Schadenfreude Media, LLC


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Formed in 1997, Schad began performing sketch comedy on Chicago’s north side. The troupe has since performed at countless venues around the world including The Goodman Theatre, The Second City, Steppenwolf, Lollapalooza, ImprovOlympic, ComedySportz, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (LA), Area 51 (LA), HERE (NYC) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The ensemble has headlined numerous sold-out venues at annual Chicago Improv Festivals — and was the first group to receive the CIF’s “Festival Highlight Award.”

Schad’s multimedia brand reaches across numerous platforms including a weekly show on Chicago Public Radio (2003-05), film and even cell phone downloads via Sprint PCS.

Recent alumni include Ike Barinholtz, John Bolger, Mark Hanner and Gillian Vigman.

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  1. Four Door Films
  2. Angelux Media