When: April 1-7 2013
Hundreds of bozos, buffoons, mummers, and mimes hit town on April Fools' Day for the 16th Chicago Improv Festival. A new format this year organizes the funny into nine categories: long-form, short-form, genre, experimental, alternative, musical, emerging artists, puppetry, and improv onscreen. A full schedule's available online.
Price: prices vary