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For over a decade, the Reckoning has played to packed houses and critical acclaim at iO Chicago and toured across the country with their singular brand of long-form improvisation. Hailed as “hands-down, the best in Chicago” and “a versatile rock band” of improvisers, they are known for their unpredictable shows and forms, as well as experimentation and innovation as ensemble. The five members who now call Los Angeles home are Eric Hunicutt, Brian Jack, Brad Morris, Jet Eveleth, Holly Laurent.
Cook County Social Club is a distinguished group of upstanding gentlemen who specialize in improvised and sketched comedy, straight from the great city of Chicago, Illinois. Their long-form improv show is in open run at iO Chicago, every Tuesday night @ 8pm. This manly group of five also teaches classes, performs comedy of the written variety, and makes themselves available for travel to locations far and wide for performances of the comedic sort. CCSC is Tim Robinson, Brendan Jennings, Bill Cochran, Mark Raterman, and Greg Hess.
Each block of shows is available for $10 in advance and $15 day of show. Tickets are extremely limited for each block. If a block is sold out, join us at the door to purchase “space available” tickets, which will go on sale 5 minutes before each show block. Your best bet is to purchase an all-show festival pass!
San Diego is a pretty groovy place year-round. Our awesome hospitality committee is arranging all kinds of fun activities for the weekend including outings to some of our favorite places like the world famous San Diego Zoo, our fantastic breweries, and our beautiful beaches.
Our hospitality committee has arranged these local excursions. Simply meet in the hotel lobby at the appointed time for each!
Saturday 9am-12pm MEET AT 8:45 Explore Balboa Park , a “landscape of arts and culture”
Sunday 9am-12pm MEET AT 8:45 Explore San Diego Bay Waterfront, “The Big Bay”… Midway Museum, Maritime Museum, stroll on the embarcadero, Seaport Village, Little Italy, and more.
Sunday 3:30-6pm MEET AT 3:15 Witness the most beautiful sunset in the whole damn world from Sunset Cliffs. Enjoy an afternoon in Ocean Beach. Stroll the beach, explore the tidepools, traverse the path along the cliffs as waves break on them, taunt surfers as they attempt to thread the pilings of the pier, look for whales off the end of the pier, eat amazing fish tacos at South Beach Bar & Grill, chat up hippies and punks, buy a new water pipe or a new woven poncho…. all in just one short afternoon.
Join us for a poolside shindig for everyone on Saturday afternoon with drinks, food, music, and games. Hosted by FCI’s troupe Swim Team. They are going to help everyone find love – in one form or another. Music by DJ Mike Schramm and Jewell Karinen of FCI.
Our “crib” is pretty dope. Do people say “dope” anymore?
You get one of these with your “Doin’ it!” pass. Or, you can get one for $12 at the fest.
The festival is at Finest City Improv, which is attached to the beautiful Lafayette Hotel in the North Park area of San Diego, CA.
We are located on site at the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club, and Bungalows and rooms for the festival are just $89/night!
The $89 rate (plus 12.5% taxes) a night is for a room with one or two beds for up to 2 people. $10 extra for additional guests (free for under 13-years of age). Max four to a room. There are additional options for 2-bedroom suites and bungalows! The hotel staff can assist you with those and you will be extended a discount for those also.BOOK NOW!
Enter code Improv Fest.
Or, make your reservation by calling 619-296-2101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by JANUARY 24th to get this rate. Rate is available on 2/13, 14, 15, and 16. Identify yourself as part of the San Diego Improv Festival.
Sunset strolls on the beach with 70 degree weather and palm trees swaying gently in the wind. Poolside brunch and late night movies under the stars. Historic landmark hotel that will help you “date up”. Short stumble down dimly lit hallways to go from the stage to your room.
BE MINE IN SAN DIEGO THIS VALENTINE. You WILL remember us in the morning.
We are seeking submissions of all types of improv. Shows will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings with workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Submit your team for consideration before JANUARY 12, 2014!
As a performer, you will receive a wristband which will allow you to get into shows free of charge when there are seats available (at start of show). Performers can guarantee a seat by buying tickets or a festival pass in advance and are given a 50% discount. Performers will receive a welcome package upon arrival with our special mystery valentines.
The 2014 submission period is now closed. Watch the National Improv Network for next year’s announcement!
PRODUCER: Amy Lisewski, Finest City Improv
FESTIVAL CHAIR: Christopher George (AKA “CG”)
HOSPITALITY: Kat Brown
Finest City Improv Staff