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UPCOMING SHOWS

Del Close Theater

Wed 01

Guest Team / Weekender / The Late 90’s

July 1 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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$5
Thu 02

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$16
Thu 02

Small Town Doctor / The Scene

July 2 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$5

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The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

Wed 01

JTD / Powerball

July 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$5
Wed 01

The SHarold with Lola / Trash Daddiez / Juneboy

July 1 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$5
Thu 02

iO Musical Improv Program presents: La Di Dah

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5
Thu 02

Devil’s Daughter / Big Spoon / Meridian

July 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$12
View Jason Chin Harold Cabaret Calendar

The Chris Farley Cabaret

Wed 01

Maximum / Lola / FELT

July 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$5
Wed 01

Cagematch

July 1 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$5
Thu 02

Cool Jacket / Super Human

July 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$12
Thu 02

Scout / Hooky

July 2 @ 10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$5
View Chris Farley Cabaret Calendar

The Mission Theater

Wed 01

Tone

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$7
Wed 01

TJ & Dave

July 1 @ 10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$10
Thu 02

Brews & Clues

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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