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Improv & Stand-Up Comedy

Murder Mysteries





Some of the most experienced folks in the business that make a real connection with your funny bone.


Improv Playhouse improv comedy teams are some of the best around having performed in literally hundreds of venues including Fortune 500 events, private parties, college campuses and bar/bat mitzvahs. 

Customized to your liking, OUR FAMILY FRIENDLY show mimics the format of improv that inspired ABC’s hit TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” that turns into a mesmerizing, gut giggling, belly laugh-out that lasts between 45-60 minutes. 

Our Touring Team members have national credentials including: Second City Cruise Ship talent, iO and Steppenwolf performers and national commercials including the 2010 Super Bowl.  Several of our comedians are members of the national talent unions including Actors Equity & SAG-AFTRA.  

"David... GREAT reviews. Thank you so much for having a production that all were happy with.  You have great improv comedy teams and I hope we will work together again soon."  Joyce Feuer/Owner, Joyce's Event and Party Planning


  • High energy!
  • Zaniness! 
  • Good clean professional fun (without giving away the whole show). 
  • Performers from the top conservatories and improv comedy training centers in the world. 
  • Guaranteed family and corporate friendly humor that will leave you and your guests laughing with incredible memories till their next event!


Abbott Labs

"Thank you so much; my whole group absolutely LOVED it!  On the improv side it was very funny to develop something about meetings (corporations are crazy about meetings, including meeting about meetings and meeting before the meeting…) . Overall, this was the most unique training and entertainment any of us have done for the duration of time spent at Abbott."

Sherri R. Bar Mitzvah Party

'We knew that improv comedy was going to be a hit, especially after seeing some of the bigger "name" places in the city, but you (Improv Playhouse) really hit it out of the ballpark for Aaron's Bar Mitzvah Party. "

Mark J. Valkanet, Senior Pastor: Living Waters Assembly of God

"I just wanted to say "thank you" to you and your team for the wonderful job they did for our event this weekend."




The Improv Playhouse offers some of the best stand-up comedians in the Midwest.  Among our talent we offer you the hilarity of folks who have been on Oprah, HBO, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, FOX and The Tonight Show! Improv Playhouse features "corporate friendly" comedy.



Private event



We are Chicago's Premiere Murder Mystery Event Producers

Tired of the same old Board Game?

Bored with your Board Meeting?


Solve the crime through our fun-filled, interactive Whodunnit!

Our actors and Your Guests are the Characters!

Make your next event come alive!

Group sizes from 10 to100+

ABBVIE CORPORATE HR has this to say about Improv Playhouse Murder Mysteries

"David – we had a wonderful time last night!  Everyone laughed and giggled, shocked and surprised.  We will definitely do this again Detective Lisa and your Improv Playhouse staff were the most successful part and highlights of our event!  She, especially, gave the event the ambiance to jump in and play the parts well.  Great timing and kept us connected.  It was perfect…."

And NAVAL BASE GREAT LAKES gives us raves!

Your team executed the entire evening flawlessly!  Rick and Lisa were hysterically funny as well as seamlessly facilitating the mystery with our our group of over 80 guests. We have a waiting list for your next event with us. Everyone really enjoyed themselves

and had a terrific time dancing with your DJ and MC to cap off a great evening!


(As few as 10 guests to solve a Murder!)

  • FIVE CARD DRAW!!!  The Smell of Gunsmoke:  A fixed card game at the Short Branch Saloon!
  • FEUD IN RAGTIME:  Model T's and silent films. Chicago 1915.
  • BYE BYE BUCCA!  The continuing saga of the Bucca Family during the Roaring 20's at its most nostalgic!!
  • LOVE YOU TO DEATH: It's the Fabulous Forties! It's Chicago! It's...the DeChette Mob!
  • THE MYSTERY OF THE CLASS OF '57:   It's the Homecoming Pep Rally and the Possums' quarterback was drowned in the pool.
  • THE CASE OF THE SPOOKY SEANCE:  The list of believers in Madame Gaze's psychic abilities spans the globe and reads like a Who's Who! 
  • DEAD ON THE MONEY:  Q. What do tennis, golf and thoroughbred hunting dogs have in common?  Find your answer in this hilarious "Southern Fried" mystery!
  • DEATH BENEATH THE SPHINX:  The Egyptian sun, palm trees, and pyramids mingle with international finance, mummies, death curses, and smuggled treasures.
  • FITNESS CAN BE MURDER:  News flash! The steam room of the PUMP 'N' PRESS Fitness Center is now a crime scene.
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL TO DIE FOR:   Return to Merrie Olde England and that fateful Christmas Eve when Scrooge was transformed by the Spirits of Christmas into a kind and generous soul. Then who would have wanted to kill the old man the very next night? There's a whole village of suspects, including his own nephew, the poor clerk and his wife, a half-crocked maid, and the local schoolmaster.
  • GREAT REINDEER HOAX!!   We've all heard the proof that Santa exists because he ran over Grandma with his reindeer. But new evidence has surfaced that Grandma's death was no accident. Grandpa's been acting awfully screwy, and then there's Uncle Louie . . . or was it Cousin Mel? Find out who saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus and who's gettin' nuttin' for Christmas!
  • THE ELF WHO KNEW TOO MUCH!  Turmoil at the North Pole. Comet has organized the reindeer and they have gone on strike. The hardest working elf, Endorfin, has been electrocuted, and a depressed Santa has gone on a feeding frenzy. Who will help get out the toys this Christmas?



Corporate and Weddings

"Hi David,Thank you SO MUCH.    I am just now getting caught up on my post wedding emails! We had such a great time and your staff was incredible and so much fun!!!  Our guests are still raving..." - L. Kind Rehearsal Dinner

Mitzvah's and Kid Parties

"Hi David,  I just got off the phone and wanted to say, yet again, how amazing your group is to work with.  You are so above a beyond the "typical" that I don't have the right words to express it!  Thank you for offering to work with us, understanding the situation and finding a solution.  As usual, there were creative ideas and a tremendous amount of thoughtfulness as well as the professional experience to make solid recommendations.  The values behind the work you have committed to really show.   With all my heart THANK YOU!!    Gratefully, Lisa"

Sweet 16s and Grad Parties

"We had such a fun party in our back yard with all of our friends and your TERRIFIC DJ!  Matt was perfect for us.  He was professional, cute, ON-TIME, and knew just the right mix of music to keep us dancing and having an awesome time throughout the night!.   We are going to use Blast for our family picnic this summer!"



MUSICIANS:  Classical, Jazz, Folk.  Duets, Trios, Quartets, etc.

"We loved having Improv Playhouse provide our entertainment needs again. 'Captain Jack' was great! Improv Playhouse talent is always terrific with the customers, helping to get people involved with the games and prizes.  We will continue to use Improv Playhouse for future events!" -Sandberg Jewelers

Party Coordinators, Celebrity Look-a-likes, Face Painting, Clowns, Magicians, Balloonists

Any combination of entertainment can be arranged to make your party new and exciting.

Let us know what your budget is. We’re flexible and can customize a package to fit your needs.

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