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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.

Comedy Central Showcase

Comedy Central Showcase

Mon 4/22

5:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Thirteen solo performers do their best stuff to be considered for Comedy Central's annual Clusterfest! It's a FREE event, so come out and support these great people!

The line-up (alphabetically!)
Allison Reese
Dan White
Devin Middleton
Eunji Kim
Geoff Dow
George Elrod
Jordan Lee Cohen
Manuela Mendoza
Mark Denny
Rob Wilson
Shannon Noll
Stacey Smith
Tim Lyons

Free

TNT: Teens N' Toots

TNT: Teens N' Toots

Mon 4/22

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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An iO Harold team.

Established April 2016.

$12.00

2POC, The Harold Team Slice

2POC

The Harold Team Slice

Mon 4/22

10:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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2POC (sounds like 2PAC, stands for 2 performers of color) boasts a new, diverse lineup every show.

Each week a different, POC improv duo is showcased – a brand new show every time!

IG handle: @2POC_Improv / FB: 2POC Improv

$5.00

FUDGE, Crocodile Nasties

FUDGE

Crocodile Nasties

Tue 4/23

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

$12.00

Home with Midnight in Miami

Home with Midnight in Miami

Tue 4/23

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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From the 305 to 312, Midnight in Miami entertains Chicago while we let Pitbull cover the rest of the world. Straight from South Florida get ready for us to bring the crazy, the heat, and one broski from Skokie.

Midnight In Miami: Francisco Quinones, Kathy D’Onofrio, Richard Gomez, Manuela Mendoza, Paul Rogers, & Stephanie Perez.

$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team State Schramps

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team State Schramps

Wed 4/24

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.

$10.00

Peppertown City Town Council

Peppertown City Town Council

Wed 4/24

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A weekly variety show featuring improv, sketch, music, and more based around a town council in a fake town. Come for the community, stay for the locally mandated civic discourse!

Cast List: Trevor Knickerbocker, Spencer Henning, and new guests each week!

 

$10.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Macbeth

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Macbeth

Thu 4/25

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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

$14.00

Molly: One Night Only!

Molly: One Night Only!

Thu 4/25

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Special show! “MOLLY” is a two-person improv tour de force starring two of Chicago’s most beloved improvisers and teachers, Susan Messing and Norm Holly!

$10.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 4/26

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver, The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

Revolver

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

Fri 4/26

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

Tenn and Peller's Magical Mystery Tour

Tenn and Peller's Magical Mystery Tour

Fri 4/26

11:59 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Tenn & Peller, Chicago's giggliest improv duo, DO NOT do magic. They DO do* improv. And they love it. Join Tenn & Peller, and a rotating cast of some of Chicago's best indie improv teams, every Friday night at midnight in a magical night of improv (not magic!!) curated by the duo specifically to impress their dad's.

Starring Trent Dozier & Cameron Herdt

$5.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 4/27

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon & Gone Gone

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon & Gone Gone

Sat 4/27

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 4/27

11:55 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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 Artemis

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Artemis

Sun 4/28

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

New Stork City feat. Bad Bear

New Stork City feat. Bad Bear

Sun 4/28

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Big Granite Smith, The City That Not All Sleep. It goes by many names, but there is only one New Stork City! Come join your favorite night birds Stork, along with one of iO’s talented Harold teams on a hot tour through New Stork City! We’ll take you on a bike tour through Storktral Park, climb to the top of the Empire Stork Building, and hey, maybe catch a New Stork Sticks game at Madistork Strrrk Garden. Every Sunday night, the pizza will be thin slice, the city streets will be bustling, and Stork and their friends will be waaalllkkkinn herrrrrrreeeee in New Stork City!

$12.00

Monday Night Live

Monday Night Live

Mon 4/29

6:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Tickets at the Door

TNT: Teens N' Toots

TNT: Teens N' Toots

Mon 4/29

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

An iO Harold team.

Established April 2016.

$12.00

2POC, The Harold Team Big Tobacco

2POC

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Mon 4/29

10:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

2POC (sounds like 2PAC, stands for 2 performers of color) boasts a new, diverse lineup every show.

Each week a different, POC improv duo is showcased – a brand new show every time!

IG handle: @2POC_Improv / FB: 2POC Improv

$5.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Gideon

FUDGE

The Harold Team Gideon

Tue 4/30

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

$12.00

Home with Midnight in Miami

Home with Midnight in Miami

Tue 4/30

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

From the 305 to 312, Midnight in Miami entertains Chicago while we let Pitbull cover the rest of the world. Straight from South Florida get ready for us to bring the crazy, the heat, and one broski from Skokie.

Midnight In Miami: Francisco Quinones, Kathy D’Onofrio, Richard Gomez, Manuela Mendoza, Paul Rogers, & Stephanie Perez.

$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions feat. Slice

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions feat. Slice

Wed 5/1

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.

$10.00

Peppertown City Town Council

Peppertown City Town Council

Wed 5/1

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A weekly variety show featuring improv, sketch, music, and more based around a town council in a fake town. Come for the community, stay for the locally mandated civic discourse!

Cast List: Trevor Knickerbocker, Spencer Henning, and new guests each week!

 

$10.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Gone Gone

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Thu 5/2

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 featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

$14.00

Wet Bus, The Harold Team State Schramps

Wet Bus

The Harold Team State Schramps

Thu 5/2

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv at its best! Wet Bus combines emotional sincerity with blatant absurdity as "its tight cast pounc[es] on recurring jokes and characters with aplomb" --The Chicago Reader. Watch these veteran improvisers transform a simple suggestion into a complex world of friends, family, and the occasional magician.

The night opens with an iO Harold Team performing the theater’s signature, long-form piece, and closes with Wet Bus' group-centric approach to improv.

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

$10.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 5/3

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver, The Harold Team Macbeth

Revolver

The Harold Team Macbeth

Fri 5/3

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 5/4

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon & Artemis

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon & Artemis

Sat 5/4

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team Moms

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Moms

Sun 5/5

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

New Stork City feat. Buttermilk

New Stork City feat. Buttermilk

Sun 5/5

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Big Granite Smith, The City That Not All Sleep. It goes by many names, but there is only one New Stork City! Come join your favorite night birds Stork, along with one of iO’s talented Harold teams on a hot tour through New Stork City! We’ll take you on a bike tour through Storktral Park, climb to the top of the Empire Stork Building, and hey, maybe catch a New Stork Sticks game at Madistork Strrrk Garden. Every Sunday night, the pizza will be thin slice, the city streets will be bustling, and Stork and their friends will be waaalllkkkinn herrrrrrreeeee in New Stork City!

$12.00

TNT: Teens N' Toots

TNT: Teens N' Toots

Mon 5/6

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

An iO Harold team.

Established April 2016.

$12.00

2POC, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

2POC

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Mon 5/6

10:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

2POC (sounds like 2PAC, stands for 2 performers of color) boasts a new, diverse lineup every show.

Each week a different, POC improv duo is showcased – a brand new show every time!

IG handle: @2POC_Improv / FB: 2POC Improv

$5.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Mothership

FUDGE

The Harold Team Mothership

Tue 5/7

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

$12.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions feat. Nectar

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions feat. Nectar

Wed 5/8

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.

$10.00

Peppertown City Town Council

Peppertown City Town Council

Wed 5/8

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A weekly variety show featuring improv, sketch, music, and more based around a town council in a fake town. Come for the community, stay for the locally mandated civic discourse!

Cast List: Trevor Knickerbocker, Spencer Henning, and new guests each week!

 

$10.00

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Artemis

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Artemis

Thu 5/9

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 featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

$14.00

Wet Bus, The Harold Team Macbeth

Wet Bus

The Harold Team Macbeth

Thu 5/9

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv at its best! Wet Bus combines emotional sincerity with blatant absurdity as "its tight cast pounc[es] on recurring jokes and characters with aplomb" --The Chicago Reader. Watch these veteran improvisers transform a simple suggestion into a complex world of friends, family, and the occasional magician.

The night opens with an iO Harold Team performing the theater’s signature, long-form piece, and closes with Wet Bus' group-centric approach to improv.

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

$10.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 5/10

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver, The Harold Team Mean Streak

Revolver

The Harold Team Mean Streak

Fri 5/10

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$12.00 - $14.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 5/11

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon & Smokin' Hot Dad

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon & Smokin' Hot Dad

Sat 5/11

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

Deep Schwa, The Harold Team Crocodile Nasties

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Crocodile Nasties

Sun 5/12

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

New Stork City feat. Slice

New Stork City feat. Slice

Sun 5/12

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Big Granite Smith, The City That Not All Sleep. It goes by many names, but there is only one New Stork City! Come join your favorite night birds Stork, along with one of iO’s talented Harold teams on a hot tour through New Stork City! We’ll take you on a bike tour through Storktral Park, climb to the top of the Empire Stork Building, and hey, maybe catch a New Stork Sticks game at Madistork Strrrk Garden. Every Sunday night, the pizza will be thin slice, the city streets will be bustling, and Stork and their friends will be waaalllkkkinn herrrrrrreeeee in New Stork City!

$10.00 - $12.00

TNT: Teens N' Toots

TNT: Teens N' Toots

Mon 5/13

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

An iO Harold team.

Established April 2016.

$10.00 - $12.00

2POC, The Harold Team Comet

2POC

The Harold Team Comet

Mon 5/13

10:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

2POC (sounds like 2PAC, stands for 2 performers of color) boasts a new, diverse lineup every show.

Each week a different, POC improv duo is showcased – a brand new show every time!

IG handle: @2POC_Improv / FB: 2POC Improv

$5

FUDGE, The Harold Team Big Tobacco

FUDGE

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Tue 5/14

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

$10.00 - $12.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions feat. Mothership

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions feat. Mothership

Wed 5/15

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.

$8.00 - $10.00

Peppertown City Town Council

Peppertown City Town Council

Wed 5/15

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A weekly variety show featuring improv, sketch, music, and more based around a town council in a fake town. Come for the community, stay for the locally mandated civic discourse!

Cast List: Trevor Knickerbocker, Spencer Henning, and new guests each week!

 

$8.00 - $10.00

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Meridian

Thu 5/16

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 featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

$12.00 - $14.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 5/17

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver

Revolver

Fri 5/17

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$12.00 - $14.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 5/18

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Sat 5/18

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

TNT: Teens N' Toots

TNT: Teens N' Toots

Mon 5/20

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

An iO Harold team.

Established April 2016.

$12.00

FUDGE

FUDGE

Tue 5/21

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

$12.00

Peppertown City Town Council

Peppertown City Town Council

Wed 5/22

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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A weekly variety show featuring improv, sketch, music, and more based around a town council in a fake town. Come for the community, stay for the locally mandated civic discourse!

Cast List: Trevor Knickerbocker, Spencer Henning, and new guests each week!

 

$10.00

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Meridian

Thu 5/23

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 featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

$14.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 5/24

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver

Revolver

Fri 5/24

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 5/25

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Sat 5/25

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

TNT: Teens N' Toots

TNT: Teens N' Toots

Mon 5/27

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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An iO Harold team.

Established April 2016.

$12.00

FUDGE

FUDGE

Tue 5/28

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

$12.00

Peppertown City Town Council

Peppertown City Town Council

Wed 5/29

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A weekly variety show featuring improv, sketch, music, and more based around a town council in a fake town. Come for the community, stay for the locally mandated civic discourse!

Cast List: Trevor Knickerbocker, Spencer Henning, and new guests each week!

 

$10.00

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Meridian

Thu 5/30

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 featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

$14.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 5/31

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver

Revolver

Fri 5/31

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 6/1

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Sat 6/1

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

FUDGE

FUDGE

Tue 6/4

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

$12.00

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Meridian

Thu 6/6

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 featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

$14.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 6/7

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver

Revolver

Fri 6/7

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 6/8

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Sat 6/8

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

Deep Schwa, Midnight in Miami

Deep Schwa

Midnight in Miami

Sun 6/9

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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.”

$14

FUDGE

FUDGE

Tue 6/11

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

$12.00

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Meridian

Thu 6/13

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 featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

$14.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 6/14

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver

Revolver

Fri 6/14

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 6/15

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Sat 6/15

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

FUDGE

FUDGE

Tue 6/18

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

$12.00

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Meridian

Thu 6/20

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 featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

$14.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 6/21

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver

Revolver

Fri 6/21

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 6/22

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Sat 6/22

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

FUDGE

FUDGE

Tue 6/25

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

$12.00

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Meridian

Thu 6/27

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 featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

$14.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 6/28

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

Revolver

Revolver

Fri 6/28

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 6/29

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Improv for the People w/ Big Spoon

Sat 6/29

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Improv from Big Spoon (an iO Harold Team) and a different iO Harold Team opening every week.

$14.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 7/5

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 7/6

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 Dumb John!

$16.00

HOT SEAT

HOT SEAT

Fri 7/12

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

It's about to heat up in here! This Reader-Recommended show features some of iO's best players and invites the audience to ask the questions that we're afraid to answer. Get ready for some good old-fashioned truth telling and all the improv that might spin from it.

Starring: Allison Ringhand, Dina Facklis, Laurel Krabacher, Becca Barish, Lindsey Smith, Alison Gates, Dana Quercioli, Tim Lyons, Damian Anaya, Vince Portacci, Dan White, Neil Jacobsen, Lawrence Collerd, Dan Bazaldua, Justin Drogos, Meghan Babbe, Mike Brunlieb, Geoff Dow, Greg Worsley, Phylicia Mcleod, and Brett Lyons.

Poster: Tim Lyons

$16.00

The Deltones / Dumb John

The Deltones / Dumb John

Sat 7/13

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 Dumb John!

$16.00