If you’re looking to add some laughter to your life in 2011, be sure to visit iO Theater, located at 3541 North Clark Street (between Addison and Eddy Streets) in Lakeview. Offering shows seven nights a week, Lakeview residents and even those commuting from homes throughout Chicago, will find these improve comedy shows worth the trip. Click here to get a listing of available shows for the coming week.
The iO Theater is home to the Monday night Armando Diaz Experience, Chicago’s longest running comedy show, with fifteen years of hilarious “theatrical experience and hootenanny” and the occasional celebrity guest. Other popular acts include the Deltones, a completely improvised musical, The Improv Jam, a very participatory experience where you help put on the show, and Improvised Shakespeare, an old English styled improve show of tragedy and comedy.
If you love the improve style and would like to enhance your own ability to deliver a punch line, iO Theater offers classes for all levels. Enrollment in the courses has the added benefit of getting complimentary admission to most shows, as well. Call 773.880.0199 for details.