The Bat

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An improv show in the dark!

DSI turns off the lights and performs The Bat with the inventor of The Bat: Joe Bill!

Joe Bill is widely regarded as one of the best Teachers of Scenic and Comedic Improvisation in America today. He studied with Del Close at Improv Olympic, and co-founded the Annoyance Theatre.

Joe has performed, coached, directed and innovated Improv Structure with a vast number of successful groups including The Screw Puppies at Annoyance, Georgia Pacific at iO Chicago, with whom he developed The Bat, The Throwdown at Donny’s Skybox at Second City and The Playground and The Scramble which he has taught and directed in 9 cities in the U.S. Joe has taught and or performed at every major Improv Festival in The United States, and he currently teaches and does corporate training at iO Chicago.




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