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UPCOMING SHOWS

Del Close Theater

Sun 05

Student Graduation Shows

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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$5
Mon 06

The Armando Diaz Experience

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$12
Mon 06

DeFrancisCo / Round Robin

July 6 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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$5
Tue 07

Search Engine / Rush Howell & Steve Waltien

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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$12

View Del Close Calendar

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Sun 05

Webcam / Deep Schwa

July 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$12
Sun 05

3033 / Feldmanowski

July 5 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$5
Mon 06

The Sherbe(r)t Boys / Maximum

July 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$12
Mon 06

James Island / Comedy Partners

July 6 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$5
View Jason Chin Harold Cabaret Calendar

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Sun 05

The Indie Hour with The Blue Angels

July 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$5
Sun 05

Two Left Sharks / MATT + JAMES MAKES FUNNY

July 5 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$5
Mon 06

Set To Scene

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$5
Mon 06

Stand-Up Open Mic

July 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
View Chris Farley Cabaret Calendar

The Mission Theater

Sun 05

TJ & Dave

July 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10
Tue 07

Jamie Swise / Shrink Ray’d

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$7
Wed 08

Tone

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$7
View Mission Theater Calendar
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Considered to be the Mecca of improvisation, the iO Theater (formerly known as The ImprovOlympic) also boasts a full training center based on the teachings of our co-founder and improv guru, Del Close, and his partner and iO owner, Charna Halpern , that has helped train and develop the talents of an entire generation of America’s best and brightest comedic entertainers.

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iochinavFormerly known as the ImprovOlympic, The iO Theater (iO Chicago) is the premier venue for improv comedy in Chicago. It was  founded in 1981 by Charna Halpern & the late great improvisational teacher and director, Del Close.  More…

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