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Upright Citizens Brigade

When: April 5-6 2014

Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh have written the book on improv. Well, they've written a book, anyway. The three comics (and Amy Poehler) started the Upright Citizens Brigade as an improv team at iO Chicago in the 90s, eventually opening theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Most recently, the trio released The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual, outlining their long-form improv techniques. And they'll be putting those techniques into practice with a pair of events that cap off the Chicago Improv Festival. Besser, Roberts, and Walsh will be joined by UCB performer Betsy Sodaro for a live taping of Besser's weekly podcast, Improv4humans, in which improvisers turn to Twitter, YouTube, and recent news articles for inspiration, resulting in funny scenes often surrounded by deeply personal stories and sharp analysis of current events. Typically recorded in a studio with only the improvisers and an engineer present, this performance will only be helped by the live audience's energy. Continue reading >>

Price: $25-$50

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