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The Free for All

Open run: Sun 7:30 PM

An improv show of multiple groups, anchored by the four-man team Koleno. free

Playground Theater (map)
3209 N. Halsted St.
Lakeview
phone 773-871-3793

Carl and the Passions

Open run: Wed 8:30 PM

Though it's only been a few weeks since the grand opening of iO's new location, the performers have already made themselves at home. The hosts of the handful of shows I've seen introduced the new venue with great joy, giving directions to the two bars, bathrooms, and emergency exits near each of the four theaters. Those four theaters double iO's capacity for shows including original sketch comedy like Trap, T.J. Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi's inaugural work in their own theater; experiments like The Boise Shuffle, in which a new show is written and performed every week; and twists on iO's classic improv games like The Sharold, which groups comics at random to improvise with people they may never have performed with before. These innovative performances are certainly worth checking out, but the theater knows what it does best, and most of the stage time is still dedicated to good old-fashioned long-form improv. Continue reading >>

iO Theater (map)
1501 N. Kingsbury
Wrigleyville Carl and the Passions

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Virgin Daiquiri

2/25, 8 PM

Improv by an all-female ensemble.

iO Theater (map)
1501 N. Kingsbury
Wrigleyville

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Happy Hour

Open run: Thu 6 p.m.

Maria Wojciechowski and Marty DeRosa host this BYOB comedy showcase, complete with audience drinking games throughout the night. $5

Playground Theater (map)
3209 N. Halsted St.
Lakeview
phone 773-871-3793

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Arguments and Grievances

Open run: first Sun of each month, 8 PM

As the country faces deep, divisive questions about the nature and direction of our shared society, some issues are in perilous danger of falling through the cracks. Phish vs. Insane Clown Posse. Friend Zone vs. Bone Zone. Star Trek vs. Star Wars. Curated by Zach Peterson, this excellent debate series enlists some of the city's funniest underground comedians to hash out the overlooked questions of our day. The lineup and topics rotate each week, but on opening night the comics came doubly armed with hard facts and potent bits. Politicians take note: Showing up to a debate in ICP greasepaint is one sure way to polarize a crowd. On the Juggalo question, there can be no middle ground. —Keith Griffith

Schubas (map)
3159 N. Southport Ave.
Lakeview
phone 773-525-2508

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The Show Below

Open run: Fri-Sat 9 PM
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Improv and stand-up comedy by Keenan Camp and Logan Dean.

Crocodile Lounge (map)
1540 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wicker Park/Bucktown
phone 773-252-0880
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