This year’s Chicago Improv Festival (March 31-April 6) is dedicated to the memories of Fred Kaz, Jay Leggett, Bernie Sahlins, and Harold Ramis.

Bernie, Fred and Harold were all previous Chicago Improv Festival Lifetime Achievement Award winners. We thank all 4 of these men for what they did for Chicago, comedy, and in demonstrating excellence at utilizing many different processes of improvisation (film and TV, generating sketch revues, underscoring shows, and as its own theatrical art).