The 2011 Chicago Improv Festival

Posted: May 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Images courtesy of John Abbott

The theme for this year’s Chicago Improv Festival was “Exploring Improv’s Edge.”  It included 95 shows from 8 nations and 32 cities and we were invited to play in 2 of those 95 shows!  For our first show we performed an electric/acoustic set at the Playground Theatre with Electric Lunchbox, a fellow Chicago improv group.  We played to an awesome sold-out house full of friends and strangers alike.  I’m not going to lie, it felt pretty good.

Here’s the Set List:

  1. Thriller
  2. 7 Fulcrum
  3. Hipster in Paradise
  4. Job Malfunction
  5. Blumpkin
  6. Get UR Boner Back
  7. Love the Sauce

Images courtesy of John Abbot

For our second show we played as part of the “Special Edge” series where different groups were joined together to create a something new, challenging and fun.  We were teamed up with The Era, The Currency, This is OK Cause We Are Singing About It, Williams and Martinez, Twins Comedy, Leotard Foundation and Sit Still for an evening of awesome.  First, our songs fed their scenes fed our songs fed their scenes fed Ethiopia for a week!  During the second half of the show Sit Still’s base scene served as a jumping off point for a montage of  scenes which allowed players from all the groups to mix and match, creating fresh comedy with new partners galore.  Memorable moments included “Shoot your twin day” at the shooting range, free cake, and Wonder Woman outfits.

Hopefully we did CIF proud explored the shit out of improv’s edge.  Thanks to Jonathan Pitts, Jet Eveleth and gang for having us again this year.  Let’s do it again sometime.

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