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The Mission Theater, is located on the first level of the iO Theater.

It's Ashley

It's Ashley

Sun 2/18

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Think about the smartest person you know. Now think about the most talented. The most attractive? Chances, even if those are all different people, they all have the same name. ASHLEY. It's not just because it was in the top six most popular names for girls from 1983 to 2002, it's because all Ashley's are the best. "It's Ashley" is a showcase of THE BEST performers in the city doing what they do best (being the best).

Starring: Ashley Connell, Ashley Chupp, Ashley Geron, Ashley Girard, Ashley Keenan, Ashley Ray, Ashley Renee-Clopton, Ashley Van Esley, and Ashley Victoria.

$14.00

Karaoke Storytellers

Karaoke Storytellers

Sun 2/18

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The Art of Karaoke is an improvised feature length comedy currently being filmed in Chicago. In the film, Franny Giroux has grown tired of performing for drunken crowds who don’t appreciate the beauty and artistry of karaoke so he designs a show in which karaoke can be performed and observed at its highest level. This is that show.
See weekly performances from different members of the karaoke and comedy community here in Chicago. Some performers are in character, others come as they are. Each week is a journey in the hearts and minds of the rock stars among us. We reserve one slot each week for a volunteer audience member. If you have a song, you have a story.
*There will be cameras in the theater to film The Art of Karaoke. If you do not wish to be filmed in any capacity, let a host know and an arrangement can be made.

$10.00

The Armando Diaz Experience Ft. Kathleen Rooney

The Armando Diaz Experience Ft. Kathleen Rooney

Mon 2/19

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Monday Feb. 19th, The Armando Diaz Experience has writer, publisher, editor, and educator Kathleen Rooney as our guest monologist. Her most recent novel is titled, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, and not only is Kathleen a talented writer, but she is also a beloved professor at DePaul University.

$6.00 - $12.00

iO's Indie Night  feat. Little Oprahs

iO's Indie Night feat. Little Oprahs

Mon 2/19

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Want to see four teams blazing the indie comedy circuit in Chicago? Then look no further than iO's Indie Night! Four teams, one intermission, and $3 PBRs for all.

Featuring:
2/5/2018 -- Fullmodo, Earl Grey, Before Thursday, Little Oprahs
2/12/2018 -- Jean Claude Van Gogh, Bedtime Slug, RUMBLE, Little Oprahs
2/19/2018 -- Too Many Scoones, Sarah and Trevor, Our Friend Miles, Little Oprahs
2/26/2018 -- Straight-Up Ghost, Tall Boy Tuesdays, Penny Red, Little Oprahs

$5.00

The Quitting Contest, Cherry Street

The Quitting Contest

Cherry Street

Tue 2/20

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$12.00

Generation LatinX, EbonyEssenceJet

Generation LatinX

EbonyEssenceJet

Tue 2/20

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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A Variety show featuring Hispanic comedians and musicians. Just like our audience, some of the performers speak fluent Spanish, some speak only Spanglish, and some speak no Spanish at all. All of our performers have Latino/a heritage. We are Generation LatinX! All of the performers have Hispanic heritage. The show is in English and Spanglish (a mix of English and Spanish).

The show, and the performers, are relatably bizarre. LatinX strives to be creative, smart and quirky over shocking and crass. The show is a safe, inclusive space for people of all genders, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations.

For more info or to submit to be a part of the show, please contact: Mishell.Livio33@gmail.com

$5.00

Critic

Critic

Wed 2/21

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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


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

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

$14.00

The SFN Effect

The SFN Effect

Wed 2/21

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Stir Friday Night presents The SFN Effect! A diverse monthly variety show, every third Wednesday of the month. Standup, sketch, and improv from Stir Friday Night!

Stir Friday Night is a 22-year-old Asian comedy group. Some of our alumni include Danny Pudi from "Community", and Steven Yeun from "The Walking Dead".


Starring: Dacey Arashiba, Kannan Arumugam, Menaka Deolekar, Erica Geiser, Steve Han, Scott Hanada, Harrison Hapin, Masood Haque, Ray Hui, Claudia Iao, Javid Iqbal, Helen Lee, Louise Loeb, Paige Maney, TJ Medel, Brooke Montoya, Joan Moon, Jonald Reyes, Amar Risbud, Dean Santiago, Loreen Targos, Tushar Vashisth, Vicky Wang, Susan Xu

$10.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 2/22

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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This is a show for everyone. This is a show full of veteran women. Members of SheBeast, Superhuman and Virgin Daiquiri, along with some special guests, have joined together like the damn Justice League to perform together everyThursday night. And after they perform, you can perform with them. If you're chosen, come up and do a scene with whomever you like. Stay, talk and hang out. Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space. Watch. Laugh. Play. Laugh. Talk. Laugh.

MaryCatherine Curran
Dina Facklis
Katie Klein
Sarah Ashley
Alison Gates
Christine Tawfik
Abby Mcenany
Megan Redfearn
Ryan Asher
Becca Slack
Katie Kershaw
Susan Glynn
Jacqueline Felker
Mary Cait Walthall
Amber Walker
Jo Scott
Dana Querciol
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

Three Way: Adults Only

Three Way: Adults Only

Thu 2/22

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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There's a three-way happening at iO Theater and you are welcome to attend. Three-Way: Adults Only is an improvised one-act play performed three times in row until all hell breaks loose or someone finds a happy ending. Come with us on this trippy jaunt through alternate universes. Hop aboard for a freaky trip into alternate worlds. Tag along on this trippy voyage through the multiverse. Featuring some of iO's finest performers.


Rotating Cast: Peyton Robbins, Georgie Caldwell, Lauren Williams, Maddie Cordovano, Catharine Savage, Dylan Carey, Chris Woolsey, Brad Pike, Onofrio Penzato, Mike Anichini and special guests


Technical Director: Adam Kurschat

 

$10.00

Told

Told

Fri 2/23

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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.

$16.00

Revolver, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Revolver

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Fri 2/23

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater 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.

$14.00

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

Fri 2/23

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Each week the veteran cast of Dinner Bell invites a younger performer to play with them in what is always a treat for all.

Cast: Kyle Bethea, Jorin Garguilo, Mike Johnson, Louie Saunders, Farrell Walsh

$5.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 2/24

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 2/24

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

Free for iO students and performers.

$8.00 - $16.00

JuniOr Prom.

JuniOr Prom.

Sat 2/24

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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It's time for the next juniOr prom! This is a night welcoming the newest Harold Teams and celebrating existing teams. Each team will have 3-5 minutes to perform anything they want with a DANCE PARTY at the end of the night.

The Harold Team Artemis, The Harold Team Thunder

The Harold Team Artemis

The Harold Team Thunder

Sun 2/25

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Corey DOES TOO! Have Friends is an improvised show using a loose armando format. Each week Corey invites eight different improvisers with different levels on experience to create scenes inspired by a suggestion from the audience. Many of the ensemble members formed will be playing with each other for the first time. We build a show while building chemistry amongst each other. The show has been featured in 13 different venues around the city including Second City, Annoyance, CIC Theater, and The Playground Theater and has featured comedians including Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live, Popstars: Never Stop Never Stopping), Shantira Jackson (3peat, 50 Central), Andy Herren (Big Brother), and Luke Null (Saturday Night Live). The show definitely stars Corey...maybe other people...we'll see.

$14.00

Karaoke Storytellers

Karaoke Storytellers

Sun 2/25

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The Art of Karaoke is an improvised feature length comedy currently being filmed in Chicago. In the film, Franny Giroux has grown tired of performing for drunken crowds who don’t appreciate the beauty and artistry of karaoke so he designs a show in which karaoke can be performed and observed at its highest level. This is that show.
See weekly performances from different members of the karaoke and comedy community here in Chicago. Some performers are in character, others come as they are. Each week is a journey in the hearts and minds of the rock stars among us. We reserve one slot each week for a volunteer audience member. If you have a song, you have a story.
*There will be cameras in the theater to film The Art of Karaoke. If you do not wish to be filmed in any capacity, let a host know and an arrangement can be made.

$5.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 2/26

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$6.00 - $12.00

iO's Indie Night  feat. Little Oprahs

iO's Indie Night feat. Little Oprahs

Mon 2/26

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Want to see four teams blazing the indie comedy circuit in Chicago? Then look no further than iO's Indie Night! Four teams, one intermission, and $3 PBRs for all.

Featuring:
2/5/2018 -- Fullmodo, Earl Grey, Before Thursday, Little Oprahs
2/12/2018 -- Jean Claude Van Gogh, Bedtime Slug, RUMBLE, Little Oprahs
2/19/2018 -- Too Many Scoones, Sarah and Trevor, Our Friend Miles, Little Oprahs
2/26/2018 -- Straight-Up Ghost, Tall Boy Tuesdays, Penny Red, Little Oprahs

$5.00

The Quitting Contest, Cherry Street

The Quitting Contest

Cherry Street

Tue 2/27

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Cherry Street are veteran improv duo and real-life married couple Laurel Krabacher (Second City TourCo, Revolver, Virgin Daquiri, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Told) and Lawrence Collerd (MacBeth, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Your F*d Up Relationship, Told). Over the last two years they've performed and taught together at theaters around the country, and for four years before that they paid their fucking dues. Their show has been called "exceptional" and "poignant" by the Chicago Reader. Lawrence's father remains unconvinced that it is made up. It is.

$12.00

Generation LatinX, B.A.P.S.

Generation LatinX

B.A.P.S.

Tue 2/27

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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A Variety show featuring Hispanic comedians and musicians. Just like our audience, some of the performers speak fluent Spanish, some speak only Spanglish, and some speak no Spanish at all. All of our performers have Latino/a heritage. We are Generation LatinX! All of the performers have Hispanic heritage. The show is in English and Spanglish (a mix of English and Spanish).

The show, and the performers, are relatably bizarre. LatinX strives to be creative, smart and quirky over shocking and crass. The show is a safe, inclusive space for people of all genders, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations.

For more info or to submit to be a part of the show, please contact: Mishell.Livio33@gmail.com

$5.00

PURO PINCHE PARDY

A Variety Show in SPANISH

PURO PINCHE PARDY

Wed 2/28

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Join us for an unforgettable night of comedy featuring stand-up comedy by Sonal Aggarwal, Oscar El Cuchillo Carvajal, Jaime de Leon, Vernon Mina, Soli Santos, and Chris Trani, PLUS, Sketch and Improv comedy featuring members of the Spanish-speaking comedy team, Heraldo.

Come out to support, laugh, and be a part of history as this is the iO Theater's first ever all-Spanish Variety comedy show!!

**

Miercoles, Febrero 28 del 2018, el "iO Theater" presenta "PURO PINCHE PARDY"; una noche de variedad comica con Stand-Up, Sketch, e improvisacion en ESPAñOL!

Unase con nosotros para un noche de comedia inolvidable cortesia de Sonal Aggarwal, Oscar El Cuchillo Carvajal, Jaime de Leon, Vernon Mina, Soli Santos, Chris Trani, y los miembros del grupo comico, "HERALDO".

Venga a apoyar, reir, y ser parte de historia porque esta es la primera vez que el iO Theater presenta uno noche de variedad comica completamente en ESPAñOL!

$10.00

Hard Deep Politics

Hard Deep Politics

Wed 2/28

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Hard Deep Politics is a late night game show where comedians tackle complex political questions they have no business tackling. Hosted by Gary Pascal, Hard Deep Politics is a fast, loud, and wild take on the week's news. Featuring musical guests, audience prizes, and a rotating cast of the best comedians from around Chicago!

Starring: Gary Pascal (host) and a rotating cast of guests

$10.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 3/1

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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This is a show for everyone. This is a show full of veteran women. Members of SheBeast, Superhuman and Virgin Daiquiri, along with some special guests, have joined together like the damn Justice League to perform together everyThursday night. And after they perform, you can perform with them. If you're chosen, come up and do a scene with whomever you like. Stay, talk and hang out. Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space. Watch. Laugh. Play. Laugh. Talk. Laugh.

MaryCatherine Curran
Dina Facklis
Katie Klein
Sarah Ashley
Alison Gates
Christine Tawfik
Abby Mcenany
Megan Redfearn
Ryan Asher
Becca Slack
Katie Kershaw
Susan Glynn
Jacqueline Felker
Mary Cait Walthall
Amber Walker
Jo Scott
Dana Querciol
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

A Very Fine Evening

A Very Fine Evening

Thu 3/1

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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A Very Fine Evening is an hour of improvised theater, curated by veteran performer and instructor Matt Higbee. The show is a revival of classic Chicago-style improvisation that brings hilarious and intelligent works of comedic theater to life on stage. Each month Matt presents a new season, with a new cast doing new shows. The night kicks off with a hand-selected group of players put together just for that run, and then Matt closes out the evening performing alongside one or more of his favorite improvisers. Grab a few friends, your favorite drink, and join us for a good laugh.


If you're interested in future auditions for the cast of the month, please submit your info here:
https://goo.gl/forms/a1fXMYDzqAjPGLYU2

$10.00

Told

Told

Fri 3/2

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$16.00

Revolver, The Harold Team Hometown

Revolver

The Harold Team Hometown

Fri 3/2

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater 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.

$14.00

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

Fri 3/2

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Each week the veteran cast of Dinner Bell invites a younger performer to play with them in what is always a treat for all.

Cast: Kyle Bethea, Jorin Garguilo, Mike Johnson, Louie Saunders, Farrell Walsh

$5.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/3

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/3

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$8.00 - $16.00

Karaoke Storytellers

Karaoke Storytellers

Sun 3/4

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Art of Karaoke is an improvised feature length comedy currently being filmed in Chicago. In the film, Franny Giroux has grown tired of performing for drunken crowds who don’t appreciate the beauty and artistry of karaoke so he designs a show in which karaoke can be performed and observed at its highest level. This is that show.
See weekly performances from different members of the karaoke and comedy community here in Chicago. Some performers are in character, others come as they are. Each week is a journey in the hearts and minds of the rock stars among us. We reserve one slot each week for a volunteer audience member. If you have a song, you have a story.
*There will be cameras in the theater to film The Art of Karaoke. If you do not wish to be filmed in any capacity, let a host know and an arrangement can be made.

$5.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 3/5

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$6.00 - $12.00

iO's Indie Night

iO's Indie Night

Mon 3/5

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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$5.00

Heels Over Head

Heels Over Head

Tue 3/6

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Each month HEELS OVER HEAD brings together artists from all over Chicago for a night of physical performance, from clown to physical theatre to circus to puppetry. Every show has a different genre to inspire creation of original work! Hosted and Produced by Scott Dare

$12.00

The Quitting Contest, Cherry Street

The Quitting Contest

Cherry Street

Tue 3/6

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Cherry Street are veteran improv duo and real-life married couple Laurel Krabacher (Second City TourCo, Revolver, Virgin Daquiri, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Told) and Lawrence Collerd (MacBeth, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Your F*d Up Relationship, Told). Over the last two years they've performed and taught together at theaters around the country, and for four years before that they paid their fucking dues. Their show has been called "exceptional" and "poignant" by the Chicago Reader. Lawrence's father remains unconvinced that it is made up. It is.

$12.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 3/8

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

This is a show for everyone. This is a show full of veteran women. Members of SheBeast, Superhuman and Virgin Daiquiri, along with some special guests, have joined together like the damn Justice League to perform together everyThursday night. And after they perform, you can perform with them. If you're chosen, come up and do a scene with whomever you like. Stay, talk and hang out. Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space. Watch. Laugh. Play. Laugh. Talk. Laugh.

MaryCatherine Curran
Dina Facklis
Katie Klein
Sarah Ashley
Alison Gates
Christine Tawfik
Abby Mcenany
Megan Redfearn
Ryan Asher
Becca Slack
Katie Kershaw
Susan Glynn
Jacqueline Felker
Mary Cait Walthall
Amber Walker
Jo Scott
Dana Querciol
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

A Very Fine Evening

A Very Fine Evening

Thu 3/8

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A Very Fine Evening is an hour of improvised theater, curated by veteran performer and instructor Matt Higbee. The show is a revival of classic Chicago-style improvisation that brings hilarious and intelligent works of comedic theater to life on stage. Each month Matt presents a new season, with a new cast doing new shows. The night kicks off with a hand-selected group of players put together just for that run, and then Matt closes out the evening performing alongside one or more of his favorite improvisers. Grab a few friends, your favorite drink, and join us for a good laugh.


If you're interested in future auditions for the cast of the month, please submit your info here:
https://goo.gl/forms/a1fXMYDzqAjPGLYU2

$10.00

Told

Told

Fri 3/9

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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.

$16.00

Revolver, The Harold Team Nectar

Revolver

The Harold Team Nectar

Fri 3/9

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$14.00

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

Fri 3/9

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week the veteran cast of Dinner Bell invites a younger performer to play with them in what is always a treat for all.

Cast: Kyle Bethea, Jorin Garguilo, Mike Johnson, Louie Saunders, Farrell Walsh

$5.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/10

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/10

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$8.00 - $16.00

Karaoke Storytellers

Karaoke Storytellers

Sun 3/11

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Art of Karaoke is an improvised feature length comedy currently being filmed in Chicago. In the film, Franny Giroux has grown tired of performing for drunken crowds who don’t appreciate the beauty and artistry of karaoke so he designs a show in which karaoke can be performed and observed at its highest level. This is that show.
See weekly performances from different members of the karaoke and comedy community here in Chicago. Some performers are in character, others come as they are. Each week is a journey in the hearts and minds of the rock stars among us. We reserve one slot each week for a volunteer audience member. If you have a song, you have a story.
*There will be cameras in the theater to film The Art of Karaoke. If you do not wish to be filmed in any capacity, let a host know and an arrangement can be made.

$5.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 3/12

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$6.00 - $12.00

iO's Indie Night

iO's Indie Night

Mon 3/12

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Want to see four teams blazing the indie comedy circuit in Chicago? Then look no further than iO's Indie Night! Four teams, one intermission, and $3 PBRs for all.

$5.00

The Quitting Contest, Cherry Street

The Quitting Contest

Cherry Street

Tue 3/13

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Cherry Street are veteran improv duo and real-life married couple Laurel Krabacher (Second City TourCo, Revolver, Virgin Daquiri, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Told) and Lawrence Collerd (MacBeth, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Your F*d Up Relationship, Told). Over the last two years they've performed and taught together at theaters around the country, and for four years before that they paid their fucking dues. Their show has been called "exceptional" and "poignant" by the Chicago Reader. Lawrence's father remains unconvinced that it is made up. It is.

$12.00

Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare

Wed 3/14

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Truth or Dare is an experimental night of improv inspired by the audience's truths and dares.

Cast List: Zoë Agapinan, Jordan Lee Cohen, Alan Giles, Richard Gomez, Jamie Meun, Anna Weis, Nicole Werth

$14.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 3/15

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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This is a show for everyone. This is a show full of veteran women. Members of SheBeast, Superhuman and Virgin Daiquiri, along with some special guests, have joined together like the damn Justice League to perform together everyThursday night. And after they perform, you can perform with them. If you're chosen, come up and do a scene with whomever you like. Stay, talk and hang out. Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space. Watch. Laugh. Play. Laugh. Talk. Laugh.

MaryCatherine Curran
Dina Facklis
Katie Klein
Sarah Ashley
Alison Gates
Christine Tawfik
Abby Mcenany
Megan Redfearn
Ryan Asher
Becca Slack
Katie Kershaw
Susan Glynn
Jacqueline Felker
Mary Cait Walthall
Amber Walker
Jo Scott
Dana Querciol
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

A Very Fine Evening

A Very Fine Evening

Thu 3/15

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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A Very Fine Evening is an hour of improvised theater, curated by veteran performer and instructor Matt Higbee. The show is a revival of classic Chicago-style improvisation that brings hilarious and intelligent works of comedic theater to life on stage. Each month Matt presents a new season, with a new cast doing new shows. The night kicks off with a hand-selected group of players put together just for that run, and then Matt closes out the evening performing alongside one or more of his favorite improvisers. Grab a few friends, your favorite drink, and join us for a good laugh.


If you're interested in future auditions for the cast of the month, please submit your info here:
https://goo.gl/forms/a1fXMYDzqAjPGLYU2

$10.00

Told

Told

Fri 3/16

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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.

$16.00

Revolver, The Harold Team State Schramps

Revolver

The Harold Team State Schramps

Fri 3/16

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater 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.

$14.00

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

Fri 3/16

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Each week the veteran cast of Dinner Bell invites a younger performer to play with them in what is always a treat for all.

Cast: Kyle Bethea, Jorin Garguilo, Mike Johnson, Louie Saunders, Farrell Walsh

$5.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/17

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/17

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$8.00 - $16.00

Karaoke Storytellers

Karaoke Storytellers

Sun 3/18

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The Art of Karaoke is an improvised feature length comedy currently being filmed in Chicago. In the film, Franny Giroux has grown tired of performing for drunken crowds who don’t appreciate the beauty and artistry of karaoke so he designs a show in which karaoke can be performed and observed at its highest level. This is that show.
See weekly performances from different members of the karaoke and comedy community here in Chicago. Some performers are in character, others come as they are. Each week is a journey in the hearts and minds of the rock stars among us. We reserve one slot each week for a volunteer audience member. If you have a song, you have a story.
*There will be cameras in the theater to film The Art of Karaoke. If you do not wish to be filmed in any capacity, let a host know and an arrangement can be made.

$5.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 3/19

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$6.00 - $12.00

iO's Indie Night

iO's Indie Night

Mon 3/19

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Want to see four teams blazing the indie comedy circuit in Chicago? Then look no further than iO's Indie Night! Four teams, one intermission, and $3 PBRs for all.

$5.00

The Quitting Contest, Cherry Street

The Quitting Contest

Cherry Street

Tue 3/20

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Cherry Street are veteran improv duo and real-life married couple Laurel Krabacher (Second City TourCo, Revolver, Virgin Daquiri, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Told) and Lawrence Collerd (MacBeth, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Your F*d Up Relationship, Told). Over the last two years they've performed and taught together at theaters around the country, and for four years before that they paid their fucking dues. Their show has been called "exceptional" and "poignant" by the Chicago Reader. Lawrence's father remains unconvinced that it is made up. It is.

$12.00

The SFN Effect

The SFN Effect

Wed 3/21

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Stir Friday Night presents The SFN Effect! A diverse monthly variety show, every third Wednesday of the month. Standup, sketch, and improv from Stir Friday Night!

Stir Friday Night is a 22-year-old Asian comedy group. Some of our alumni include Danny Pudi from "Community", and Steven Yeun from "The Walking Dead".


Starring: Dacey Arashiba, Kannan Arumugam, Menaka Deolekar, Erica Geiser, Steve Han, Scott Hanada, Harrison Hapin, Masood Haque, Ray Hui, Claudia Iao, Javid Iqbal, Helen Lee, Louise Loeb, Paige Maney, TJ Medel, Brooke Montoya, Joan Moon, Jonald Reyes, Amar Risbud, Dean Santiago, Loreen Targos, Tushar Vashisth, Vicky Wang, Susan Xu

$10.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 3/22

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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This is a show for everyone. This is a show full of veteran women. Members of SheBeast, Superhuman and Virgin Daiquiri, along with some special guests, have joined together like the damn Justice League to perform together everyThursday night. And after they perform, you can perform with them. If you're chosen, come up and do a scene with whomever you like. Stay, talk and hang out. Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space. Watch. Laugh. Play. Laugh. Talk. Laugh.

MaryCatherine Curran
Dina Facklis
Katie Klein
Sarah Ashley
Alison Gates
Christine Tawfik
Abby Mcenany
Megan Redfearn
Ryan Asher
Becca Slack
Katie Kershaw
Susan Glynn
Jacqueline Felker
Mary Cait Walthall
Amber Walker
Jo Scott
Dana Querciol
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

A Very Fine Evening

A Very Fine Evening

Thu 3/22

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A Very Fine Evening is an hour of improvised theater, curated by veteran performer and instructor Matt Higbee. The show is a revival of classic Chicago-style improvisation that brings hilarious and intelligent works of comedic theater to life on stage. Each month Matt presents a new season, with a new cast doing new shows. The night kicks off with a hand-selected group of players put together just for that run, and then Matt closes out the evening performing alongside one or more of his favorite improvisers. Grab a few friends, your favorite drink, and join us for a good laugh.


If you're interested in future auditions for the cast of the month, please submit your info here:
https://goo.gl/forms/a1fXMYDzqAjPGLYU2

$10.00

Told

Told

Fri 3/23

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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.

$16.00

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

Revolver

The Harold Team Pequod's Presents: The Harold

Fri 3/23

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater 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.

$14.00

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

Fri 3/23

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week the veteran cast of Dinner Bell invites a younger performer to play with them in what is always a treat for all.

Cast: Kyle Bethea, Jorin Garguilo, Mike Johnson, Louie Saunders, Farrell Walsh

$5.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/24

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/24

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$8.00 - $16.00

Karaoke Storytellers

Karaoke Storytellers

Sun 3/25

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The Art of Karaoke is an improvised feature length comedy currently being filmed in Chicago. In the film, Franny Giroux has grown tired of performing for drunken crowds who don’t appreciate the beauty and artistry of karaoke so he designs a show in which karaoke can be performed and observed at its highest level. This is that show.
See weekly performances from different members of the karaoke and comedy community here in Chicago. Some performers are in character, others come as they are. Each week is a journey in the hearts and minds of the rock stars among us. We reserve one slot each week for a volunteer audience member. If you have a song, you have a story.
*There will be cameras in the theater to film The Art of Karaoke. If you do not wish to be filmed in any capacity, let a host know and an arrangement can be made.

$5.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 3/26

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

Founded by Adam McKay (SNL, Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Dave Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, SNL) and Del Close (iO co-founder) The Armando Diaz Experience is iO’s longest running show and a landmark of comedy in Chicago.

$6.00 - $12.00

iO's Indie Night

iO's Indie Night

Mon 3/26

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Want to see four teams blazing the indie comedy circuit in Chicago? Then look no further than iO's Indie Night! Four teams, one intermission, and $3 PBRs for all.

$5.00

The Quitting Contest, Cherry Street

The Quitting Contest

Cherry Street

Tue 3/27

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Cherry Street are veteran improv duo and real-life married couple Laurel Krabacher (Second City TourCo, Revolver, Virgin Daquiri, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Told) and Lawrence Collerd (MacBeth, Cross Pollination, Little Gary, Your F*d Up Relationship, Told). Over the last two years they've performed and taught together at theaters around the country, and for four years before that they paid their fucking dues. Their show has been called "exceptional" and "poignant" by the Chicago Reader. Lawrence's father remains unconvinced that it is made up. It is.

$12.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 3/29

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

This is a show for everyone. This is a show full of veteran women. Members of SheBeast, Superhuman and Virgin Daiquiri, along with some special guests, have joined together like the damn Justice League to perform together everyThursday night. And after they perform, you can perform with them. If you're chosen, come up and do a scene with whomever you like. Stay, talk and hang out. Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space. Watch. Laugh. Play. Laugh. Talk. Laugh.

MaryCatherine Curran
Dina Facklis
Katie Klein
Sarah Ashley
Alison Gates
Christine Tawfik
Abby Mcenany
Megan Redfearn
Ryan Asher
Becca Slack
Katie Kershaw
Susan Glynn
Jacqueline Felker
Mary Cait Walthall
Amber Walker
Jo Scott
Dana Querciol
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

A Very Fine Evening

A Very Fine Evening

Thu 3/29

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

A Very Fine Evening is an hour of improvised theater, curated by veteran performer and instructor Matt Higbee. The show is a revival of classic Chicago-style improvisation that brings hilarious and intelligent works of comedic theater to life on stage. Each month Matt presents a new season, with a new cast doing new shows. The night kicks off with a hand-selected group of players put together just for that run, and then Matt closes out the evening performing alongside one or more of his favorite improvisers. Grab a few friends, your favorite drink, and join us for a good laugh.


If you're interested in future auditions for the cast of the month, please submit your info here:
https://goo.gl/forms/a1fXMYDzqAjPGLYU2

$10.00

Told

Told

Fri 3/30

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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.

$16.00

Revolver, The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Revolver

The Harold Team Smokin' Hot Dad

Fri 3/30

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

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

$14.00

Dinner Bell

Dinner Bell

Fri 3/30

11:55 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week the veteran cast of Dinner Bell invites a younger performer to play with them in what is always a treat for all.

Cast: Kyle Bethea, Jorin Garguilo, Mike Johnson, Louie Saunders, Farrell Walsh

$5.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/31

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/31

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it's 13th year at iO!

$8.00 - $16.00

Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare

Wed 4/11

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Truth or Dare is an experimental night of improv inspired by the audience's truths and dares.

Cast List: Zoë Agapinan, Jordan Lee Cohen, Alan Giles, Richard Gomez, Jamie Meun, Anna Weis, Nicole Werth

$14.00