The Premiere Improv Drinking Party
January 11 - May 18, 2013
Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30pm
Tickets: $15.00 General Admission
$10.00 Students with valid ID/Industry.
In Thirsty’s epic FIFTH season, the city’s finest improvisers (and drinkers) return with new cast members and a new arsenal of drinking games and improvised hilarity.
Each show is an original performance, featuring numerous audience suggestions, lines of dialogue, character quirks, historical figures, and of course, drinking games. Audience members often join the cast on stage for games and a song. As usual, there is no script or safety net for the cast, and no two shows are the same. The “Wheel of Drinking Games” returns as well, a roulette wheel-style drinking game the audience plays with the cast.
With performances on Fridays and Saturdays each week, that’s twice as many scenes, songs and shots to be consumed in the course of the week. With the new additions to the cast for the upcoming season, Thirsty now boasts a cast of veterans with experience at Second City, iO, Mayne Stage and ComedySportz, as well as other various stages in and around the city.
Friday’s Cast (aka “The Hard Lickers”): John Pantlind, Steve Persch, Annie Donley, Drew Kearse and Caleb George
Saturday’s Cast (aka "Frisky on the Rocks"): Katie Dufresne, Eric Muller, Rebecca Slack, Rob Speer, Ryan Williams, and Neil O’Callaghan.
Since 2009, Chicago's best and brightest comedic improvisers have been taking to the stage for an interactive show unlike any other. The city's reigning improv drinking champions compete for laughs and drinks in a show best described as "Whose Line is it Anyway?" meets boxed wine. It's fast-paced fun for the whole family to enjoy (provided everyone in your family is of legal drinking age).