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UPCOMING SHOWS

The Del Close Theater

  1. The Improvised Shakespeare Company

    April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $16
  2. The Improvised Shakespeare Company

    April 24 @ 10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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    $16
  3. The Greatest Story Never Told

    April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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    $15
  4. Chicago Improv Festival: The Katydids & Wild Horses

    April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $25

View Del Close Calendar

The Jason Chin Harold Cabaret

  1. Denver / Here

    April 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $14
  2. June Boy / Revolver

    April 24 @ 10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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    $14
  3. Dinner Bell / Challenger

    April 24 @ 11:55 pm - 1:00 am
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    $5
  4. Whirled News Tonight

    April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $14
View Jason Chin Harold Cabaret Calendar

The Chris Farley Cabaret

  1. Chicago Improv Festival: Longform Improv

    April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    $15
  2. Chicago Improv Festival: Longform Improv

    April 24 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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    TBD
  3. Liquid Chicken with Gluten and Kingsbury

    April 24 @ 11:55 pm - 1:00 am
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    $5
  4. Chicago Improv Festival: Longform Improv

    April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    TBD
View Chris Farley Cabaret Calendar

The Mission Theater

  1. Undressed

    April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    $20
  2. Chicago Improv Festival: The Katydids & Wild Horses

    April 25 @ 10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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    $25
  3. The Curio Show

    April 28 @ 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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