Chicago Improv Festival

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Country and Region United StatesIllinois
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Chicago, Illinois USA
Festival Contact Information

Chicago Improv Festival
2936 N. Southport
Chicago, IL 60657 USA
Phone: (01) 773-935-9810
Fax: (01) 773-296-0968

Festival Description

The Chicago Improv Festival is the world’s most prestigous festival for comedic improvisational theatre. Every spring CIF showcases celebrity improv and sketch ensembles (i.e. the cast of MADtv), international improv ensembles, national improv ensembles, as well as Chicago’s finest improv ensembles. CIF’s great roster of talent features the planet’s funniest improv teams, affordable tickets, and enthusiastic audiences, which is why CIF is “The Funniest Week in Chicago!”

Festival Dates April 22 - 29, 2012
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  • Wait! What happened to the Chicago Improv Festival? (Chicago Tribune, May 28, 2008)
Articles and Reviews:
  • Our well-rehearsed guide to 13th Annual Chicago Improv Festival, by Nina Metz (Chicago Tribune, April 16, 2010),0,5900512.story


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