Duration: 1 hour; $350; Ever dream of performing comedy routines to make an audience roar with laughter, but didn't know how to go about doing so? Then this is definitely the class for you! In this introduction to improvisational comedy, you'll be introduced to all the fundamental skills of improvisation while improving upon your ability to listen and explore the power of building off of other people's ideas. Be prepared to be introduced to the elements of scene work and the various skills involved in creating well-acted, comedic improvisation. Even the pros had to start out somewhere -- don't miss your shot at the comedy big leagues!
Learn the Basics of Quick Wit and Thinking with an Improvisational Comedy Class
Improve Your Listening Skills and Ability To Build off of Other's Ideas, Stories and Jokes
Get Exposure To the Elements of Scene Work and Development
Practice Creating Well Structured and Professional Comedic Improvisation
The Reckoning Quartet (Improv Show)
Duration: 1 hour; $10; For over a decade, the Reckoning has played to packed houses and received 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. Now's your chance to experience the Reckoning as they bring their unique stylings to iO West Mainstage! Laugh until you can't breathe at the comedic stylings of a group The Onion A.V. Club calls, "a powerhouse of improvised brilliance, developing the sort of close interpersonal relationships that result in abundant onstage chemistry, " and a show The Bastion calls, "a psychotic dreamscape of madcap comedy." Take the following advice from NewCity, and "see them while you still can."
Experience a Critically Acclaimed, True Chicago Long-Form Improvisation Show
Witness an Unpredictable Showcase, Full of Exciting Experimentation and Innovation
Watch Five Talented Actors Bring Their Characters and Stories To Life Onstage
You Must Be 21 or over To Attend This Show.
King Ten Original Improv
Duration: 1 hour; $5; Need a little more spontaneity in your life? Let someone else show you the ropes during this hilariously original improv comedy show!. Featuring King Ten, one of LA's most respected, tenured, and celebrated casts, this performance utilizes the iO Theater's signature improv form, the Harold, which takes a single audience suggestion and turns it into up to thirty minutes of comedic riffing, sketches, monologues, and games. You'll delight as this tight knit troupe feeds off one another, pushing each other to increasingly gut-busting heights. King Ten stars veterans of the comedy world- they've appeared on both television and film, and have taught comedy in the classroom. Silly impulses ought to be celebrated- and these are the people to do it!
Enjoy the Zany Antics of One of La's Most Talented Comedy Improv Teams
Laugh Out Loud At a Variety of Original Acts Birthed on the Spot
Watch and Listen as a Single Suggestion Erupts into Uproarious Entertainment
Discover the Comedic Magic of Improv for Yourself
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds; all sales are final.