One Group Mind
We are an Improvisers and Comedians Guild dedicated to supporting our members by offering training, performances, perks, compensation, and career-building resources.
Why One Group Mind?
Our members perform long form improvisation, stand-up and scripted material at The Comedy Clubhouse in Chicago's Wicker Park. Our comedy club is the highest rated club on Facebook and Google, a Critic's Pick in PerformInk, a Top 13 Comedy Club in Time Out Chicago, a finalist for Best Venue for Stand-up in the Chicago Reader, and Best Comedy Club Near You in Urban Matters with some great press about us. Our members receive more performance opportunities than any other institution in the city.
We use long form improvisation to train improvisers, creative writers, and comics. Developed over 25 years, our program includes techniques not taught elsewhere and stresses reacting to the moment on stage with the tools you have rather than trying to make your performance fit a predetermined formula. In addition to regular classes or rehearsals with experienced coaches and teachers, we also supplement your education with a private, online Education Resource Center complete with videos and text explanations.
We are a membership-based organization that collects dues from its members in exchange for training, performances, perks, resources, and the ability to be compensated for your work. Our list of perks continues to grow rapidly including giving our members 100% of online ticket sales for audiences they bring, the ability to put up your show with no rent and a 50/50 split, free tickets to your shows, and more!
In addition to offering member perks, we do everything we can to invest in our members' careers. We bring in SAG-AFTRA for Q & A's about the industry, hold stand-up comic workshops, and have been the host venue for Reductress workshops. Our private online site provides resources for local open mics, rehearsal rental spaces in the area, and reviews on local training institutions. We'd like to think we had a small hand in the many successes of our alumni!
$30 - $75 a month
Want to perform group improvised pieces regularly in front of a live audience? Want to receive training, resources, and compensation? Then audition to become a permanent member!
$30 - $45 a month
Want to perform stand-up comedy regularly in front of a live audience? Want to receive training, resources, and compensation? Then audition to become a permanent member!