1. “A powerhouse of improvised brilliance, developing the sort of close interpersonal relationships that result in abundant onstage chemistry” – The Onion A.V. Club

    Go see The Reckoning, not to mention Cook County Social Club, a distinguished group of upstanding gentlemen who specialize in improvised and sketched comedy.

    tonight @10. C’MON!!!!

     
  2. Harold gurus HeyDay are bringing the weird and the funny to you tonight at iO West! Come out for a beer and laugh your face off. 

    http://ioimprov.com/west/io/teams/heyday

     

  3. What’s going on tonight? Come see Dasariski tonight at 10:30 with Craig Cackowski, Rich Talarico, and Robert Dassi. 

     

  4. "Improv doesn’t live in the realm of ‘kinda’.
    Go to the extreme."
    — Craig Cackowski
     

  5. "Accept the illogic of the scene"
    — Craig Cackowski
     

  6. Sketch Sundays @ iO West Starting @ 8PM w/ Top Story Weekly! and Super Kudzu and Clive Rice @9PM

    Come see amazing Sketch Comedy tonight at iO West!


    Top Story! Weekly

    SNL meets The Daily Show in this constantly changing news-driven sketch romp through a week’s worth of headlines. Every Sunday at 8 Top Story! Weekly brings you a brand new scripted show, which has been called the most ambitious weekly schedule of any LA theater. Our writers have written for shows such as “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Jeselnik Offensive,” and our cast has been seen on shows such as “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Drunk History,” “Modern Family,” “The Middle,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Newsroom,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Trophy Wife” and “Conan.” With top names from film and television stopping by as guest performers, “Top Story! Weekly” is the most current, up-to-the-minute sketch show in LA, has been named by CBS 2 in its “Best of Los Angeles” and is a three-time winner of the Del Close Award for “Best Scripted Show”.

    http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=25316&pl=

    Super Kudzu

    Super Kudzu has been sketching comedy all over Los Angeles since 2011 and has ventured to Seattle, WA and Chicago, IL to spread word of their Comedy Gospel. The last remaining original Sketch Headliner Team at iO West, Super Kudzu puts up a monthly show (4th Sunday of every month at 9P) filled with blue social commentary, hot hip-hop dancers and CRAZY characters specifically designed for your enjoyment. Join us, won’t you?

    http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=25316&pl=

    CLIVE RICE!

    CLIVE RICE! is an iO West Main Stage sketch team.
    The Clive Rice Show is brought to you by Clive Rice! Don’t know who Clive Rice is? Well, come to the show where each sketch will give you a clue as to who this comedy figure actually is. The myth. The legend. The iO West Main Stage Comedy Sketch Troupe. Clive Rice OUT.

    http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=25316&pl=

     
  7. iowest:

    SAVE $50 off of your Level 1 training at iO West when you sign up for the LEVEL 1 INTENSIVE.

    A two-week intensive option encompassing all of the material covered in Level 1. Class meets seven times for 3.5 hours per class.
    Cost: $350

    In this class you are introduced to all the fundamental skills of improvising, while improving your ability to listen and explore the power of building off of other people’s ideas. Level 1 is a survey of the entire program, exposing you to the elements of scene work and the various skills involved in creating well-acted, comedic improvisation. Passing Criteria: Students must demonstrate that their listening has improved over the course of the term and that they are willing to build off of their partners’ ideas, in addition to having gained some proficiency with the technical aspects of actually doing so on stage. Attendance at 5 of 7 of your scheduled classes, regardless of make-ups.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND SAVE $50 BY USING THE CODE “IMPROV 50”:  https://campscui.active.com/rapid/camps/agency?agencyId=283444903

     
  8. Improv legend Dave Razowsky takes the stage with his duo partner Carrie Clifford tonight at the iO West MainStage! Come get boozy while watching the best comedy in town! 

    http://ioimprov.com/west/io/shows/razowsky-and-clifford

     

  9. "Comedy is about pain. So don’t try to win your scene, be the loser."
    — Craig Cackowski
     

  10. Sketch Sundays @ iO West Starting @ 8PM w/ Top Story Weekly! and The Mutiny and Brute Squad @9PM

    Top Story! Weekly


    SNL meets The Daily Show in this constantly changing news-driven sketch romp through a week’s worth of headlines. Every Sunday at 8 Top Story! Weekly brings you a brand new scripted show, which has been called the most ambitious weekly schedule of any LA theater. Our writers have written for shows such as “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Jeselnik Offensive,” and our cast has been seen on shows such as “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Drunk History,” “Modern Family,” “The Middle,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Newsroom,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Trophy Wife” and “Conan.” With top names from film and television stopping by as guest performers, “Top Story! Weekly” is the most current, up-to-the-minute sketch show in LA, has been named by CBS 2 in its “Best of Los Angeles” and is a three-time winner of the Del Close Award for “Best Scripted Show”.

    Starring: Christopher Biewer, Kipleigh Brown, Sean Cowhig, Michael Hughes, Matthew Harris, Matt Moore, Artemis Pebdani, Tammie Smalls, Brian Vestal, Phillip Wilburn, Jimmy Guidish, Brent Pope, John Abbott, Tommy Bechtold, Derek Reid, Amy Paffrath, Jennifer Cain, Blake Walker, John Druska, Julia Wackenheim, Grasie Mercedes, Jared Nigro, Josh Rachford, Bennie Arthur, Mitch Baldwin, Stacy Rumaker, Rebecca Stevens
    Tickets can be purchased for performance(s) by clicking on the appropriate show date below

    Upcoming shows:
    Sunday, June 22 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    Sunday, June 29 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    Sunday, July 13 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    Sunday, July 20 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    Sunday, July 27 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    Sunday, August 03 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    Sunday, August 10 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    Sunday, August 17 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    Sunday, August 24 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    Sunday, August 31 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)
    For tickets, call (323) 962-7560 or find this show on the iO West page at TICKETWEB

    http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=25316