Out of Funds: Fundraiser

Sunday, August 4th

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at The Long Center

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Out of Funds: the Out of Bounds Dinner and a Show Fundraiser
w/ Special Guests Susan Messing and Rachael Mason

Join us for the 1st Annual Out of Funds; Dinner and a Show Fundraiser. Out of Bounds will be going into its 12th year this

PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED

It is now at The Long Center in Kodosky Donor Lounge


Labor Day Weekend and as the festival continues to grow every year, so do costs. So, what’s the best thing to do when you’re low on funds…? Have a HUGE PARTY!

Your exclusive invitation will get you a seat for a full-length Messing with Mason show, a fancy catered dinner by Paul Qui’s East Side King, live music from the Misfolks (Austin’s premiere Folk-infused Misfits Cover Band,) and the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items; all benefitting the biggest comedy event of the year for the improv/sketch/stand-up community.

Money from this fundraiser will go to booking awesome talent, keeping ticket and badge prices reasonable, and paying rent at our 9 venues for 2013.

Also! Masterclass Workshops!

There are three workshops happening. Check it out »


messingSusan Messing is a director, actress, comedian, author, and teacher living in Chicago. As a founding member of The Annoyance Theater, she has created roles in over 30 original productions including ‘Co-Ed Prison Sluts.’ Her work there and at the iO Theater over the last 30+ years has elevated her status to legendary, now being regarded as one of the  teachers at the forefront of improvisational comedy. She performs and teaches at iO, the Annoyance, DePaul, Loyola, and the University of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune called her “one of Chicago’s finest improvisers – male or female.”


masonRachael Mason began her career in improvisation at Skidmore College, home of the National College Comedy Festival, with the Ad-Liberal Artists. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, concentrating on Shakespearean Studies, she moved to Chicago to study improv comedy with Del Close. She trained at The Second City, The Annoyance, and iO. Currently she performs with The Second City Improv Allstars, and The Playboys. She is most happy when she is teaching improv. For 3 years she has been on the faculty at TheSecond City and currently serves as Head of Advanced Improvisation.

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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.

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.

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Online sales close at 5pm on the day of the event. Ticket are still available at the box office.