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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.

Low Upside with John Sabine, The Harold Team Big Spoon

Low Upside with John Sabine

The Harold Team Big Spoon

Sat 11/18

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

Starring: John Sabine

$16.00

Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show

Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show

Sat 11/18

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00 - $14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 11/18

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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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

BAPS: Plymouth Rock Landed on Us

BAPS: Plymouth Rock Landed on Us

Sun 11/19

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$7.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 11/19

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$14.00

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Sun 11/19

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$12.00

Triple Threat

Triple Threat

Mon 11/20

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

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

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 11/20

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Sign up in person at iO. Sign ups start at 8pm at the iO Box Office on the ground floor of the iO Theater.

Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe

Free

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 11/21

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

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

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

Tue 11/21

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BombASS_SET

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, TBD

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

TBD

Wed 11/22

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 11/22

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

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

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

Fri 11/24

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Breakfast with Oprah.

Breakfast with Oprah.

Fri 11/24

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Low Upside with John Sabine, The Harold Team Big Spoon

Low Upside with John Sabine

The Harold Team Big Spoon

Sat 11/25

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Starring: John Sabine

$16.00

Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show

Youth Group: A Skit Comedy Show

Sat 11/25

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00 - $14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 11/25

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

$5.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 11/26

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Sun 11/26

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$12.00

Sex Positive

Sex Positive

Mon 11/27

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

Hosted by: Ashley Victoria

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

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 11/27

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Sign up in person at iO. Sign ups start at 8pm at the iO Box Office on the ground floor of the iO Theater.

Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe

Free

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 11/28

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

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

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

Tue 11/28

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BombASS_SET

$5.00

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

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Petty Cash

Wed 11/29

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 11/29

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 11/30

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

 

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

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

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

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

$7.00 - $14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 11/30

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

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

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

Fri 12/1

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Off Sale

$16.00

SPOOF!

SPOOF!

Fri 12/1

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Heraldo

Heraldo

Fri 12/1

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Breakfast with Oprah.

Breakfast with Oprah.

Fri 12/1

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

Sat 12/2

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Starring: John Sabine

$16.00

Everything Happens So Much

Everything Happens So Much

Sat 12/2

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

The absolute best of the absolute worst year ever: 2017! “Everything Happens So Much,” is a fast-paced, rocket sled ride through the headlines of the last twelve months: earthquakes, fires, floods… GOP, GOT, GOD… Netflix, Amazon Prime, and soon Apple… not to mention the smash and grab Presidency—all grist for the mill… and. what. a. mill. “Everything Happens So Much,” features a balanced ensemble of four men and four women who, and under the direction of Second City alum and former SNL writer Michael McCarthy, have been creating a brand new show each week for all of 2017 and “Everything Happens So Much” (as was said) the absolute best of the absolute worst! This year has been like a gall stone—come pass it at The iO Chicago Theater in The Chris Farley Cabaret every Saturday night in December at 10:30pm.

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 12/2

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

$5.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 12/3

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Sun 12/3

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 12/4

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Sign up in person at iO. Sign ups start at 8pm at the iO Box Office on the ground floor of the iO Theater.

Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe

Free

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 12/5

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

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

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

Tue 12/5

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BombASS_SET

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Duchess

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Duchess

Wed 12/6

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 12/6

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 12/7

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

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

$7.00 - $14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 12/7

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

SPOOF!

SPOOF!

Fri 12/8

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Bad Hombres

Bad Hombres

Fri 12/8

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Spic & Tan is one of the few groups in Chicago creating satirical comedy with a Latino sensibility. Their newest show is "Mi Gente", which translates to "My People". This show is a celebration of all Latinos, specifically the people in the lives of Rich and Miguel.
“MARIO”: This show highlight topics sensitive and familiar to the Hispanic community and injects humor into those things to make them relevant and fun for any audience,
Cast list: "Spic & Tan": Miguel Lepe and Rich Alfonso. 
"MARIO": Damian Anaya, Cesar Jaime, & Jose Molina.

$14.00

Breakfast with Oprah.

Breakfast with Oprah.

Fri 12/8

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Hometown

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Hometown

Sat 12/9

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Starring: John Sabine

$16.00

Everything Happens So Much

Everything Happens So Much

Sat 12/9

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

The absolute best of the absolute worst year ever: 2017! “Everything Happens So Much,” is a fast-paced, rocket sled ride through the headlines of the last twelve months: earthquakes, fires, floods… GOP, GOT, GOD… Netflix, Amazon Prime, and soon Apple… not to mention the smash and grab Presidency—all grist for the mill… and. what. a. mill. “Everything Happens So Much,” features a balanced ensemble of four men and four women who, and under the direction of Second City alum and former SNL writer Michael McCarthy, have been creating a brand new show each week for all of 2017 and “Everything Happens So Much” (as was said) the absolute best of the absolute worst! This year has been like a gall stone—come pass it at The iO Chicago Theater in The Chris Farley Cabaret every Saturday night in December at 10:30pm.

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 12/9

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

$5.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 12/10

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Sun 12/10

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 12/11

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Sign up in person at iO. Sign ups start at 8pm at the iO Box Office on the ground floor of the iO Theater.

Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe

Free

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

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

Tue 12/12

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BombASS_SET

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Mothership

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Mothership

Wed 12/13

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 12/13

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 12/14

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

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

$7.00 - $14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 12/14

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

SPOOF!

SPOOF!

Fri 12/15

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Bad Hombres

Bad Hombres

Fri 12/15

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

Spic & Tan is one of the few groups in Chicago creating satirical comedy with a Latino sensibility. Their newest show is "Mi Gente", which translates to "My People". This show is a celebration of all Latinos, specifically the people in the lives of Rich and Miguel.
“MARIO”: This show highlight topics sensitive and familiar to the Hispanic community and injects humor into those things to make them relevant and fun for any audience,
Cast list: "Spic & Tan": Miguel Lepe and Rich Alfonso. 
"MARIO": Damian Anaya, Cesar Jaime, & Jose Molina.

$14.00

Breakfast with Oprah.

Breakfast with Oprah.

Fri 12/15

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team MacBeth

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team MacBeth

Sat 12/16

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

Starring: John Sabine

$16.00

Everything Happens So Much

Everything Happens So Much

Sat 12/16

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

The absolute best of the absolute worst year ever: 2017! “Everything Happens So Much,” is a fast-paced, rocket sled ride through the headlines of the last twelve months: earthquakes, fires, floods… GOP, GOT, GOD… Netflix, Amazon Prime, and soon Apple… not to mention the smash and grab Presidency—all grist for the mill… and. what. a. mill. “Everything Happens So Much,” features a balanced ensemble of four men and four women who, and under the direction of Second City alum and former SNL writer Michael McCarthy, have been creating a brand new show each week for all of 2017 and “Everything Happens So Much” (as was said) the absolute best of the absolute worst! This year has been like a gall stone—come pass it at The iO Chicago Theater in The Chris Farley Cabaret every Saturday night in December at 10:30pm.

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 12/16

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

$5.00

Level 5 Student Shows

Level 5 Student Shows

Sun 12/17

6:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

A night featuring iO signature form, The Harold, performed by all of our level 5 students!

ADMISSION IS FREE

$0.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 12/17

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Late As F**K - The Sunday Improv Show

Sun 12/17

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$12.00

Triple Threat

Triple Threat

Mon 12/18

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

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

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 12/18

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

Sign up in person at iO. Sign ups start at 8pm at the iO Box Office on the ground floor of the iO Theater.

Hosted by: Taylor Wolfe

Free

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 12/19

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

$8.00

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

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

Tue 12/19

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

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

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BombASS_SET

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Sophie the Giraffe

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Sophie the Giraffe

Wed 12/20

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 12/20

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 12/21

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

$7.00 - $14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 12/21

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$10.00

SPOOF!

SPOOF!

Fri 12/22

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$16.00

Bad Hombres

Bad Hombres

Fri 12/22

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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Spic & Tan is one of the few groups in Chicago creating satirical comedy with a Latino sensibility. Their newest show is "Mi Gente", which translates to "My People". This show is a celebration of all Latinos, specifically the people in the lives of Rich and Miguel.
“MARIO”: This show highlight topics sensitive and familiar to the Hispanic community and injects humor into those things to make them relevant and fun for any audience,
Cast list: "Spic & Tan": Miguel Lepe and Rich Alfonso. 
"MARIO": Damian Anaya, Cesar Jaime, & Jose Molina.

$14.00

Breakfast with Oprah.

Breakfast with Oprah.

Fri 12/22

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$5.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Pumpkin Spice Girls

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Pumpkin Spice Girls

Sat 12/23

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

Starring: John Sabine

$16.00

Everything Happens So Much

Everything Happens So Much

Sat 12/23

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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The absolute best of the absolute worst year ever: 2017! “Everything Happens So Much,” is a fast-paced, rocket sled ride through the headlines of the last twelve months: earthquakes, fires, floods… GOP, GOT, GOD… Netflix, Amazon Prime, and soon Apple… not to mention the smash and grab Presidency—all grist for the mill… and. what. a. mill. “Everything Happens So Much,” features a balanced ensemble of four men and four women who, and under the direction of Second City alum and former SNL writer Michael McCarthy, have been creating a brand new show each week for all of 2017 and “Everything Happens So Much” (as was said) the absolute best of the absolute worst! This year has been like a gall stone—come pass it at The iO Chicago Theater in The Chris Farley Cabaret every Saturday night in December at 10:30pm.

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 12/23

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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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

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 12/26

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

$8.00

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

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

Tue 12/26

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

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

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BombASS_SET

$5.00

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

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Petty Cash

Wed 12/27

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 12/27

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 12/28

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

$7.00 - $14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 12/28

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$10.00

SPOOF!

SPOOF!

Fri 12/29

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$16.00

Bad Hombres

Bad Hombres

Fri 12/29

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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Spic & Tan is one of the few groups in Chicago creating satirical comedy with a Latino sensibility. Their newest show is "Mi Gente", which translates to "My People". This show is a celebration of all Latinos, specifically the people in the lives of Rich and Miguel.
“MARIO”: This show highlight topics sensitive and familiar to the Hispanic community and injects humor into those things to make them relevant and fun for any audience,
Cast list: "Spic & Tan": Miguel Lepe and Rich Alfonso. 
"MARIO": Damian Anaya, Cesar Jaime, & Jose Molina.

$14.00

Breakfast with Oprah.

Breakfast with Oprah.

Fri 12/29

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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$5.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Sophie the Giraffe

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Sophie the Giraffe

Sat 12/30

8:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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

Starring: John Sabine

$16.00

Everything Happens So Much

Everything Happens So Much

Sat 12/30

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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The absolute best of the absolute worst year ever: 2017! “Everything Happens So Much,” is a fast-paced, rocket sled ride through the headlines of the last twelve months: earthquakes, fires, floods… GOP, GOT, GOD… Netflix, Amazon Prime, and soon Apple… not to mention the smash and grab Presidency—all grist for the mill… and. what. a. mill. “Everything Happens So Much,” features a balanced ensemble of four men and four women who, and under the direction of Second City alum and former SNL writer Michael McCarthy, have been creating a brand new show each week for all of 2017 and “Everything Happens So Much” (as was said) the absolute best of the absolute worst! This year has been like a gall stone—come pass it at The iO Chicago Theater in The Chris Farley Cabaret every Saturday night in December at 10:30pm.

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 12/30

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Chicago, IL

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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