The sun is starting to come out which is a new sensation for Chicagoland, however, the comedy scene keeps on trucking along. Here are three shows to check out this week.
Schubas, Saturday April 12th at 7pm
Mortified stars everyday people like YOU reading aloud their most embarrassing, pathetic and private teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics and locker notes... in front of total strangers. Witness "personal redemption through public humiliation" in a refreshing show that is equal parts comedic, cathartic and voyeuristic. The largest and longest running project of its kind featuring a cast of Chicago's bravest souls. Share the shame.
THE RECKONING/THE SCENE
iO Chicago, Thursdays at 10:30pm
The Reckoning is one of the most well-known improv teams in the country. Starting in Chicago and now having members in Chicago and Los Angeles, The Reckoning has weekly shows at iO Chicago on Thursday evenings. However, they are now paired up with The Scene, which stars a number of welll-known improvisers, including TJ Jagodowski, from TJ and Dave and "the guy from the Sonic commercials." This line-up is guaranteed to be a good time.
THE HOT KARL
ComedySportz, Saturdays at midnight
After 15 years, the longest running late-night improv show in Chicago is closing on June 14, 2014. Often hailed as "the dirtiest show in Chicago," The Hot Karl is putting the nail in the coffin with a bang, inviting some of the top improv talent in the city to perform with them during their farewell tour. All shows are midnights on Saturdays at ComedySportz and tickets are $10. Click here for a full list of the final guests.