The 16th annual Chicago Improv Festival stretches from April 1 to April 7, includes 150 acts and 765 improvisors, according to festival organizers. A handful of those 765 are folks from some of television's most popular shows.
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From NBC's recently ended "30 Rock": Kay Cannon, Scott Adsit and John Lutz.
On Wednesday, April 3, Adsit will flex his long-form improv chops with improvisor/Second City Conservatory staffer Jet Eveleth and Cook County Social Club at Second City's e.t.c. theater in Piper's Alley. On Thursday, April 4 he'll again showcase his mad skills with local improv empress Susan Messing in her long-running show "Messing with a Friend" at Annoyance Theater. Come Sunday, April 7, he'll help close out the festival with mates Lutz and Cannon in a performance with the Improvised Shakespeare Company at UP Comedy Club in Old Town.
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From Fox's "Raising Hope" and NBC's "Community": Lucas Neff and Craig Cackowski.
On Tuesday, April 2, Neff will do some long-form improv alongside "Community" star Cackowski and iO Theater ensemble Virgin Daiquiri at Second City's e.t.c. theater at Piper's Alley in Old Town.
From Spike TV's "The Joe Schmo Show" and Fox's "The Mindy Project": Rob Belushi and Ike Barinholtz.
On Saturday, April 6, the son of Jim and nephew of John will play at midnight with Barinholtz and Chicago's Beatbox at the Comedy Bar on W. Ontario.