A night of improv featuring The Reckoning & Cook County Social Club
For over a decade, The Reckoning has played to packed houses and critical acclaim at iO Chicago and toured across the country with their singular brand of long-form improvisation. Hailed as “hands-down, the best in Chicago” and “a versatile rock band” of improvisers, they are known for their unpredictable shows and forms, as well as experimentation and innovation as ensemble.
The five members who now call Los Angeles home bring the Reckoning’s unique style to the iO West Mainstage every Thursday night at 10pm.
“A powerhouse of improvised brilliance, developing the sort of close interpersonal relationships that result in abundant onstage chemistry” – The Onion A.V. Club
“Every once in awhile, a team comes along that elevates the form above the everyday… such is the case with the Reckoning” – TimeOut Chicago
“While there are many funny troupes out there, there aren’t nearly as many who can truly act, who can fully maintain the integrity of their characters. You don’t have to worry about that with The Reckoning.” – Charleston City Paper
“…a psychotic dreamscape of madcap comedy.” – The Bastion
“See them while you still can.” – NewCity
Starring: Jet Eveleth, Eric Hunicutt, Brian Jack, Holly Laurent, Charlie McCrackin, Brad Morris, Mike O’Brien, and Jacob Schneider
Cook County Social Club is a distinguished group of upstanding gentlemen who specialize in improvised and sketched comedy.
Members’ credits include: Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, the Onion, The Second City, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, iO Chicago, and the Improvised Shakespeare Company, among others. They have been featured in festivals all over the country like the Chicago Improv Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, TBS’s Just For Laughs, and Piccolo Spoleto.
Starring: Greg Hess, Brendan Jennings and Mark Raterman
Call 323 962-7560 to purchase tickets or purchase them online. (Free for iO students and performers)