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UPCOMING SHOWS

The Del Close Theater

  1. The Improvised Shakespeare Company

    May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $16
  2. The Improvised Shakespeare Company

    May 22 @ 10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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    $16
  3. The Greatest Story Never Told

    May 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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    $15
  4. Whirled News Tonight

    May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $14

View Del Close Calendar

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

  1. Nancy / Here

    May 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $14
  2. Perennials / Revolver

    May 22 @ 10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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    $14
  3. Dinner Bell / Challenger

    May 22 @ 11:55 pm - 1:00 am
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    $5
  4. Tales Of Stage 4 Cancer

    May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    $10
View Jason Chin Harold Cabaret Calendar

The Chris Farley Cabaret

  1. Trash Daddiez / Baby Wine

    May 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $14
  2. Cigarette Sandwich Presents Pilot Season

    May 22 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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    $14
  3. Liquid Chicken with Gluten and Kingsbury

    May 22 @ 11:55 pm - 1:00 am
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    $5
  4. June Boy / Heraldo

    May 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $14
View Chris Farley Cabaret Calendar

The Mission Theater

  1. Undressed

    May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $20
  2. The Curio Show

    May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $7
  3. Tone

    May 27 @ 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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