Subway: Red to Addison(773) 880-0199 iochicago.netAverage price: $5–$1541.946730 -87.656040 3541 N Clark St (between Cornelia and Eddy Sts) Wrigleyville, Chicago
There's no doubt about it, the house that improv legend Del Close and founding partner Charna Halpern built rules. Not only has iO churned out legendary folk like Mike Meyers and Amy Poehler among others, but it consistently puts the art of improv first, most noticeably via the Harold, its signature long-form. The shows are generally cheap and the classes a must for budding improvisers. Don't miss weekly cult faves like TJ & Dave or Cook County Social Club.