'Cago is a brand new kind of live comedy show that aspires to create an environment for experimentation within various forms. The show is a celebration of Chicago's rich tradition of comedy, and challenges the trajectory Chicago comedy has taken -- a much more commercial route that relies heavily on paying for classes and being starstruck by notable alumni. Instead of a standard showcase -- performers come up, do their thing, and sit down -- this show encourages a community amongst performers. There isn't a moment to catch your breath during this show because it is always on to the next thing, whether a different act/form, a performance from the house band, and interjection from the host, or a performance from the producers.
‘Cago! is now officially a house show! You can catch it monthly with an amazing lineup of performers, including a new music act every month.