Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company at The Abbey Pub on October 20 at 8 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Irving Park, Chicago

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Actors from the improv troupe that launched the careers of Amy Poehler and Adam McKay crafts stories and scenes from audience suggestions

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 20th, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting 10/20 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Abbey Pub. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects The Abbey Pub's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $8 for one ticket to see the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company (up to a $15.36 value)
  • When: Sunday, October 20, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Abbey Pub
  • Section: general admission
  • Door time: 7 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

Upright Citizens Brigade, an improve-comedy troupe originally formed in Chicago in 1990, counts Amy Poehler, Adam McKay, and Horatio Sanz among its many distinguished alumni. Along with producing a much-loved TV show, the group went on to establish theaters in both New York and LA, where the members have helped comedic actors hone their performing chops during classes and in front of audiences.

Many of these performers roam the roads as part of the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, which transports its energetic, off-the-cuff shows to venues across the country. Onstage, the quick-witted players mold scenes using only wordplay, palpable teamwork, and a seemingly effortless ability to create layered stories on the spot. Drawing on audience suggestions, the actors—many of whom have appeared alongside Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart, and David Spade on TV screens and in collages made by schoolkids with weirdly advanced taste in comedy—build long-form pieces.

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