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Improv Asylum
216 Hanover St. Boston, MA 02113
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DITKA is longform improvisation inspired by Chicago’s favorite coach. DITKA cast members and Second City alumni Frank Caeti, Brian Gallivan (Improv Asylum alum), Maribeth Monroe and Marc Warzecha are excited to bring their unique form of smashmouth improv to Boston. As alumni of The Second City Mainstage and ETC in Chicago, the DITKA cast was collectively a part of 14 resident revues at Second City. Since moving to Los Angeles, DITKA’s cast members have been featured on MAD TV, NBC’s Thank God You’re Here, Reno 911, ABC’s According to Jim, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Living in L.A. but maintaining a love for Chicago, DITKA wanted to form an improv group that would not only showcase their abilities at longform improvisation, but that would also have a name and brand that was keenly Midwest. Mike Ditka, winning coach of Chicago football, seemed a logical inspiration. After brainstorming improvisational formats and discovering a plethora of Mike Ditka quotes that were too hilarious to ignore, (“If God had intended man to play soccer, he wouldn’t of given us arms.”), DITKA’s longform was born.

Simple but effective, a DITKA show begins with a quote from Mike Ditka being read aloud to the audience. Inspired by that quote, an audience member gives DITKA a suggestion. From there, DITKA performs 45 minutes of long-form improvisation that might not have anything to do with the football legend himself, but couldn’t have been done without him. DITKA is thrilled to be performing in Boston, which they consider to be the “Chicago of Massachusetts.” Go Bears!

About the Ticket Supplier: Improv Asylum

Improv Asylum is a comedy theater that features improvisation and sketch comedy. We’ve been described as Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!.

Opened in 1998, Improv Asylum has performed over 6,000 shows, for over 2 million people. We’ve been featured on HBO, and we’ve performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, Aspen and throughout the country.

Improv Asylum also offers unique corporate training, hilarious customized corporate shows and a student training center. We strive to provide the best comedic theater experience.
Improv Asylum is located in the heart of the North End, within short walking distance from Faneuil Hall and is easily accessible via public transportation. For show information or to order tickets, call the Improv Asylum box office at (617) 263-6887. There is a $3.00 service charge per ticket on all phone orders. Advance ticket sales are recommended. We are a smoke-free establishment with no minimum drink requirement.