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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.

B.A.P.S.

B.A.P.S.

Sun 2/18

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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We were tired of seeing our fellow creative women being left out of the scene and getting limited exposure despite being extraordinarily talented. We’re hoping the audience sees all the brilliance of our performers and bombard them with questions after the show of how they can continue to support them.

We hope to inspire women to have the courage to express their artistic voice and to know they’ll be heard, especially on the B.A.P.S. stage. We’d like to thank the 94% of Black women who showed up at the U.S. Election polls and didn’t vote for Trump.

Hosted By: Adrienne Brandyburg, Adrienne Brown, and Jillian Ebanks

$7.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 2/18

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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From director Bill Arnett, Lazy 8 is a new form that finds the hilarious truths that surround us in our everyday lives. Patient yet immediate. Mundane yet remarkable.

$14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 2/18

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 starting Sundays at 10:00pm in January.

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

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$12.00

​​Not Yet Famous: A Showcase

​​Not Yet Famous: A Showcase

Mon 2/19

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Not Yet Famous is a diverse showcase for marginalized comedic voices in Chicago.

Starring: Vikram Pandya, Grace Thomas, Le Aboav, Stephanie Weber, and Merrit Landsteiner.

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 2/19

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 2/20

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie

Tue 2/20

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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No non-improvisers not trying to not be not funny. A group of improvisers normally generating dialogue for a desired laugh explore what it is like to neither try to be funny nor dramatic, but just be. Join us at the dinner table for a slice of pie; a two act improvised show that is a little slice of life.

Starring: Mark Thompson, Jesse Kendall, Andrew Robinson, Olivia Nielsen , Yazmin Ramos, Brittany Bookbinder, Taylor Overstreet, Tim Felton, Andrew Harrigan, Rayna Caskey

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Duchess

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Duchess

Wed 2/21

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 2 different opening Harold teams.

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 2/21

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 2/22

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 2/22

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

The Musical Armando, Stacked: All-Female Musical Improv

The Musical Armando

Stacked: All-Female Musical Improv

Fri 2/23

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of ten will set into scenes, songs and choreography. The cast includes Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Pat Dwyer, Sarah Hoffman, Shantira Jackson, Jon Matteson, Eric Muller, Nnamdi Ngwe, Patrick Rowland and Stacey Smith.

Featuring Jim Holman as the Musical Director

Opening for Musical Armando:

STACKED- All Female Musical Improv takes a suggestion of one word and delivers musical hilarity in four part harmony. For the past six years, the ladies of Stacked have been amazing audiences across the nation. They've been teaching and headlining festivals for nearly a decade and are thrilled to grace the stages of iO once again. Their shows full of high energy, big characters, catchy songs and no apologies. STACKED is Stacey Smith, Jenna Steege, Erin Goldsmith and Katie Yore.

$16.00

The Storpenwulf Seriously Good Theater Company Presents: The Inconveniences of Love and War

The Storpenwulf Seriously Good Theater Company Presents: The Inconveniences of Love and War

Fri 2/23

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The Inconveniences of Love and War is a farcical play written by and starring Meredith Johnston and Chelsea Norment. Meredith plays Eunice Granville-Barker-Shaw and Chelsea Norment is Otto Brahm.

Eunice and Otto met while studying the Stanislavsky method in New York City, circa 2001. They have been creative partners ever since. In the many years they’ve known each other they’ve only ever created one thing, the perfect play: The Inconveniences of Love and War… and this is it’s WORLD PREMIERE!

Starring: Meredith Johnston, Chelsea Norment, Sam Martin, and Jake Bradley.

Director: Trent Creswell

$14.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, Caroline Kreidberg & Luis Arevalo

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

Caroline Kreidberg & Luis Arevalo

Fri 2/23

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 2/24

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

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

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

Sat 2/24

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 2/24

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- Laura Mulcahy, Sydney Back, Glo Chitwood, Alan Giles, Will Nicholson, Tom Spooner

$5.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 2/25

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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From director Bill Arnett, Lazy 8 is a new form that finds the hilarious truths that surround us in our everyday lives. Patient yet immediate. Mundane yet remarkable.

$14.00

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt

Sun 2/25

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

Instagram - @CoolAuntImprov
Facebook - facebook.com/coolauntimprov

$12.00

Sex Positive

Sex Positive

Mon 2/26

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 2/26

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 2/27

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie

Tue 2/27

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

No non-improvisers not trying to not be not funny. A group of improvisers normally generating dialogue for a desired laugh explore what it is like to neither try to be funny nor dramatic, but just be. Join us at the dinner table for a slice of pie; a two act improvised show that is a little slice of life.

Starring: Mark Thompson, Jesse Kendall, Andrew Robinson, Olivia Nielsen , Yazmin Ramos, Brittany Bookbinder, Taylor Overstreet, Tim Felton, Andrew Harrigan, Rayna Caskey

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

Wed 2/28

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 2/28

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 3/1

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 3/1

10:30 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

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Artemis

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Artemis

Fri 3/2

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of ten will set into scenes, songs and choreography. The cast includes Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Pat Dwyer, Sarah Hoffman, Shantira Jackson, Jon Matteson, Eric Muller, Nnamdi Ngwe, Patrick Rowland and Stacey Smith.

Featuring Jim Holman as the Musical Director

$16.00

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

Fri 3/2

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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A poodle hardly ever gets to just be a poodle. People give it dumb haircuts. They put it in human clothes for their own enjoyment. They type-cast it in various "Ethnically Ambiguous Woman" roles... Comedian Atra Asdou embraces her inner essence, A Poodle in People Clothes, and takes center stage doing what she loves most: using her unique sense of humor and variety of characters to make people laugh in what is, essentially, a one-woman human dog show.

Starring: Atra Asdou

$14.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, Club Asia

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

Club Asia

Fri 3/2

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 3/3

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

$16.00

The New Faces of Late Night​​

The New Faces of Late Night​​

Sat 3/3

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The next generation of late night has arrived as the women of Matt Damon Improv present: ‘The New Faces of Late Night’. Join these fierce women of color as they test out fresh material in preparation for their upcoming sketch show. Performances are the first Saturday of every month at 10:30pm in iO’s Chris Farley Cabaret.

Starring: Allison Reese, Angela Oliver, Maria Konopken, Maya Haughton, Tina Arfaee, Phylica McLeod, Surena Pridgen, Lynette Roqueta, Yazmin Ramos, Ana Silva.

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 3/3

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- Laura Mulcahy, Sydney Back, Glo Chitwood, Alan Giles, Will Nicholson, Tom Spooner

$5.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 3/4

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

From director Bill Arnett, Lazy 8 is a new form that finds the hilarious truths that surround us in our everyday lives. Patient yet immediate. Mundane yet remarkable.

$14.00

The HERold

The HERold

Mon 3/5

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 3/5

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 3/6

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie

Tue 3/6

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

No non-improvisers not trying to not be not funny. A group of improvisers normally generating dialogue for a desired laugh explore what it is like to neither try to be funny nor dramatic, but just be. Join us at the dinner table for a slice of pie; a two act improvised show that is a little slice of life.

Starring: Mark Thompson, Jesse Kendall, Andrew Robinson, Olivia Nielsen , Yazmin Ramos, Brittany Bookbinder, Taylor Overstreet, Tim Felton, Andrew Harrigan, Rayna Caskey

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Thunder

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Thunder

Wed 3/7

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 3/7

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 3/8

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 3/8

10:30 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

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Hometown

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Hometown

Fri 3/9

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of ten will set into scenes, songs and choreography. The cast includes Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Pat Dwyer, Sarah Hoffman, Shantira Jackson, Jon Matteson, Eric Muller, Nnamdi Ngwe, Patrick Rowland and Stacey Smith.

Featuring Jim Holman as the Musical Director

$16.00

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

Fri 3/9

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A poodle hardly ever gets to just be a poodle. People give it dumb haircuts. They put it in human clothes for their own enjoyment. They type-cast it in various "Ethnically Ambiguous Woman" roles... Comedian Atra Asdou embraces her inner essence, A Poodle in People Clothes, and takes center stage doing what she loves most: using her unique sense of humor and variety of characters to make people laugh in what is, essentially, a one-woman human dog show.

Starring: Atra Asdou

$14.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, Rence & Jess DeBacco

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

Rence & Jess DeBacco

Fri 3/9

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 3/10

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

$16.00

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

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

Sat 3/10

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 3/10

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

$5.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 3/11

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

From director Bill Arnett, Lazy 8 is a new form that finds the hilarious truths that surround us in our everyday lives. Patient yet immediate. Mundane yet remarkable.

$14.00

Having It All: Stories and Improvisation about Being Female

Having It All: Stories and Improvisation about Being Female

Mon 3/12

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Everyday, girls and women are told to be and not be a million things. This show takes the conversation that happens everyday in living rooms, green rooms, on a walk over the phone with your mom, and in almost every room that women congregate in, and puts it onstage in front of us.

Shelby Plummer

Clare Austen-Smith

Audrey Schiffhuar

Mary Catherine Curran

Caitlin Joseph

Olivia Nielson

Jo Scott

Leila Gorstein

Brittany Bookbinder

Rebeccah Singer

Laurel Zoff-Pelton

Elizabeth Andrews

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 3/12

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 3/13

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie

Tue 3/13

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

No non-improvisers not trying to not be not funny. A group of improvisers normally generating dialogue for a desired laugh explore what it is like to neither try to be funny nor dramatic, but just be. Join us at the dinner table for a slice of pie; a two act improvised show that is a little slice of life.

Starring: Mark Thompson, Jesse Kendall, Andrew Robinson, Olivia Nielsen , Yazmin Ramos, Brittany Bookbinder, Taylor Overstreet, Tim Felton, Andrew Harrigan, Rayna Caskey

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Pangea

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Pangea

Wed 3/14

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 3/14

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 3/15

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 3/15

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Bad Bear

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Bad Bear

Fri 3/16

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of ten will set into scenes, songs and choreography. The cast includes Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Pat Dwyer, Sarah Hoffman, Shantira Jackson, Jon Matteson, Eric Muller, Nnamdi Ngwe, Patrick Rowland and Stacey Smith.

Featuring Jim Holman as the Musical Director

$16.00

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

Fri 3/16

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A poodle hardly ever gets to just be a poodle. People give it dumb haircuts. They put it in human clothes for their own enjoyment. They type-cast it in various "Ethnically Ambiguous Woman" roles... Comedian Atra Asdou embraces her inner essence, A Poodle in People Clothes, and takes center stage doing what she loves most: using her unique sense of humor and variety of characters to make people laugh in what is, essentially, a one-woman human dog show.

Starring: Atra Asdou

$14.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, Ashley Bland

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

Ashley Bland

Fri 3/16

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 3/17

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

$16.00

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

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

Sat 3/17

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 3/17

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

$5.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 3/18

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

From director Bill Arnett, Lazy 8 is a new form that finds the hilarious truths that surround us in our everyday lives. Patient yet immediate. Mundane yet remarkable.

$14.00

Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling / Podcast Show

Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling / Podcast Show

Mon 3/19

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

This is a show where people tell heartfelt personal stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood. A conversation will follow after all performances.

Starring: Archy Jamjun, Aidan McCormack, Savant Furlow, Maria Konopken, Tamale Sepp, Saul Salcedo-Frausto, and Alicia Swiz

$12.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 3/19

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 3/20

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie

Tue 3/20

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

No non-improvisers not trying to not be not funny. A group of improvisers normally generating dialogue for a desired laugh explore what it is like to neither try to be funny nor dramatic, but just be. Join us at the dinner table for a slice of pie; a two act improvised show that is a little slice of life.

Starring: Mark Thompson, Jesse Kendall, Andrew Robinson, Olivia Nielsen , Yazmin Ramos, Brittany Bookbinder, Taylor Overstreet, Tim Felton, Andrew Harrigan, Rayna Caskey

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Wed 3/21

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 3/21

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 3/22

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 3/22

10:30 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

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Duchess

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Duchess

Fri 3/23

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of ten will set into scenes, songs and choreography. The cast includes Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Pat Dwyer, Sarah Hoffman, Shantira Jackson, Jon Matteson, Eric Muller, Nnamdi Ngwe, Patrick Rowland and Stacey Smith.

Featuring Jim Holman as the Musical Director

$16.00

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

Fri 3/23

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A poodle hardly ever gets to just be a poodle. People give it dumb haircuts. They put it in human clothes for their own enjoyment. They type-cast it in various "Ethnically Ambiguous Woman" roles... Comedian Atra Asdou embraces her inner essence, A Poodle in People Clothes, and takes center stage doing what she loves most: using her unique sense of humor and variety of characters to make people laugh in what is, essentially, a one-woman human dog show.

Starring: Atra Asdou

$14.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, Devin & Sarah

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

Devin & Sarah

Fri 3/23

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 3/24

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

$16.00

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

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

Sat 3/24

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 3/24

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

$5.00

B.A.P.S.

B.A.P.S.

Sun 3/25

7:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

We were tired of seeing our fellow creative women being left out of the scene and getting limited exposure despite being extraordinarily talented. We’re hoping the audience sees all the brilliance of our performers and bombard them with questions after the show of how they can continue to support them.

We hope to inspire women to have the courage to express their artistic voice and to know they’ll be heard, especially on the B.A.P.S. stage. We’d like to thank the 94% of Black women who showed up at the U.S. Election polls and didn’t vote for Trump.

Hosted By: Adrienne Brandyburg, Adrienne Brown, and Jillian Ebanks

$7.00

Lazy 8

Lazy 8

Sun 3/25

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

From director Bill Arnett, Lazy 8 is a new form that finds the hilarious truths that surround us in our everyday lives. Patient yet immediate. Mundane yet remarkable.

$14.00

Stand Up Open Mic

Stand Up Open Mic

Mon 3/26

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 3/27

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$8.00

A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie

Tue 3/27

10:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

No non-improvisers not trying to not be not funny. A group of improvisers normally generating dialogue for a desired laugh explore what it is like to neither try to be funny nor dramatic, but just be. Join us at the dinner table for a slice of pie; a two act improvised show that is a little slice of life.

Starring: Mark Thompson, Jesse Kendall, Andrew Robinson, Olivia Nielsen , Yazmin Ramos, Brittany Bookbinder, Taylor Overstreet, Tim Felton, Andrew Harrigan, Rayna Caskey

$5.00

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show, The Harold Team Mothership

Felt: An Improvised Puppet Show

The Harold Team Mothership

Wed 3/28

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

* This show is not suitable for children *


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

$5.00

CAGEMATCH

CAGEMATCH

Wed 3/28

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

The passion. The glory. The Cagematch.

$10.00

SmallProv

SmallProv

Thu 3/29

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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 3/29

10:30 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

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team The Teenagers

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team The Teenagers

Fri 3/30

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of ten will set into scenes, songs and choreography. The cast includes Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Pat Dwyer, Sarah Hoffman, Shantira Jackson, Jon Matteson, Eric Muller, Nnamdi Ngwe, Patrick Rowland and Stacey Smith.

Featuring Jim Holman as the Musical Director

$16.00

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

A Poodle in People Clothes (Solo Sketch Comedy by Atra Asdou)

Fri 3/30

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A poodle hardly ever gets to just be a poodle. People give it dumb haircuts. They put it in human clothes for their own enjoyment. They type-cast it in various "Ethnically Ambiguous Woman" roles... Comedian Atra Asdou embraces her inner essence, A Poodle in People Clothes, and takes center stage doing what she loves most: using her unique sense of humor and variety of characters to make people laugh in what is, essentially, a one-woman human dog show.

Starring: Atra Asdou

$14.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, Raging Tonight

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

Raging Tonight

Fri 3/30

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

Sat 3/31

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

$16.00

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

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

Sat 3/31

10:30 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

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

$14.00

Best Buds

Best Buds

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

Sat 3/31

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

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

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

$5.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, Jarrod Hunter [Jrod] & Sonal Aggarwal

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

Jarrod Hunter [Jrod] & Sonal Aggarwal

Fri 4/6

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00

Having It All: Stories and Improvisation about Being Female

Having It All: Stories and Improvisation about Being Female

Mon 4/9

8:00 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Having It All is a show by women 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!

$12.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, Tony Belsito

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

Tony Belsito

Fri 4/13

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, Midnights in Miami

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

Midnights in Miami

Fri 4/20

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs, PREACH!

Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs

PREACH!

Fri 4/27

11:55 pm

The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Breakfast of Champions is a young improv collective of up-and-coming performers in Chicago. The group proudly boasts members involved in theater companies/ensembles such as The Second City Touring Company, PREACH, Huggable Riot, Little Oprahs, The Revival, and many more! Like the group’s mission, Breakfast of Champions: Brunch of Amateurs is about including everyone and the sole goal of having fun. Plus, each week will feature a different pairing of Champions, independent improv troupes, and iO Harold teams, so pull up a seat and enjoy this weekly improv buffet!

$5.00