World's Greatest Dad(?) featuring Jimmy Carrane

July 10

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Fri, Jul 10th, 2020 at 7:30 pm

After 10 years in group therapy, Jimmy Carrane is still unhappy that he is not as famous as some of the people he started out doing improv with. So when his therapist suggests that Jimmy and his wife have a baby to bring more joy into their life, Jimmy sets out to become a first-time dad at age 52, at the same time that his own father is dying. From fertility treatments to a disastrous funeral, Carrane takes us on a funny and poignant roller coaster of life and death and shares his discovery that you don’t have to be the “greatest” to be a good dad.

Jimmy's bio:
An original member of The Annoyance Theater and Armando at The iO-Chicago, Jimmy has written and starred in several acclaimed one-man shows including “I’m 27, I Still Live at Home and I Sell Office Supplies” and “Living in a Dwarf’s House.” He may be best known to some Chicago audiences from his seven years as host of Studio 312 on Chicago Public Radio, a show-within-a-show on WBEZ’s 848, where he interviewed celebrities including Conan O’Brien, Cindy Crawford and Jeff Garlin. Later, Carrane gained notoriety as the host of the popular podcast Improv Nerd, where he interviewed some of the biggest names in comedy, including Key & Peele, Broad City, Bob Odenkirk, Adam McKay, Jon Favreau, and more. Today, Jimmy is a renowned and respected improv teacher, having taught at The Second City, iO-Chicago, The Annoyance, Victory Gardens and other locations for more than 25 years. Find out more at

Friday, July 10, 2020 • 7:30 P.M.

Tickets $30, Stage Tables $35

111 W Campbell St,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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