Kelly Haramis rediscovered her love of improv and theatre after a 12-year stint as a journalist (6 of those years at the Chicago Tribune). In addition to her BA in Journalism and Theatre Arts minor from Penn State, Kelly is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory as well as the iO Chicago Training Center. She has appeared on such stages as the Montreal Fringe Festival, FRIGID NY, Chicago Fringe Festival, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Orlando Fringe Festival, Den Theatre, Public House Theatre, DeMaat Theater, Chicago Improv Festival, Playground Theater, Studio Be, Urban Stages (New York, NY–as part of the Del Close Marathon) and Firehouse Theatre (Ithaca, NY). When Kelly is not on-stage performing in plays, improv or storytelling, you can find her writing everything from Facebook updates to freelance articles, teaching improv/acting to children, watching “Las Chicas Del Cable,” “Riverdale,” and “Broad City” and making dye-free, sugar-free, corn-free cupcakes with her two preteen daughters.

2019 performances:

“Hard-Core CORN” at the 2019 FRIGID Festival at Under St. Marks in New York, NY.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019:  10:30pm
Saturday, Feb 23: 2:10pm
Sunday, March 3: 5:10pm
Wednesday, March 6: 8:50pm
Friday, March 8: 8:50pm
Saturday, March 9: 12:30pm

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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019: “Hard-Core CORN” at 7pm Highland Park Public Library in Highland Park, IL.

House Team at Improv Playhouse every Saturday night.

Kelly’s 2018 performances:

Nov. 9: Reading of the new play “The Spinnerets” by playwright Doug DuBrin.

Oct. 13-present: House Team at Improv Playhouse every Saturday night.

Aug. 3, 4, 6, 9, 11: “Hard-Core CORN” (one-woman show about food intolerance) at the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Kelly’s 2017 performances:

September 2, 4 & 10: “Hard-Core CORN” at 2017 Chicago Fringe Festival.

July 19: “Birthdays” (storytelling) at 8 p.m. as part of Poise 2.0 Variety Show at The Crowd Theater, 3935 N. Broadway, Chicago.

May 25: “Five Fifths of Ghostbusters” (one-fifth) at 7 pm at Filament Theatre, Chicago

as a benefit for the Chicago Fringe Festival.

May 11: “Journey to Motherhood” excerpt from “Double Happiness” (storytelling) at 7:30 pm at The Arts & Culture Club held at Ginger Man in Wrigleyville.

March 14: “The Ex Files:Story 11” (storytelling) at The Junk Drawer Variety Show at Playground Theatre.

March 11: “How I met Davis” excerpt from “Double Happiness” at the “Night of Comedy for Davis Schneiderman for Highland Park City Council” event. Highland Park.

Feb. 14: “The Victrola” (storytelling) at 1 Billion Rising VDAY Fundraiser at PH Comedy Theater.

Jan. 16: Lady Smuggler with Beth (improv) at Monday Night Show at Underground Lounge.

2016 performances:

December 4: Old Smuggler reunion (improv) at The Sunday Night Show at Underground Lounge.

November 13: “Bono Times Three” (storytelling) at open mic of Do Not Submit at The Celtic Knot.

October 1: “The Ex Files: Story 3” (storytelling) as opener at Explodeo Rodeo at Playground Theatre.

September 24: “The Ex Files: Story 11” (storytelling) at Ladybits Variety Show.

August 20 &21: “No Exit for Dogs” (play) with Revolution Theatre Company at Abbie Fest at Den Theatre.

July 14: “The Ex Files: Story 11” (storytelling) at Best of Both: An Exploration of Expression at Annoyance Theatre.

June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25: : “12 Angry Candidates” (play) at Public House Theatre

May 3: Flirticians (improv) at ChuckleF*ckers at Annoyance Theatre.

April 19 & 26: Flirticians (improv) at ChuckleF*ckers at Annoyance Theatre.

April 14, 15, 16 & 17: “Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family” (one-woman show) at Ithaca Fringe Festival.

March 1:  “The Ex Files: Story 3” (storytelling) at AWK: American Wonderbread Kaleidoscope at Annoyance Theatre.

Feb. 14: “The Ex Files: Story 2” (storytelling) at 1 Billion Rising VDAY Fundraiser at PH Comedy Theater.

Jan. 28: “Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss and One Forever Family” (one-woman show) at Highland Park Library.


Kelly has performed her  one-woman show —“Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss and One Forever Family”--multiple times in the past few years. For past and future performances, see below:

2016 performances: ITHACA: April 14, 15, 16 and 17 at Acting Out NY as part of the Ithaca Fringe FestivalHIGHLAND PARK: Jan. 28 at the Highland Park Library.

2015 performances: Chicago Fringe Festival at Windy City Music Theatre Blackbox Studio (5340-5342 W. Lawrence Ave): Sept. 6, 7, 10, 12 and 13.

2014 performances: MONTREAL: June 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21 and 22  at the 2014 Festival St-Ambroise Fringe MontrealCHICAGO: Feb. 6. 2014 at the Playground Theater in Chicago. NEW YORK: Feb. 20, 23, 26; March 1, 4, 6 at Under St. Marks Theater, New York, NY as part of the 2014 Frigid NY Festival,

 2013 performances: April 20, 2013, at the Highland Park (IL) Library; and ORLANDO: May 18 & May 19 and 10:30pm May 21 & 22 at the Orlando Fringe Festival.

2012 performances: CHICAGO: May 18 & 19 and May 25 & 26, 2012, at Studio Be in Chicago. Sept. 30, 2012 as part of the “On the Map” artist series in Highland Park, IL.

“Double Happiness” promo for Chicago Fringe: https://www.

“Double Happiness” promo for St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival:

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