The iO West (formerly ImprovOlympic West) is the Los Angeles branch of the iO Chicago. The theater is located at 6366 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA. iO and iO West were founded by Del Close and Charna Halpern. Today, iO West is managed by Artistic Director James Grace.
Founded in 1981, iO is the world-famous flashpoint of comic creativity that spawned a generation of America’s best and brightest entertainers, including Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Adam McKay, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, David Koechner and many more. More than 5,000 people have trained and performed at iO and iO West.