The Boys Featuring Susan Messing & Rachael Mason - Chicago, IL

The Boys Featuring Susan Messing & Rachael Mason - Chicago, IL
Susan Messing and Rachael Mason are The Boys.
 
THE BOYS
We make it worse.
 
They have toured the globe with their unforgettable, unabashed, and  unapologetic balls out improv comedy.
 
Separately, they are powerful forces of nature… Together they own the world.
 
They guarantee a show that´s disturbingly delightful and their classes will change they way you see improv.
 
Bios:
Susan Messing, a NJ native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School, has been an improviser and comedian for thirty years.  She is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre.  Susan created and teaches her curriculum at iO Chicago, iO West in Hollywood,  The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the country. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University and teaches for The School at Steppenwolf, and The University of Chicago.  Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Late Fridays, and her most impressive bit movie role was as a bad stripper in a halo brace in Let’s Go to Prison! You can see her play every Tuesday night at the iO in Molly, every Thursday night in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, now in its 10th year at The Annoyance Theatre, and every Friday night at The Second City with The Boys.
“Improviser of the Year” – Chicago Improv Festival
“Best Improviser” – Chicago Reader
“Funniest Woman in Chicago” – Chicago Magazine

Rachael Mason began her career in improvisation at Skidmore College, home of the National College Comedy Festival, with the Ad-Liberal Artists. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, concentrating on Shakespearean Studies, she moved to Chicago to study improv comedy with Del Close. She is now the head of Advanced Improvisation for The Second City where she created the Scenic Improv and Dramatic Improv programs as well as The History of Satire Series for The Second City Training Center.  She has performed musical improv with Baby Wants Candy at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, directed and performed at The Annoyance, played with The Hot Karl at ComedySportz, and had almost every job at iO (where she was Training Center Director for 8 years), done The Spoletto Festival with The Second City National Touring Company, and is currently in the cast of The Second City Improv All-Stars at The Up Comedy Club as well as with Second City's first resident improv show, The Boys, every Friday night at 9pm. She is a mom, jerk, and nerd.