The Improv Shop Presents: The Lab is the improviser's night of improv. Focusing on experimentation and community-building, we confidently put forth the hypothesis that students and veterans, given a chance to play together, will create a combustible and explosive product of funsies. Check the calendar for lineup and more details!
Join The Improv Shop at 510 N. Euclid for TWO improv comedy shows!
Harold night is now two shows! Catch the First Beat at 8:00pm and the Second Beat at 9:30pm! Or both! Regardless, grab a beer at the bar and relax as our Harold Teams create completely original comedy based on audience suggestion. Check the calendar for more details!
Pone Pone and Meowsers cordially invite you an evening of class, sophistication, and improv comedy.
You can catch Meowsers and Pone Pone performing at The Improv Shop every Friday night at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm, so please come early and join in the ribald revelry with a drink (or two) from The Improv Shop Bar. Admission, as always. is just $5 (free for Improv Shop students and performers). We do hope you'll all accept our invitation for a night of classy fun with classy friends.
What's so fancy about these teams?
Meowsers was formed by classmates at The Improv Shop in 2011 and won The Improv Shop's March Mayhemprovisation Tournament in 2012. Meowsers has been an official selection of the Chicago Improv Festival, STL's Compass Improv Festival, and the inaugural Jangleheart Circus in Chicago. Meowsers has performed at The Second City and The Upstairs Gallery in Chicago, along with several universities and other venues around the midwest. But above all, the men of Meowsers gladly consider The Improv Shop their home.
Pone Pone is a lady parts only improv comedy team from St. Louis, Missouri. They separately honed their skills through The Improv Shop and were brought together by a shared love of Salt-n-Pepa, sparklers, onomatopoeias, and high fives. They were reigning champs of The Improv Shop's Cage Match show and had the honor of opening for The Compass Improv Festival! Wow! Pone Pone!
The Cagematch, originally created by Kevin Mullaney (former Artistic Director at the UCB Theater), returns to The Improv Shop! A friendly, weekly, longform competition show between two independent teams, The Cagematch will take place every Friday. The winning team plays in the next Cagematch, always! Caution: Watch out for sleeper holds, flying folding chairs, and Jake the Snake.
Each team gets exactly 25 minutes to play, lights pulled by unbiased Cagematch official. See the rules page for a complete list of rules and regulations.
$5 for the general public, free for Improv Shop students and performers.
STORYTELLER, a two-act improvised show based on a special guest's life stories, features some of The Improv Shop's most seasoned and talented performers working with each other in an attempt to portray life's special, silly, and moving moments.