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Chicago City Limits has been performing its unique style of comedy and improvisational theater for two decades.

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Chicago City Limits is New York's longest-running comedy revue, thrilling audiences for over twenty-five years with its unique style of improvisational comedy. Its critically acclaimed show, award-winning National Touring Company, and top notch theatre training program has made Chicago City Limits a New York landmark.

Chicago City Limits was founded in 1977 in Chicago by George Todisco and actors participating in the workshop program at The Second City. In 1979, Chicago City Limits relocated to New York, performing regularly at Catch a Rising Star, the Improvisation, the Duplex, and other noted clubs. It established its own theater in the summer of 1980 and began a continuous run of over 8,500 performances.

Over the years, Chicago City Limits has made numerous TV appearances, including "The Today Show," "McLaughlin," "The Joan Rivers Show," "The Jackie Mason Show," Comedy Central, PBS, and "Good Day NY." The group appeared in its own TV new comedy series, "Reel News," on the USA network.

The Chicago City Limits National Touring Company performs at colleges, corporate events and regional theatres throughout the country. The group has appeared at such diverse venues as Lincoln Center, HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival, the Smithsonian Institution and the "Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon."

The Chicago City Limits Training Center, now in its 23rd season offers New York City's most thorough improvisation training, with classes for beginners and seasoned performers. Besides comedy improvisation classes, Chicago CIty Limits offers workshops on topics such as musical improvisation, character development, improvisation for actors, sketch writing, physical comedy, and stand up.

Chicago City Limits also teaches creativity and team-building seminars for corporations across the country.

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