“Each week a new expert will teach the cast and audience something new. Experts will give a lecture and the cast will use the information to create a long-form piece of improv. The audience will also have a chance to chat with the expert.
"My experience at The Expert Show was awesome. It was a cross between an informal lecture on "Hamlet's negativity" and a series of hilarious skits. The audience made me think hard about questions I hadn't considered before -- such as which Muppet Hamlet would most like to have slept with. (Answer: Ernie.) The skits were absolutely brilliant. Who knew that fish come from water, and water from fish? Go see The Expert Show. You'll learn something new! " - --Andrew Cutrofello, Professor. PhD, Northwestern University. Areas of research: Kant and 19th-and 20th-century continental philosophy.
"My experience with "The Experts" at iO Chicago was a truly refreshing and delightful one. It was satisfying and enjoyable to share my work and knowledge with a new audience. The curiosity was inspiring, and the comedic tribute created by the performers made the subject, one that may otherwise have been viewed as bland or too academic, accessible and totally entertaining. Inadvertent learning through laughter!" - Dr. Jaime Landolfi
"I really enjoyed being an 'expert' for this show! Even though my topic (addiction) was a bit of a downer, the improvisers were respectful and very funny in every scene they invented. I would encourage any 'expert' in any field who wants to get their message out to people who would probably not normally hear about their work to participate in 'The Experts." It's fun!" - Ronald Harvey, Project Director, Community Psychology (DePaul University Department of Psychology)
Friday, November 28 @ 08:30 PM in the The Harold Cabaret - tickets are $14 (FREE for iO students)
Friday, December 05 @ 08:30 PM in the The Harold Cabaret - tickets are $14 (FREE for iO students)
New Year's Eve Special Event
Tuesday Blessing BYOT Jaime Swise Jaime Swise and Raw Nerve Live Tonight With Kevin and Nick Raw Nerve Rush Howell & Steve Waltien Songwriters Circle Tara & Rance The Boise Shuffle The Curio Show The Dirty Shame The Harold The Pool The Scoundrels