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56 Star Starred
Chemically Imbalanced Theater
1420 West Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60613
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Judy Hargrett
The weather was chilly.... I wore a sweater and jeans!.
Pimprov dress Mar 03 2014 star this tip starred
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68 ratings
3.8 average rating
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9 reviews
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attended Mar 14 2008

I didn't like it because they canceled the show due a low amount of audience members. I was refunded for the cost of the ticket, but had to eat the Goldstar fees and wasted my time driving and parking for this show.

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4 stars
attended Feb 02 2008

I am always prepared to be offended at comedy shows and understand you need to go into them with a thick skin. Unfortunately what passed for Comedy here was Gay Molestation jokes and making light of soldiers dying in Iraq. I attended the show with...continued

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attended Nov 29 2008

This is a Very good deal - low cost & High Laugh-O-Meter! The place was packed and the fast pace of 3 seperate imporv groups of 5 or 6 persons each was fast, refreshing, and just tons of in-the-moment hillarity! They focus on showing you a Great...continued

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* Shows are recommended for ages 13 and older.



January 11 & 18 at 8:00pm: Law Dog, Stranger & Yellow Belly*

For two Saturdays in January, three indie groups take over the CIC stage, each featuring members of CIC house ensembles plus a few of their idiot friends.

Law Dog is: Zack Mast, John Patrick Coan, Alex Nichols, and Luke Null

Stranger is: T.C. Matherne, Peter Kim, Brian Byrne, Brian Holden, Alex Bellisle, and Stephanie Anderson

Yellow Belly is: Kyle Miller, Gina DeLuca, Mike Jimerson, Jen Burns, Damian Anaya, and Kyle Chorpening


Saturdays at 8:00pm (Except Jan. 11 & 18):* Moral Hazard

Written and performed by local comedians Walt Delaney and Chandler Goodman, Moral Hazard is a new scripted comedy performance that weaves together elements of Chicago’s emerging solo sketch, storytelling, and political satire forms to explore the roots and consequences of America’s “Great Recession.” Audiences will follow Walt Delaney on his sudden and sobering path from naive college graduate to ‘Account Manager’ at a local auto finance company, collecting payments from customers struggling to keep their heads above water. Goodman takes a step back to look at some of the issues from outsourcing, to misguided government policies, to the explosion of financial innovation that together led America to the brink of financial collapse.

*Saturdays at 10:30pm: _Chemically Imbalanced Comedy Showcases

_*Each week, one headlining comedy troupe will be joined by a rotating line-up of teams comprised of some of the funniest people in Chicago.

Currently featuring Rainbow Deli as the headlining team. Rainbow Deli takes a suggestion and turns it into poetry.  They then take that poetry and turn it into thirty blistering minutes of improv. The eight person cast has performed in such stalwart Chicago improv groups as Revolver, Close Quarters, Felt, Big Yellow Bus, Mrs Dad, and Rick.

Sundays at 8:00pm: Lancer Hosts the Blender

CIC house team, Lancer, takes the lead in hosting the night where you can play too. Lancer will be joined by a guest team, and closing out the night will be a blender of CIC veteran improvisors and you, the audience. Come out and play!

About the Ticket Supplier: Chemically Imbalanced Comedy

Chemically Imbalanced Comedy is a non profit theater which has been producing the best and brightest comedy in Chicago for years. The Chicago Tribune called their show "simple, funny, and perceptive."

The Chicago Arts and Entertainment Magazine said, "I was astounded by the intelligence of that improvisation."

The Chicago Reader said CIC was "tight and funny."

The Chicago Redeye named CIC "Best Bet."