'SNL''s Katie Rich will perform at iO this month

Tribune reporter

"Saturday Night Live" writer Katie Rich will perform two shows at iO Chicago this month, the comedy theater said Wednesday.

They'll take place on June 16 and 23. At both, Rich will be joined by fellow improviser Holly Laurent.

The June 16 performance will cost $5 and also feature the iO team The Late '90s.

Proceeds from the June 23 performance will go to a fund for Brianna Wellen, a comedy writer for the Chicago Reader who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. At that performance, Rich and Laurent will be joined by the iO team Casual Encounters and comedians Sean Flannery, Katie McVay and Rebecca O'Neal. Tickets are $15.

Rich trained and performed at iO before moving to New York City to become a writer on "SNL." While in Chicago, she also performed in Second City revues like "Let Them Eat Chaos" and "Who Do We Think We Are?" alongside Laurent.

iO Chicago is located at 1501 N. Kingsbury St.

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