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'Community' Creator Dan Harmon, Scott Adsit Headlining Chicago Improv Fest

By Ariel Cheung | March 10, 2017 5:41am
 Dan Harmon and Scott Adsit will headline the Chicago Improv Festival at Stage 773.
Dan Harmon and Scott Adsit will headline the Chicago Improv Festival at Stage 773.
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Chicago Improv Festival

LAKEVIEW — Two comedians well-known for their work on hit shows "Community" and "30 Rock" will headline the 20th annual Chicago Improv Festival later this month.

Dan Harmon, creator of "Community," will perform a live version of his "Harmontown" podcast April 1 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Scott Adsit, best known for his role as Pete Hornberger on "30 Rock" will perform in two shows during the festival, which is based in Lakeview.

The Second City alum, who hails from Northbrook, got his start studying improvisational theater at Columbia College before moving on to work with comedic greats like Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch at Second City.

Adsit will perform in "Messing with a Friend" with Susan Messing and former Second City castmate and collaborator Kevin Dorff at 10:30 p.m. March 30 at The Annoyance Theater. He will also appear in "Mama's Boy," featuring Detroit's Nancy Hayden and Jaime Moyer, at 9 p.m. March 31 at Stage 773.

The festival will take place March 27-April 2, with more than 145 improv groups from across the United States, Canada and India. Shows will take place at Stage 773, the Athenaeum Theatre, The Annoyance Theater and Second City's e.t.c. Theater.

Tickets for each show range from $5 to $35.

Other headlining acts include former "Saturday Night Live" writer Katie Rich and Second City alum Holly Laurent, who will perform in "Virgin Daiquiris" March 29.

Antoine McKay, best known for his role as Bunkie on "Empire," will perform with friends March 31 at Stage 773, and Rob Belushi of "Sorority Row" will team up with Jon Barinholtz of "Superstore" in a two-person act the same night.

For tickets and the full schedule, visit cif20.org.