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Improv Fri Apr 16 2010

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Yesterday was a perfect day for going for a jog or sitting on a patio enjoying a beer, but it doesn't look like we'll have the same luck with Chicago's weather today. Instead of sitting inside and pouting that you wished you lived in a city with normal seasons, why don't you go see a funny show as a pick-me-up?

Tonight at iO, we have the latest installment of improv from the gentlemen of "1,2,3, Fag!" While one of their members is away, they will be bringing in Chicago's top female improvisers to perform their trademark improv style of intertwining scenes with bold, outrageous characters, hence the creation of "1,2 Fag + Hag!" With some of the funniest improvisers in Chicago joining them, "1,2, Fag + Hag!" promises to be hilarious. The show is tonight at 8 at iO (3541 N. Clark St.), and tickets can be purchased online, over the phone (773-880-0199), or at the box office.

If you're in the mood for scripted fare tonight, then perhaps you should swing by Chemically Imbalanced Comedy for their latest offering, "Ring Around the Guillotine." It's like Back to the Future meets the Reign of Terror, as a young woman from the 1980s travels in time and gets unwittingly gets involved in the plot of an evil, flamboyant prince to overthrow a kingdom. The script drags at moments, but there's a strong cast of comedic performers that make it a worthwhile show to catch. "Ring Around the Guillotine" is tonight at 8 at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy (1420 W. Irving Park Rd.), and tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.

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