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iO Fest: Chicago's Largest Comedy Festival

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Location iO Theater
1501 N Kingsbury St
iO Theater
Admission $45-$65

Enjoy over 70 acts and 4 days of improv, sketch, standup and more at Chicago’s Largest Comedy Festival on July 25-28 at iO Theater.

WBEZ is proud to partner with iO Theater to present the inaugural iO Fest, Chicago’s Largest Comedy Festival!

Over 4 days, 70+ acts from all over the world will gather at iO Theater in celebration of Chicago’s legendary contributions to comedy with four days of improv, sketch, standup, specialty workshops, talkbalks, live music and so much more!

iO Fest Headliners: Tim Meadows, Matt Walsh & Friends / Ryan Asher & Her Famous Hollywood Friends / The Sloppy Boys: Live in Concert / The Sloppy Boys: Live Podcast / Afternoon Delight Live Podcast with Brendon Walsh / The Improvised Shakespeare Company

See the full lineup and purchase GA passes, workshops, and tickets to headliner shows here.

About iO Theater: iO is recognized worldwide as the ‘birthplace of longform improvisation’ and remains the fulcrum of longform improv comedy to this day. iO’s world-renowned Training Center has launched the careers of Mike Meyers, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Dave Koechner, Adam McKay, Jordan Peele, Seth Meyers, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and many more! Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, iO Theater offers live comedy shows 5 nights/week, year-round comedy classes, and corporate training workshops designed to energize your team with the power of “Yes, and!”

Follow along: @iochicago |