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THE CHRIS FARLEY CABARET

Named after one of our most beloved alums, The Chris Farley Cabaret is located on the second floor of the iO Theater.

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Daffodil

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Daffodil

Wed 10/17

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

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 10/17

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 10/18

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

America’s most underrated hype men, Ben Briggs and Chas Lilly, showcase Chicago’s biggest players on the tiniest teams. On top of featuring established micro squads each week, our mad curators will engineer a brand new, never-before-seen Frankenduo featuring two of the scene’s most talented improvisers. It’s a rager you can fit in your pocket.

$14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 10/18

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Girl Gang is a show that invites all female-identifying and gender-queer folks to ban together in the name of silliness, comedy, and a dang good time.

A rotating opening act of improv, storytelling, or stand up will kick off the night, followed by a jam where audience members are invited to perform with the producers, a short intermission, and then the night will close with the dang gang of the month!

Want to be a part of the monthly Girl Gang or open for the show? Email girlgangio@gmail.com for more information!

$10.00

1st Beat

1st Beat

Fri 10/19

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Come see iO’s musical house team! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week!

Starring: Colette Gregory, Derek Self, Linda Orr, Leah Judge, Micki Burton, Jenna Kate Karn, Stephanie Burchinow, Elizabeth McCreight, Joe Keehnast, Brendan Tran

$5.00

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

Fri 10/19

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dreamboat is a LGBTQIA+ focused show, highlighting some of the talented iO performers that are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Beginning with an iO Harold team, the show includes solo performance from LGBTQIA+ identifying performers, and culminates in an improv set by the all LGBTQIA+ team, Dreamboat.

Starring: Elizabeth Andrews, Debra Duncan, Thom Gaughan, Nate Gold, Rick Grove, Chrissy Hartzell, Chelsea Holmes, Kathleen Kinlin, Peyton Lynch, Dave Lyzenga, Riley Mondragon, Matt Myers, Laurel Zoff Pelton, Shelby Plummer, Peyton Robbins, Emma Smith, Rachel Smith, Jordan Stafford, Cody Sullivan, Mark Thomson, Brendan Tran, Erin Uttich, and Garrett Williams

$16.00

Queer Little Hamster

Queer Little Hamster

Fri 10/19

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Laurel Zoff Pelton is A Queer Hamster. This solo comedy show is filled with songs, stories, and characters that pluck guitar strings, heart strings and cut the chord straight to your funny bone. In her solo debut, Laurel Zoff Pelton has the comedic and musical chops to craft and deliver her audience this jam-packed, fun and heartfelt examination of love, addiction, and the tricky queer place she finds herself between. One of the must-see LGBTQ+ performances of this Chicago season. You don't want to miss this show - as ferocious and sweet as a queer little hamster.

Starring: Laurel Zoff Pelton

Musical Direction by Alan Giles

Directed by Andel Sudik

$7.00 - $14.00

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 10/19

11:59 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a weird, alternative variety show with on-the-fly sketches and experimental comedy/art.

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 10/20

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

House Lafayette

House Lafayette

Sat 10/20

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The comedic/horror solo show, House Lafayette, with a runtime of 45-50 minutes, reveals the secrets of its past, present, and possibly future residents of the Lafayette's family infamous house. With the intent to help the audience feel better about their life's obstacles Madame Lafayette introduces them to characters who have lessons to share such as learning to love yourself, facing your fears and having faith.

Starring Briané Goodrum

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 10/20

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

Garden Party

Garden Party

Sun 10/21

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

You’re invited to attend the GARDEN PARTY, a show that explores the world of unique, vulnerable, ridiculous, goofy, honest characters in one fun, dramatic, hilarious evening. Provided "snacks" include: emotional dips, a variety of sweet moments, and more. All characters are performed by Yazmin Ramos, directed by Atra Asdou.

$14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 10/21

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt is a unique and fun filled variety show hosted by veteran team, Cool Aunt. This high-energy variety show will be showcasing everything from once in a lifetime improv, to musical acts, sketch and solo performances. Come unmask some of Chicago’s premiere talent Sundays at 10:00pm.

Starring: Deanna Beaton, Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Kayla Mulliniks, and Deborah Parks

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$12.00

Dynasty, Yaz Bat, Hero's Journey, & The Improv Jam!

Dynasty, Yaz Bat, Hero's Journey, & The Improv Jam!

Mon 10/22

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dynasty is an all-minority improv group! And this is their weekly variety show, featuring standup, sketch, improv, and an improv jam where audience members can perform! 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

Starring: Ana Silva, Anthony LeBlanc, Ashley Victoria, Avery Lee, Brendan Tran, Damon Royster, Elias Rios, Eunji Kim, Jared Chapman, Rolando Lepe, Steph Perez, Trumane Alston, & Yazmin Ramos

$5.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 10/23

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

Fine

Fine

Tue 10/23

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Patrick Webb and Brendon Cullhane are FINE, really they’re fine... A patient, singular improvised one-act story in real time, with no breaks or edits.

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Mothership

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Mothership

Wed 10/24

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

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 10/24

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 10/25

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

America’s most underrated hype men, Ben Briggs and Chas Lilly, showcase Chicago’s biggest players on the tiniest teams. On top of featuring established micro squads each week, our mad curators will engineer a brand new, never-before-seen Frankenduo featuring two of the scene’s most talented improvisers. It’s a rager you can fit in your pocket.

$14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 10/25

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Girl Gang is a show that invites all female-identifying and gender-queer folks to ban together in the name of silliness, comedy, and a dang good time.

A rotating opening act of improv, storytelling, or stand up will kick off the night, followed by a jam where audience members are invited to perform with the producers, a short intermission, and then the night will close with the dang gang of the month!

Want to be a part of the monthly Girl Gang or open for the show? Email girlgangio@gmail.com for more information!

$10.00

1st Beat

1st Beat

Fri 10/26

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Come see iO’s musical house team! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week!

Starring: Colette Gregory, Derek Self, Linda Orr, Leah Judge, Micki Burton, Jenna Kate Karn, Stephanie Burchinow, Elizabeth McCreight, Joe Keehnast, Brendan Tran

$5.00

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

Fri 10/26

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dreamboat is a LGBTQIA+ focused show, highlighting some of the talented iO performers that are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Beginning with an iO Harold team, the show includes solo performance from LGBTQIA+ identifying performers, and culminates in an improv set by the all LGBTQIA+ team, Dreamboat.

Starring: Elizabeth Andrews, Debra Duncan, Thom Gaughan, Nate Gold, Rick Grove, Chrissy Hartzell, Chelsea Holmes, Kathleen Kinlin, Peyton Lynch, Dave Lyzenga, Riley Mondragon, Matt Myers, Laurel Zoff Pelton, Shelby Plummer, Peyton Robbins, Emma Smith, Rachel Smith, Jordan Stafford, Cody Sullivan, Mark Thomson, Brendan Tran, Erin Uttich, and Garrett Williams

$16.00

Queer Little Hamster

Queer Little Hamster

Fri 10/26

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Laurel Zoff Pelton is A Queer Hamster. This solo comedy show is filled with songs, stories, and characters that pluck guitar strings, heart strings and cut the chord straight to your funny bone. In her solo debut, Laurel Zoff Pelton has the comedic and musical chops to craft and deliver her audience this jam-packed, fun and heartfelt examination of love, addiction, and the tricky queer place she finds herself between. One of the must-see LGBTQ+ performances of this Chicago season. You don't want to miss this show - as ferocious and sweet as a queer little hamster.

Starring: Laurel Zoff Pelton

Musical Direction by Alan Giles

Directed by Andel Sudik

$7.00 - $14.00

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 10/26

11:59 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a weird, alternative variety show with on-the-fly sketches and experimental comedy/art.

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 10/27

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

House Lafayette

House Lafayette

Sat 10/27

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The comedic/horror solo show, House Lafayette, with a runtime of 45-50 minutes, reveals the secrets of its past, present, and possibly future residents of the Lafayette's family infamous house. With the intent to help the audience feel better about their life's obstacles Madame Lafayette introduces them to characters who have lessons to share such as learning to love yourself, facing your fears and having faith.

Starring Briané Goodrum

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 10/27

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

Garden Party

Garden Party

Sun 10/28

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

You’re invited to attend the GARDEN PARTY, a show that explores the world of unique, vulnerable, ridiculous, goofy, honest characters in one fun, dramatic, hilarious evening. Provided "snacks" include: emotional dips, a variety of sweet moments, and more. All characters are performed by Yazmin Ramos, directed by Atra Asdou.

$14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 10/28

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt is a unique and fun filled variety show hosted by veteran team, Cool Aunt. This high-energy variety show will be showcasing everything from once in a lifetime improv, to musical acts, sketch and solo performances. Come unmask some of Chicago’s premiere talent Sundays at 10:00pm.

Starring: Deanna Beaton, Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Kayla Mulliniks, and Deborah Parks

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$12.00

Dynasty, Zetus Lapetus, Sangria Popsicle, & The Improv Jam!

Dynasty, Zetus Lapetus, Sangria Popsicle, & The Improv Jam!

Mon 10/29

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dynasty is an all-minority improv group! And this is their weekly variety show, featuring standup, sketch, improv, and an improv jam where audience members can perform! 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

Starring: Ana Silva, Anthony LeBlanc, Ashley Victoria, Avery Lee, Brendan Tran, Damon Royster, Elias Rios, Eunji Kim, Jared Chapman, Rolando Lepe, Steph Perez, Trumane Alston, & Yazmin Ramos

$5.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 10/30

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

Fine

Fine

Tue 10/30

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Patrick Webb and Brendon Cullhane are FINE, really they’re fine... A patient, singular improvised one-act story in real time, with no breaks or edits.

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Gone Gone

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Wed 10/31

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

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 10/31

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 11/1

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

America’s most underrated hype men, Ben Briggs and Chas Lilly, showcase Chicago’s biggest players on the tiniest teams. On top of featuring established micro squads each week, our mad curators will engineer a brand new, never-before-seen Frankenduo featuring two of the scene’s most talented improvisers. It’s a rager you can fit in your pocket.

$14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 11/1

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Girl Gang is a show that invites all female-identifying and gender-queer folks to ban together in the name of silliness, comedy, and a dang good time.

A rotating opening act of improv, storytelling, or stand up will kick off the night, followed by a jam where audience members are invited to perform with the producers, a short intermission, and then the night will close with the dang gang of the month!

Want to be a part of the monthly Girl Gang or open for the show? Email girlgangio@gmail.com for more information!

$10.00

1st Beat

1st Beat

Fri 11/2

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Come see iO’s musical house team! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week!

Starring: Colette Gregory, Derek Self, Linda Orr, Leah Judge, Micki Burton, Jenna Kate Karn, Stephanie Burchinow, Elizabeth McCreight, Joe Keehnast, Brendan Tran

$5.00

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team, The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

Fri 11/2

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dreamboat is a LGBTQIA+ focused show, highlighting some of the talented iO performers that are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Beginning with an iO Harold team, the show includes solo performance from LGBTQIA+ identifying performers, and culminates in an improv set by the all LGBTQIA+ team, Dreamboat.

Starring: Elizabeth Andrews, Debra Duncan, Thom Gaughan, Nate Gold, Rick Grove, Chrissy Hartzell, Chelsea Holmes, Kathleen Kinlin, Peyton Lynch, Dave Lyzenga, Riley Mondragon, Matt Myers, Laurel Zoff Pelton, Shelby Plummer, Peyton Robbins, Emma Smith, Rachel Smith, Jordan Stafford, Cody Sullivan, Mark Thomson, Brendan Tran, Erin Uttich, and Garrett Williams

$16.00

Grief is Horny

Grief is Horny

Fri 11/2

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 11/2

11:59 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a weird, alternative variety show with on-the-fly sketches and experimental comedy/art.

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 11/3

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

Sped: The Musical

Sped: The Musical

Sat 11/3

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

An action-packed musical for Broadway fans and frat bros alike. Sped: The Musical tackles life, death, and love in the fastest way possible.

14

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 11/3

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 Reward Show

Student Reward Show

Sun 11/4

12:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 11/4

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt is a unique and fun filled variety show hosted by veteran team, Cool Aunt. This high-energy variety show will be showcasing everything from once in a lifetime improv, to musical acts, sketch and solo performances. Come unmask some of Chicago’s premiere talent Sundays at 10:00pm.

Starring: Deanna Beaton, Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Kayla Mulliniks, and Deborah Parks

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$12.00

Dynasty

Dynasty

Mon 11/5

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dynasty is an all-minority improv group! And this is their weekly variety show, featuring standup, sketch, improv, and an improv jam where audience members can perform! 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

Starring: Ana Silva, Anthony LeBlanc, Ashley Victoria, Avery Lee, Brendan Tran, Damon Royster, Elias Rios, Eunji Kim, Jared Chapman, Rolando Lepe, Steph Perez, Trumane Alston, & Yazmin Ramos

$5.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 11/6

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, The Harold Team State Schramps

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team State Schramps

Wed 11/7

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

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 11/7

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 11/8

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

America’s most underrated hype men, Ben Briggs and Chas Lilly, showcase Chicago’s biggest players on the tiniest teams. On top of featuring established micro squads each week, our mad curators will engineer a brand new, never-before-seen Frankenduo featuring two of the scene’s most talented improvisers. It’s a rager you can fit in your pocket.

$14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 11/8

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Girl Gang is a show that invites all female-identifying and gender-queer folks to ban together in the name of silliness, comedy, and a dang good time.

A rotating opening act of improv, storytelling, or stand up will kick off the night, followed by a jam where audience members are invited to perform with the producers, a short intermission, and then the night will close with the dang gang of the month!

Want to be a part of the monthly Girl Gang or open for the show? Email girlgangio@gmail.com for more information!

$10.00

1st Beat

1st Beat

Fri 11/9

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Come see iO’s musical house team! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week!

Starring: Colette Gregory, Derek Self, Linda Orr, Leah Judge, Micki Burton, Jenna Kate Karn, Stephanie Burchinow, Elizabeth McCreight, Joe Keehnast, Brendan Tran

$5.00

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Fri 11/9

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dreamboat is a LGBTQIA+ focused show, highlighting some of the talented iO performers that are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Beginning with an iO Harold team, the show includes solo performance from LGBTQIA+ identifying performers, and culminates in an improv set by the all LGBTQIA+ team, Dreamboat.

Starring: Elizabeth Andrews, Debra Duncan, Thom Gaughan, Nate Gold, Rick Grove, Chrissy Hartzell, Chelsea Holmes, Kathleen Kinlin, Peyton Lynch, Dave Lyzenga, Riley Mondragon, Matt Myers, Laurel Zoff Pelton, Shelby Plummer, Peyton Robbins, Emma Smith, Rachel Smith, Jordan Stafford, Cody Sullivan, Mark Thomson, Brendan Tran, Erin Uttich, and Garrett Williams

$16.00

Grief is Horny

Grief is Horny

Fri 11/9

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 11/9

11:59 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a weird, alternative variety show with on-the-fly sketches and experimental comedy/art.

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 11/10

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

Sped: The Musical

Sped: The Musical

Sat 11/10

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

An action-packed musical for Broadway fans and frat bros alike. Sped: The Musical tackles life, death, and love in the fastest way possible.

14

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 11/10

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 11/11

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt is a unique and fun filled variety show hosted by veteran team, Cool Aunt. This high-energy variety show will be showcasing everything from once in a lifetime improv, to musical acts, sketch and solo performances. Come unmask some of Chicago’s premiere talent Sundays at 10:00pm.

Starring: Deanna Beaton, Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Kayla Mulliniks, and Deborah Parks

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$12.00

Dynasty

Dynasty

Mon 11/12

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dynasty is an all-minority improv group! And this is their weekly variety show, featuring standup, sketch, improv, and an improv jam where audience members can perform! 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

Starring: Ana Silva, Anthony LeBlanc, Ashley Victoria, Avery Lee, Brendan Tran, Damon Royster, Elias Rios, Eunji Kim, Jared Chapman, Rolando Lepe, Steph Perez, Trumane Alston, & Yazmin Ramos

$5.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 11/13

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, The Harold Team Yes, Andersonville

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Yes, Andersonville

Wed 11/14

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

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 11/14

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 11/15

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

America’s most underrated hype men, Ben Briggs and Chas Lilly, showcase Chicago’s biggest players on the tiniest teams. On top of featuring established micro squads each week, our mad curators will engineer a brand new, never-before-seen Frankenduo featuring two of the scene’s most talented improvisers. It’s a rager you can fit in your pocket.

$14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 11/15

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Girl Gang is a show that invites all female-identifying and gender-queer folks to ban together in the name of silliness, comedy, and a dang good time.

A rotating opening act of improv, storytelling, or stand up will kick off the night, followed by a jam where audience members are invited to perform with the producers, a short intermission, and then the night will close with the dang gang of the month!

Want to be a part of the monthly Girl Gang or open for the show? Email girlgangio@gmail.com for more information!

$10.00

1st Beat

1st Beat

Fri 11/16

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Come see iO’s musical house team! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week!

Starring: Colette Gregory, Derek Self, Linda Orr, Leah Judge, Micki Burton, Jenna Kate Karn, Stephanie Burchinow, Elizabeth McCreight, Joe Keehnast, Brendan Tran

$5.00

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team, The Harold Team Daffodil

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

The Harold Team Daffodil

Fri 11/16

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dreamboat is a LGBTQIA+ focused show, highlighting some of the talented iO performers that are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Beginning with an iO Harold team, the show includes solo performance from LGBTQIA+ identifying performers, and culminates in an improv set by the all LGBTQIA+ team, Dreamboat.

Starring: Elizabeth Andrews, Debra Duncan, Thom Gaughan, Nate Gold, Rick Grove, Chrissy Hartzell, Chelsea Holmes, Kathleen Kinlin, Peyton Lynch, Dave Lyzenga, Riley Mondragon, Matt Myers, Laurel Zoff Pelton, Shelby Plummer, Peyton Robbins, Emma Smith, Rachel Smith, Jordan Stafford, Cody Sullivan, Mark Thomson, Brendan Tran, Erin Uttich, and Garrett Williams

$16.00

Grief is Horny

Grief is Horny

Fri 11/16

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 11/16

11:59 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a weird, alternative variety show with on-the-fly sketches and experimental comedy/art.

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 11/17

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

Sped: The Musical

Sped: The Musical

Sat 11/17

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

An action-packed musical for Broadway fans and frat bros alike. Sped: The Musical tackles life, death, and love in the fastest way possible.

14

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 11/17

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

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

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team Gideon

Sun 11/18

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A stylized show which explores different styles of improvisational theatre, embracing risk taking, surprising your scene partner, and unusual scene choices. The show will incorporate 2 interpretations of the Harold, iO's signature form, one from a newly formed iO Harold team and one from legendary Carl and the Passions.

$7.00 - $14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 11/18

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt is a unique and fun filled variety show hosted by veteran team, Cool Aunt. This high-energy variety show will be showcasing everything from once in a lifetime improv, to musical acts, sketch and solo performances. Come unmask some of Chicago’s premiere talent Sundays at 10:00pm.

Starring: Deanna Beaton, Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Kayla Mulliniks, and Deborah Parks

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$12.00

Dynasty

Dynasty

Mon 11/19

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dynasty is an all-minority improv group! And this is their weekly variety show, featuring standup, sketch, improv, and an improv jam where audience members can perform! 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

Starring: Ana Silva, Anthony LeBlanc, Ashley Victoria, Avery Lee, Brendan Tran, Damon Royster, Elias Rios, Eunji Kim, Jared Chapman, Rolando Lepe, Steph Perez, Trumane Alston, & Yazmin Ramos

$5.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 11/20

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, The Harold Team Bad Bear

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Bad Bear

Wed 11/21

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

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 11/21

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

1st Beat

1st Beat

Fri 11/23

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Come see iO’s musical house team! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week!

Starring: Colette Gregory, Derek Self, Linda Orr, Leah Judge, Micki Burton, Jenna Kate Karn, Stephanie Burchinow, Elizabeth McCreight, Joe Keehnast, Brendan Tran

$5.00

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team, The Harold Team Gone Gone

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Fri 11/23

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dreamboat is a LGBTQIA+ focused show, highlighting some of the talented iO performers that are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Beginning with an iO Harold team, the show includes solo performance from LGBTQIA+ identifying performers, and culminates in an improv set by the all LGBTQIA+ team, Dreamboat.

Starring: Elizabeth Andrews, Debra Duncan, Thom Gaughan, Nate Gold, Rick Grove, Chrissy Hartzell, Chelsea Holmes, Kathleen Kinlin, Peyton Lynch, Dave Lyzenga, Riley Mondragon, Matt Myers, Laurel Zoff Pelton, Shelby Plummer, Peyton Robbins, Emma Smith, Rachel Smith, Jordan Stafford, Cody Sullivan, Mark Thomson, Brendan Tran, Erin Uttich, and Garrett Williams

$16.00

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 11/23

11:59 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a weird, alternative variety show with on-the-fly sketches and experimental comedy/art.

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 11/24

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

Sped: The Musical

Sped: The Musical

Sat 11/24

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

An action-packed musical for Broadway fans and frat bros alike. Sped: The Musical tackles life, death, and love in the fastest way possible.

14

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 11/24

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 11/25

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt is a unique and fun filled variety show hosted by veteran team, Cool Aunt. This high-energy variety show will be showcasing everything from once in a lifetime improv, to musical acts, sketch and solo performances. Come unmask some of Chicago’s premiere talent Sundays at 10:00pm.

Starring: Deanna Beaton, Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Kayla Mulliniks, and Deborah Parks

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$12.00

Dynasty

Dynasty

Mon 11/26

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dynasty is an all-minority improv group! And this is their weekly variety show, featuring standup, sketch, improv, and an improv jam where audience members can perform! 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

Starring: Ana Silva, Anthony LeBlanc, Ashley Victoria, Avery Lee, Brendan Tran, Damon Royster, Elias Rios, Eunji Kim, Jared Chapman, Rolando Lepe, Steph Perez, Trumane Alston, & Yazmin Ramos

$5.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 11/27

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, The Harold Team Sweeperville

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Sweeperville

Wed 11/28

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

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 11/28

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 11/29

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

America’s most underrated hype men, Ben Briggs and Chas Lilly, showcase Chicago’s biggest players on the tiniest teams. On top of featuring established micro squads each week, our mad curators will engineer a brand new, never-before-seen Frankenduo featuring two of the scene’s most talented improvisers. It’s a rager you can fit in your pocket.

$14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 11/29

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Girl Gang is a show that invites all female-identifying and gender-queer folks to ban together in the name of silliness, comedy, and a dang good time.

A rotating opening act of improv, storytelling, or stand up will kick off the night, followed by a jam where audience members are invited to perform with the producers, a short intermission, and then the night will close with the dang gang of the month!

Want to be a part of the monthly Girl Gang or open for the show? Email girlgangio@gmail.com for more information!

$10.00

1st Beat

1st Beat

Fri 11/30

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Come see iO’s musical house team! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week!

Starring: Colette Gregory, Derek Self, Linda Orr, Leah Judge, Micki Burton, Jenna Kate Karn, Stephanie Burchinow, Elizabeth McCreight, Joe Keehnast, Brendan Tran

$5.00

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team, The Harold Team Cecilia

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

The Harold Team Cecilia

Fri 11/30

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dreamboat is a LGBTQIA+ focused show, highlighting some of the talented iO performers that are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Beginning with an iO Harold team, the show includes solo performance from LGBTQIA+ identifying performers, and culminates in an improv set by the all LGBTQIA+ team, Dreamboat.

Starring: Elizabeth Andrews, Debra Duncan, Thom Gaughan, Nate Gold, Rick Grove, Chrissy Hartzell, Chelsea Holmes, Kathleen Kinlin, Peyton Lynch, Dave Lyzenga, Riley Mondragon, Matt Myers, Laurel Zoff Pelton, Shelby Plummer, Peyton Robbins, Emma Smith, Rachel Smith, Jordan Stafford, Cody Sullivan, Mark Thomson, Brendan Tran, Erin Uttich, and Garrett Williams

$16.00

Grief is Horny

Grief is Horny

Fri 11/30

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 11/30

11:59 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a weird, alternative variety show with on-the-fly sketches and experimental comedy/art.

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 12/1

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

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 12/1

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 12/2

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt is a unique and fun filled variety show hosted by veteran team, Cool Aunt. This high-energy variety show will be showcasing everything from once in a lifetime improv, to musical acts, sketch and solo performances. Come unmask some of Chicago’s premiere talent Sundays at 10:00pm.

Starring: Deanna Beaton, Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Kayla Mulliniks, and Deborah Parks

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 12/4

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

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 12/5

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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