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Rule of Three: One Suggestion to Rule Them All!

We’re excited to announce our new run at MCL Chicago with our friends Buffalo and Brouhaha!

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Three veteran improv teams will take one audience suggestion at the top of the show, then put their own distinct form and style into it. They will create a vastly different, yet interwoven show which will be filled with music improv, puppets, and hyper play.

Rule of Three: One Suggestion to Rule Them All
$7.00

Thursdays @7:30pm – BYOB
$7 General, $5 Student / Improv ID

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Brouhaha

Although grown women, Katie Dufresne and Stacey Smith have been improvising puppet musicals together for the past four years after meeting in Second City’s Musical Improv House Ensemble Infinite Sundaes. Outside of Brouhaha, you can see them perform sketch comedy together as Snooty Pageant. Together they’ve performed at Second City, iO, ComedySportz and Annoyance. In addition, they’ve traveled together to New York Musical Improv Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival as well as Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. www.katieandstace.com


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Buffalo

Buffalo is a musical improv comedy ensemble. They attack the stage with solid harmonies and an absurd realism; exploring the glories and tragedies of relationships…in song! They will improvise thematic scenes, catchy tunes, and expressive choreography, arranging all the parts into a never-before-seen musical right before your eyes! Every genre-bending show is a brand new musical, opening and closing on the same night! The ensemble cast of Buffalo is Jonny Barret, Dan Dore, Ben Elliff, Patrick McDonald, Christine Smith, and Zack Shornick. facebook.com/buffalomusicalimprov

December 17 at 10pm – Show with DHotel Winnetka!

TONIGHT! Wednesday, December 17th @ 10pm at:

 Tonight we’re teaming up with the Chicago powerhouse team D’Hotel Winnetka for a new show form we’re calling The Zipper. The audience will see performances from both Switch and D’Hotel, then see the two groups come together for a collaborative piece. Who knows what will happen after that?!

  Tickets are $5.

  The Playground Theater is located at 3209 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657.

Switch Turns 3!

Come celebrate Switch’s 3 years together at Back Room Comedy at The Atlantic located at 5062 N Lincoln.

We have 3 shows – Thursdays on Nov 20, Dec 4, and Dec 11 at 8pm.

On Nov 20, we’re joining the amazing talents of Oona O’Leary, Jessie & Alex’s Small Cute Improv Show, Cool (featuring Ian Quarles), and Dillon Dialto in Would Be Birds!

It’s a free show celebrating improv!

TWIN CITIES IMPROV FESTIVAL = WE CAN’T WAIT!

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We’re super excited for the Twin Cities Improv Festival coming up on June 25-29th. We hope Minneapolis, MN is ready to get weird cause we plan on bringing a lot of that up there. If you’re in town and would like to catch our show or take a workshop (ours or someone else’s) than check out the link below:

http://twincitiesimprovfestival.wordpress.com/

Post show update: Review on National Improv Network