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Apr 4
All the shows at this year’s CIF.

All the shows at this year’s CIF.

Apr 2

Press: Noah Ginnex Puppet Company on WGN Morning News

Press: Noah Ginnex Puppet Company on WGN Morning News

The puppets of the Noah Ginnex Puppet Company dropped by the WGN Newsroom to hang out (and sing) with Paul Konrad at the WGN Courtesy Desk. Watch the footage here!

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Apr 2

Press: Paul Brittain back in Chicago for CIF

Press: Paul Brittain back in Chicago for CIF

SNL alumn Paul Brittain stopped by the Chicago Sun-Times offices to promote his show tonight with Jet Eveleth at Second City e.t.c.! Check out his interview here, where he talks about coming up in the Chicago comedy scene, his time working at SNL, his plans for this year’s CIF!

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Apr 2

What’s going on tonight? Wednesday, April 2

What’s going on tonight? Wednesday, April 2

It’s the third night of the festival and the evening presents itself with more choices (and harder decisions).

At 7:30, Improv On Screen (a new category for CIF) will be showing the videos where the performances have been improvised.  $10 Apollo Theater (2540 N Lincoln Ave)

At 8:00 you have three choices:

Paul Brittian and Jet Evelethwill be performing a two person long form set.  Brittain was on…

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Have you been receiving info about CIF17?

Have you been receiving info about CIF17?

Are you a performer in this year’s CIF17? Have you been receiving regular updates from us about the festival? If not, you might want to look back at the mailings we have sent out in the past few weeks. Here is a list of them:

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Press: CIF on You & Me This Morning

Press: CIF on You & Me This Morning

CIF Executive Director, Jonathan Pitts, stopped by the set of “You & Me This Morning” on WCIU to discuss this year’s festival, the selection process for our festival performers, and to share his picks for this year’s must-see shows! Watch the video here!

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Press: Time Out Preview

Press: Time Out Preview

CIF headliners were featured in today’s Time Out Chicago! Check out the article and venue info for tonight’s opening show by clicking this link!

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Press: Reader’s Agenda Mon 3/31: Chicago Improv Festival

Press: Reader’s Agenda Mon 3/31: Chicago Improv Festival

Today’s Chicago Reader features CIF in their Agenda section! Check out their recommendations of our international acts, as well as tonight’s Best of Chicago showcase! Follow the link by clicking here!

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CIF Dedications

This year’s Chicago Improv Festival (March 31-April 6) is dedicated to the memories of Fred Kaz, Jay Leggett, Bernie Sahlins, and Harold Ramis.

Bernie, Fred and Harold were all previous Chicago Improv Festival Lifetime Achievement Award winners. We thank all 4 of these men for what they did for Chicago, comedy, and in demonstrating excellence at utilizing many different processes of improvisation…

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CIF After-Parties Announced!

Stage 773 will be the official CIF After-Party location! Join us Monday 3/31 thru Saturday 4/5 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, to celebrate the world’s largest improv festival!

Tuesday’s after-party will be at SPIN across from the Playground (Belmont & Halsted) right after Pride Stage.

Entrance to all After-Parties is completely free!

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