On various dates throughout January and February of 2017, the iO Theater’s Los Angeles location, “iO West“, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in LA with special star-studded events spread throughout the two months that will feature some of the biggest stars in the comedic entertainment industry coming back to perform to the place they called home when first moving to LA, iO West.
Alumni scheduled to perform include Oscar Winning Director and former head writer for SNL, Adam McKay, Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley,) David Koecher (Anchorman, The Goldbergs Superior Doughnuts,) Tim Meadows (SNL, Son of Zorn, The Goldbergs,) Neil Flynn (The Middle,) Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, The Middle,) Stephnie Weir (The Comedians, Veep, Crazy Ex Girlfriend,) Emmy Winner Ian Roberts (UCB, Key & Peele), Mike Coleman (Drunk History) and many others!
The current show schedule is as follows:
Saturdays, at 9:00pm. (on January 7, 14, 21 and 28)
BEER SHARK MICE : (David Koechner, Neil Flynn, Pete Hulne, Paul Vaillancourt, Pat Finn and Mike Coleman)
Sunday, January 22nd 9:00pm.
Thomas Middleditch reunites with his iO teammates Greg Hess, & Brandon Sornberger
Friday, February 10th at 8:00 P.M.
UNCLES BROTHER : featuring Tim Meadows, Brad Morris, and Joe Canale
Saturday, February 25th 8:00pm.
Adam McKay reunites with Ian Roberts and other members of his former iO team, THE FAMILY. ( Q and A to follow.) Q & A: Ian Roberts (Key and Peele, Get Hard, UCB) will moderate a Q & A with writer, director Adam McKay (The Big Short, Step Brothers) about his career and life that will occasionally evolve (or devolve) into improvised scenes
January 26 9:00 P.M.
Stephnie Weir and Bob Dassie in “WeirDass” This can’t-miss show of the real-life married duo is amazing and reminiscent of Nichols and May.
More performances are being scheduled and will be announced soon!
These alumni (and others) represent a core that inspired and fueled the rise of improvisation as THE go-to creative force in show business today. We hope LA will join us in celebrating these shows!