!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/24

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/24

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/24

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 8/26

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 8/27

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 8/28

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 a different opening Harold team.

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri

Virgin Daiquiri

Wed 8/28

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Free

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Thu 8/29

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/30

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 8/30

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 8/30

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 8/31

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Are you good at relationships? Neither are we. Grab your friends, lovers and enemies and share your most messed up relationship stories at the nastiest show in town. Featuring some of Chicago's top talent, YFUR will improvise the details of your juiciest past flings and remind you of why you dumped their a$$ in the first place.

Starring: Abby McEnany, Allison Ringhand, Ashley Victoria, Becca Slack, Brian Holden, Chelsea Norment, Damon Royster, Eddie Klinker, EJ Cameron, Eric Rahill, Eunji Kim, Jack Felker, Jo Feldman, Julia Weiss, Katie Kershaw, Katie McCarty, Kristin Ramsey, Lawrence Collerd, Liz Kirkwood, Manuela Mendoza, Mary Catherine Curran, Nate Gold, Nicole Antonuccio, Ollie Hobson, Rob Wilson, Robel Arega, Scott Piebenga, Shelby Jo Plummer, Susan Glynn, Terrence Carey

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/31

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 8/31

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Deltones is an ensemble made up of members of some of iO’s premier ensembles, that performs a completely improvised musical.

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with Dumb John!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/31

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 8/31

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Sat 8/31

10:30 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 9/2

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 9/3

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 9/4

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 a different opening Harold team.

$5.00

Virgin Daiquiri

Virgin Daiquiri

Wed 9/4

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Free

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Thu 9/5

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Improvised Shakespeare Chicago

Fri 9/6

8:00 pm

The Del Close Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

One of Chicago’s most popular shows, Improvised Shakespeare Chicago℠ performs a two-act fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

$20.00