Posts tagged "Chicago"

What Are My Chances?

I recently received an e-mail from a reader who was thinking about moving to Chicago and was asking for a little help understanding the comedy scene here. The fact that they even asked me for my opinion on such an important decision was extremely flattering and I took their questions to heart. What they really wanted to know was what... Read more »

Wait, You Actually Practice Improv?

Yes, it’s true, improv teams have regularly scheduled practices. The best way to explain why we do this is to answer the most common questions about our practices. “How can you practice making stuff up?” Anyone can just make something up, but it takes a lot of practice to make up good stuff. As sad... Read more »

How Awesome is St. Patrick's Day in Chicago?

From what I can remember it’s pretty awesome. Last year was especially fun because the night before the festivities my friends and I did a youtube search for some Chicago St. Patrick’s day videos. We came across this hilarious video (shown below) of three drunk guys chanting “river’s green”. I probably would have found it annoying if I was... Read more »
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Performing in "Improv Gladiators"

Recently my improv team, Sophomore Album, competed in Improv Gladiators at Cornservatory. I’m going to be honest and say that I really wasn’t looking forward to it at all. I thought it was going to be a bunch of lame short form games with a few weird performers. It turned out to be the most... Read more »

The Second City or iO: Which improv company is best for you?

(UPDATED 8/25/2014) So you’re new to the improv community and you want to know which improv company is best for you. Both are fantastic places to learn (probably the best in the world). It really comes down to what you want out of the experience and how seriously you’re taking these classes. The Second City Atmosphere:... Read more »