The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Presents
The 11th Annual Del Close Marathon
Friday, August 14th through Sunday, August 16th
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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 14 to after midnight on Sunday August 16, 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, Finland, Hawaii, Baltimore, Ontario, St. Louis, Toronto, and more, will perform on one of three stages.
To see the marathon, you need a wristband. They are for sale for $25 at the door to each of our venues: the UCBT Theatre, Hudson Guild or Urban Stages (while shows are going on). Events at FIT are specially-priced -- tickets for those cost $12 and must be bought separately. Details for those are in the FIT show descriptions