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Chicago Comedy Institution iO Theater to Shut Down PermanentlyOwner Charna Halpern said the decision to close the theater is a financial one.
By Megh Wright
iO West Is Shutting Down Next WeekiO West, the Los Angeles branch of Chicago’s iO Theater (formerly ImprovOlympic) founded by Del Close and Charna Halpern, is closing its doors […]
By Megh Wright
Neil Flynn Talks Del CloseNeil Flynn, star of sitcoms Scrubs and The Middle, sat down with The AV Club for an interview today, in which he talked about his early days as […]
By Bradford Evans
Improv’s Babel: Defining the Game of the SceneInterviews by Matt Visconage.
Improv was doomed with a semantics crisis from the start.
When long-form improvisation began to flourish as its […]
By Erik Voss
Talking to Charna Halpern About Working with Del Close to Create Longform […]On paper, Charna Halpern is intimidating. Really intimidating. Through her partnership with Del Close, she co-founded ImprovOlympic, developed […]
By Deidre Ann Davis
Talking Del Close and the Early Days of Chicago Improv with SNL’s Alex BazeThis is the first in a series of columns and interviews in which I’ll examine improv comedy and how it affects the comedy scene in general. I’m […]
By Will Hines
One Hour of Poehler & Lynch and One Tragically Unreleased Movie Trailer
An hour of Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch chatting would be worth it no matter what they’re talking about, but if they’re talking about Amy’s […]
By Hallie Cantor
Watch a Recently Unearthed 1986 Interview with Improv Godfather Del CloseHere’s a recently unearthed gem: it’s an interview with Del Close from Chicago public access TV in 1986 done by current Conan writer Brian […]
By Adam Frucci