Recent Updates

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SAG/AFTRA’s Piece of the Pie Series to feature Dave Pasquesi, Jimmy Carrane and more…

SAG/AFTRA’s Piece of the Pie Workshops aimed at improvisers are going to feature a Dave Pasquesi and Jimmy Carrane, among others… Sundays 2-4p starting 10/7 Kaufherr Resource Center 1 E. Erie Ste. 650 Free! Check out the flyer for more details…  

Four Star Comedy Fest

Four Star Comedy Fest Features Free Workshops and an All Chicago Lineup- Oct 6 at Navy Pier

The team behind Improv Nerd are introducing a new festival to the Chicago landscape next week. Saturday October 6th will be the inaugural “Four Star Comedy Fest.” The name is accurate. A bit more of a fest than a festival, the event intends to focus on Chicago improv and Chicago performers while giving a downtown audience […]

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SAG/AFTRA Offering Education and Orientation for Chicago Improvisers

Chicago’s actors are renowned for their improvisation skills. Casting directors from across the country see Chicago talent based on that reputation. But the improv community and its working practices are a far cry from the working actor’s world of auditions, call backs and contracts. SAG/AFTRA is trying to rectify this with a new FREE workshop […]

TBS Just for Laughs 2012

Review: Pet Projects Night One

I was at the Playground last night for 3 of the 4 shows. My conclusions are below: WiseSnatch Late in their show at the TBS Just For Laughs show Wednesday night at the Playground WiseSnatch player Meg Johns said: “Somebody’s gotta get hurt. It’s the only way I’m satisfied.” This seemed as good a summary […]

A/V and Web

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5/25 No Festival UpdateToday…

There have been a huge number of festivals opening for submissions in the last few weeks. Check out last week and the previous week’s updates… However, I do want you to know about this amazing new workshop. I couldn’t wait until Monday to tell you about it! Chair Prov – watch more funny videos   […]

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3/25 Chicago Improv Comedy A/V and Web Update

Improv Obsession Podcast with UCB Improvisers: Josh Simpson and Brook Ashley Anderson I’ve been reading a lot about the distinction between the conscious critical mind and bodily focused sub-conscious intelligence. The discussion of feeling good scenes reminds me of it.   Stacy Smith Launches doesn’t sleep! Check out  Lady Art! Lady Art aims to be […]

Training and Events

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SAG/AFTRA’s Piece of the Pie Series to feature Dave Pasquesi, Jimmy Carrane and more…

SAG/AFTRA’s Piece of the Pie Workshops aimed at improvisers are going to feature a Dave Pasquesi and Jimmy Carrane, among others… Sundays 2-4p starting 10/7 Kaufherr Resource Center 1 E. Erie Ste. 650 Free! Check out the flyer for more details…  

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Jimmy Carrane Offering 2 for 1 on Art of Slow Comedy Class

Jimmy’s class is a long standing stalwart of Chicago improv training. Turns out he also won the 2012 INNY for Best Comedy Class. There are two upcoming sessions and Jimmy is offering a great deal: sign up and you get to bring a friend for free. Class details: Saturdays 1-3 p.m., June 23-July 28 at […]

Auditions and Show Slots

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SAG/AFTRA Offering Education and Orientation for Chicago Improvisers

Chicago’s actors are renowned for their improvisation skills. Casting directors from across the country see Chicago talent based on that reputation. But the improv community and its working practices are a far cry from the working actor’s world of auditions, call backs and contracts. SAG/AFTRA is trying to rectify this with a new FREE workshop […]

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Jimmy Carrane Offering 2 for 1 on Art of Slow Comedy Class

Jimmy’s class is a long standing stalwart of Chicago improv training. Turns out he also won the 2012 INNY for Best Comedy Class. There are two upcoming sessions and Jimmy is offering a great deal: sign up and you get to bring a friend for free. Class details: Saturdays 1-3 p.m., June 23-July 28 at […]