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THE MISSION THEATER

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

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Gideon

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Gideon

Fri 2/15

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of veterans will launch into scenes, songs and “choreography.”

CAST INCLUDES: Stacey Smith, Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Erin Goldsmith, Nnamdi Ngwe, Eric Muller, Ben Kass, Matt Castellvi, Patrick Rowland, Liz Joynt Sandberg, Nicole Hastings, Lisa Burton, Amber Linde, Andi Sharavsky, Kristin Hopkins, Sam Super and Michael Silver.

Dave Asher on keys.

Every Friday night at 8pm in the iO Mission Theater.

$16

Yes And No

Yes And No

Fri 2/15

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Getting the TOUGH. QUESTIONS. ANSWERED. Each night a team of improvisers debate topics provided by the audience, followed by two heavy-hitters squaring off on an issue that desperately needs resolving, like The Oscars VS. The Super Bowl, Shakespeare VS Bruckheimer, Drugs VS Sex, or A Little Bit Country VS A Little Bit Rock & Roll. No topic is too small.

$14.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 2/16

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!

Sold Out

$16.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 2/16

10:00 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

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Sun 2/17

7:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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

1st Beat

1st Beat

Sun 2/17

8:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Two improvised musicals for the price of one! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week! Featured with a different veteran musical improv team each week on a monthly rotating cycle! Plus, the final Sunday of every month concludes in a musical improv jam!

1st Beat includes: Alia Bajorek, Micki Burton, Marvanna Cash, Leah Judge, Joe Keehnast, Liz McCreight, Jenna-Kate Karn Monisoff, Kimberly Perry, Derek Self, Brendan Tran and Todd Ullrich

February featured team: Stacked: All-female Musical Improv

$10.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 2/18

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.

$12

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Mon 2/18

10:00 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

Improvised Jane Austen

Improvised Jane Austen

Tue 2/19

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The long-running, all-female comedy team will conjure a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century British novelist, Jane Austen.

 

Starring: Allison Black, Ana Silva, Emily Friedrick, Holly Robison, Jessye Grace Mueller, Josephine Longo, Kaelea Rovinsky, Kate Parker, Kelsey Fehlberg, Kristen Rau, Mariah Michael, Mishell Livio, Sarah Mobley, Shannon Baucus, and Squeek Rangel.

https://www.facebook.com/improvisedjaneausten/
www.twitter.com @TheMissAustens
https://www.instagram.com/improvisedjaneausten/

$12

Claudia and Erin Present: Animal Instinct

Claudia and Erin Present: Animal Instinct

Tue 2/19

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

In this variety style show, Animal Instinct, offers openings acts with emotional depth and other inspiring art forms like ballet, poetry, music and more; two veterans of the scene Erin and Claudia build up to close the night out with refined well acted scenes that don’t shy away from emotional truth. Using the formula of tension and release (because who can laugh for 30 minutes?), they masterfully and effortlessly create comedy out of the truthful investments they make in each scene. So come be inspired, and don’t forget your notebook and black turtlenecks.

$5.00

Sherman & Rob

Sherman & Rob

Wed 2/20

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Comedians Sherman Edwards and Rob Wilson seamlessly improvise with a Jazz Ensemble led by the Legendary Lisa McQueen to create a one-hour unscripted live movie. They fearlessly attack every genre and subject. No style or issue is off limits.

$14.00

The DiOversity Jam

The DiOversity Jam

Wed 2/20

9:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The DiOversity Jam is a chance to perform and network in an event hosted by iO performers of color, performers from the LGBTQIA+ community, and performers from other under-represented groups. This show is for anyone looking for a safe place to play, whether you''re part of iO or not, whether you've been improvising for years, or are just getting started!

Free

Teacher Jam

Teacher Jam

Wed 2/20

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Wednesday, five randomly selected improv students get the chance to do a set with five of iO's teachers!

K+N closes out the night

$5.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 2/21

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 Quercioli
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

Bag of Bones, Pear Jordan, Megatron Ultraforce

Bag of Bones

Pear Jordan

Megatron Ultraforce

Thu 2/21

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Veteran improvisers and GOOD OLD PALS Mike Brunlieb, Laurel Krabacher, Emma Pope and Lindsey Smith team up to create a beautiful evening of improv. Join them as they dream up a magical piece, new every week. It's better than Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!!!!!!

$10.00

The Musical Armando, The Harold Team Artemis

The Musical Armando

The Harold Team Artemis

Fri 2/22

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of veterans will launch into scenes, songs and “choreography.”

CAST INCLUDES: Stacey Smith, Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Erin Goldsmith, Nnamdi Ngwe, Eric Muller, Ben Kass, Matt Castellvi, Patrick Rowland, Liz Joynt Sandberg, Nicole Hastings, Lisa Burton, Amber Linde, Andi Sharavsky, Kristin Hopkins, Sam Super and Michael Silver.

Dave Asher on keys.

Every Friday night at 8pm in the iO Mission Theater.

$16.00

Yes And No

Yes And No

Fri 2/22

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Getting the TOUGH. QUESTIONS. ANSWERED. Each night a team of improvisers debate topics provided by the audience, followed by two heavy-hitters squaring off on an issue that desperately needs resolving, like The Oscars VS. The Super Bowl, Shakespeare VS Bruckheimer, Drugs VS Sex, or A Little Bit Country VS A Little Bit Rock & Roll. No topic is too small.

$14.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 2/23

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 2/23

10:00 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

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Sun 2/24

7:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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

1st Beat

1st Beat

Sun 2/24

8:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Two improvised musicals for the price of one! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week! Featured with a different veteran musical improv team each week on a monthly rotating cycle! Plus, the final Sunday of every month concludes in a musical improv jam!

1st Beat includes: Alia Bajorek, Micki Burton, Marvanna Cash, Leah Judge, Joe Keehnast, Liz McCreight, Jenna-Kate Karn Monisoff, Kimberly Perry, Derek Self, Brendan Tran and Todd Ullrich

February featured team: Stacked: All-female Musical Improv

$10.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 2/25

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.

$12.00

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Mon 2/25

10:00 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

Improvised Jane Austen

Improvised Jane Austen

Tue 2/26

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The long-running, all-female comedy team will conjure a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century British novelist, Jane Austen.

 

Starring: Allison Black, Ana Silva, Emily Friedrick, Holly Robison, Jessye Grace Mueller, Josephine Longo, Kaelea Rovinsky, Kate Parker, Kelsey Fehlberg, Kristen Rau, Mariah Michael, Mishell Livio, Sarah Mobley, Shannon Baucus, and Squeek Rangel.

https://www.facebook.com/improvisedjaneausten/
www.twitter.com @TheMissAustens
https://www.instagram.com/improvisedjaneausten/

$12

Claudia and Erin Present: Animal Instinct

Claudia and Erin Present: Animal Instinct

Tue 2/26

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

In this variety style show, Animal Instinct, offers openings acts with emotional depth and other inspiring art forms like ballet, poetry, music and more; two veterans of the scene Erin and Claudia build up to close the night out with refined well acted scenes that don’t shy away from emotional truth. Using the formula of tension and release (because who can laugh for 30 minutes?), they masterfully and effortlessly create comedy out of the truthful investments they make in each scene. So come be inspired, and don’t forget your notebook and black turtlenecks.

$5.00

Sherman & Rob

Sherman & Rob

Wed 2/27

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Comedians Sherman Edwards and Rob Wilson seamlessly improvise with a Jazz Ensemble led by the Legendary Lisa McQueen to create a one-hour unscripted live movie. They fearlessly attack every genre and subject. No style or issue is off limits.

$14.00

The DiOversity Jam

The DiOversity Jam

Wed 2/27

9:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The DiOversity Jam is a chance to perform and network in an event hosted by iO performers of color, performers from the LGBTQIA+ community, and performers from other under-represented groups. This show is for anyone looking for a safe place to play, whether you''re part of iO or not, whether you've been improvising for years, or are just getting started!

Free

Teacher Jam

Teacher Jam

Wed 2/27

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Wednesday, five randomly selected improv students get the chance to do a set with five of iO's teachers!

K+N closes out the night

$5.00

Glass Basement

Glass Basement

Thu 2/28

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 Quercioli
Mary Mahoney
Plus special guests

$14.00

Bag of Bones, Pear Jordan, Megatron Ultraforce

Bag of Bones

Pear Jordan

Megatron Ultraforce

Thu 2/28

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Veteran improvisers and GOOD OLD PALS Mike Brunlieb, Laurel Krabacher, Emma Pope and Lindsey Smith team up to create a beautiful evening of improv. Join them as they dream up a magical piece, new every week. It's better than Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!!!!!!

$10.00

The Musical Armando

The Musical Armando

Fri 3/1

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of veterans will launch into scenes, songs and “choreography.”

CAST INCLUDES: Stacey Smith, Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Erin Goldsmith, Nnamdi Ngwe, Eric Muller, Ben Kass, Matt Castellvi, Patrick Rowland, Liz Joynt Sandberg, Nicole Hastings, Lisa Burton, Amber Linde, Andi Sharavsky, Kristin Hopkins, Sam Super and Michael Silver.

Dave Asher on keys.

Every Friday night at 8pm in the iO Mission Theater.

$16.00

Revolver, TBD

Revolver

TBD

Fri 3/1

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.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

Yes And No

Yes And No

Fri 3/1

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Getting the TOUGH. QUESTIONS. ANSWERED. Each night a team of improvisers debate topics provided by the audience, followed by two heavy-hitters squaring off on an issue that desperately needs resolving, like The Oscars VS. The Super Bowl, Shakespeare VS Bruckheimer, Drugs VS Sex, or A Little Bit Country VS A Little Bit Rock & Roll. No topic is too small.

$14.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/2

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 3/2

10:00 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

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Sun 3/3

7:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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

1st Beat

1st Beat

Sun 3/3

8:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Two improvised musicals for the price of one! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week! Featured with a different veteran musical improv team each week on a monthly rotating cycle! Plus, the final Sunday of every month concludes in a musical improv jam!

1st Beat includes: Alia Bajorek, Micki Burton, Marvanna Cash, Leah Judge, Joe Keehnast, Liz McCreight, Jenna-Kate Karn Monisoff, Kimberly Perry, Derek Self, Brendan Tran and Todd Ullrich

March featured team: Anarchy: An Improvised Rock Opera

$10.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 3/4

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.

$12.00

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Mon 3/4

10:00 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

Improvised Jane Austen

Improvised Jane Austen

Tue 3/5

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The long-running, all-female comedy team will conjure a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century British novelist, Jane Austen.

 

Starring: Allison Black, Ana Silva, Emily Friedrick, Holly Robison, Jessye Grace Mueller, Josephine Longo, Kaelea Rovinsky, Kate Parker, Kelsey Fehlberg, Kristen Rau, Mariah Michael, Mishell Livio, Sarah Mobley, Shannon Baucus, and Squeek Rangel.

https://www.facebook.com/improvisedjaneausten/
www.twitter.com @TheMissAustens
https://www.instagram.com/improvisedjaneausten/

$6.00 - $12.00

Teacher Jam

Teacher Jam

Wed 3/6

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Wednesday, five randomly selected improv students get the chance to do a set with five of iO's teachers!

K+N closes out the night

$5.00

The Musical Armando

The Musical Armando

Fri 3/8

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of veterans will launch into scenes, songs and “choreography.”

CAST INCLUDES: Stacey Smith, Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Erin Goldsmith, Nnamdi Ngwe, Eric Muller, Ben Kass, Matt Castellvi, Patrick Rowland, Liz Joynt Sandberg, Nicole Hastings, Lisa Burton, Amber Linde, Andi Sharavsky, Kristin Hopkins, Sam Super and Michael Silver.

Dave Asher on keys.

Every Friday night at 8pm in the iO Mission Theater.

$16.00

Revolver, TBD

Revolver

TBD

Fri 3/8

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.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

Yes And No

Yes And No

Fri 3/8

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Getting the TOUGH. QUESTIONS. ANSWERED. Each night a team of improvisers debate topics provided by the audience, followed by two heavy-hitters squaring off on an issue that desperately needs resolving, like The Oscars VS. The Super Bowl, Shakespeare VS Bruckheimer, Drugs VS Sex, or A Little Bit Country VS A Little Bit Rock & Roll. No topic is too small.

$14.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/9

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 3/9

10:00 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!

$8.00 - $16.00

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Sun 3/10

7:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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

1st Beat

1st Beat

Sun 3/10

8:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Two improvised musicals for the price of one! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week! Featured with a different veteran musical improv team each week on a monthly rotating cycle! Plus, the final Sunday of every month concludes in a musical improv jam!

1st Beat includes: Alia Bajorek, Micki Burton, Marvanna Cash, Leah Judge, Joe Keehnast, Liz McCreight, Jenna-Kate Karn Monisoff, Kimberly Perry, Derek Self, Brendan Tran and Todd Ullrich

March featured team: Anarchy: An Improvised Rock Opera

$10.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 3/11

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.

$12.00

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Mon 3/11

10:00 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

Improvised Jane Austen

Improvised Jane Austen

Tue 3/12

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The long-running, all-female comedy team will conjure a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century British novelist, Jane Austen.

 

Starring: Allison Black, Ana Silva, Emily Friedrick, Holly Robison, Jessye Grace Mueller, Josephine Longo, Kaelea Rovinsky, Kate Parker, Kelsey Fehlberg, Kristen Rau, Mariah Michael, Mishell Livio, Sarah Mobley, Shannon Baucus, and Squeek Rangel.

https://www.facebook.com/improvisedjaneausten/
www.twitter.com @TheMissAustens
https://www.instagram.com/improvisedjaneausten/

$6.00 - $12.00

Teacher Jam

Teacher Jam

Wed 3/13

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Wednesday, five randomly selected improv students get the chance to do a set with five of iO's teachers!

K+N closes out the night

$5.00

The Musical Armando

The Musical Armando

Fri 3/15

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of veterans will launch into scenes, songs and “choreography.”

CAST INCLUDES: Stacey Smith, Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Erin Goldsmith, Nnamdi Ngwe, Eric Muller, Ben Kass, Matt Castellvi, Patrick Rowland, Liz Joynt Sandberg, Nicole Hastings, Lisa Burton, Amber Linde, Andi Sharavsky, Kristin Hopkins, Sam Super and Michael Silver.

Dave Asher on keys.

Every Friday night at 8pm in the iO Mission Theater.

$16.00

Revolver, TBD

Revolver

TBD

Fri 3/15

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.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

Yes And No

Yes And No

Fri 3/15

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Getting the TOUGH. QUESTIONS. ANSWERED. Each night a team of improvisers debate topics provided by the audience, followed by two heavy-hitters squaring off on an issue that desperately needs resolving, like The Oscars VS. The Super Bowl, Shakespeare VS Bruckheimer, Drugs VS Sex, or A Little Bit Country VS A Little Bit Rock & Roll. No topic is too small.

$14.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/16

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 3/16

10:00 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

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Sun 3/17

7:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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

1st Beat

1st Beat

Sun 3/17

8:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Two improvised musicals for the price of one! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week! Featured with a different veteran musical improv team each week on a monthly rotating cycle! Plus, the final Sunday of every month concludes in a musical improv jam!

1st Beat includes: Alia Bajorek, Micki Burton, Marvanna Cash, Leah Judge, Joe Keehnast, Liz McCreight, Jenna-Kate Karn Monisoff, Kimberly Perry, Derek Self, Brendan Tran and Todd Ullrich

March featured team: Anarchy: An Improvised Rock Opera

$10.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 3/18

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.

$12.00

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Mon 3/18

10:00 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

Improvised Jane Austen

Improvised Jane Austen

Tue 3/19

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The long-running, all-female comedy team will conjure a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century British novelist, Jane Austen.

 

Starring: Allison Black, Ana Silva, Emily Friedrick, Holly Robison, Jessye Grace Mueller, Josephine Longo, Kaelea Rovinsky, Kate Parker, Kelsey Fehlberg, Kristen Rau, Mariah Michael, Mishell Livio, Sarah Mobley, Shannon Baucus, and Squeek Rangel.

https://www.facebook.com/improvisedjaneausten/
www.twitter.com @TheMissAustens
https://www.instagram.com/improvisedjaneausten/

$6.00 - $12.00

Teacher Jam

Teacher Jam

Wed 3/20

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Every Wednesday, five randomly selected improv students get the chance to do a set with five of iO's teachers!

K+N closes out the night

$5.00

WeirDass

WeirDass

Thu 3/21

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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WeirDass, a two-person improvised show created by Stephnie Weir and Bob Dassie, first debuted at I.O. Chicago in 1998 and, over the years, continues to be a creative touchstone for this husband and wife duo who now live and work in Los Angeles. Most recently, Stephnie starred and wrote on CBS’s “Happy Together” and Bob wrote on the animated Adult Swim series “Mr. Pickles” as well as the Looney Toons reboot, “Wabbit.”
Photo Credit: Jen Serena @serenacreative

$15.00

The Musical Armando

The Musical Armando

Fri 3/22

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of veterans will launch into scenes, songs and “choreography.”

CAST INCLUDES: Stacey Smith, Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Erin Goldsmith, Nnamdi Ngwe, Eric Muller, Ben Kass, Matt Castellvi, Patrick Rowland, Liz Joynt Sandberg, Nicole Hastings, Lisa Burton, Amber Linde, Andi Sharavsky, Kristin Hopkins, Sam Super and Michael Silver.

Dave Asher on keys.

Every Friday night at 8pm in the iO Mission Theater.

$16.00

WeirDass

WeirDass

Fri 3/22

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

WeirDass, a two-person improvised show created by Stephnie Weir and Bob Dassie, first debuted at I.O. Chicago in 1998 and, over the years, continues to be a creative touchstone for this husband and wife duo who now live and work in Los Angeles. Most recently, Stephnie starred and wrote on CBS’s “Happy Together” and Bob wrote on the animated Adult Swim series “Mr. Pickles” as well as the Looney Toons reboot, “Wabbit.”
Photo Credit: Jen Serena @serenacreative

$18.00

Revolver, TBD

Revolver

TBD

Fri 3/22

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.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

Yes And No

Yes And No

Fri 3/22

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Getting the TOUGH. QUESTIONS. ANSWERED. Each night a team of improvisers debate topics provided by the audience, followed by two heavy-hitters squaring off on an issue that desperately needs resolving, like The Oscars VS. The Super Bowl, Shakespeare VS Bruckheimer, Drugs VS Sex, or A Little Bit Country VS A Little Bit Rock & Roll. No topic is too small.

$14.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/23

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 3/23

10:00 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

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Sun 3/24

7:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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

1st Beat

1st Beat

Sun 3/24

8:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Two improvised musicals for the price of one! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week! Featured with a different veteran musical improv team each week on a monthly rotating cycle! Plus, the final Sunday of every month concludes in a musical improv jam!

1st Beat includes: Alia Bajorek, Micki Burton, Marvanna Cash, Leah Judge, Joe Keehnast, Liz McCreight, Jenna-Kate Karn Monisoff, Kimberly Perry, Derek Self, Brendan Tran and Todd Ullrich

March featured team: Anarchy: An Improvised Rock Opera

$10.00

The Armando Diaz Experience

The Armando Diaz Experience

Mon 3/25

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.

$12.00

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Taste of Chicago: Breakfast of Champions

Mon 3/25

10:00 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

Improvised Jane Austen

Improvised Jane Austen

Tue 3/26

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

The long-running, all-female comedy team will conjure a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century British novelist, Jane Austen.

 

Starring: Allison Black, Ana Silva, Emily Friedrick, Holly Robison, Jessye Grace Mueller, Josephine Longo, Kaelea Rovinsky, Kate Parker, Kelsey Fehlberg, Kristen Rau, Mariah Michael, Mishell Livio, Sarah Mobley, Shannon Baucus, and Squeek Rangel.

https://www.facebook.com/improvisedjaneausten/
www.twitter.com @TheMissAustens
https://www.instagram.com/improvisedjaneausten/

$6.00 - $12.00

Teacher Jam

Teacher Jam

Wed 3/27

10:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Every Wednesday, five randomly selected improv students get the chance to do a set with five of iO's teachers!

K+N closes out the night

$5.00

The Musical Armando

The Musical Armando

Fri 3/29

8:00 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Each week a different guest will give a storytelling-style monologue, based on an audience suggestion. Inspired by the monologue, this dynamic cast of veterans will launch into scenes, songs and “choreography.”

CAST INCLUDES: Stacey Smith, Christy Bonstell, Katie Dufresne, Erin Goldsmith, Nnamdi Ngwe, Eric Muller, Ben Kass, Matt Castellvi, Patrick Rowland, Liz Joynt Sandberg, Nicole Hastings, Lisa Burton, Amber Linde, Andi Sharavsky, Kristin Hopkins, Sam Super and Michael Silver.

Dave Asher on keys.

Every Friday night at 8pm in the iO Mission Theater.

$16.00

Revolver, TBD

Revolver

TBD

Fri 3/29

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.

Established October 2005.

$14.00

Yes And No

Yes And No

Fri 3/29

10:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Getting the TOUGH. QUESTIONS. ANSWERED. Each night a team of improvisers debate topics provided by the audience, followed by two heavy-hitters squaring off on an issue that desperately needs resolving, like The Oscars VS. The Super Bowl, Shakespeare VS Bruckheimer, Drugs VS Sex, or A Little Bit Country VS A Little Bit Rock & Roll. No topic is too small.

$14.00

Whirled News Tonight

Whirled News Tonight

Sat 3/30

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 3/30

10:00 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

La-Di-Dah

La-Di-Dah

Sun 3/31

7:00 pm

The Mission Theater 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

1st Beat

1st Beat

Sun 3/31

8:30 pm

The Mission Theater at iO Chicago

Chicago, IL

More Info

Two improvised musicals for the price of one! 1st Beat features some of the best recent graduates of the iO musical improv program performing a new improvised musical every week! Featured with a different veteran musical improv team each week on a monthly rotating cycle! Plus, the final Sunday of every month concludes in a musical improv jam!

1st Beat includes: Alia Bajorek, Micki Burton, Marvanna Cash, Leah Judge, Joe Keehnast, Liz McCreight, Jenna-Kate Karn Monisoff, Kimberly Perry, Derek Self, Brendan Tran and Todd Ullrich

March featured team: Anarchy: An Improvised Rock Opera

$10.00