1. See an improv show at all 14 venues throughout Chicago chicagoimprovfestival.org 2. See performers from 10 different countries 3. There are over 150 acts 4. The improv variety - there are 8 categories to choose from 5. Check out the brand new shiny Under the Gun Theater, founded by Kevin Mullaney, Chicago Improv Festival Artistic Director 6. Check out the new Annoyance Theatre & Bar space 7. Check out the new iO Chicago space 8. Watch a long form improv show 9. Watch a short form improv show 10. Watch a musical improv show 11. Watch a genre improv show 12. Watch an experimental improv show 13. Watch a dramatic improv show 14. Watch an emerging artist improv show 15. See an improv group from a different country 16. Party with your favorite improv peeps at the after parties 17. Support your favorite improv group 18. Discover a new favorite improv group 19. Sharpen those improv chops by signing up for one (or more) of the 12 workshops 20. To see why the festival has been around for 18 years 21. To run into your improv teacher & suck up 22. To see a friend/co-worker/significant other/stranger perform 23. To see a one of a kind show that will never be seen anywhere else in the world ever again 24. To meet your soulmate(s) 25. For the photo opts 26. To see some of the best improvisers in the world 27. To watch invisible objects open, close, ring, speak, burn, maim, and kill in a safe, clean environment 28. To laugh a lot! 29. To laugh and cry 30. Your mom told us she wants you to come 31. To watch the next actor BEFORE they make SNL 32. To hope that those improvisers sing a song about your best friend and embarrass the heck out of them 33. To see if the improv performed has anything to do with the team names 34. To be a supportive audience member 35. To see what color the wristbands are this year 36. To shout out suggestions (preferrably something more exciting than banana) 37. To use your imagination 38. To see the amazing Katydids one last time before the premiere of their new show Teachers 39. To see the awesomely talented ladies of the Wild Horses 40. To see the very funny Sasheer Zamata from SNL along with Phil Augusta Jackson comedian & writer for Key & Peele 41. To see the smart guys from Trainwreck, Dan Bakkendal & Ed Furman (dude go check out the resumes on these guys) 42. To see the brilliant ladies of Joan and Ro who you may know as Katie Rich, a writer for SNL & Second City mainstage alumni, & Holly Laurent, writer, actress & Second City mainstage alumni 43. To see the awesomely fantastic Chicago natives Rob Belushi & Jon Barinholtz in their popular improv group Sheldon 44. To see the incomprobable Jeffery Sweet one man show You Only Shoot the Ones You Love 45. To make new friends 46. To see all the groups in Open Stage 47. To accept the challenge 48. To have fun! 49. To be apart of the largest improv festival in the world 50. To understand why Chicago is the center of the comedy universe!