News

03.19.14
The Katydids are thrilled to share that TV Land has given a pilot order for TEACHERS with Alison Brie executive producing.

Check out the articles on Deadline and Variety for more information.

10.15.13
Rave Reviews on Teachers from The Tangled Web We Watch!
 
The Tangled Web We Watch has several glowing reviews on The Katydids' hit web series, TEACHERS. Read them here.
10.3.13
The Katydids on the Exploring the Opportunities of the Exploding Web Series Format Panel at the Inaugural Chicago Film & Media Summit 
 
The Katydids are thrilled to be speaking on a panel at the inaugural Chicago Film & Media Summit, presented by the city of Chicago. The event will be packed with networking, panels, and films. We are honored to be on the Exploring the Opportunities of the Exploding Web Series Format panel along with Brett Blake (The Onion), Scilla Andreen (Indie Flix), Chef Hamoro Cantu (Cooking Under Pressure), and Naomi Lennon (web rep at Naomi Lennon Management).
 
The event is free, but spots are limited. Click here for more info and to register!
 
 
 
9.26.13
What's Third Base? to be Screened at Midwest Independent Film Festival Event
 
The Katydids' sketch What's Third Base? will be screened at the Midwest Independent Film Festival's 2013 Advertising Community Shorts Program! The Midwest Independent Film Festival takes place every First Tuesday of the month at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark, in Chicago. Our piece will be screened on October 1, 2013, at 7:30pm (with a pre-show reception at 6:00pm, a producers panel at 6:30pm, and after-party at 9:30pm). Click here for more info and to buy tickets!
 
The Katydids' produced this piece with Cap Gun Collective for Above Average, Broadway Video's online division. 
 

9.19.13
New Breaking Bad inspired video coming Sunday, September 22.
 
Along with Polymyth Productions, The Katydids have produced a new Breaking Bad-inspired video, that will be released a few hours before the second-to-last episode of the series. Stay tuned! 
 
 
8.27.13
Funny or Die promotes Teachers!
 
Funny or Die reached out to The Katydids for a collaboration! We have been featured on their landing page this week and they have added us to their YouTube promotions this week!
 
6.10.13
Check out The Katydids' premiere video with Above Average.
 
What's Third Base?, The Katydids' first Above Average video, was released today! You can view it here. Special thanks to all of the wonderful people at Cap Gun Collective, who shot and edited the piece. It was directed by Alex Fendrich. 
 
5.22.13
Catch The Katydids at the TBS Just for Laughs festival!!
 
The Katydids, along with Atlanta's Tripp & Tyler, will be representing Above Average in this year's TBS Just for Laughs festival in Chicago. The festival features some of the country's top comedians, including Russell Brand, Bob Newhart, Seth Myers, David Cross, and many more. The Katydids will be performing at Stage 773 on Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13. 
 
4.3.13
Three episodes of Teachers: The Web Series will be screened at the Gold Coast Film Festival. 
 
Three episodes of The Katydids' web series, Teachers, will be screened at the Gold Coast Film Festival in Chicago on Saturday, April 13. It should be a great party, so pop by to see Fairy Tales, Headache, and Kim Markley, on the big screen!
 
2.25.13
A new partnership with Lorne Michaels' online company, Above Average Productions! 
 
The Katydids are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Above Average Productions to produce new videos! We are so excited to begin working with them-- stay tuned for new shorts!
 
2.6.13
The Katydids to perform at the 2013 Chicago Improv Festival!
 
The Katydids will be performing at the Chicago Improv Festival on Saturday, April 6, at 11:59pm at the deMaat Studio Theatre at The Second City. 
 
1.18.13
We're excited to announce that The Onion has partnered with Teachers to premier five unreleased episodes!
 
You can see the first episode here. Check back every Friday through February 15. And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
 
11.27.12
With only three weeks under our belt, Teachers has reached over 350,000 views on YouTube!!
More episodes to come every week between now and Christmas. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel or check us out on Vimeo!
 
11.13.12
Our web series, Teachers, has reached nearly 80,000 views in only a week!
Three more episodes will be released on Wednesday, November 14, and one will feature SNL's new cast member, Cecily Strong. Check us out at www.teacherswebseries.com!
 
11.8.12
The Katydids' Teachers Web Series is now live!
Learn more about the characters, catch our first three episodes, and connect more with us at www.teacherswebseries.com!
 
11.1.12
Teachers: The Web Series
to be released this week! Check out our first three episodes on Wednesday, November 7, here.
 
10.15.12
The Katydids are excited to announce that they will begin a new run of shows at The Annoyance Theatre and Bar this November!
They will be improvising back-to-back with a group of veteran improvisors who also all share the same name: Tim. Catch them on Wednesday nights at 9:30 starting November 7 through the end of December!
 
8.10.12
With the help of Matthew Miller, Cap Gun Collective, and Whitehouse Post, The Katydids have finished shooting their web series, Teachers!
Like us on Facebook and keep an eye out for our first episode to roll out sometime in September!
 
6.17.12
The Katydids will be performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade's Del Close Marathon in New York City on June 29, at 11:30pm, at the Hudson Guild Theatre.
 
6.17.12
The Katydids were featured on Gorgeous Ladies of Comedy's website in their recent post, Paving the Way, Chicago Style.
 
4.25.12
The Katydids return to the iO Theater with improv shows May 1 through June 5 on Tuesday nights at 10:00pm.
 
4.24.12
The Katydids are teaming up with Chicago director, Matt Miller, to produce Teachers, a web series, this June.
We have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production costs. If you are able to contribute even the smallest amount, we would be so grateful!
 
3.30.12
The Katydids’ latest short, How to Live Like Beyonce, has received over 150,000 views
and has been appearing on numerous websites including AOL, Brazil’s Jezebel, Italy’s Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, MTV, The Huffington Post, College Humor, and Perez Hilton.
 
11.24.11
The Katydids newest short, Adults & Tiaras, is in The Huffington Post and Gapers Block
 
11.18.11
The Katydids are proud to be a part of Laughing for a Change, a benefit for Family Rescue, an organization that is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community.
The Katydids will be screening their short Adults & Tiaras at their benefit on December 11th (see Calendar for details) and were photographed as pinups for the month of April in their 2012 calendar. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to Family Rescue. For more information on how to donate to this great cause, please visit their website.
 
11.4.2011
The Katydids’ run with Family Tree House Boat Accident has been extended again!
Come see us Sunday nights at 10:30pm until January 8th at iO Chicago.
 
10.22.11
The Katydids’ run with Family Tree House Boat Accident has been extended!
Come see us Sunday nights at 10:30pm until December 18th at iO Chicago.
 
08.23.11
Praise for the 'Dids!
The Katydids' Sunday night improv show was Chicago Reader Recommended and a TimeOut Critics' Pick.
 
8.03.11
Katydids Short Appears in Chicago Short Film Festival
The Chicago Short Comedy Video and Film Festival chose The Katydids' short, "People Against the Malling of Wrigleyville," as one of the official selections for 2011. The festival was held at the Chicago Cultural Center Theater.
 
05.26.11
The Katydids back in Del Close Marathon in New York City
The Katydids were selected to perform at the Del Close Marathon in NYC on August 14th. For more details, see our Calendar.
 
05.26.11
The Katydids Start a New Run at iO Chicago
The Katydids are pleased to join improv veterans, Family Tree House Boat Accident, at 10:30pm Sunday nights July 17th-September 4th.
 
03.15.11
Katydids to Perform at the Chicago Improv Festival
The Katydids will be performing at the 2011 Chicago Improv Festival on Saturday, April 30, at 10:30pm at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy Theater (1420 W. Irving Park Road).
 
03.15.11
Katydids to Perform at the Southern Illinois Improv Festival
The Katydids will be performing for the second year in a row at the Southern Illinois Improv Festival on Saturday, April 23, at 9pm, at the Varsity Theater in Carbondale, IL.
 
03.09.11
Nice to Meet You; I Love You Nominated for Del Award
Nice to Meet You; I Love You: the Katydids' first sketch show, was nominated for a 2011 Del Award for Best Scripted Show at iO Chicago.
 
02.28.11
The Katydids Start a New Run at iO Chicago
The Katydids are pleased to join improv veterans, Family Tree House Boat Accident, at 10:30pm Sunday nights starting March 20.
 
01.11.11
The Katydids' First Sketch Show is Coming to i.O. Chicago
Nice to Meet You; I Love You: A Sketch Show by The Katydids, will be performed Thursdays at 8pm at iO Chicago in the Del Close Theater starting February 3.
 
10.04.10
The Katydids Are Heading to Los Angeles
Come see us at iO West's Mainstage on November 15th at 9:00 p.m.! For more details, please see Upcoming Shows!
 
09.23.10
Katydids Get Another Run at i.O. Chicago
The Katydids are excited to announce another run at iO Chicago. You can now see The Katydids on Thursdays in iO's Del Close Theater at 10:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. in iO's Cabaret Theater with 1,2,3...Fag! and Michael Pizza.
 
07.20.10
Katydids Get Another Run at i.O. Chicago
The Katydids are happy to announce their second run at iO Chicago! Come see us Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. from August 19th to September 30th!
 
06.01.10
Katydids 'Wrigleyville' Video Featured in Sun-Times Blog
The Katydids new video satirizing the future of Wrigleyville was featured in today's online Chicago Sun Times blog.
 
05.26.10
The Katydids in Del Close Marathon in New York City
The Katydids are going to New Yooooork, the concrete jungle where dreams are made of. We just received confirmation that we are going to be making our first appearance in NYC at the Urban Stages at the UCB Theatre at 2:15am on July 31st. More details on the Del Close Marathon will be up on their website soon!
 
05.21.10
The Katydids to perform at Donny's Skybox in August
The Katydids have followed a classic comedic rule by landing their third run of the summer. See them for four weeks at Second City's Donny's Skybox every Sunday night at 8pm starting August 29th.