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  • New ArtsQuest festival to get second year

    New ArtsQuest festival to get second year
    An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year, it has been announced. The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its...
  • ArtsQuest's SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival to get a second year

    ArtsQuest's SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival to get a second year
    An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year. The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its website, http://www.artsquest....
  • io West sketch comedy team Redford performs in Chicago

    io West sketch comedy team Redford performs in Chicago
    Los Angeles owns the entertainment world. That's no secret. The West Coast harnesses Hollywood, multibillion dollar agencies, the homes of the world's biggest movie stars and a booming stand-up comedy scene. But sketch comedy? It's just not...
  • Mission Theater announces full lineup

    The Mission Theater, the comedy space inside iO Theater that’s run by TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi,¬†announced its full lineup of programming on Monday. Two of the shows are ongoing, while the other two close at the end of October. “TRAP,...
  • Halloween theater: Spooky shows in Chicago

    Halloween theater: Spooky shows in Chicago
    Zombies, ghosts and psycho killers don't just haunt horror movies. This Halloween season, they're all over Chicago stages providing scares, laughs and a few racy thrills. If you dare, you can get up close with the creatures of the night at these 14 shows....
  • The non-football fan's survival guide

    The non-football fan's survival guide
    Autumn! What a magical season. Time to trade in your overpriced iced coffee for even more overpriced pumpkin spice lattes, your window AC units for gas bills that necessitate a second job, and your shorts for… ...Wait, what’s that sound?...
  • 50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning

    50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning
    Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows. HEAVY...
  • iO opens with a mondo 'Armando'

    iO opens with a mondo 'Armando'
    When former Chicago writers and improvisers of the caliber of David Koechner, Joel Murray, Laura Krafft, Amber Ruffin, Scott Adsit and Stephnie Weir are to be found together on a stage, replete with a dozen or more of their celebrity friends, it generally...
  • 'Parks and Recreation' filming in Chicago this week

    NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” will film part of an episode in Chicago this week, according to the Illinois Film Office. The series stars iO and Second City alum Amy Poehler and is set in the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee. It’s...
  • Second City, iO raise the comedy bar for Chicago

    Second City, iO raise the comedy bar for Chicago
    Of all the sectors of the arts and entertainment industry in Chicago, none has seen anything close to the level of explosive growth in 2014 enjoyed by the institutions that make people laugh. This has been easy to miss. Unlike prestigious nonprofit...
  • Video: Inside the new iO Theater

    Video: Inside the new iO Theater
    Improv hub iO Theater recently moved into new digs in a freshly renovated building in Lincoln Park's Clybourn Corridor.  A celebrity-filled grand opening is slated for this weekend (Aug. 29 & 30) featuring performances from alumni including: "30 Rock"...