The boys of Switch enjoy hanging out, talking about “guy stuff” and slapping each other around. These real-life tendencies have directly impacted their improvised form; a modified Living Room that opens with honest discussion stemming from audience suggestion. From there, nothing is off limits. The boys play fast and physical; climbing on each other, using each other as objects and giant fight scenes are common in shows. Nothing is ignored as they constantly push the scenes and each other throughout the show. There is no time for rest when Switch performs because their edits are soft and transformational, using the physical position, line or idea in the current scene to jump-start the next. It is with trust and love that Switch plays and by the end of the show, the boys will be exhausted and covered in sweat and the audience will have experienced a full, physical and outlandish piece of improvisational art.
Switch has been performing for 2 years, performing over 200 shows together. They spent a year in the Chicago barprov scene before being spotted by Charna Halpern, founder of the iO, and given an unprecedented two-night run (Saturdays and Thursdays) at the world famous iO Chicago Theater. Switch Committee currently headlines Thursday night at the iO Cabaret Theater.