Smart Comedy from Dummy
Improv duo and real-life couple Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts are known around Chicago for their long-running iO show Dummy. The funny pair has now reached an audience slightly bigger than Chicago – Funny or Die. The comedy website currently hosts a web series they’ve produced, with each one as hilarious as the last. Check them all out here and reserve your ticket for the next Dummy show now!
ComedySportz is known for the competitive edge it brings to improv comedy. This week, a few more comedy troupes are getting in on the game. August 7-9, ComedySportz is hosting The Comedy Theater Challenge. Top comedy theaters in the area will be competing with the ComedySportz game in a friendly improv challenge in front of a live audience. 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.
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.