In Whirled News Tonight, audience members provide the inspiration for an evening of improvised comedy by clipping articles from local and national newspapers and periodicals. From these journalistic suggestions, a team of experienced improvisers creates a fast-paced, topical, intelligent and above all; hilarious show. Equal parts political satire, news parody and social commentary, Whirled News Tonight is improvisation for the Wall Street Journal set; a production just as sure to spark debate as it is to tickle the funny bone.
*The perfect fit for election season
*Interactive pre-show engages the audience
*One part Capitol Hill, two parts Benny Hill
*Great for special interest and corporate events, performing arts centers, regional theatres and academic institutions
*Easily relatable topical material
*Minimal technical requirements
After twenty-five years of providing Chicago with groundbreaking, star-making, world class improvisational comedy, the legendary iO Theater is hitting the road! Our alumni include Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Vince Vaughn, Amy Poehler, Neil Flynn, Adam McKay, Rachel Dratch and many more.
"This is a brainy, quick-witted group" Chicago Tribune
Cast was great and the show was funny. I'd recommend the show...it was another positive experience with the cast and their performance, as has been the case all three years we've worked with one of your groups. Thanks again. -Bowling Green State University
The show went really well. We loved them; they were all so nice. Everyone here enjoyed it. -Dixie Center for the Arts
They were amazing! The students loved them as usual. A truly original performance! - Roosevelt University
"This is a brainy, quick-witted group" -Chicago Tribune
The show was fun. The guys were a great crew to work with. -Eau Claire Regional Arts Center