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Description of Chicago Improv Festival

Date: April 19-25, 2010

Cost: $20 per mainstage show

Organizer: Chicago Improv Festival Productions

What to expect: Improv performers from eight countries will take the 12 stages at this renowned comedy festival.

Why to go: Check out our top five fest picks.

Venues include the Playground Theater, Annoyance Theatre, Laugh Out Loud, Gorilla Tango Theatre and Chemically Imbalanced Theatre.

The schedule:

(Note: some international acts are having trouble getting to Chicago due to the Icelandic volcano eruption. Keep an eye on the CIF blog for details on shows.

Monday, April 19
Uncle's Brother, 4 Horsemen, Bad Touch (8 p.m. at Annoyance Theatre; $12)

Tuesday, April 20
1 World on 1 Stage (improvisers from 7 countries) (8 p.m. at ComedySportz Theatre; $10)
Cook County Social Club, 1, 2, 3...Fag! (iO Theater; $12)
The Reckoning, The R&D Project (10 p.m. at iO Theater; $5)

Wednesday, April 21
CIF Awards Night, honoring Severn Darden, Harold Ramis, Dick Schaal, Susan Messing, The Improvised Shakespeare Company (6:30 p.m. at Second City ETC; $50)
ImproTop, Dominizuelan (7:30 p.m. at 16th Street Theater; $16)

Thursday, April 22
Whiskey Rebellion, The R&D Project, Mrs. Dad (7:30 p.m. at Playground Theater; $15)
Dirty Water, Swords (8 p.m. at Apollo Studio Theater; $15)
ImproTop, Tale & Nick, Os Improvaveis (8:30 p.m. at iO Theater; $15)
Open Court all-fest jam (9:30 p.m. at Playground Theater; $5)
Messing with a Friend feat. Tim Meadows (10:30 p.m. at Annoyance Theatre; $20)
Improvisation & Co., Eux Impro (10:30 p.m. at iO Theater; $10)

Friday, April 23
Jeffery Sweet's An Improvised Life (7 p.m. at Auditorium Theatre; $15)
Dusk: Improvised Tween Erotica, MacGuffin (7 p.m. at Donny's Skybox Studio; $15)
Laugh Out Loud, Mission Improvable (7:30 p.m. at Laugh Out Loud Theater; $18)
Eleanor, Rigor Tortoise (7:30 p.m. at Playground Theater; $15)
The Improvised Shakespeare Company (8 p.m. at iO Theater; $14)
Thy Will By Done, ImproTop (8:30 p.m. at Donny's Skybox Studio; $15)
The General Washingtons, Drum Machine (9 p.m. at Athenaeum Theater; $15)
Rooster, Eux Impro (9 p.m. at Playground Theater; $15)
Laugh Out Loud, Boom Chicago All-Stars (9:30 p.m. at Laugh Out Loud Theater; $18)
Children of a Lesser God, Improsia (10 p.m. at Donny's Skybox Studio; $15)
2 Man No Show, Far City (10:30 p.m. at Chemically Imbalanced Theater; $10)
Shootin' the Shit with EJ and TJ, Boner Petite (10:30 p.m. at Playground Theater; $10)
The Titanic Players, Neil & Lein, The Improv Mafia (11:30 p.m. at Gorilla Tango Theatre; $12)
KISSProv (11:30 p.m. at Donny's Skybox Studio; $10)

Saturday, April 24
Domizuelan, Os Improvaveis, Dummy (7 p.m. at Athenaeum Theater; $15)
Boom Chicago All-Stars, Dirty Laundry (7 p.m. at Donny's Skybox Studio; $15)
Rattlesnake High School, Jen + Steve (7:30 p.m. at Playground Theater; $15)
Laugh Out Loud, Sheila's Sister (7:30 p.m. at Laugh Out Loud Theater; $18)
Hello Laser, Incredulity (7:30 p.m. at Second City DeMaat Theater; $15)
SCRAM, ImproTop (8:30 p.m. at Donny's Skybox Studio; $15)
Extra Shelves, Now?, Bearded Men (9 p.m. at Athenaeum Theater; $15)
The DK and Morgan Show, Computer Improv (9 p.m. at Playground Theater; $15)
Middle Aged Comeback, Those One Guys (9 p.m. at Second City DeMaat Theater; $15)
Laugh Out Loud, Sheila's Sister, pH Productions (9:30 p.m. at Laugh Out Loud Theater; $18) Pimprov, M & M (10 p.m. at Donny's Skybox Studio; $15)
96D, Michael Pizza (10:30 p.m. at Chemically Imbalanced Theater; $10)
BASSPROV, Gus (10:30 p.m. at Playground Theater; $10)
B.S., Jessica (10:30 p.m. at Second City DeMaat Theater; $10)
KISSprov (11:30 p.m. at Donny's Skybox Studio; $10)
Skinprov, Swear Jar (11:59 p.m. at Annoyance Theatre; $8)

Sunday, April 25
West of Shake Rag, Spite, Roving Imp Theater, Knife Fight, Fork (noon at Gorilla Tango Theatre; $5)
CIF's Roast of Mark Sutton, Reset List (8 p.m. at Martyrs'; $10)

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