Chicago Improv Festival Announces Complete 2012 Schedule

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The 15th annual Chicago Improv Festival has recently announced its complete schedule for the 2012 festival, taking place April 23 to 29. See the best improv groups from 14 U.S. cities and countries as far away as Russia and Switzerland at eight different venues throughout Chicago.

The Chicago Improv Festival is pleased to announce the complete jam-packed line-up of acts coming to this year’s event, taking place April 23-29 in various venues throughout the city.

This year’s line-up features more than 75 improv groups from 14 U.S. cities and countries as far away as Russia and Switzerland! Themed “Celebrating the Art of Play,” the 15th annual festival will once again delight audiences with dozens of performances at eight venues throughout Chicago.

The Chicago Improv Festival was founded in 1998 to promote and teach improv as a true form of art. Over the last 15 years, the festival has featured some of the biggest names in comedy today: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers (SNL), Horatio Sanz, Neil Flynn (The Middle) and more. Come experience the best improv groups from around the world and see the stars of tomorrow at this year’s festival!

For a description of each group, please visit http://www.chicagoimprovfestival.org or Chicago Improv Festival on Facebook for more information.

2012 Show Dates: April 23-April 29
(Post-show parties will be held April 24-29 at Mullen’s Bar & Grill at 3527 N. Clark St.)

Tickets: $5-$20 per show. Purchase tickets at http://www.chicagoimprovfestival.org/web/cif_shows.php

Chicago Improv Festival 2012 Show Schedule (current as of 4/5/12)

Monday, April 23

Annoyance Theater, 4830 N. Broadway
Tickets $15 & $10 students

8pm
SCRAM (Minneapolis & Chicago)
Napier & Sutton (Chicago)

Tuesday, April 24    

The Second City ETC, 1618 N. Wells, 2nd Floor
Tickets $20 & $15 students

8pm
The Playboys (Chicago)
ALL GIRL REVUE (Los Angeles)

Wednesday, April 25
ComedySportz, 929 W. Belmont Ave.
Tickets $15 & $10 students

8pm
Ed & Kath (Chicago)
Dominizuelan (Chicago)
1 World on 1 Stage (Canada, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, & United States)

Thursday, April 26

The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted
Tickets $15 & $10 students

7pm
Harri Olli Improvised Theatre (Zurich)
WiseSnatch (Chicago)

9pm
pH Productions (Chicago)
Mullaney Chain (Chicago/New York)

Annoyance Theater, 4830 N. Broadway
Tickets $15 & $10 students

10:30pm
Messing with a Friend (Chicago)

Friday, April 27

Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7:30pm
Curtains (New York)
BASSPROV (Chicago)

9pm
Classy D (Chicago)
Matt Naas & the Sing-a-long Singers (Detroit)

10:30pm
Claymore (Chicago)
Last Action Movie (Minneapolis)

Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 2, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7pm
SAM (Chicago)
The Mighty They (Detroit)

8:30pm
Improv Stands Up! (Chicago)
The Amie and Kristen Show (Philadelphia)

10pm
Out of Character (Chicago)
North Coast (New York)

Athenaeum Theater, Studio 3, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7:30pm
Almost ATLANTA (Chicago)

9pm
Awkward (Kansas City)
New England (New York)

10:30pm
Jorak and Jorak Do Movie (Austin)
Pimprov (Chicago)

Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1420 W. Irving Park Rd.
Tickets $15 & $10 students

10:30pm
Dead Parrots Society (Bellingham)
Droppin’ $cience (Chicago)

Laugh Out Loud Theater, 601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7:30pm
Border Patrol (Bellingham & Edmonton)
Laugh Out Loud (Schaumberg)

9:30pm
Border Patrol (Bellingham & Edmonton)
Laugh Out Loud (Schaumburg)

The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7pm
King Friday (Philadelphia)
Weekend of Regret (New York)

8:30pm
The Bully Union: Local 128 (Baltimore)
Magnet Theater Touring Co. (New York)

10pm
Danger Snack (Los Angeles)
My Grandma’s A Fat Whore in Jersey (Chicago & Los Angeles)

The Second City Skybox, 1618 N. Wells, 4th Floor
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7pm
Process (Chicago)
Twinprov (Oklahoma City)

8:30pm
We’re From Here (Toronto)
Cook County Social Club (Chicago)

10pm
2-Man No-Show (Toronto)
ImproTOP (Mexico City)

Saturday, April 28
Annoyance Theater, 4830 N. Broadway
Tickets $10 & $5 students

11:59pm
Mullaney Chain (Chicago & New York)

Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7:30pm
B.F.F. (New York)
BASSPROV (Chicago)

9pm
Border Patrol (Bellingham & Edmonton)
JR Varsity (New York)

10:30pm
Hello Laser (New York)
Pimprov (Chicago)

Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 2, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7pm
Improv Nerd (Chicago)

8:30pm
Rapid Fire Theatre (Edmonton)
The Minneapples (Minneapolis)

10pm
Local Honey (Dallas)
Stage Fright: A Tribute to Hitchcock (Philadelphia)

Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 3, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7:30pm
Maat Naas & The Improv Sing-a-Long (Detroit)
Bootsy Collins (Los Angeles)

9pm
Harri Olli Improvised Theatre (Zurich)
The Shelter (Chicago)

10:30pm
Brick (New York)
Skinny Jeans (Chicago)

Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, 1420 W. Irving Park Rd.
Tickets $10 & $5 students

10:30pm
Indie Cage Match UCB (New York)

Laugh Out Loud Theater, 601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7:30pm
2-Man No-Show (Toronto)
Laugh Out Loud (Schaumberg)

9:30pm
2-Man No-Show (Toronto)
Laugh Out Loud (Schaumberg)

The Playground Theater
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7pm
DMNK (Chicago)
The Garys (New York)

8:30pm
See You Thursday (Columbus)
Kiss*Punch*Poem (New York)

10pm
Ted Dangerous (St. Louis)
Chet Watkins (New York)

The Second City DeMaat, 1618 N. Wells, 3rd Floor
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7:30pm
Formal Apology (Chicago)
The Era (Chicago)

9pm
Just Ben (New York)
The Playboys (Chicago)

10:30pm
Simply Coney (Detroit)
Twinprov (Oklahoma City)

The Second City Skybox, 1618 N. Wells, 4th Floor
Tickets $20 & $15 students

7pm
Improv Boston (Boston)
Sheila’s Sister (Chicago)

8:30pm
Mayor Karen (Philadelphia)
Improvised Shakespeare Company (Chicago)

10pm
STACKED: All Girl Musical Improv (Chicago)
ImproTOP (Mexico City)

Sunday, April 29

Athenaeum Theater, Studio 1, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Tickets $5

1pm-2:30pm
Apprentice Teams (TBA)

Martyrs
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
Tickets $15 and $10 students

9pm
Clown Car To Sicily (Chicago)
Brouhaha (Chicago)
Russian Komedi (Moscow)

2012 Line-Up:
(List subject to change)

2-Man No-Show (Toronto)
ALL GIRL REVUE (Los Angeles)
Almost ATLANTA (Chicago)
The Amie & Kristen Show (Philadelphia)
Annoyance Productions (Chicago)
Awkward (Kansas City)
BASSPROV (Chicago)
Bootsy Collins (Los Angeles)
Border Patrol (Bellingham/Edmonton)
Brick (New York)
Bruhaha (Chicago)
The Bully Union: Local 128 (Baltimore)
Chet Watkins (New York)
Classy D (Chicago)
Claymore (Chicago)
Clown Car to Sicily (Chicago)
Cook County Social Club (Chicago)
Curtains (New York)
Danger Snack (Los Angeles)
Dead Parrots Society (Bellingham)
DMNK (Chicago)
Dominizuelan (Chicago)
Droppin’ $cience (Chicago)
Ed and Kath (Chicago)
The Era (Chicago)
Formal Apology (Chicago)
The Garys (New York)
Harri Olli Improvised Theatre (Zurich)
Hello Laser (New York)
ImproTOP (Mexico City)
ImprovBoston (Boston)
Improvised Shakespeare Co. (Chicago)
Improv Nerd (Chicago)
ImprovStandsUp! (Chicago)
Indie Cage Match (New York)
Jorak and Jorak Do Movie (Austin)
Junior Varsity (New York)
Just Ben (New York)
King Friday (Philadelphia)
Kiss*Punch*Poem (New York)
Last Action Movie (Minneapolis)
Laugh Out Loud (Schaumberg)
Local Honey (Dallas)
Magnet Theater Tour Co. (New York)
Matt Naas & the Sing-a-long Singers (Detroit)
Mayor Karen (Philadelphia)
Messing with a Friend (Chicago)
The Mighty They (Detroit)
The Minneapples (Minneapolis)
My Grandma's A Fat Whore In Jersey (LA/Chicago)
Mullaney Chain (Chicago)
Napier & Sutton (Chicago)
New England (New York)
North Coast (New York)
Out of Character (Chicago)
pH Productions (Chicago)
Pimprov (Chicago)
The Playboys (Chicago)
Process (Chicago)
Rapid Fire Theatre: OLYMPROV (Edmonton)
Russian Komedi (Chicago/Moscow)
St. Clair & Morris (Los Angeles)
SAM (Chicago)
SCRAM (Minneapolis & Chicago)
See You Thursday (Columbus)
Sheila's Sister (Chicago)
The Shelter (Chicago)
Simply Coney (Detroit)
Skinny Jeans (Chicago)
STACKED: Female Musical Improv (Chicago)
Stage Fright: An Improvised Homage To Hitchcock (Philadelphia)
Ted Dangerous (St. Louis)
Twinprov: Rap-sody (Oklahoma City)
Weekend of Regret (New York)
We're From Here (Toronto)
WiseSnatch (Chicago)

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