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The iO Theater, Chicago

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Nightlife · Comedy Club
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  • The Shakespeare improv is the best! These are a talented group of actors. I have been here several times and I am amazed at how different each show is and how clever and talent the actors are. I...  more »
  • iO has a few spaces with shows running at the same time. There's a central bar that's normally packed between shows. Shows I've seen and recommend: Whirled New Tonight and Improvised Shakespeare.  more »
  • Purchased tickets in advance of the 8 PM Saturday show for whirl news. By arriving a half hour before the show we are able to sit in the first row, order drinks and snacks and settle in before the show. The format is a bit unusual since they have tables with recent newspapers strewn on the stage and they encourage audience members to walk up and cut out articles they would like the troupe to improvise in their act. There were a few standouts in the group that performed for us making the evening a true laugh fest. I highly recommend this as an activity when you are visiting Chicago. It’s a very suitable alternative to any of the second city shows.
  • “Fudge”, Tuesday nights 8pm at iO Chicago, is easily one of the funniest shows in Chicago. There is nothing more consistently funny than those guys improvising and they bring it ever week. Top 3 comedy shows in Chicago.

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