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Old 04/14/2004, 9:07 AM
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Default MADtv's Improv Jam!

Wow, the MADtv cast is all over this year's 7th Annual Chicago Improv Festival. The live comedy event, which features 120 hilarious live acts, ensembles from nine countries and more than 700 improv and sketch performers now features the season 9 cast of MADtv. The festival runs from April 30th - May 9th. Here's a list of the days that feature the cast of our favorite sketch show:
Thursday, May 6 - 8pm - $25
  • MADtv Improv Jam w/ full MADtv cast
    Featuring Ike Barinholtz, Mo Collins, Keegan-Michael Key, Michael McDonald, Josh Meyers, Nicole Parker, Ron Pederson, Jordan Peele, Gillian Vigman and Stephnie Weir
  • MADtv's Barinholtz and Meyers
  • MADtv's Writers on Hiatus
Friday, May 7 - 8pm - $25
  • Improv Olympic's Baby Wants Candy (with Nicole Parker)
  • The Groundlings Celebrity Cooking with Gas Show/ Gilda's Club Benefit (with Daniele Gaither and Michael McDonald)
Saturday, May 8 - 8pm - $25
  • The Second City's Almanac Writers All-Stars (with Keegan-Michael Key)
  • The Second City Detroit 10th Anniversary (with Keegan-Michael Key)
For ticket info, visit Ticketmaster or CIF's Official Site. Tickets for the MADtv Jam go on sale Monday, April 12th at 3pm Chicago time. I am definitely going to try my best to go to this, although I'm not 100% sure that it is possible. Maybe we could organize a meet-up of some kind if a lot of fans end up going. It sounds so awesome.

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Thanks for the info Cat_Named_CeCe!! I sooooo wish I can go though!!
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Old 04/14/2004, 2:15 PM
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Thanks for the info Cat_Named_CeCe!! I sooooo wish I can go though!!
Me too. I would absolutely die to see Michael McDonald

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Me too. I would absolutely die to see Michael McDonald
OMG....I know....I would die to see Ron and Steph!!!
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Old 04/14/2004, 4:16 PM
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does anyone know who else is gonna be at the groundlings special? I mean, they'reot gonna shut down the entire La theater and bring EVERYONE to chicago, are they?
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does anyone know who else is gonna be at the groundlings special? I mean, they'reot gonna shut down the entire La theater and bring EVERYONE to chicago, are they?
WHAT!? They're closing Groundlings in LA?? Well that f*cked up my career plan... now I'll have to try Chicago - meh

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Man I would love to see this. Even on TV. I wonder if it will be televised.
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WHAT!? They're closing Groundlings in LA?? Well that f*cked up my career plan... now I'll have to try Chicago - meh
Um, don't go changing your career plans just yet, I think she meant for the Improv festival. hehe.

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I think this is something anyone who can get to it should go to, if you really want to experience the true talent of this cast.

To watch improvers do what they do best is amazing.


I would love to see just ONE night where they turn an episode of MADtv over to the cast to do a totally improved show in front of the studio audience.



Hmmmmmmm.
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Default I'm going!

I'm buying tickets this weekend and driving down from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I always wanted to go to Hollywood to see them. But if I can't do that, I'm definitely doing the next best thing!
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I'm buying tickets this weekend and driving down from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I always wanted to go to Hollywood to see them. But if I can't do that, I'm definitely doing the next best thing!

You gotta get some pictures........!!!!!!!

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I'm buying tickets this weekend and driving down from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I always wanted to go to Hollywood to see them. But if I can't do that, I'm definitely doing the next best thing!
DUDE, thats awesome! You HAVE to get some pictures!!!!!!

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Um, don't go changing your career plans just yet, I think she meant for the Improv festival. hehe.
oops hehe.

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I think this is something anyone who can get to it should go to, if you really want to experience the true talent of this cast.

To watch improvers do what they do best is amazing.


I would love to see just ONE night where they turn an episode of MADtv over to the cast to do a totally improved show in front of the studio audience.



Hmmmmmmm.

OMG...that would sooooo rock!!!
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Yeah a whole episode of improv would be cool. Like as a one time thing though.

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Yeah a whole episode of improv would be cool. Like as a one time thing though.
it be a good way to get ratings too... I would love ONE episode like that per season maybe.

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no paul, frank, bobby, or aries? maybe that foreshadows whos leaving for next season

good to see mo there though. maybe she will come back... she just didnt want to renew her contract in the middle of the season so she can do something, then would renew in june. i DID find it odd that she never signed back on. i hope im right
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I doubt this is something they have to do. Frank, Aries and Bobby are stand- up comedians, Paul does movies, that is more than likely the reason they are not going to attend. The ones that are listed are the ones from Improv backgrounds, hence why they are all attending an improv festival. Oh, and I don't think you are right about Mo. She left. I don't think she would leave for half a season and then sign back on. Wishful thinking

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WHAT!? They're closing Groundlings in LA?? Well that f*cked up my career plan... now I'll have to try Chicago - meh
You wanna be a groundling, too? I'll bet the two of us wil end up in some pretty interesting improvs together!

I'm just praying that Damon will release his death grip on the place before I get there! (Maybe I shouldn't have said that!)
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