The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Presents
The 10th Annual Del Close Marathon
Friday, August 8th through Sunday, August 10th
Browing via phone? Check our stripped down schedule.
Del Close was the driving force behind improvisational comedy in Chicago for over 30 years influencing Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, John Belushi, Chris Farley and the Upright Citizens Brigade to name a few. After Del's passing in 1999, the UCB started the Del Close Marathon to celebrate their mentor and keep alive his name and teachings for future generations.
Over 150 Shows Over 1 Weekend!
From Friday afternoon August 8 to after midnight on Sunday August 10, there will be improv non-stop at the UCB Theatre. Groups from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Phoenix, Austin, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Ontario, St. Louis, Toronto, and more, will perform on one of three stages.
Check out the full schedule for the marathon!
Weekend Passes will cost $25 and are only sold at the door. You cannot make reservations for most of the marathon. Just come to one of the venues, buy a $25 pass and see as much improv as you want over the weekend.
Shows at the Kate Murphy Amphitheater must be purchased separately from the rest of the marathon. Tickets for these shows are $10 each and are available through the UCBT website or below. For these shows you will be able to reserve your tickets and pay for them on line. If there are seats available at showtime, those with passes will be admitted on a standby basis.
Links to buy tickets for FIT ShowsFri 4:30 pm: TAKE IT PERSONAL: The Hip Hop Improv Show w/ Jadakiss at FIT Haft Auditorium
Fri 4:30 pm: fwand at SVA-Silas (large)
Fri 5:00 pm: The Swarm at SVA-Beatrice (small)
Fri 6:00 pm: John & Scott at FIT Haft Auditorium
Fri 6:00 pm: KempSas at SVA-Silas (large)
Fri 6:30 pm: Baby Wants Candy at SVA-Beatrice (small)
Fri 7:30 pm: Let's Have A Ball at FIT Haft Auditorium
Fri 7:30 pm: Mother at SVA-Silas (large)
Fri 8:00 pm: The Two-Man Movie at SVA-Beatrice (small)
Sat 4:30 pm: Nick Kroll & Friends at FIT Haft Auditorium
Sat 4:30 pm: Gravid Water at SVA-Silas (large)
Sat 5:00 pm: The UCBT NY-LA Touring Company All-Stars! at SVA-Beatrice (small)
Sat 6:00 pm: The Chris Gethard Show at FIT Haft Auditorium
Sat 6:00 pm: BriTANicK at SVA-Silas (large)
Sat 6:30 pm: Convoy at SVA-Beatrice (small)
Sat 7:30 pm: Shitty Jobs at SVA-Silas (large)
Sat 8:00 pm: 2 SQUARE at SVA-Beatrice (small)