Jimmy Carrane: Going to the Dark Side

Monday, September 1st

1:00 PM at The Hideout Theatre - Upstairs

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Improvisers avoid going to the dark side. And here’s their excuses: They think they can not make it funny. The want to be liked. And the biggest one, the audience will actually think I am that person I just played on stage. Guess what? You’re acting! Then the improviser wonders why they’re getting bored with their choices. If you want to be a well-rounded improviser, you have to be as comfortable going to the dark side as going to the light side. And this 2 hour workshop will start you on your way. This workshop is suggested for the experienced improviser who is willing to push himself to go to taboo and dark subject matter. Not for the timid this workshop.

JIMMY CARRANE  is the host of Improv Nerd podcast and co-author of Improvising Better: A Guide to the Working Improviser and author of Improv Therapy. He has taught at The Second City, IO-Chicago, The Annoyance and Victory Gardens in Chicago. He was an original member of The Annoyance Theater, Armando at The IO-Chicago and was a member of Carl and The Passions and Burning Desires. He has performed in some of Chicago most innovative and ground-breaking long-form improv shows, such as JAZZ FREDDY and NAKED (a two-person one-hour improvised scene with MAD tv’s Stephanie Weir.) Other theater/improv credits include: “I’m 27, I Still Live at Home and Sell Office Supplies,” “Godshow,” “Every Old Man,” “Living in Dwarf’s House” and “Summer Rental” at The Second City etc. Jimmy was recently seen in the films LOL and Public Enemies with Johnny Depp. His other film and TV credits include The Playboy Club, ER, Natural Born Killers, Early Edition, The Untouchables, Stash and Tapioca.

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Coldtowne Theater shows are Marathon-style, each group with 30 minutes of stage time. end to end, nonstop. Audience Members can sit in their chair as long as they like. from 6pm- 12mid with no reservations needed. First come first serve.

Tickets are $10

So if you want to be sure to see a show you may be well advised to show up a couple shows before the one you really want to see.

Online bookings are closed for this event. Tickets may still be available at the box office.