The Harold or the Armando Diaz Experience Improv Show at iO Theater (Up to 47% Off)


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The Harold

When the lights flick on and the comedians take the stage, the Harold doesn't ask the audience to hush. Quite the opposite, actually. Instead, the crowd shouts out suggestions that a team of improvisers spends the rest of the evening weaving into scenes and games. They create motives and characters, and twist those into a story that becomes a comprehensive whole.

The Armando Diaz Experience

Frequently joined by guests from MADtv, Saturday Night Live, and Conan, The Armando Diaz Experience capitalizes on real life. Based on the tenets of long-form improv, the show begins with a monologist spinning a personal yarn. A troupe of seasoned comedians and iO Theater veterans, meanwhile, set to work acting out the embarrassing memories and bringing autobiographical tidbits to life without transforming a diary into a Frankenstein monster.

iO Theater

Having spawned hordes of comic luminaries in the last 30 years, including Mike Myers, Chris Farley, and Tina Fey, the revered iO Theater curates one-of-a-kind evenings of improv every night. Two spacious theaters host shows where everything from classic long-form improv and family-friendly fare to musical improv and improvised Shakespeare launch audiences into imaginative stories. A full-service bar in each theater allows audiences to hone spit-takes when sipping sudsy drafts and cocktails.


Great show, actors and audience.  It really was a great, intimate experience that left my stomach sore from laughing so much.

Ben L, Yelp, 5/16/12

I am always up for going to the iO because, no matter the day, it is always worth going ... I know that I'm going to laugh!

Rosanne S., Yelp, 3/1/13

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  • “Improv wasn't awesome but the atmosphere is fabulous and the people are fun.”

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In a Nutshell


iO's signature improv shows include full-length scenes and recurring characters, or bring to life a person's true stories

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