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Chicago City Limits Improvisational Theater
Chicago City Limits is New York's longest-running comedy revue, thrilling audiences for over twenty-five years with its unique style of improvisational comedy. Its critically acclaimed show, award-winning National Touring Company, and top notch theatre training program has made Chicago City Limits a New York landmark.


Chicago City Limits was founded in 1977 in Chicago by George Todisco and actors participating in the workshop program at The Second City. In 1979, Chicago City Limits relocated to New York, performing regularly at Catch a Rising Star, the Improv, the Duplex, and other noted clubs. It established its own theater in the summer of 1980 and began a continuous run that is now over 8,500 performances!
Over the years, Chicago City Limits has made numerous TV appearances, including "The Today Show," "McLaughlin," "The Joan Rivers Show," "The Jackie Mason Show," Comedy Central, PBS, and "Good Day NY." The group appeared in its own TV new comedy series, "Reel News," on the USA network.


The Chicago City Limits National Touring Company performs at colleges, corporate events and regional theatres throughout the country. The group has appeared at such diverse venues as Lincoln Center, HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, The Super Bowl, and the "Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon."


The Chicago City Limits Training Center, now in its 24rd season offers New York City's most thorough improvisation training, with classes for beginners and seasoned performers. Besides comedy improvisation classes, Chicago CIty Limits offers workshops on topics such as musical improvisation, character development, improvisation for actors, sketch writing, physical comedy, and stand up.


Chicago City Limits also teaches creativity and team-building seminars for corporations across the country. For more information on corporate work, click here: www.chicagocitylimits.com

Touring
The Chicago City Limits National Touring Company performs for colleges, regional theaters, companies and organizations throughout the US and the world.

Corporate Entertainment and Training
Chicago City Limits brings its unique style of comedy and improvisation to meetings and events for many of today's top corporations. The group provides banquet entertainment, speaker and support and entertainment at company meetings, breakout sessions and more.


The basis of improvisation – listening, thinking out of the box, maximizing the productivity of the group – are brought to life in a series of dynamic workshops designed to facilitate teambuilding, creativity and diversity training. CCL is a leader in corporate training, and develops customized training programs for its clients. Although the core of the work used improvisational theater techniques, theatrical skills and aptitude are not requirements.

First Sundays Comedy Film Festival
The First Sundays Film Festival is a home base for creators of short comedy films. Drawing from Chicago City Limits' 20+ years in comedic storytelling, it is First Sundays' mission to empower filmakers by offering a venue for their passion, to use technology to the best of their ability, to get to the heart of the story, to make it funny, and get it on screen. That formula has already earned us a consistent following, one that is growing with each and every show. We're a playground for filmakers and audience alike. So get out there and make a film, submit it to us, and we'll show you the gems. The revolution will not be televised, it's all on the screen at First Sundays.

www.firstsundays.com

 

   

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