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August 2018

Beer Shark Mice

August 11 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Beer Shark Mice brings talent from both the big and small screen to the stage to deliver a completely organic and interactive improvisational performance. Gifted actors conjure deep laughs out of thin air with a magically relatable twist. Whether it be an unsympathetic parent, or an incompetent doctor, you are sure to run into someone you already know when Beer Shark Mice takes the stage. Starring Mike Coleman, Pete Hulne, Pat Finn, Paul Vaillancourt, David Koechner, and Neil Flynn.

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Armando

August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a monologist tells personal stories that provides the inspiration for the resulting scenes by that night’s cast. Each Monday night the cast features some of the very best improvisers in Chicago alongside special guest celebrity monologists.

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Matt Damon Improv

August 13 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Del Close Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Women of Color slaying improv with one white guy (Matt Damon), who can only speak when repeating things that we have already said in the show. Forcing him to really listen. Other acts have included stand up, improv, storytelling, and sketch all performed by women of color.

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PREACH!

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

PREACH! is an combination of Spoken Word and Long-Form Improvisation. Established in 2016 and based in Chicago, Illinois, PREACH! trains their artistic voice on challenging apathy and promoting love and positivity through their art. The members of PREACH! are teachers, caregivers, activists... and they bring the spirit of a revolution wherever they perform. PREACH! Has been featured on NPR, LA Magazine, and in the Chicago Reader as a “Must See” group.

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Hello From the Magic Tavern

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Del Close Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Don’t roll your eyes at the insane, mystical world of Foon. You will be watching closely for the entire ride as committed performances from talented actors will make you completely buy in. “Hello from the Magic Tavern” brings an off-kilter, out of the box performance to the stage at iO Chicago. As Minotaurs and Wizards appear, there will be no doubt in your mind the magic and laughter that occurs when people actually follow through with their weird ideas. Starring Arnie Neikamp, Adal Rifai, and Matt Young.

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Your F!@$ed Up Relationship

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Are you good at relationships? Neither are we. Grab your friends, lovers and enemies and share your most messed up relationship stories at the nastiest show in town. Featuring some of Chicago's top talent, YFUR will improvise the details of your juiciest past flings and remind you of why you dumped their a$$ in the first place.

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Virgin Daiquiri and FUDGE

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Del Close Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
Free

Virgin Daiquiri is an all-women ensemble that has enjoyed great success at iO for over 10 years. Some of the strongest female improvisers populate this celebrated this team, and alums include Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong of Saturday Night Live and many more…

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TJ & Dave

August 15 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Improv legends TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi improvise a one-hour play filled with elaborately imagined characters whose relationships reveal the wildly funny quirks of human nature.

If you’ve never seen long-form improv show before, this is an excellent place to start..

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SNL’s Luke Null and Friends

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Come watch SNL cast member Luke Null give a headlining performance at iO Theater in Chicago where he learned his skills!

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Clickhole LIVE presented by the iOCN

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Del Close Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Yes! The audience will understand that it’s ClickHole.com from the computer when writers and editors take the stage, big minds behind it, tall and loud, look and watch them go. Wow. Incredibly brave. Someone holds a mic and someone reads a page of beautiful lies, and maybe someone sings a heartbreaking song about a hero, or someone screams the truth and it’s perfect, yes, it’s ClickHole, NOT A WEBSITE, NOT A TRICK, TRUE SHOW WITH BONA FIDE ***PHYSICAL*** FLESH WILL RUN IN A DARK BLACK ACTUAL ROOM AT NIGHT

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SNL’s Luke Null and Friends

August 16 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Come watch SNL cast member Luke Null give a headlining performance at iO Theater in Chicago where he learned his skills!

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Improvised Shakespeare

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Del Close Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$20

The Improvised Shakespeare Company® is one of the funniest and most critically-acclaimed improv troupes in the world. It has been performing its unique show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005. The ISC also continues to entertain audiences across the US with its national touring company.

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Klepper and Friends

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Join Jordan Klepper (host of the upcoming Klepper on Comedy Central, and formally of The Daily Show and The Opposition) along with an all-star lineup of improvisers for a high-energy, hilarious show. Comprised of all iO and The Second City alumni, the group includes Emmy-nominated performers and writers from The Opposition, Drunk History, Shrink and more. Klepper will be joined by Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Asher Perlman, Niccole Thurman, Steve Waltien and Seth Weitberg, all of whom are thrilled to be back in Chicago for this amazing event.

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Improvised Shakespeare

August 17 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Del Close Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$20

The Improvised Shakespeare Company® is one of the funniest and most critically-acclaimed improv troupes in the world. It has been performing its unique show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005. The ISC also continues to entertain audiences across the US with its national touring company.

Find out more »

Klepper and Friends

August 17 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

Join Jordan Klepper (host of the upcoming Klepper on Comedy Central, and formally of The Daily Show and The Opposition) along with an all-star lineup of improvisers for a high-energy, hilarious show. Comprised of all iO and The Second City alumni, the group includes Emmy-nominated performers and writers from The Opposition, Drunk History, Shrink and more. Klepper will be joined by Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Asher Perlman, Niccole Thurman, Steve Waltien and Seth Weitberg, all of whom are thrilled to be back in Chicago for this amazing event.

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Adsit and Eveleth

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

The improv duo, Adsit and Eveleth, has traveled and played festivals in New York, LA, San Francisco and Chicago, including the Just for Laughs festival in 2012. Most recently the two have been exploring an improv rhapsody that follows abstracted internal edits, giving life to scenes born of the nothing but risk and the current moment.

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Improvised Shakespeare

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Del Close Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$20

The Improvised Shakespeare Company® is one of the funniest and most critically-acclaimed improv troupes in the world. It has been performing its unique show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005. The ISC also continues to entertain audiences across the US with its national touring company.

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Adsit and Eveleth

August 18 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

The improv duo, Adsit and Eveleth, has traveled and played festivals in New York, LA, San Francisco and Chicago, including the Just for Laughs festival in 2012. Most recently the two have been exploring an improv rhapsody that follows abstracted internal edits, giving life to scenes born of the nothing but risk and the current moment.

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Improvised Shakespeare

August 18 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Del Close Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$20

The Improvised Shakespeare Company® is one of the funniest and most critically-acclaimed improv troupes in the world. It has been performing its unique show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005. The ISC also continues to entertain audiences across the US with its national touring company.

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Helltrap Nightmare

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 N. Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
$25

If you've got a sick sense of humor you need to get down to iO Chicago this evening and see what Helltrap Nightmare has got for you!”

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