3/17 Chicago Improv Comedy A/V and Web Update

Dummy – Jason Schotts and Colleen Doyle- Podcast Up on Improv Nerd


Mike Wylde on “Why Improv?”

Really happy to see that Micah is updating again!


Del Close Profile from 1986

This apparently was done by Brian Stack for Cable Access, way back in the day.

Here about the Harold in Del’s words.

Also the narrator may or may not be Dave Pasquesi.



Discussion on Solo Sketch on IRC

If you have any advice or book tips on how to write Solo Sketch, join the discussion at IRC.


9/19 Training and Events Update

Watch Andy Kaufman Award Showcase Entries at Annoyance
Mon 9/19 8p (TONIGHT!)
The Andy Kaufmann Award is given yearly to a performer whose style and sensibility most captures the spirit of Kaufmann himself. Kristen Schaal is a previous winner. Come watch the video submissions of Annoyance performers with a big group!
Q&A with Nora Dunn at Second City

Tue 9/20 2p-3p

Free for Second City Students

Nora Dunn played for five seasons on Saturday Night Live and then appeared on NBC’s Sisters for three seasons. She has effortlessly weaved between comedy and drama from her film roles in Working Girl, Bruce Almighty, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Three Kings and Runaway and numerous television roles from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Curb Your Enthusiasm to Law & Order and Private Practice. She is currently appearing in Love, Loss and What I Wore at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place through October 23.

Registration is only online at the link above!

 Benefit for Judy Fabjance

9/21 6p-9p

$25 online (above) or at the door

Judy is busy kicking cancer’s ass and need you to help her out with some chump change for whiskey and cigarettes…perhaps that was too flippant.  Come support this wonderful lady! Performances by: Andy Eninger, The Tim and Micah Project, John Cates, Bryan Bowden, Dan Telfer, Gellman and O’Malley, The Playboys (Susan Messing, Rachael Mason, Kate Duffy), GayCo, Schadenfreude, the cast of the e.t.c. and musical guest Luna Blue.
Improv Audition Workshop with Jay Sukow

Sat 9/24 12-2p OR Sun 9/25 7p-9p

Location TBD


Focused on basics, three person scenes and freeze tag. All the simple stuff auditions call for.

Email: sukow@groupmindfilms.com

 PH’s Jason Geis is offering the “Improv Gym” again

Sat 9/24 and 10/1 3p-5p

Studio 44 1623 W. Montrose

$12.50 in advance $15 at door

Jason will be focusing on going out of your comfort zone.

Go to two workout sessions (consecutively or not) and you can perform with PH at Thursday night College pHarm Night at Studio BE. In this case on Thur 10/6 at 10:30p