Register Today for The Scholar’s Improv IV!

Led by improv comic Pete Parsons, the comedians will present six improvised scenes showcasing their talent, quick minds, and artistry. These moments will be interspersed with the mini-lectures by DePaul professors, each accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation in his or her field but which he or she has never seen before.

By the end of the evening, you’ll see that what academicians do by thinking on their feet.

March 4th, 2021, 7:30 — 9:00 p.m. (CST)

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Megan Alderden (Crimonology)

Steve Harp (The Art School)

Rick lee (Philosophy)

Jaime Waters (Catholic Studies)

Improv Comedians Lisa Burton, Tim Dunn, Alaina Hoffman, Terrance Rogers, and Pete Parsons

See Your Work Performed Live with Fictitious


Fictitious is accepting rolling submissions for short pieces of comedic fiction! Once selected, authors will be invited to read their piece at our live show at iO Chicago every fourth Wednesday of the month. These pieces can only be 1-3 pages, but longer stories will be considered for our online journal.

For the show, selected authors will read their work and a group of iO improvisers will then improvise within their literary world. There is no submission fee and submissions can be in PDF or Word format. The next show is going to be Wednesday, April 27th at 10:30pm at iO Chicago! 

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TODAY- Second City Training Center Open House (FREE!!)

Second City Training Center

When: TODAY, October 15 from 5:30-9:00 pm

Where: Second City Training Center (1608 N Wells-Chicago, IL 60614) Map

What: Join The Second City Training Center for a night of free events, workshops, food and prizes! Workshops for students of all levels will be offered in improv, comedy writing, music, and more. Artistic Director Matt Hovde will also lead a presentation about some of our Second City alumni before they became celebrities! The first 50 guests will receive a gift bag with class and show passes, apparel, and other goodies. Guests will be able to attend shows in the Skybox and de Maat subject to availability. Call 312.664.3959 or visit for more details!


6:00            The First Step: Improv Workshop
6:10            Write Comedy, Right Now
6:10            Singprov with Confidence!      
6:15            The First Step: Improv Workshop
6:30            The First Step: Improv Workshop
6:45            The First Step: Improv Workshop
7:00            Make a Scene!: Improvised Scenework    
7:05            Write Comedy, Right Now
7:10            Singprov with Confidence!      
7:15            The First Step: Improv Workshop
7:30            Next: Training Center Resident Ensemble Improv and Sketch show 
8:00            Before They Were Stars with Matt Hovde 
9:00             Moxie: Training Center Resident Ensemble Improv Show  
9:00             Barakolypse Now: Outreach and Diversity Sketch Show