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"Whose Line?" Improv in its 6th Smash Year at The Comedy Shrine

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If you want to watch professional actors at work, you don’t need to hang around the set of the movies filming in the area… just come out to The Comedy Shrine in Aurora.

Members of the Shrine’s Improv ensemble are professional actors and improvisers who have collectively logged thousands of hours on the improv stage. In addition, several have screen credits in their resume, including recent appearances in the TV shows Chicago Code and The Playboy Club as well as the blockbuster film Contagion.

“I’m thrilled to be onstage with such incredible actors every week!” says club owner Dave Sinker.

The club’s “Whose Line?” improv show – based on the popular TV offering “Whose Line is it Anyway?” – is now in its sixth smash year of offering the best in short form improv every weekend. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday; “Whose Line? The Naughty Show” plays each Friday at 10 p.m.

The Comedy Shrine opened in downtown Naperville in January 2005, and it quickly became the area’s premier place for improv comedy. After more than five years of unprecedented success it relocated this year to a new and expanded site at 4034 Fox Valley Center Drive, just west of Fox Valley Mall in Aurora.

In addition to the improv theater, The Comedy Shrine is also the home to ComedyComedy at the Shrine, a separate stand-up theater under the direction of long-time stand-up producer Bert Borth. A full lounge, showcasing the thousands of pieces of comedy memorabilia from Sinker’s personal collection that puts the “shrine” in the club’s name, completes the total entertainment experience found at The Comedy Shrine.

For the full schedule or to order tickets, visit or call the box office at 630-585-0300.

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