Comedy Writing and Performance Archive

Students and alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are in the cast and production team of the musical Ragtime, presented by the Griffin Theatre Company May 27-July 16. The show’s ensemble includes Juwon Tyrel Perry, a student in the...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Lea Ciastko ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, is performing in Casting Asiancy, a one-night variety/comedy show on Wednesday, May 24, starting 8 PM at Second City...
Alumni and current students at the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, the Columbia College Chicago Music Department, the Columbia College Chicago Television Department, and the Columbia College Chicago Business and Entrepreneurship Department are collaborating on the world premiere of...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, located at 72 E. 11th Street in Chicago’s South Loop, will host a day of free performances and exhibits on Friday, May 12, as part of Columbia College Chicago‘s 17th annual Manifest Urban...
Current and former students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department will be featured in the 20th annual Chicago Improv Festival,  running March 27-April 2 at multiple venues in Chicago. Cat Booty, an improv group consisting of current and...
Faculty, students, and alumni from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are pooling their talents for the new satirical comedy Our Christian Nation, running March 24-April 29 at the Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago. The show is written by Joe...
Cat Booty, an improv comedy group consisting of current and former students in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s nationally lauded Comedy Writing & Performance BA program, won the 10th annual College Improv Tournament (CIT10), a national competition for...
Nothing Without a Company, a Chicago nonprofit theatre company co-founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents The Kid Thing, a comedy about a lesbian couple preparing to have a baby, March 13-April 15 at the...
Alumni and current students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are pooling their talents for The 24 Hour Solo Show, an evening of one-person performances, on Sunday, December 18. The event starts at 8 PM at the Pendulum...
The LIVINGroom, an ensemble of solo writer/performers including alumni and students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, will present The LIVINGroom: From Where I’m Sitting, an evening of solo performances, on Sunday, November 13, at 8 PM at Stage 773,...