based improvisation training
ground. Started by Charna Halpern and Del Close
, it specializes in teaching the longform style known as the harold
. Currently located across from Wrigley Field
Famous alumni of ImprovOlympic include Mike Meyers, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Andy Dick, Tim Meadows, and Andy Richter. Chicago alums fleeing to Los Angeles have set up an ImprovOlympic West.