on May 13, 2004
...and Rob Kozlowski does a great job of showing how improv spread outside of these two venerable institutions during the late 80's throughout the 90's. Granted, it's an easier read for people who either live in Chicago or are familiar with the Chicago scene, but I have heard several improvisors who've recently moved here reference this book as a great guide to help them figure out where they want to study and where they want to perform.
on October 12, 2002
This is a very well written history of Chicago Improv. Having just jmped into the improv waters a few years ago it was pretty interesting to leanr about the origin and growth of what we perform today.
True it can be a little bewildering to keep track of all the names and places, especially if you live outsode of Chicago. However the creation and growth of the form make for a nice read.
A great book for people new to long form who want more history than Del Close & Charna Halpern.
Now if I could only get my copy back from Erik with a K.