CIF Presents Kyle & Drew, Hugs & Pullups, and JoKyR & Hester
Kyle & Drew--from Dallas Comedy House, Dallas--with Kyle Austin, Andrew Hamer
Kyle & Drew is a two person fully improvised show based on a suggestion from the audience. The two capture the essence of fun with their playful spirit and their willingness to do anything all the while investing in characters and the relationships they form.
Hugs and Pullupspresents: Picture Perfect ---from Chicago--with Meg Kennedy, Brian Vabulas, John Stiens
Admit it, we all look at each other's Facebook photos. Those photos have stories we want to tell. Chicago's hottest up and coming improv team, Hugs and Pullups, creates everything from epic adventures to simple heartfelt moments while performing their original form, Picture Perfect? They develop the stories behind the photos. Through improvised scenes, Hugs and Pullups brings to life bold characters, grounded relationships, and an unapologetic palette of an often twisted reality.
JoKyR and Jesster--from Salt Lake City--with Joseph Kyle Rogan and Jesse Parent
Hailed by contemporaries as "the punk rock of long form improv," Utah duo JoKyR and Jesster are known for intelligent comedy, energetic drama, and above all, their brutal honesty. While performing a frenetic combination of character-based and "meta" improv, the performers are perfectly willing to drag their emotional baggage on stage with them. From there, though, the baggage isn't so much unpacked, as it is exploded on the tarmac. Through impromptu scenes, monologues, poetry, performance art and the occasional rap battle or wrestling match the duo explore the politics, religion, personal relationships, and 1980s pop trivia that make them the incredibly attractive and desirable men they are today
The Playground Theater (View)
3209 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60657