Reflecting on 20 Years Of The Chicago Improv Festival

Chicago Improv Festival
The Irish Mutts performed at the 2008 Chicago Improv Festival. Kevin McShane / Flickr
Chicago Improv Festival
The Irish Mutts performed at the 2008 Chicago Improv Festival. Kevin McShane / Flickr

Reflecting on 20 Years Of The Chicago Improv Festival

After two decades of comedy, organizers at the Chicago Improv Festival are hanging up their mics.

The festival helped launch some of the biggest names in comedy — Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, and Amy Poehler, to name a few.

Morning Shift talks to festival co-founder Jonathan Pitts and festival board member David Fink to reflect on the festival and improv’s deep Chicago roots.

GUESTS: Jonathan Pitts, Chicago Improv Production’s executive director

David Fink, Chicago Improv Festival board member

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(Chicago Tribune 11/19/18)