iO Theater, Second City Chicago
Craig Uhlir was born and raised in Chicago, in the USA. After completing his training at Chicago’s big three improvisational schools : Second City, improvOlympics, and the Annoyance back in the 90's, Craig began playing with Harold teams Deep Schwa and Vahalla. He also played at ComedySportz Chicago for 4 years doing short form improv. He toured with the Second City National Touring Company going around the world and then performed in Second City Las Vegas at the Flamingo hotel for 3 years. These days Craig teaches improvisation at iO (formerly improvOlympics) and The Second City. He still performs every Sunday night in Deep Schwa at iO, Chicago’s longest running Harold team. He also performs with the groups the Deltones and Sauce. Craig has been playing for over 23 years and teaching improv since the turn of the century. Some of Craig’s work can be found at his website craiguhlir.com. Craig and Jim Carlson Performed in Middle Age Comeback, many of which can be found online and at vimeo.com.
“I must dedicate a paragraph to Craig Uhlir because he’s one of the biggest characters I’ve ever met. He’s a veteran improviser of over 30 years, having studied with Del Close and Charna Halpern among many, many others. Craig has a thick Chicago accent, and a big mustache that was almost as eccentric as he was. He swore like crazy, but all in positive ways. Lot’s of “fuck yeah!” and “kick ass!” ... Pretty much the entire class admitted they were taking a “Craig” character back with them.”