Chicago Improv Fest

The first-ever Chicago Improv Fest Productions gala is a celebration of improv comedy, as well as a benefit. Taking part in the festivities, which include an improv jam, will be Keegan-Michael Key, left in photo, and Jordan Peele, right, who are in the first season of their Comedy Central show "Key & Peele." Joining Key and Peele in the jam will be Ike Barinholtz ("MADtv") and Jon Barinholtz ("Parks and Recreation," "Perfect Couples"), with Mark Sutton as the emcee.
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Why go: </b>It won't cost you a chunk of change or tuxedo rental for this fun gala.
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Reconsider: </b>Joan Rivers is in town, Paula Poundstone, Mike Epps ... there's only so much the gut can take.
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Details: </b>7 p.m. Saturday at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.; $35-$75; 2012cifgala.eventbrite.com
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( March 30, 2012 )

The first-ever Chicago Improv Fest Productions gala is a celebration of improv comedy, as well as a benefit. Taking part in the festivities, which include an improv jam, will be Keegan-Michael Key, left in photo, and Jordan Peele, right, who are in the first season of their Comedy Central show "Key & Peele." Joining Key and Peele in the jam will be Ike Barinholtz ("MADtv") and Jon Barinholtz ("Parks and Recreation," "Perfect Couples"), with Mark Sutton as the emcee.

Why go: It won't cost you a chunk of change or tuxedo rental for this fun gala.

Reconsider: Joan Rivers is in town, Paula Poundstone, Mike Epps ... there's only so much the gut can take.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.; $35-$75; 2012cifgala.eventbrite.com

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