Wonder what good stuff we have in store for you at LAFS RIOT in October? Here’s a taste. One of our scheduled performers, comedy band The Shock T’s, has just released their debut pilot. Loosely based off their own experience, the pilot is the story of a music comedy band trying to make it in Chicago. It’s got all the fun of a live Shock T’s show neatly compressed into a 23 minute video for your viewing convenience.
A New Improv Home
With iO closing its Clark Street location two weeks ago, the Chicago comedy community is patiently awaiting the opening of their new improv home. In light of our patience, here’s a bit about what the LAFS team is most looking forward in regards to the new iO.
If you can’t decide what kind of comedy you’re in the mood for, The Kickback might just be your thing. This Thursday, July 31st, The Kickback takes on a talk show/showcase/variety show format, welcoming all types of comedy — improv, sketch, standup, you name it. Host, Chris Redd, welcomes the best of Chicago comedy to perform new material as Redd throws surprise challenges at them throughout the show. Redd is developing the show to eventually be a touring production. Read More
The Biggest Heart in Improv
Courtesy of Sam Willard
Last January, as in January of 2013, I finally found a chance to sit down and chat with Miss Tara DeFrancisco — which turned into a three hour interview about life, improv and how the world goes ’round. As time has flown by, it is with my sincerest apologies that this is just now being posted for the first time. However, it is a Thursday…so we can say #TBT — LAFS’ interview with Tara DeFrancisco.
A Heartfelt Goodbye
Last Saturday, the Chicago comedy community said farewell to iO‘s famous 3541 N Clark Street location. It was a send off like no other, but isn’t that what we all expected? Read More