Featured Talent

Amy Niko Schwartz


AMY NIKO SCHWARTZ performs at Zanies Comedy Clubs​ ​and​ is currently a producer and performer on Booth Comedy Hour at the Elbo Room. She was a writer and ensemble cast member for Outside The Box at Laugh Factory Chicago. She currently is a improv cast member at Crossbreed Comedy at the Laugh Factory and co-host on B.A.D. Waves Radio on que4.org.  

Rob Wilson


ROB WILSON was a cast member of Second City's Black History show as well as one of their 2017 Bob Curry Fellows. He is an ensemble member of Baby Wants Candy and has toured the nation. He has performed at the NBCUniversal Break Out Comedy Festival, The NYC International Fringe Festival  and can be seen on NBC’s "Chicago Fire" and FOX’s "Empire."

See Rob's stand-up act here:  https://youtu.be/plgSH3gJLwY 



GROOVEBOX is a crazy musical combination of Reggie Watts, Incubus, and something you've never heard before. He's a one man orchestra and is capable of making your event feel like you're at a raging music festival or an intimate jazz show, whatever you prefer. 

Matt Chiaramonte


MATT CHIARAMONTE is a Chicago comedian who's made a name for himself performing at clubs and shows in Chicago, as well as producing Crossbreed Comedy, a monthly variety show for the last 5 years. His sharp writing and comfortable stage presence helped Matt become a finalist in the 2017 Laughing Devil Comedy Festival in NYC. The Chicago Tribune awarded him the "Jerry Seinfeld Award for Observational Humor,"

Sherman Edwards


SHERMAN EDWARDS was named 2012’s ‘Best Stand Up Comic in Chicago’ by the Chicago Reader and has been a featured performer at the TBS Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago, The Del Close Marathon in New York, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and other notable clubs and theaters around the US. He can be found doing stand up, theater, improv and he can be seen on HBO GO's “Single Long” and FOX’s “Empire”. Please click on the attached link to see Sherman's act in action: https://youtu.be/bDKSSZMIVwM.  

Nathan Cotter


Nathan Cotter spends his free time performing all over the Chicago area. If he's not acting in a play, he's improvising comedy. If not that, then he's playing music. With his guitar and looper, he can entertain crowds of any size.

Christopher Bell


CHRISTOPHER BELL is an actor, mime, magician, improvisor, entrepreneur  and founder of Improv Unlimited over 17 years ago.  

Chris' credits span the last 35 years and include both television and stage credits, including teaching his trademark magic effect "The Incline" to Michael Jackson for his concert tour in the early 90's.

In addition to show business, 

Chris has been the CEO of Bell Communications and is currently the President and CEO of Mediatainment®, Improv Unlimited's parent company.

Warren Phynix Johnson


WARREN PHYNIX JOHNSON is Improv Unlimited's Artistic Director.  His credits include:  The Second City’s National Touring Company, RedCo.; The Second City (Theatrical) revue; “The Second City Does Baltimore”, Crossbreed Comedy with Laugh Factory’s house team, “Bastards Of The Underground”, Improv Unlimited Corporate Comedy Shows, “Bastards Of The Underground at iO Chicago.  He was an ensemble member in McDonald’s Corp’s only traveling improv show: America’s Next Success Story.  Click here to see Warren's Comedy Reel!  


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