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Comedy Shows
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158 Performances Found
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IO Theater
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IO Theater
1, 2, Fag + Hag!. I prefer the term beard.
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ComedySportz Theatre
(ComedySportz)
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IO Theater
3033. Veteran improvisers reunite for big laughs.
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Second City ETC
(Second City)
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Playground Theater
(After Party)
After Party. Catch an always-new, late-night show.
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IO Theater
Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement & Hootenanny. Giggle along with alumni of Second City and IO.
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RadioStar
(Bortz Entertainment Group)
Awesome 80's Prom, The. Head back to the '80s at this bitchin' interactive show.
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Chemically Imbalanced Theater
(Chemically Imbalanced Comedy)
Bad Review. Don't hate bad reviews. Embrace them.
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Mary's Attic
(Bare Boned Theatre)
Bare Boned Cabaret. New comedy, improv, sketch and cabaret every third Sunday of the month.
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ComedySportz Theatre
Battle-Prov. An all-out improv fight, ComedySportz-style.
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IO Theater
Beatbox, The. Complete with rap jam.
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Second City
(Second City)
Best of the Second City, The. The second city's finest improv.
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Playground Theater
Big Yellow Bus. Ensemble members tickle audience members' funny bones.
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IO Theater
Black Ted Williams . Open-run improv.
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ComedySportz Theatre
Blackout. Late night long-form improv by five African-American dudes.
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Apollo Studio Theater
(The Blu Mic)
Blu Mic, The. Solid stand-up in an intimate setting.
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Harrigan's
Boner-Rama. Get it up for these gals. I mean, give it up. I mean...
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Gorilla Tango Theatre
BOOBS and GOOMBAS: A Super Mario Burlesque. I don't want to see Luigi's undergarments.
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Bronzeville Coffee and Tea
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Second City ETC
(Second City)
Brother, Can You Spare Some Change?. Now that the election ho-ha is over, it's back to funny business as usual.
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Pub Theater
Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play. The real star of this hilarious sketch show? The bottle.
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Greenhouse Theater Center
Ceyx Series, The. Monthly variety.
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Beat Kitchen
(Chicago Underground Comedy)
Chicago Underground Comedy. Saucy stand-ups take the stage Tuesday nights.
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Gunther Murphy's
(Chicago Underground Comedy)
Chicago Underground Comedy. Five stand-up comedians wield their best material weekly.
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Annoyance Theatre and Bar
(Annoyance Theatre)
Chicagoland. See the city through the eyes of long-form improv.
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Annoyance Theatre and Bar
Chicagoland and Fish Nuts. OPen run Chicago themed show.
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Annoyance Theatre and Bar
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The ComedySportz Theatre
(ComedySportz)
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Timothy O'Toole's
Comedians You Should Know. Think you know all there is to know about local comedy? Think again.
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The Montrose Room
(ComedySportz)
Comedy Sportz. Suburban Sportz.
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ComedySportz Theatre
(ComedySportz)
ComedySportz. Fast, funny improv suitable for all ages.
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Raue Center For The Arts
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IO Theater
Cook County Social Club. Get together with some sketch fiends.
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Chicago Center for the Performing Arts
(Thirteen Pocket Productions)
Cool Table, The. Improv comedy with a rock-star vibe.
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Chemically Imbalanced Theater
Crash! Boom. As opposed to all those silent sketch shows.
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Stage 773
(The Cupid Players)
Cupid Has a Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships. First comes love, then comes marriage...
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IO Theater
DBaG. Who dat?
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IO Theater
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Playground Theater
(BLEWT! Productions)
Demon Who Never Appeared, A. From stand-up to improv, this show's got every comedy covered.
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Royal George Theatre Center
(Bailiwick Chicago)
Departure Lounge. The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
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Gorilla Tango's Skokie Theatre
(Robert Curtis)
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Town Hall Pub
(Dirty Water)
Dirty Water. Fun-loving, wise-cracking improv artists rock the stage.
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Bella Bacinos
(Dirty Water )
Dirty Water. Improv comedy set in a South Boston sports bar.
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Royal George Theatre Center
Dixie's Tupperware Party. Real tupperware, fake host.
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Gorilla Tango Theatre
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Playground Theater
(Blewt! Productions)
Don't Spit the Water!. A late night game show so funny it'll make you spit.
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Chemically Imbalanced Theater
Dummy. Who you calling dummy?
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ComedySportz Theatre
(ComedySportz)
Easter Bunny Visits, The. Bunnies are funny!
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Fusion
(Dave Odd Productions Entertainment)
Edge Underground Comedy Club, The. Edge isn't just the name of this stand-up showcase.
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Gorilla Tango Theatre
(Salsation Theatre Company)
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Town Hall Pub
Entertaining Julia. It's free, it's funny and it's full of spastic performers.
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Book Cellar
Essay Fiesta. Words words words.
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IO Theater
(Atticus Finch)
Felt. What's funnier than improv? Sassy puppets performing improv.
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Lucky Number Grill
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Bird's Nest
Flock Yourself. A new open mic.
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Town Hall Pub
Fourth Friday Comedy Night. Catch funny folks making jokes every fourth Friday at Town Hall Pub.
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The Playground Theater
(Koleno, the Panty Filers, and Hair Club for Men)
Free for All, The. Nothing's for free eh?
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Playground Theater
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ComedySportz Theatre
(ComedySportz)
Free Night of Comedy. The name says it all.
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Playground Theater
Give Me 5. Funny for money.
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Playground Theater
Give Me Five. Five for five.
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Playground Theater
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Playground Theater
Grafitti. We can't get our fill of Adventure Club.
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Gorilla Tango Theatre
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Jerry's Sandwiches (Division)
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Powell's Bookstore (Lakeview)
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IO Theater
Harold, The. IO's signature, long-form improv piece.
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Playground Theater
Hill, The. Guess it's a patriarchy.
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ComedySportz Theatre
Hot Karl, The. There's a reason this "mature" improv show doesn't go on until the wee hours.
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Strawdog Theatre
(Kevin Mullaney & Friends)
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IO Theater
Improvised Shakespeare. Improv that uses the bard's language and themes.
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Millennium Park
(Improvitecture)
Improvitecture. The John Hancock Tower is hilarious.
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Playground Theater
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Annoyance Theatre and Bar
In a World.... Voice over optional.
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Playground Theater
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Book Cellar
Kates, The. No one in this comedy show is actually named Kate.
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Mercury Cafe
Kates, The. No one in this comedy group is actually named Kate.
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Playground Theater
Kidz Movie Club. No kidding.
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Greenhouse Theater Center
Kiss Kiss Cabaret. A Chicago-based neo-vaudeville, burlesque cabaret.
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Greenhouse Theater Center
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Royal George Theatre Center
Late Nite Catechism. Enroll in a class of Sister's sharp religious humor.
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Laugh Out Loud Theater
(Laugh Out Loud Theater)
Laugh Out Loud. Now there's even more improv comedy in Schaumburg.
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No Exit Cafe
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Lincoln Restaurant
(Tight Five Productions)
Lincoln Lodge, The. Hot, saucy stand-up next to a down-home diner.
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Copley Theatre
(TOC Productions)
Menopause the Musical. Hot flashes, memory loss and chocolate binges galore.
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Annoyance Theatre and Bar
(Annoyance Theatre)
Messing With A Friend. Top comedians fill a rotating spot in this two-person improv show.
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Playground Theater
Mixer, The. For anyone interested in improv whether you're brand new or old hat.
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Chief O'Neill's
(Prop Theatre)
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The Gift Theatre Company
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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
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IO Theater
Nogoodnicks. A fierce improv duo tackles overlapping narratives.
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Stage773
Off Off Broadzway Presents: Trick or Teets!. Guests are encouraged to come in costume.
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Studio BE
OINK!. Oink if it's funny.
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Playground Theater
Out of Character. Improv it up.
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Studio BE
(pH Productions)
pHamily the Musical. Smart, funny improv you can sing along with.
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Studio BE
(pH Productions)
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Studio BE
(pH Productions)
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Studio BE
(pH Productions)
pHrenzy. Vote for the funniest performer of the evening.
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Studio BE
(pH Productions)
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Studio BE
(pH Productions)
pHrenzy pHucked. Balls-out, no holds barred improv that encourages BYOB.
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Chemically Imbalanced Theater
(Bucky's Planet Productions and Chemically Imbalanced Comedy)
Pimprov. Pimps improvise. Yeah, you read right.
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Chemically Imbalanced Theater
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Please-O-Matic. Laugh naked.
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Second City ETC
(Second City)
Pratfall of Civilization. "Pratfall of Civilization" takes aim at America and hits its mark (mostly).
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Pressure Billiards & Cafe
(Edge Comedy)
Pressure Open Mic. Weekly mixer of comedy and caffeine.
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Royal George Theatre Center
(Quade Productions)
Put the Nuns in Charge!. Roll in the aisles with a little religious humor.
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Zanies
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Ontourage
Red Bar Comedy Show, The. Fresh stand-up in an upscale, Vegas-style venue.
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Tommy Gun's Garage
(Da Gangsters & Da Flappers)
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Stage 773
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Playground Theater
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Mercury Theater
Screwtape Letters, The . C.S. Lewis writes Christian satire.
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Shits & Giggles. This gender-queer cabaret runs the first Sunday of every month.
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Crocodile
Show Below, The. Funny is free.
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Pub Theater
Show Theodora!. The third Wednesday of every month.
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Studio BE
Sketch-travaganza: Best of Sketchfest. Themed hours of sketch comedy...what more could you want?
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Second City
(Second City)
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ComedySportz Theatre
(ComedySportz)
Stevens Family, The. Hillbilly comedy.
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IO Theater
Stranded: The Improvised Musical. Send a duo of improv artists to a stranded island.
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Royal George Theatre Center
Sunday School Cinema. The ruler-wielding nun sets her sights on Hollywood.
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Gorilla Tango Theatre
SuperBoobs: A Superhero Burlesque Adventure . Mischief, Mayhem, and Mighty Mammaries.
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Playground Theater
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The ComedySportz Theatre
(ComedySportz)
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Second City
(Second City)
Taming of the Flu. It's a comedy epidemic.
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Playground Theater
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Gorilla Tango Theatre
Temple of Boobs: An Indiana Jones Burlesque. The Geek Girls will reveal allÖ
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Neo-Futurarium
(Barrel of Monkeys)
That's Weird, Grandma. A boisterous group serves up kids' work for adults.
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Richochets Tavern (4644 N. Lincoln Ave.)
The Paper Machete. It's like a blog in real-life form.
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Gallery Cabaret
The Two-Hour Comedy Hour. They defy the laws of time.
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Playground Theater
Thursday Happy Hour. Comedic actors. Character monologues. What else do you need to know?
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Chicago Improv
Tommy Davidson. Funny guy.
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Tommy Gun's Garage
Tommy Gunís Garage. I am the twenties, hear me roar.
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Oracle Theatre
Tonight It's Live. Almost famous.
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IO Theater
Topaz. Improvers in denim jumpsuits mix homoeroticism with fight scenes.
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The ComedySportz Theatre
(ComedySportz)
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Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel
(Annoyance Theatre)
Un-Tied. Revvin' up Rosemont.
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(Second City)
Variety. It...varies.
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Chase Auditorium
(NPR and Chicago Public Radio)
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. Listen in on the nationally broadcast comedy-news quiz show.
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Studio BE
(pH Productions)
Wheel of pHortune. The wheel of pHortune spins, picking new improv every night.
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IO Theater
Whirled News Tonight. A satirical turn on current events.
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IO Theater
Whirled News Tonight 6th Anniversary!. Before the Daily Show there was...
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Comedy Shrine Theater
(Comedy Shrine)
Whose Line?. The classic t.v. show comes to life...as improv.
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(Silent Theatre)
Wild Party Variety Hour, The. No plot, no special effects, just pure entertainment.
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Playground Theater
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Playground Theater
Williams & Martinez . Funny together.

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