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Magnet Theater

The Armando Diaz Experience


The legendary show is reborn!

Created in 1995 at the iO Theater in Chicago, The Armando Diaz Experience IS the longest running improv show EVER. A guest monologist takes a suggestion from the audience and shares true stories from their life. These stories are then brought to life by a rotating cast of improv all-stars, which take audiences on a high minded, exhilarating comedic joy ride that will leave mouths tired of smiling. And occasionally, just occasionally, the man with his name on the show will drop by for some fun.

Featured Monologist: Chris Duffy

Chris is a standup and improviser who has performed at colleges and festivals throughout the country. Chris is the producer/host of You're the Expert and the Editor-in-Chief of Paperweight, a digital humor magazine featured on

In addition to comedy, Chris is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Makeshift Magazine, and Wag's Revue. Chris, a former fifth grade teacher, leads workshops at schools and universities on using humor in the classroom and consults on various projects at the intersection of comedy, education, and communication.

Upcoming Shows

    Sat Apr 30th, 2016, 7:30pm - $10
    Featured Monologist: Mike Perry
    Sat May 7th, 2016, 7:30pm - $10
    Featured Monologist: Charles Rogers (Search Party)
    Sat May 14th, 2016, 7:30pm - $10
    Featured Monologist: Lex Morales

    Sat May 21st, 2016, 7:30pm - $10
    Featured Monologist: Rev. Jim Kast-Keat
    Sat May 28th, 2016, 7:30pm - $10
    Featured Monologist: Kristy Hasen