About The Del Close Awards

2008 Del Close Awards
Host Josh Dubose leads the iOWest community in song at the close of the 2008 Del Close Awards (photo by Chelsea Coleman)

Named for Del Close, improv pioneer and co-founder of the iO Chicago theater, the Annual iOWest Del Close Awards are given out for achievements – both valid and dubious – in the field of comedic improvization at an irreverent ceremony at the world-famous iOWest theater in Hollywood, CA.

Dates for the 2015 iOWest Del Close Awards are:

  • August 12th – Nominations open
  • August 19th – Nominations close
  • August 20th – Nominees announced, voting begins
  • August 26th – Voting ends
  • September 1st @ 8pm – iOWest Del Close Awards Ceremony

The Del Close Awards Committee is:


  • Mike Hughes
  • Stacy Rumaker
  • Erik Voss
  • Tommy Bechtold
  • Markeia McCarty
  • Jesse Kubanet

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If you’d like to volunteer for next year’s ceremony, please contact us.