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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.

BrandStanding Live!

BrandStanding Live!

Sun 5/26

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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BrandStanding is a 100% “Real” Business Pitch show, with 100% “Real” Startups competing for your love and votes in a Brand Battle Royale like no other. We are the pitch competition that other shows wish they had the guts to be. Three founders enter the BrandStanding arena and pitch brands that seem like they were made up moments before they hit the stage, but only one will emerge victorious and you decide who! It’s comedic cutthroat capitalism at its finest. It’s BrandStanding!
It’s the business pitch show I wish I was on. -Mark Cuban (Probably)
Cast list
Announcer: Mark Guiney
Judges: Tony Vasinda, Jen Brown, Michael Marchand

$10.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 5/26

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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: Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Laura Manyard, Kayla Mullinks and Miranda Rozas

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$8.00

The HERold

The HERold

Mon 5/27

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The HERold is a monthly show where some of iO's funniest female and non-binary performers take on iO's signature form, the Harold! This celebration of new and veteran performers is one of iO's most fun nights of the month!

$10.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 5/27

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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: Claire Swanson & Mallory Bradford

Free

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 5/28

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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

$8.00

Kellogg Improv Club

Kellogg Improv Club

Tue 5/28

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Who says you can't mix business with pleasure? After 6 weeks of classes, students from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management Improv club show off their skills in a night of fun, collaboration, and make em ups! Each team will grab a suggestion from the audience and perform a totally improvised piece that has never been seen before, and will never be seen again.

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team  Tugboat

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Tugboat

Wed 5/29

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 a different opening Harold team.

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 5/29

10:00 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 5/30

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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 5/30

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

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 5/31

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

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 5/31

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a variety hour of comedy, music, art and whatever else the show's guests come up with. The show is equal parts experimental sketch comedy and improv from the 11 member house cast and guest acts that change each week. Studio Eleven features some of Chicago's most fun performers with bad wigs, confusing blackouts and new material written every single week.

The Studio Eleven cast is: Allison Reese, Matt Beebe, Caleb Hearon, Lily Ebbott-Burg, Claire McDonald, Devin Middleton, Nick Rowley, Tom Simmermaker, Gregory Taylor Hill, Manuela Mendoza and Shelby Wolstein. We get by with a lot of help from our friends, Alex Collyard and Scotty Jirik.

$14.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 6/1

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

$17

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 6/1

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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- Alan Giles, Glo Chitwood, Laura Mulcahy, Tom Spooner and Sydney Back.

$5.00

Script Tease - Charles Curren

Script Tease - Charles Curren

Sun 6/2

6:35 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Stage readings from the students of the iO’s writing program--specifically the TV Pilot Presentation class--where the writer reads the stage directions of his or her original script as a cast of very talented actors read the parts of a brand new sitcom pilot. It’s free and all are welcome and especially encourage to give their opinions with regard to making said pilot better. Food and full bar available!

Free

dAdam

dAdam

Sun 6/2

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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A mama's boy with daddy issues faces fatherhood. Having a baby "changes your life"—sure. But is parenthood life's greatest joy (baby's first words), or its most exhausting test (teenagers)? Inspired by his own grab bag of father figures and the One True World's Best Dad, an aspiring father solves the time-tested question: If having children is so dang difficult, why do we keep doing it?

Written/performed by Adam Wynn
Directed by Timothy Felton

$14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 6/2

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: Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Laura Manyard, Kayla Mullinks and Miranda Rozas

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$8.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 6/3

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 6/3

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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: Claire Swanson & Mallory Bradford

Free

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 6/4

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

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 6/4

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Stunt Double

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Stunt Double

Wed 6/5

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 6/5

10:00 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

Critic

Critic

Thu 6/6

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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


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

Critic's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Critic-1997088640525579/

$14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 6/6

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

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

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Fri 6/7

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

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 6/7

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a variety hour of comedy, music, art and whatever else the show's guests come up with. The show is equal parts experimental sketch comedy and improv from the 11 member house cast and guest acts that change each week. Studio Eleven features some of Chicago's most fun performers with bad wigs, confusing blackouts and new material written every single week.

The Studio Eleven cast is: Allison Reese, Matt Beebe, Caleb Hearon, Lily Ebbott-Burg, Claire McDonald, Devin Middleton, Nick Rowley, Tom Simmermaker, Gregory Taylor Hill, Manuela Mendoza and Shelby Wolstein. We get by with a lot of help from our friends, Alex Collyard and Scotty Jirik.

$14.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 6/8

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 6/8

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- Alan Giles, Glo Chitwood, Laura Mulcahy, Tom Spooner and Sydney Back.

$5.00

dAdam

dAdam

Sun 6/9

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A mama's boy with daddy issues faces fatherhood. Having a baby "changes your life"—sure. But is parenthood life's greatest joy (baby's first words), or its most exhausting test (teenagers)? Inspired by his own grab bag of father figures and the One True World's Best Dad, an aspiring father solves the time-tested question: If having children is so dang difficult, why do we keep doing it?

Written/performed by Adam Wynn
Directed by Timothy Felton

$14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 6/9

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: Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Laura Manyard, Kayla Mullinks and Miranda Rozas

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$8.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 6/10

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 6/10

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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: Claire Swanson & Mallory Bradford

Free

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 6/11

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

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 6/11

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team  Tugboat

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Tugboat

Wed 6/12

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 6/12

10:00 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

Comedytown

Comedytown

Thu 6/13

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Comedytown is a monthly variety show featuring Chicago’s top comedians. From veteran improv teams to hot up-and-coming stand ups, you will get your comedy fix in a little place called comedytown.

$14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 6/13

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

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

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

The Harold Team Mothership

Fri 6/14

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

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 6/14

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a variety hour of comedy, music, art and whatever else the show's guests come up with. The show is equal parts experimental sketch comedy and improv from the 11 member house cast and guest acts that change each week. Studio Eleven features some of Chicago's most fun performers with bad wigs, confusing blackouts and new material written every single week.

The Studio Eleven cast is: Allison Reese, Matt Beebe, Caleb Hearon, Lily Ebbott-Burg, Claire McDonald, Devin Middleton, Nick Rowley, Tom Simmermaker, Gregory Taylor Hill, Manuela Mendoza and Shelby Wolstein. We get by with a lot of help from our friends, Alex Collyard and Scotty Jirik.

$14.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 6/15

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 6/15

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- Alan Giles, Glo Chitwood, Laura Mulcahy, Tom Spooner and Sydney Back.

$5.00

Script Tease - Aaron Merrill

Script Tease - Aaron Merrill

Sun 6/16

6:35 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Stage readings from the students of the iO’s writing program--specifically the TV Pilot Presentation class--where the writer reads the stage directions of his or her original script as a cast of very talented actors read the parts of a brand new sitcom pilot. It’s free and all are welcome and especially encourage to give their opinions with regard to making said pilot better. Food and full bar available!

Free

Long Time Gone: A Dixie Chicks Musical

Long Time Gone: A Dixie Chicks Musical

Sun 6/16

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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After stating at one of their 2006 concerts that they were ashamed President Bush was from Texas, the world’s most popular country band lost it all. This comedic jukebox musical follows the Dixie Chicks as they go their separate ways, try to find their way back together and back to the top. Written and performed by Debra Duncan, Ray Glass and Rachel Smith it features all the hits, and a few of the deep cuts, live on stage, played on eleven different instruments.

Cast list: Deb Duncan, Ray Glass, Rachel Smith
Directed by James Dugan

$14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 6/16

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: Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Laura Manyard, Kayla Mullinks and Miranda Rozas

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$8.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 6/17

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 6/17

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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: Claire Swanson & Mallory Bradford

Free

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 6/18

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

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 6/18

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Moms

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Moms

Wed 6/19

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 6/19

10:00 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

iO Podcast Network, Live!

iO Podcast Network, Live!

Thu 6/20

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The iO Podcast Network prides itself on distilling the magic of live improv into a sonic experience so audiences can laugh anytime, anywhere. But it’s time to see how the audio sausage is made! Every month, Cigarette Sandwich presents the best of the iO Podcast Network, LIVE and in person. Sketch, improv, interviews and more will be recorded and blasted into the deepest, dumbest pockets of the internet. Come immortalize your laughs on a future episode!
Cigarette Sandwich has been called “the best sketch comedians working in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune. Time Out Chicago says that Cigarette Sandwich’s Chicago SketchFest appearances have “you peeing your pants in laughter.”

Cast List:

Cig Sam- Case Blackwell, Andy Boludc, Claire Favret, Bill Stern,
Stir Friday Night- Avery Lee
Talking Shop -James Dugan, Rob Grabwoski

$14.00

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 6/20

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

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

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

The Harold Team Artemis

Fri 6/21

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

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 6/21

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a variety hour of comedy, music, art and whatever else the show's guests come up with. The show is equal parts experimental sketch comedy and improv from the 11 member house cast and guest acts that change each week. Studio Eleven features some of Chicago's most fun performers with bad wigs, confusing blackouts and new material written every single week.

The Studio Eleven cast is: Allison Reese, Matt Beebe, Caleb Hearon, Lily Ebbott-Burg, Claire McDonald, Devin Middleton, Nick Rowley, Tom Simmermaker, Gregory Taylor Hill, Manuela Mendoza and Shelby Wolstein. We get by with a lot of help from our friends, Alex Collyard and Scotty Jirik.

$14.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 6/22

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 6/22

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- Alan Giles, Glo Chitwood, Laura Mulcahy, Tom Spooner and Sydney Back.

$5.00

Script Tease - Cassie Follett

Script Tease - Cassie Follett

Sun 6/23

6:35 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Stage readings from the students of the iO’s writing program--specifically the TV Pilot Presentation class--where the writer reads the stage directions of his or her original script as a cast of very talented actors read the parts of a brand new sitcom pilot. It’s free and all are welcome and especially encourage to give their opinions with regard to making said pilot better. Food and full bar available!

Free

Long Time Gone: A Dixie Chicks Musical

Long Time Gone: A Dixie Chicks Musical

Sun 6/23

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

After stating at one of their 2006 concerts that they were ashamed President Bush was from Texas, the world’s most popular country band lost it all. This comedic jukebox musical follows the Dixie Chicks as they go their separate ways, try to find their way back together and back to the top. Written and performed by Debra Duncan, Ray Glass and Rachel Smith it features all the hits, and a few of the deep cuts, live on stage, played on eleven different instruments.

Cast list: Deb Duncan, Ray Glass, Rachel Smith
Directed by James Dugan

$14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 6/23

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: Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Laura Manyard, Kayla Mullinks and Miranda Rozas

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$8.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 6/24

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 6/24

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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: Claire Swanson & Mallory Bradford

Free

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 6/25

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

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 6/25

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team DIG

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team DIG

Wed 6/26

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 6/26

10:00 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

Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Thu 6/27

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

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

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team

The Harold Team Daffodil

Fri 6/28

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

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 6/28

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a variety hour of comedy, music, art and whatever else the show's guests come up with. The show is equal parts experimental sketch comedy and improv from the 11 member house cast and guest acts that change each week. Studio Eleven features some of Chicago's most fun performers with bad wigs, confusing blackouts and new material written every single week.

The Studio Eleven cast is: Allison Reese, Matt Beebe, Caleb Hearon, Lily Ebbott-Burg, Claire McDonald, Devin Middleton, Nick Rowley, Tom Simmermaker, Gregory Taylor Hill, Manuela Mendoza and Shelby Wolstein. We get by with a lot of help from our friends, Alex Collyard and Scotty Jirik.

$14.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 6/29

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 6/29

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- Alan Giles, Glo Chitwood, Laura Mulcahy, Tom Spooner and Sydney Back.

$5.00

Having It All

Having It All

Sun 6/30

7:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Having It All is a show by womxn for everyone. Each month the show will focus on a new lady or unladylike theme. Storytellers will speak on this theme and then improvisers will spin it into comedy gold. A mix of honest story telling and smart, fast improv. Want to get involved? Come check us out and chat after!

Featuring a rotating cast of fresh, fun, and talented womxn each month!

$14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 6/30

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: Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Laura Manyard, Kayla Mullinks and Miranda Rozas

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$8.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 7/1

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 7/2

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

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 7/2

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 7/3

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

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 7/5

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a variety hour of comedy, music, art and whatever else the show's guests come up with. The show is equal parts experimental sketch comedy and improv from the 11 member house cast and guest acts that change each week. Studio Eleven features some of Chicago's most fun performers with bad wigs, confusing blackouts and new material written every single week.

The Studio Eleven cast is: Allison Reese, Matt Beebe, Caleb Hearon, Lily Ebbott-Burg, Claire McDonald, Devin Middleton, Nick Rowley, Tom Simmermaker, Gregory Taylor Hill, Manuela Mendoza and Shelby Wolstein. We get by with a lot of help from our friends, Alex Collyard and Scotty Jirik.

$14.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 7/6

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

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 7/7

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: Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Laura Manyard, Kayla Mullinks and Miranda Rozas

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$8.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 7/8

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 7/9

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

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 7/9

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 7/10

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

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 7/12

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Studio Eleven is a variety hour of comedy, music, art and whatever else the show's guests come up with. The show is equal parts experimental sketch comedy and improv from the 11 member house cast and guest acts that change each week. Studio Eleven features some of Chicago's most fun performers with bad wigs, confusing blackouts and new material written every single week.

The Studio Eleven cast is: Allison Reese, Matt Beebe, Caleb Hearon, Lily Ebbott-Burg, Claire McDonald, Devin Middleton, Nick Rowley, Tom Simmermaker, Gregory Taylor Hill, Manuela Mendoza and Shelby Wolstein. We get by with a lot of help from our friends, Alex Collyard and Scotty Jirik.

$14.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 7/13

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

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 7/14

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: Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Laura Manyard, Kayla Mullinks and Miranda Rozas

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$8.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 7/15

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 7/16

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

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 7/16

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 7/17

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

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 7/19

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Studio Eleven is a variety hour of comedy, music, art and whatever else the show's guests come up with. The show is equal parts experimental sketch comedy and improv from the 11 member house cast and guest acts that change each week. Studio Eleven features some of Chicago's most fun performers with bad wigs, confusing blackouts and new material written every single week.

The Studio Eleven cast is: Allison Reese, Matt Beebe, Caleb Hearon, Lily Ebbott-Burg, Claire McDonald, Devin Middleton, Nick Rowley, Tom Simmermaker, Gregory Taylor Hill, Manuela Mendoza and Shelby Wolstein. We get by with a lot of help from our friends, Alex Collyard and Scotty Jirik.

$14.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 7/20

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 7/21

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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: Sophia Birks, Ashley Girard, Caitlin Grogan, Laura Manyard, Kayla Mullinks and Miranda Rozas

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$8.00

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Poster Child Presents: The Chosen Ones

Mon 7/22

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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

 


Cast list

Keiter Liriano

Daniela Aguilar

Danielle Park

Huy Nguyen

Sarah-Marie Degni

Squeek Rangel

Olivia Jackson

$12.00

The Pool

The Pool

Tue 7/23

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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

$8.00

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Jonders' Talk Show Experience Featuring Kelsey Blackwell

Tue 7/23

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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

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

Cast list Jonders, Kelsey Blackwell

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

Wed 7/24

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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 a different opening Harold team.

$5.00

Studio Eleven

Studio Eleven

Fri 7/26

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Studio Eleven is a variety hour of comedy, music, art and whatever else the show's guests come up with. The show is equal parts experimental sketch comedy and improv from the 11 member house cast and guest acts that change each week. Studio Eleven features some of Chicago's most fun performers with bad wigs, confusing blackouts and new material written every single week.

The Studio Eleven cast is: Allison Reese, Matt Beebe, Caleb Hearon, Lily Ebbott-Burg, Claire McDonald, Devin Middleton, Nick Rowley, Tom Simmermaker, Gregory Taylor Hill, Manuela Mendoza and Shelby Wolstein. We get by with a lot of help from our friends, Alex Collyard and Scotty Jirik.

$14.00