Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: BYOB
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Pro Improv and Stand Up Comedy
Q&A with the Owner, President, Founder
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
Leadership staff developed their passion for entertainment through the elite programs and schools in the Chicago comedy scene along with improv and stand up.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Developing new talent that go on to become professionals in the entertainment business.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
Yes…its customer service, friendly faculty and community of performers.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn’t cover?
David Stuart, Improv Playhouse founder, specifically came out of the Players Workshop and Second City traditions and has grown the performance stages and training programs into some of the region’s most robust. Vanessa Bayer, of SNL fame, is one of IP’s former performers. Options for adults, youth, Fortune 500’s and small businesses continue to evolve as the “go to” organization for event entertainment and team building.
- $9 for admission for one to a comedy show (up to $20 value)
In theater and in life, it helps to be able to think on your feet. And at Improv Playhouse, comedy pros teach aspiring comics both young and old how to do so and be funny at the same time with its improv classes. Aside from improvising, the comedy gurus also teach youngsters the basics of musical comedy, filmmaking, and more through its summer camps, and they take to the stage themselves in occasional shows, corporate events, and parties.