The Katydids | iO Theater | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

The Katydids The Short List (Theater) Recommended

When: Sundays, 10:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25 2011

Who doesn't get a powerful hankering for some improvised comedy at 10:30 on a Sunday night? Practically everybody doesn't, I suppose, but that's no excuse to miss the Katydids. Comprising two Katies, a Katy, a Kate, a Cate, and a Caitlin, the Katydids deliver a whirlwind of inspired humor that's by turns playful, dry, and silly. At the show I saw, they created characters with birds stuck in their mouths, maladies like "sweatafeeta," and a family band looking to win a family-band competition in Tennessee. Group cohesion is strong--the unexpected choices the Katydids make reveal ease and confidence. They seem to enjoy their choices as much as the audience does, and it's hard not to be completely charmed by that. --Brian Costello

Price: $5

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