Joan and Ro, New York City, 1962 | iO Theater | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

Joan and Ro, New York City, 1962 Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thu., June 5 2014

The best improv is like a best friendship; one player anticipates the other's next ten moves and trust between the two reaches a tipping point after which anything goes. When I first saw Holly Laurent and Katie Rich collaborate in sketches and improv sets on the Second City main stage, it was like watching two old friends riff. Forget the audience—they almost seemed to care more about making each other laugh.

This past fall the pair went bicoastal—Laurent followed her career to LA and Rich was hired on as a staff writer for Saturday Night Live—but thousands of miles won't stop the duo from reprising the joyous improv of their Chicago days, back where it all began. The pair will perform their two-person long-form improv show, Joan and Ro, New York City, 1962, on consecutive nights, the second part of the Chicago Women's Funny Festival. Continue reading >>

Price: $12

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