This pass will get you into all submitted shows and festival events. This pass does not get you into headlining shows. Tickets for headlining shows can be purchased at an additional cost. With this pass, you must arrive to your show at least 15 minutes ahead of time in order to get a seat. This pass will go off-sale a week before the festival.
Named after the classic bentwood style stage chair, the Bentwood Festival will bring some of iO’s top alumni back to Chicago for a week long celebration of improv, stand-up, sketch and experimental comedy. The festival will feature a diverse array of the best comedic talents from within Chicago, as well as a variety of performers from improv theaters all over the country. For 10 days in August, the iO Theater will be the epicenter of live comedy, celebrating the history and success of Chicago as the country’s premiere training ground for young comedic talent.
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