The Armando Show

Comedy, Stand-up
The Armando Show.
Photograph: Courtesy iO West The Armando Show.

Chicago's longest-running improv show finds its LA home at iO West. Each week, a different guest monologuist begins the show with a true, personal story. Then a rotating cast of iO's best players uses that story to inspire scenes and characters. It's a simple format with a lot of staying power, as Los Angeles has no dearth of guest-star greats: Fred Willard, Harry Shearer, Drew Carey and Alanis Morissette have each shared tales before. The players are great, but much of this night's joy comes from watching the visitor laugh or cringe as his or her life is spun into side-splitting improv.

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