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The Original Improv Gladiators: Season 32

Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. | September 6th - September 28th

The Original Improv Gladiators are back for their 32nd season! Nearly 200 teams and 700 improvisers have competed in this cross between American Gladiators, America’s Got Talent, and Whose Line is it Anyway? Judged by theater professionals from all over Chicagoland and pitted against the house team, ‘The Improv Gladiators’, you can expect nothing less than an exciting and entertaining night of competition, chaos, and BYOB comedy.  


In round one, teams perform 8 minutes of long-form improv. They are then are evaluated and scored by judges from theater and improv companies all over Chicago, including iO, The Annoyance, and Second City. Audience response will also count for a percentage of scoring. In round two, teams will clash with the house team, The Improv Gladiators, in a short-form improv battle with games such as Party Quirks, Story Story Die and The Dating Game. Points are accumulated throughout the 5 weeks, culminating in a Semi-final round on September 27th and Grand Finale on September 28th, where the top scorers from the competition collide in an epic battle. In the end, to the victor gets a free 4-week run at Cornservatory.


The stakes are high, the jokes are lowbrow, and—when the smoke clears—only one team will be left standing. So, holster your BYO-Beverage of choice and come witness the mayhem at Cornservatory!

Suggested donation: $12 online, $15 at the door

Additional Show Information

  • Genre: Improv comedy

  • House opens at 7:40 p.m.

  • Street parking can be found all around the theater

  • This show is BYOB (includes alcohol - please drink responsibly)

  • You can make reservations by emailing corntickets@gmail.com

  • If not sold out, tickets are available at the door for CASH ONLY