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Chicago Improv Festival Features World's Funniest Improv And Sketch Acts
CHICAGO, IL - April 12, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- 120 hilarious live acts, ensembles
from nine countries, and more than 700 improv and sketch performers will converge at the
Seventh Annual Chicago Improv Festival (CIF - www.cif.com) April 30 - May 9, 2004.
CIF 7 will feature comedy standouts
from film and television, including:
- MAD-TV's Improv Jam featuring entire MAD-TV cast: Ike Barinholtz, Mo Collins, Keegan-
Michael Key, Michael MacDonald, Josh Meyers, Nicole Parker, Ron Pederson, Jordan Peele,
Gillian Vigman and Stephnie Weir; Thursday, May 6, 8 p.m.
- Los Angeles' The Groundlings celebrating their 30th anniversary in a CIF/Gilda's Club
benefit performance with Laraine Newman (former Saturday Night Live cast member and
Groundlings alum) emceeing the show and sharing moments from her friendship her friendship
The show features: Tim Begley of Will & Grace; Patrick Bristow of Ellen; Daniele
Gaither of MAD-TV; Michael Hitchcock of Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind, and Best In Show; Karen
Maruyama of Whose Line Is It Anyway?; Michael McDonald of MAD-TV; Tim Stack of Scary Movie;
and Mindy "Frau" Sterling of Austin Powers; Friday, May 7, 8 p.m.
- The Chicago debut of Los Angeles' Totally Looped, starring Dan Castellaneta, The Simpsons,
Joe Liss of 3rd Rock From The Sun, SNL alum Gail Matthius, and BET's Hey Monie co-star and
Chicago-native Angela Shelton; Friday, May 7, 10 p.m.
- The Second City Almanac Writer All-Stars, featuring SNL alum Tim Kazurinksy and MAD-TVs
Keegan-Michael Key and other book contributors, in celebration of the release of "The Second
City's Improv Almanac" edited by Anne Libera; Saturday, May 8, 8 p.m.
- Jeff Garlin's Combo Platter show,; Saturday, May 8, 10 p.m.
Europe's acclaimed improv and sketch troupe, Boom Chicago, direct from Amsterdam in their
only 2004 Chicago shows; Friday, April 30 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 1, 8 p.m.
Performances will be held at the Athenaeum Theatre located at 2936 N. Southport Ave.
Tickets: $25, and are on sale at Ticketmaster (312-902-1500 or www.ticketmaster.com) and at
the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office.
For a complete schedule of CIF performances and events, please visit http://www.cif.com .
Source of News:
The Chicago Improv Festival
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