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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.

The Deltones, The Harold Team Daffodil

The Deltones

The Harold Team Daffodil

Sat 4/21

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 a different opening team week to week.

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$16.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team MacBeth

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team MacBeth

Sat 4/21

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 4/21

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 State Schramps

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team State Schramps

Sun 4/22

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.”

$7.00 - $14.00

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

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

The Harold Team Comet

Sun 4/22

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$12.00

The Harold Team Artemis, The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

The Harold Team Artemis

The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Mon 4/23

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$12.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 4/23

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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 Big Tobacco

FUDGE

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Tue 4/24

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

$6.00 - $12.00

In Forms

In Forms

Tue 4/24

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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 4/25

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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 Lou Malnati’s Presents: The Harold

Seriously Unprepared

The Harold Team Lou Malnati’s Presents: The Harold

Wed 4/25

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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 Bad Bear

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Bad Bear

Thu 4/26

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

An Evening With Sweethearts

An Evening With Sweethearts

Thu 4/26

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

The Harold Team State Schramps, The Harold Team Gideon

The Harold Team State Schramps

The Harold Team Gideon

Fri 4/27

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$16.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Fri 4/27

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

$10.00 - $14.00

The Deltones, The Harold Team Nectar

The Deltones

The Harold Team Nectar

Sat 4/28

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 4/28

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 4/28

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 Crocodile Nasties

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Crocodile Nasties

Sun 4/29

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 ‘66 Mustang

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

The Harold Team ‘66 Mustang

Sun 4/29

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

The Harold Team Artemis, The Harold Team Duchess

The Harold Team Artemis

The Harold Team Duchess

Mon 4/30

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 4/30

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 Gideon

FUDGE

The Harold Team Gideon

Tue 5/1

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

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

Tue 5/1

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team Pangea

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team Pangea

Wed 5/2

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

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Lou Malnati’s Presents: The Harold

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Lou Malnati’s Presents: The Harold

Thu 5/3

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

Heraldo

Heraldo

Thu 5/3

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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.

Every show features different opening acts of diverse background from across the city!

$10.00

The Bat LIVE!

The Bat LIVE!

Fri 5/4

6:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Fri 5/4

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Comedy Dance Collective is visually-hilarious, goofy, feel-good group that combines sketch comedy, improv, physical comedy, and dance to tell stories. All of your senses will delight in this 4-D show!

Starring: CJ Richmond, Danni Krehbiel, Ellen DeSitter, Justin Kimball, Megan Leahey, Mike Kristula, Sarah Barnhardt, Teresa Leahey

Directed by Carisa Barreca

$18.00

Told

Told

Fri 5/4

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

TOLD is a show that finds its inspiration from many sources. Whether it’s stories, music, spoken word, or simple truth telling, this night of long-form improvisation promises a night of hilarious and authentic exploration.

TOLD features a rotating cast of seasoned Chicago improvisers—old-timers and newbies alike: 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, Nnamdi Ngwe, & Brett Lyons.

$16

The Deltones, The Harold Team Artemis

The Deltones

The Harold Team Artemis

Sat 5/5

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 5/5

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Hot Reads

Hot Reads

Sat 5/5

11:55 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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 St. Gen's

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team St. Gen's

Sun 5/6

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 Mothership, The Harold Team The Teenagers

The Harold Team Mothership

The Harold Team The Teenagers

Sun 5/6

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Sun 5/6

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

$10.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties, The Harold Team Nectar

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties

The Harold Team Nectar

Mon 5/7

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Mon 5/7

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 2 Bed 3 Bath

FUDGE

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

Tue 5/8

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

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

Tue 5/8

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team Crocodile Nasties

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team Crocodile Nasties

Wed 5/9

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

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Mean Streak

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Mean Streak

Thu 5/10

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

Go To Hell

Go To Hell

Thu 5/10

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Fri 5/11

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Comedy Dance Collective is visually-hilarious, goofy, feel-good group that combines sketch comedy, improv, physical comedy, and dance to tell stories. All of your senses will delight in this 4-D show!

Starring: CJ Richmond, Danni Krehbiel, Ellen DeSitter, Justin Kimball, Megan Leahey, Mike Kristula, Sarah Barnhardt, Teresa Leahey

Directed by Carisa Barreca

$18.00

Told

Told

Fri 5/11

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

TOLD is a show that finds its inspiration from many sources. Whether it’s stories, music, spoken word, or simple truth telling, this night of long-form improvisation promises a night of hilarious and authentic exploration.

TOLD features a rotating cast of seasoned Chicago improvisers—old-timers and newbies alike: 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, Nnamdi Ngwe, & Brett Lyons.

$16

The Deltones, The Harold Team Cecilia

The Deltones

The Harold Team Cecilia

Sat 5/12

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 MacBeth

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team MacBeth

Sat 5/12

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 5/12

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 Big Tobacco

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Sun 5/13

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 Mothership, The Harold Team Pangea

The Harold Team Mothership

The Harold Team Pangea

Sun 5/13

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Sun 5/13

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

$10.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Mon 5/14

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Artemis

FUDGE

The Harold Team Artemis

Tue 5/15

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

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

Tue 5/15

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team Thunder

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team Thunder

Wed 5/16

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

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

Thu 5/17

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

Go To Hell

Go To Hell

Thu 5/17

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$10.00

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Fri 5/18

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Comedy Dance Collective is visually-hilarious, goofy, feel-good group that combines sketch comedy, improv, physical comedy, and dance to tell stories. All of your senses will delight in this 4-D show!

Starring: CJ Richmond, Danni Krehbiel, Ellen DeSitter, Justin Kimball, Megan Leahey, Mike Kristula, Sarah Barnhardt, Teresa Leahey

Directed by Carisa Barreca

$18.00

Told

Told

Fri 5/18

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

TOLD is a show that finds its inspiration from many sources. Whether it’s stories, music, spoken word, or simple truth telling, this night of long-form improvisation promises a night of hilarious and authentic exploration.

TOLD features a rotating cast of seasoned Chicago improvisers—old-timers and newbies alike: 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, Nnamdi Ngwe, & Brett Lyons.

$16

The Deltones, The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

The Deltones

The Harold Team 2 Bed 3 Bath

Sat 5/19

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 5/19

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 5/19

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 5/20

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 Mothership, The Harold Team State Schramps

The Harold Team Mothership

The Harold Team State Schramps

Sun 5/20

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$12.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Sun 5/20

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

$10.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties, The Harold Team Mean Streak

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties

The Harold Team Mean Streak

Mon 5/21

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$12.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Gone Gone

FUDGE

The Harold Team Gone Gone

Tue 5/22

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

$6.00 - $12.00

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

Tue 5/22

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team The Teenagers

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team The Teenagers

Wed 5/23

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Hometown

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Hometown

Thu 5/24

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

Go To Hell

Go To Hell

Thu 5/24

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$10.00

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Fri 5/25

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The Comedy Dance Collective is visually-hilarious, goofy, feel-good group that combines sketch comedy, improv, physical comedy, and dance to tell stories. All of your senses will delight in this 4-D show!

Starring: CJ Richmond, Danni Krehbiel, Ellen DeSitter, Justin Kimball, Megan Leahey, Mike Kristula, Sarah Barnhardt, Teresa Leahey

Directed by Carisa Barreca

$18.00

Told

Told

Fri 5/25

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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TOLD is a show that finds its inspiration from many sources. Whether it’s stories, music, spoken word, or simple truth telling, this night of long-form improvisation promises a night of hilarious and authentic exploration.

TOLD features a rotating cast of seasoned Chicago improvisers—old-timers and newbies alike: 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, Nnamdi Ngwe, & Brett Lyons.

$16

The Deltones, The Harold Team Comet

The Deltones

The Harold Team Comet

Sat 5/26

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 a different opening team week to week.

$16.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon, The Harold Team State Schramps

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team State Schramps

Sat 5/26

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 5/26

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 Miracle Ranch

Deep Schwa

The Harold Team Miracle Ranch

Sun 5/27

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.”

$7.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team Mothership, The Harold Team Thunder

The Harold Team Mothership

The Harold Team Thunder

Sun 5/27

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$12.00

Oh Hell Yeah

Oh Hell Yeah

Sun 5/27

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

$10.00 - $14.00

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties, The Harold Team MacBeth

The Harold Team Lil' Tooties

The Harold Team MacBeth

Mon 5/28

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$12.00

FUDGE, The Harold Team Big Tobacco

FUDGE

The Harold Team Big Tobacco

Tue 5/29

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

$6.00 - $12.00

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

One Night Stand with RUMBLE!

Tue 5/29

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$5.00

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions, The Harold Team St. Gen's

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

The Harold Team St. Gen's

Wed 5/30

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

The Harold Team Meridian, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Thu 5/31

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

Go To Hell

Go To Hell

Thu 5/31

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$10.00

The Bat LIVE!

The Bat LIVE!

Fri 6/1

6:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Fri 6/1

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Comedy Dance Collective is visually-hilarious, goofy, feel-good group that combines sketch comedy, improv, physical comedy, and dance to tell stories. All of your senses will delight in this 4-D show!

Starring: CJ Richmond, Danni Krehbiel, Ellen DeSitter, Justin Kimball, Megan Leahey, Mike Kristula, Sarah Barnhardt, Teresa Leahey

Directed by Carisa Barreca

$18.00

The Deltones

The Deltones

Sat 6/2

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 a different opening team week to week.

$16.00

The Harold Team Big Spoon

The Harold Team Big Spoon

Sat 6/2

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$14.00

Hot Reads

Hot Reads

Sat 6/2

11:55 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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

Deep Schwa

Sun 6/3

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.”

$7.00 - $14.00

FUDGE

FUDGE

Tue 6/5

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

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

Face Plants with Carl and The Passions

Wed 6/6

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

The Harold Team Meridian

The Harold Team Meridian

Thu 6/7

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

Heraldo

Heraldo

Thu 6/7

10:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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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.

Every show features different opening acts of diverse background from across the city!

$10.00

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Comedy Dance Collective presents: CDC in 4-D

Fri 6/8

8:00 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Comedy Dance Collective is visually-hilarious, goofy, feel-good group that combines sketch comedy, improv, physical comedy, and dance to tell stories. All of your senses will delight in this 4-D show!

Starring: CJ Richmond, Danni Krehbiel, Ellen DeSitter, Justin Kimball, Megan Leahey, Mike Kristula, Sarah Barnhardt, Teresa Leahey

Directed by Carisa Barreca

$18.00

The Deltones

The Deltones

Sat 6/9

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 Spoon

Sat 6/9

10:30 pm

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

$14.00

Dang! Hot Bits!

Dang! Hot Bits!

Sat 6/9

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 6/10

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