- One ticket to Bowl Full of Jolly
- When: December 12–28, Thursdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Where: Laugh Out Loud Theater
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $7 for a Thursday ticket and popcorn (up to a $15 value)
- $11 for a Friday or Saturday ticket and popcorn (up to a $22 value)<p>
Bowl Full of Jolly
In Bowl Full of Jolly, Laugh Out Loud’s improv show gets a holiday twist. Things begin with the audience yelling out Christmas-themed suggestions, such as the worst gift they’ve ever received or which reindeer has the worst-tasting milk. The performers then use these prompts to create improvised scenes, games, and songs—each one with a festive bent. Santa Claus even makes an appearance to guess what the actors want for Christmas.<p>
Laugh Out Loud Theater
Laugh Out Loud Theater sprays the suburban fringes of Chicago with a thick foam of world-class improv comedy. An extensive, experienced cast brings a highly interactive, audience-assisted experience to the intimate Schaumburg stage, drawing on hive-mind suggestions to kick off its inevitably LOL-worthy sketches. Shows rely heavily on audience participation, and LOL’s indefatigable ad-libbers make it a point to invite willing audience members up on stage to help them achieve exponential levels of funny. Though eschewing egregiously blue humor, Improv for Grownups’ cast refuses to turn down any suggestion, no matter how risqué, which leads to raunchy riffs that retain the group’s trademark wit. On Thursdays, Prime Time performances mix the group’s regular ensemble members with in-training improvisers, delighting audiences while giving tomorrow’s rib-ticklers on-the-job training.
Laugh Out Loud Theater has a full kitchen and bar—and there is no drink minimum—so guests can fill guts until they bust with each new course during the night’s improvised feast of tomfoolery. Well-suited for date nights, group outings, or a way-funnier-than-usual family-bonding experience, Laugh Out Loud’s improv comedy will inspire even the most nonspontaneous audience members to put down their cue cards and bust out a few jokes of their own.