SEARCH GOES HERE

THE JASON CHIN CABARET

Named after one of iO’s most beloved teachers, directors, and friend, The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret, is located on the second floor of the iO Theater.

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Sun 2/18

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Deep Schwa, one iO’s most veteran ensembles, has been delighting audiences on Sunday nights for almost 10 years.

From The Onion’s AV Club

“Arguably one of iO’s strongest Harold teams, Deep Schwa boasts a formidable lineup of improvisers: Jeff Griggs (who penned a memoir of his time being Del Close’s errand boy), the tireless Colleen Murray, and the unflappable combo of Brian Jack and Brett Lyons account for less than half of one of the theater’s oldest troupes. As friends of improv enthusiasts everywhere already know, it’s pointless to recount genius improv scenes after the fact, but one of Deep Schwa’s silliest involves the audition process for the part of a lion in an office-themed musical. Yes, it sounds utterly stupid here in print, but at the iO’s Cabaret, it becomes something to discuss at great length afterwards.”

$7.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team Hometown, The Harold Team Big Tobacco

The Harold Team Hometown

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Sun 2/18

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

POV

POV

Mon 2/19

7:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

POV is a talk show in previews, that will endeavor to present the highlights of the upcoming shows and events on the calendar of the iO Chicago–for the next six days, Tuesday to Sunday. Hosted by Michael McCarthy POV features monologues and interviews…desk pieces and remotes… scripted material and improv, as well as all the other elements found in any given talk show.

Free

The Harold Team Roundabout, The Harold Team Gideon

The Harold Team Roundabout

The Harold Team Gideon

Mon 2/19

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 2/19

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Teams comprised of current students and recent graduates of iO’s musical improv program, perform completely improvised long form musical pieces. Come see Chicago’s rising stars of musical improv.

$5.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Pangea

FUDGE

The Harold Team Pangea

Tue 2/20

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Four best buds having a fun-ass time. Every Tuesday, the boys of FUDGE converse with the audience and then create a night of hilarious improv inspired by your personal stories. FUDGE turns your anecdotes into fast and funny improvisation – committing to raw emotion and extreme silliness while allowing the two to live simultaneously.

 

Every week FUDGE is joined by a different live musical guest or stand-up performer. Half concert, half improv, the night is sure to be one of the best live comedy shows in Chicago.

 

FUDGE is Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci, and Dan White

$6.00 - $12.00

Are You There, God? It's Me, God.

Are You There, God? It's Me, God.

Tue 2/20

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

In the year 2018, a cosmic traveler from a distant galaxy 80 billion light years away discovered a unique planet bursting with life. The planet was called Earth. The traveler picked six strangers to infect and act as a host body while it learned how to write classic Chicago sketch comedy. This is the show it wrote.

February 6th, 13th, and 20th at 10:00pm in the Jason Chin Harold Cabaret. $5.

Written & performed by Carly Strait, Spencer Casolo, Sydney Back, Cody Dillard, Glo Chitwood, and Andy Rowell.

Directed by Laura Mulcahy.

Art by Carson White.

$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team First Kiss

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team First Kiss

Wed 2/21

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$7.00 - $14.00

Loosey Goosey

Loosey Goosey

Wed 2/21

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Join hosts Cole Earnest, Katie Heath, and Mark Walsh and hilarious sketch groups each week as they put up some hot, hot comedy with reckless abandon in this sketch open mic.

Starring: Katie Heath, Cole Earnest, Mark Walsh and YOU!

$5.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Bodak Yellow

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Bodak Yellow

Thu 2/22

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Meridian, one of iO’s best and most popular Harold teams, plays every Thursday night with two different opening teams at iO Chicago.

$14.00

Shrimp Boys: LIVE!

Shrimp Boys: LIVE!

Thu 2/22

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Weddings, Funerals, Talking Dead - some of life’s most breathtaking moments are live. The Shrimp Boys couldn’t agree more. That’s why they’ve vowed to stop watching all cable television and instead pay tribute to life’s ephemera with their new live show. Check out the tw*sted stuff that they’ve written instead of watching re-runs of The Rifleman on TVLand. From sketches to PowerPoints to guest sets from some of Chicago’s best weirdos, Shrimp Boys: LIVE! has it all. P.S. If enough people come, they will replace Regis Philbin PERMANENTLY on Regis and Kelly LIVE! Beautiful.


https://www.facebook.com/shrim pboyssketch/

https://www.youtube.com/channe l/UCoWR7PZAZg-8zr7kyQ8Tl7A

$10.00

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch, The Harold Team Roundabout

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

The Harold Team Roundabout

Fri 2/23

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Fri 2/23

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Friday night enjoy two veteran Chicago teams that prove friendship is key to group-mind-driven improv. A hilarious show with a strong party vibe, Oh Hell Yeah features Alterboyz and Wetbus. These teams started as students, came together as friends, and promising to keep you coming back for more! (Plus a specialty show every last Friday of the month!)

Wet Bus:

Rayna Caskey, Sean Coyle, Erin Keif, Harrison Lott, Waleed Mansour, Hailey Palmer, Andrew Robinson

Alterboyz:

Katrina Sly, Leila Gorstein, Maddie Cordovano, Katie McCarty, and Gaby Dixon

$14.00

The Deltones, Stacked: All-Female Musical Improv

The Deltones

Stacked: All-Female Musical Improv

Sat 2/24

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with a different opening team week to week.

Opening for The Deltones: 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 Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Comet

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Comet

Sat 2/24

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 2/24

11:55 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dang! Hot Bits! is a solo sketch showcase where performers test their brand spankin' new material. They're hot off the presses! Fresh out the oven! These bits are hot!!

Hosted by Cameron Davis, Kathy D'Onofrio and Phoebe Perry

$5.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team Pangea

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Pangea

Sun 2/25

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Deep Schwa, one iO’s most veteran ensembles, has been delighting audiences on Sunday nights for almost 10 years.

From The Onion’s AV Club

“Arguably one of iO’s strongest Harold teams, Deep Schwa boasts a formidable lineup of improvisers: Jeff Griggs (who penned a memoir of his time being Del Close’s errand boy), the tireless Colleen Murray, and the unflappable combo of Brian Jack and Brett Lyons account for less than half of one of the theater’s oldest troupes. As friends of improv enthusiasts everywhere already know, it’s pointless to recount genius improv scenes after the fact, but one of Deep Schwa’s silliest involves the audition process for the part of a lion in an office-themed musical. Yes, it sounds utterly stupid here in print, but at the iO’s Cabaret, it becomes something to discuss at great length afterwards.”

$7.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team Hometown, The Harold Team Gone Gone

The Harold Team Hometown

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Sun 2/25

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

POV

POV

Mon 2/26

7:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

POV is a talk show in previews, that will endeavor to present the highlights of the upcoming shows and events on the calendar of the iO Chicago–for the next six days, Tuesday to Sunday. Hosted by Michael McCarthy POV features monologues and interviews…desk pieces and remotes… scripted material and improv, as well as all the other elements found in any given talk show.

Free

The Harold Team Gideon, The Harold Team Big Tobacco

The Harold Team Gideon

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Mon 2/26

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 2/26

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Teams comprised of current students and recent graduates of iO’s musical improv program, perform completely improvised long form musical pieces. Come see Chicago’s rising stars of musical improv.

$5.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Duchess

FUDGE

The Harold Team Duchess

Tue 2/27

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Four best buds having a fun-ass time. Every Tuesday, the boys of FUDGE converse with the audience and then create a night of hilarious improv inspired by your personal stories. FUDGE turns your anecdotes into fast and funny improvisation – committing to raw emotion and extreme silliness while allowing the two to live simultaneously.

 

Every week FUDGE is joined by a different live musical guest or stand-up performer. Half concert, half improv, the night is sure to be one of the best live comedy shows in Chicago.

 

FUDGE is Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci, and Dan White

$6.00 - $12.00

Molly

Molly

Tue 2/27

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

“MOLLY” is a two-person improv show performed by two of Chicago’s most beloved improvisers and teachers, Susan Messing and Norm Holly!

$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Wed 2/28

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$7.00 - $14.00

Loosey Goosey

Loosey Goosey

Wed 2/28

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Join hosts Cole Earnest, Katie Heath, and Mark Walsh and hilarious sketch groups each week as they put up some hot, hot comedy with reckless abandon in this sketch open mic.

Starring: Katie Heath, Cole Earnest, Mark Walsh and YOU!

$5.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Pequod's Presents: The Harold

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Pequod's Presents: The Harold

Thu 3/1

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Meridian, one of iO’s best and most popular Harold teams, plays every Thursday night with two different opening teams at iO Chicago.

$14.00

Heraldo

Heraldo

Thu 3/1

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Performed by a cast of Spanish-speaking veteran improvisors, HERALDO is a fast-paced physical show that is designed for an English speaking crowd. HERALDO: Improv in Spanish, Laughs in English.

$10.00

The Bat LIVE!

The Bat LIVE!

Fri 3/2

6:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Two of iO's best Harold teams improvise...IN THE DARK. Those sets will be recorded and later streamed as part of The Bat Podcast on the iO Podcast Network.

Free

The Harold Team State Schramps, The Harold Team The Teenagers

The Harold Team State Schramps

The Harold Team The Teenagers

Fri 3/2

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Fri 3/2

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Friday night enjoy two veteran Chicago teams that prove friendship is key to group-mind-driven improv. A hilarious show with a strong party vibe, Oh Hell Yeah features Alterboyz and Wetbus. These teams started as students, came together as friends, and promising to keep you coming back for more! (Plus a specialty show every last Friday of the month!)

Wet Bus:

Rayna Caskey, Sean Coyle, Erin Keif, Harrison Lott, Waleed Mansour, Hailey Palmer, Andrew Robinson

Alterboyz:

Katrina Sly, Leila Gorstein, Maddie Cordovano, Katie McCarty, and Gaby Dixon

$14.00

The Deltones, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

The Deltones

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Sat 3/3

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with a different opening team week to week.

$16.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Cecilia

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Cecilia

Sat 3/3

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Hot Reads

Hot Reads

Sat 3/3

11:55 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A team of performers step on stage. In front of them, a stack of scripts. The lights come on, the show begins, and one by one our actors work their way through each piece. The catch? They've never seen these scripts before. Strap in for a night of comedy unlike anything you've seen before, as theater unfolds before your eyes in an adventurous (and hilarious) comedic feat. ALSO ITS A DRINKING GAME FOR EVERYBODY!

Starring: Marc Ranucci, Robel Arega, Elizabeth Andrews, Alan Giles, Richard Gomez, and Manuela Mendoza

$5.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team Gideon

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Gideon

Sun 3/4

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Deep Schwa, one iO’s most veteran ensembles, has been delighting audiences on Sunday nights for almost 10 years.

From The Onion’s AV Club

“Arguably one of iO’s strongest Harold teams, Deep Schwa boasts a formidable lineup of improvisers: Jeff Griggs (who penned a memoir of his time being Del Close’s errand boy), the tireless Colleen Murray, and the unflappable combo of Brian Jack and Brett Lyons account for less than half of one of the theater’s oldest troupes. As friends of improv enthusiasts everywhere already know, it’s pointless to recount genius improv scenes after the fact, but one of Deep Schwa’s silliest involves the audition process for the part of a lion in an office-themed musical. Yes, it sounds utterly stupid here in print, but at the iO’s Cabaret, it becomes something to discuss at great length afterwards.”

$7.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath, The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

Sun 3/4

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

POV

POV

Mon 3/5

7:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

POV is a talk show in previews, that will endeavor to present the highlights of the upcoming shows and events on the calendar of the iO Chicago–for the next six days, Tuesday to Sunday. Hosted by Michael McCarthy POV features monologues and interviews…desk pieces and remotes… scripted material and improv, as well as all the other elements found in any given talk show.

Free

The Harold Team Duchess, The Harold Team Gone Gone

The Harold Team Duchess

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Mon 3/5

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 3/5

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Teams comprised of current students and recent graduates of iO’s musical improv program, perform completely improvised long form musical pieces. Come see Chicago’s rising stars of musical improv.

$5.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Bad Bear

FUDGE

The Harold Team Bad Bear

Tue 3/6

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Four best buds having a fun-ass time. Every Tuesday, the boys of FUDGE converse with the audience and then create a night of hilarious improv inspired by your personal stories. FUDGE turns your anecdotes into fast and funny improvisation – committing to raw emotion and extreme silliness while allowing the two to live simultaneously.

 

Every week FUDGE is joined by a different live musical guest or stand-up performer. Half concert, half improv, the night is sure to be one of the best live comedy shows in Chicago.

 

FUDGE is Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci, and Dan White

$6.00 - $12.00

In-Forms

In-Forms

Tue 3/6

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week members of the cast improvise a different form specific to a unique location or time.

Starring: Damian Anaya, Meghan Babbe, Kyle Bethea, Mike Brunlieb, Ollie Hobson, Laurel Krabacher, Scott Nelson, Emma Pope, Allison Ringhand, Libby Schreiner, Katrina Sly, Bill Stern, Lauren Summers, and Dan White

$5.00

iO Showcase

iO Showcase

Wed 3/7

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Watch iO performers like you've never seen them before -- doing solo character work! Watch the best and the brightest of iO perform their written solo character work and laugh along the way!

Hosted by Shelby Plummer and Rachel Copel

$5.00

Seriously Unprepared, The Harold Team Pequod's Presents: The Harold

Seriously Unprepared

The Harold Team Pequod's Presents: The Harold

Wed 3/7

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott are Chicago diehards who love each other and improv. Two likable buds, who push their improv to unlikable topics. (For them, it's a challenge and a joy.)

Starring: Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott

$10.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team State Schramps

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team State Schramps

Thu 3/8

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Meridian, one of iO’s best and most popular Harold teams, plays every Thursday night with two different opening teams at iO Chicago.

$14.00

The Harold Team MacBeth, The Harold Team Gideon

The Harold Team MacBeth

The Harold Team Gideon

Fri 3/9

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Fri 3/9

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Friday night enjoy two veteran Chicago teams that prove friendship is key to group-mind-driven improv. A hilarious show with a strong party vibe, Oh Hell Yeah features Alterboyz and Wetbus. These teams started as students, came together as friends, and promising to keep you coming back for more! (Plus a specialty show every last Friday of the month!)

Wet Bus:

Rayna Caskey, Sean Coyle, Erin Keif, Harrison Lott, Waleed Mansour, Hailey Palmer, Andrew Robinson

Alterboyz:

Katrina Sly, Leila Gorstein, Maddie Cordovano, Katie McCarty, and Gaby Dixon

$14.00

The Deltones, The Harold Team Duchess

The Deltones

The Harold Team Duchess

Sat 3/10

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with a different opening team week to week.

$16.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Sat 3/10

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 3/10

11:55 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dang! Hot Bits! is a solo sketch showcase where performers test their brand spankin' new material. They're hot off the presses! Fresh out the oven! These bits are hot!!

Hosted by Cameron Davis, Kathy D'Onofrio and Phoebe Perry

$5.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Sun 3/11

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Deep Schwa, one iO’s most veteran ensembles, has been delighting audiences on Sunday nights for almost 10 years.

From The Onion’s AV Club

“Arguably one of iO’s strongest Harold teams, Deep Schwa boasts a formidable lineup of improvisers: Jeff Griggs (who penned a memoir of his time being Del Close’s errand boy), the tireless Colleen Murray, and the unflappable combo of Brian Jack and Brett Lyons account for less than half of one of the theater’s oldest troupes. As friends of improv enthusiasts everywhere already know, it’s pointless to recount genius improv scenes after the fact, but one of Deep Schwa’s silliest involves the audition process for the part of a lion in an office-themed musical. Yes, it sounds utterly stupid here in print, but at the iO’s Cabaret, it becomes something to discuss at great length afterwards.”

$7.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath, The Harold Team Artemis

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

The Harold Team Artemis

Sun 3/11

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

POV

POV

Mon 3/12

7:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

POV is a talk show in previews, that will endeavor to present the highlights of the upcoming shows and events on the calendar of the iO Chicago–for the next six days, Tuesday to Sunday. Hosted by Michael McCarthy POV features monologues and interviews…desk pieces and remotes… scripted material and improv, as well as all the other elements found in any given talk show.

Free

The Harold Team Gone Gone, The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

The Harold Team Gone Gone

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

Mon 3/12

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 3/12

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Teams comprised of current students and recent graduates of iO’s musical improv program, perform completely improvised long form musical pieces. Come see Chicago’s rising stars of musical improv.

$5.00

FUDGE

FUDGE

Tue 3/13

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Four best buds having a fun-ass time. Every Tuesday, the boys of FUDGE converse with the audience and then create a night of hilarious improv inspired by your personal stories. FUDGE turns your anecdotes into fast and funny improvisation – committing to raw emotion and extreme silliness while allowing the two to live simultaneously.

 

Every week FUDGE is joined by a different live musical guest or stand-up performer. Half concert, half improv, the night is sure to be one of the best live comedy shows in Chicago.

 

FUDGE is Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci, and Dan White

$6.00 - $12.00

In-Forms

In-Forms

Tue 3/13

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week members of the cast improvise a different form specific to a unique location or time.

Starring: Damian Anaya, Meghan Babbe, Kyle Bethea, Mike Brunlieb, Ollie Hobson, Laurel Krabacher, Scott Nelson, Emma Pope, Allison Ringhand, Libby Schreiner, Katrina Sly, Bill Stern, Lauren Summers, and Dan White

$5.00

iO Showcase

iO Showcase

Wed 3/14

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Watch iO performers like you've never seen them before -- doing solo character work! Watch the best and the brightest of iO perform their written solo character work and laugh along the way!

Hosted by Shelby Plummer and Rachel Copel

$5.00

Seriously Unprepared, The Harold Team The Teenagers

Seriously Unprepared

The Harold Team The Teenagers

Wed 3/14

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott are Chicago diehards who love each other and improv. Two likable buds, who push their improv to unlikable topics. (For them, it's a challenge and a joy.)

Starring: Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott

$10.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Big Tobacco

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Thu 3/15

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Meridian, one of iO’s best and most popular Harold teams, plays every Thursday night with two different opening teams at iO Chicago.

$14.00

Cherry

Cherry

Thu 3/15

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Cherry is a storytelling show that showcases a variety of performers, a mix of veterans of the art and first timers, sharing a tale of their “first time” doing something or experiencing something. The theme changes on a monthly basis.

 

$10.00

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad, The Harold Team Pequod's Presents: The Harold

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

The Harold Team Pequod's Presents: The Harold

Fri 3/16

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Fri 3/16

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Friday night enjoy two veteran Chicago teams that prove friendship is key to group-mind-driven improv. A hilarious show with a strong party vibe, Oh Hell Yeah features Alterboyz and Wetbus. These teams started as students, came together as friends, and promising to keep you coming back for more! (Plus a specialty show every last Friday of the month!)

Wet Bus:

Rayna Caskey, Sean Coyle, Erin Keif, Harrison Lott, Waleed Mansour, Hailey Palmer, Andrew Robinson

Alterboyz:

Katrina Sly, Leila Gorstein, Maddie Cordovano, Katie McCarty, and Gaby Dixon

$14.00

The Deltones, The Harold Team MacBeth

The Deltones

The Harold Team MacBeth

Sat 3/17

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with a different opening team week to week.

$16.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Bodak Yellow

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Bodak Yellow

Sat 3/17

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 3/17

11:55 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dang! Hot Bits! is a solo sketch showcase where performers test their brand spankin' new material. They're hot off the presses! Fresh out the oven! These bits are hot!!

Hosted by Cameron Davis, Kathy D'Onofrio and Phoebe Perry

$5.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team Thunder

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Thunder

Sun 3/18

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Deep Schwa, one iO’s most veteran ensembles, has been delighting audiences on Sunday nights for almost 10 years.

From The Onion’s AV Club

“Arguably one of iO’s strongest Harold teams, Deep Schwa boasts a formidable lineup of improvisers: Jeff Griggs (who penned a memoir of his time being Del Close’s errand boy), the tireless Colleen Murray, and the unflappable combo of Brian Jack and Brett Lyons account for less than half of one of the theater’s oldest troupes. As friends of improv enthusiasts everywhere already know, it’s pointless to recount genius improv scenes after the fact, but one of Deep Schwa’s silliest involves the audition process for the part of a lion in an office-themed musical. Yes, it sounds utterly stupid here in print, but at the iO’s Cabaret, it becomes something to discuss at great length afterwards.”

$7.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath, The Harold Team Mothership

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

The Harold Team Mothership

Sun 3/18

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

POV

POV

Mon 3/19

7:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

POV is a talk show in previews, that will endeavor to present the highlights of the upcoming shows and events on the calendar of the iO Chicago–for the next six days, Tuesday to Sunday. Hosted by Michael McCarthy POV features monologues and interviews…desk pieces and remotes… scripted material and improv, as well as all the other elements found in any given talk show.

Free

The Harold Team Gone Gone, The Harold Team Lil' Tooties

The Harold Team Gone Gone

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties

Mon 3/19

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 3/19

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Teams comprised of current students and recent graduates of iO’s musical improv program, perform completely improvised long form musical pieces. Come see Chicago’s rising stars of musical improv.

$5.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

FUDGE

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Tue 3/20

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Four best buds having a fun-ass time. Every Tuesday, the boys of FUDGE converse with the audience and then create a night of hilarious improv inspired by your personal stories. FUDGE turns your anecdotes into fast and funny improvisation – committing to raw emotion and extreme silliness while allowing the two to live simultaneously.

 

Every week FUDGE is joined by a different live musical guest or stand-up performer. Half concert, half improv, the night is sure to be one of the best live comedy shows in Chicago.

 

FUDGE is Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci, and Dan White

$6.00 - $12.00

In-Forms

In-Forms

Tue 3/20

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week members of the cast improvise a different form specific to a unique location or time.

Starring: Damian Anaya, Meghan Babbe, Kyle Bethea, Mike Brunlieb, Ollie Hobson, Laurel Krabacher, Scott Nelson, Emma Pope, Allison Ringhand, Libby Schreiner, Katrina Sly, Bill Stern, Lauren Summers, and Dan White

$5.00

iO Showcase

iO Showcase

Wed 3/21

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Watch iO performers like you've never seen them before -- doing solo character work! Watch the best and the brightest of iO perform their written solo character work and laugh along the way!

Hosted by Shelby Plummer and Rachel Copel

$5.00

Seriously Unprepared, The Harold Team The Teenagers

Seriously Unprepared

The Harold Team The Teenagers

Wed 3/21

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott are Chicago diehards who love each other and improv. Two likable buds, who push their improv to unlikable topics. (For them, it's a challenge and a joy.)

Starring: Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott

$10.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Cecilia

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Cecilia

Thu 3/22

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Meridian, one of iO’s best and most popular Harold teams, plays every Thursday night with two different opening teams at iO Chicago.

$14.00

Shrimp Boys: LIVE!

Shrimp Boys: LIVE!

Thu 3/22

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Weddings, Funerals, Talking Dead - some of life’s most breathtaking moments are live. The Shrimp Boys couldn’t agree more. That’s why they’ve vowed to stop watching all cable television and instead pay tribute to life’s ephemera with their new live show. Check out the tw*sted stuff that they’ve written instead of watching re-runs of The Rifleman on TVLand. From sketches to PowerPoints to guest sets from some of Chicago’s best weirdos, Shrimp Boys: LIVE! has it all. P.S. If enough people come, they will replace Regis Philbin PERMANENTLY on Regis and Kelly LIVE! Beautiful.


https://www.facebook.com/shrim pboyssketch/

https://www.youtube.com/channe l/UCoWR7PZAZg-8zr7kyQ8Tl7A

$10.00

The Harold Team Nectar, The Harold Team Bodak Yellow

The Harold Team Nectar

The Harold Team Bodak Yellow

Fri 3/23

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Fri 3/23

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Friday night enjoy two veteran Chicago teams that prove friendship is key to group-mind-driven improv. A hilarious show with a strong party vibe, Oh Hell Yeah features Alterboyz and Wetbus. These teams started as students, came together as friends, and promising to keep you coming back for more! (Plus a specialty show every last Friday of the month!)

Wet Bus:

Rayna Caskey, Sean Coyle, Erin Keif, Harrison Lott, Waleed Mansour, Hailey Palmer, Andrew Robinson

Alterboyz:

Katrina Sly, Leila Gorstein, Maddie Cordovano, Katie McCarty, and Gaby Dixon

$14.00

The Deltones, The Harold Team Gideon

The Deltones

The Harold Team Gideon

Sat 3/24

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with a different opening team week to week.

$16.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Big Tobacco

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Sat 3/24

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 3/24

11:55 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dang! Hot Bits! is a solo sketch showcase where performers test their brand spankin' new material. They're hot off the presses! Fresh out the oven! These bits are hot!!

Hosted by Cameron Davis, Kathy D'Onofrio and Phoebe Perry

$5.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team Lil Tooties

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Lil Tooties

Sun 3/25

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Deep Schwa, one iO’s most veteran ensembles, has been delighting audiences on Sunday nights for almost 10 years.

From The Onion’s AV Club

“Arguably one of iO’s strongest Harold teams, Deep Schwa boasts a formidable lineup of improvisers: Jeff Griggs (who penned a memoir of his time being Del Close’s errand boy), the tireless Colleen Murray, and the unflappable combo of Brian Jack and Brett Lyons account for less than half of one of the theater’s oldest troupes. As friends of improv enthusiasts everywhere already know, it’s pointless to recount genius improv scenes after the fact, but one of Deep Schwa’s silliest involves the audition process for the part of a lion in an office-themed musical. Yes, it sounds utterly stupid here in print, but at the iO’s Cabaret, it becomes something to discuss at great length afterwards.”

$7.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath, The Harold Team State Schramps

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

The Harold Team State Schramps

Sun 3/25

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

POV

POV

Mon 3/26

7:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

POV is a talk show in previews, that will endeavor to present the highlights of the upcoming shows and events on the calendar of the iO Chicago–for the next six days, Tuesday to Sunday. Hosted by Michael McCarthy POV features monologues and interviews…desk pieces and remotes… scripted material and improv, as well as all the other elements found in any given talk show.

Free

The Harold Team Gone Gone, The Harold Team Bad Bear

The Harold Team Gone Gone

The Harold Team Bad Bear

Mon 3/26

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 3/26

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Teams comprised of current students and recent graduates of iO’s musical improv program, perform completely improvised long form musical pieces. Come see Chicago’s rising stars of musical improv.

$5.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Pangea

FUDGE

The Harold Team Pangea

Tue 3/27

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Four best buds having a fun-ass time. Every Tuesday, the boys of FUDGE converse with the audience and then create a night of hilarious improv inspired by your personal stories. FUDGE turns your anecdotes into fast and funny improvisation – committing to raw emotion and extreme silliness while allowing the two to live simultaneously.

 

Every week FUDGE is joined by a different live musical guest or stand-up performer. Half concert, half improv, the night is sure to be one of the best live comedy shows in Chicago.

 

FUDGE is Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci, and Dan White

$6.00 - $12.00

Molly

Molly

Tue 3/27

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

“MOLLY” is a two-person improv show performed by two of Chicago’s most beloved improvisers and teachers, Susan Messing and Norm Holly!

$5.00

iO Showcase

iO Showcase

Wed 3/28

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Watch iO performers like you've never seen them before -- doing solo character work! Watch the best and the brightest of iO perform their written solo character work and laugh along the way!

Hosted by Shelby Plummer and Rachel Copel

$5.00

Seriously Unprepared, The Harold Team Nectar

Seriously Unprepared

The Harold Team Nectar

Wed 3/28

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott are Chicago diehards who love each other and improv. Two likable buds, who push their improv to unlikable topics. (For them, it's a challenge and a joy.)

Starring: Jeff Murdoch and Jo Scott

$10.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Duchess

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Duchess

Thu 3/29

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Meridian, one of iO’s best and most popular Harold teams, plays every Thursday night with two different opening teams at iO Chicago.

$14.00

The Harold Team Cecilia, The Harold Team Big Tobacco

The Harold Team Cecilia

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Fri 3/30

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Fri 3/30

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Friday night enjoy two veteran Chicago teams that prove friendship is key to group-mind-driven improv. A hilarious show with a strong party vibe, Oh Hell Yeah features Alterboyz and Wetbus. These teams started as students, came together as friends, and promising to keep you coming back for more! (Plus a specialty show every last Friday of the month!)

Wet Bus:

Rayna Caskey, Sean Coyle, Erin Keif, Harrison Lott, Waleed Mansour, Hailey Palmer, Andrew Robinson

Alterboyz:

Katrina Sly, Leila Gorstein, Maddie Cordovano, Katie McCarty, and Gaby Dixon

$14.00

The Deltones, The Harold Team Artemis

The Deltones

The Harold Team Artemis

Sat 3/31

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

The Deltones perform every Saturday night with a different opening team week to week.

$16.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

Sat 3/31

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 3/31

11:55 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Dang! Hot Bits! is a solo sketch showcase where performers test their brand spankin' new material. They're hot off the presses! Fresh out the oven! These bits are hot!!

Hosted by Cameron Davis, Kathy D'Onofrio and Phoebe Perry

$5.00

Deep Schwa

Deep Schwa

Sun 4/1

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Deep Schwa, one iO’s most veteran ensembles, has been delighting audiences on Sunday nights for almost 10 years.

From The Onion’s AV Club

“Arguably one of iO’s strongest Harold teams, Deep Schwa boasts a formidable lineup of improvisers: Jeff Griggs (who penned a memoir of his time being Del Close’s errand boy), the tireless Colleen Murray, and the unflappable combo of Brian Jack and Brett Lyons account for less than half of one of the theater’s oldest troupes. As friends of improv enthusiasts everywhere already know, it’s pointless to recount genius improv scenes after the fact, but one of Deep Schwa’s silliest involves the audition process for the part of a lion in an office-themed musical. Yes, it sounds utterly stupid here in print, but at the iO’s Cabaret, it becomes something to discuss at great length afterwards.”

$7.00 - $14.00

iO Showcase

iO Showcase

Wed 4/4

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Watch iO performers like you've never seen them before -- doing solo character work! Watch the best and the brightest of iO perform their written solo character work and laugh along the way!

Hosted by Shelby Plummer and Rachel Copel

$5.00

The Bat LIVE!

The Bat LIVE!

Fri 4/6

6:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Two of iO's best Harold teams improvise...IN THE DARK. Those sets will be recorded and later streamed as part of The Bat Podcast on the iO Podcast Network.

Free

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Big Spoon

Sat 4/7

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

iO Showcase

iO Showcase

Wed 4/11

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Watch iO performers like you've never seen them before -- doing solo character work! Watch the best and the brightest of iO perform their written solo character work and laugh along the way!

Hosted by Shelby Plummer and Rachel Copel

$5.00