About Us

When you partner with improve it! you receive a high-quality experience at a competitive price and can feel good about working with a company that has a philanthropic vision.

High-Quality Experience
We provide a fully customizable experience for your specific needs. Each workshop will be vetted with you, and tailored to your company's goals.

Competitive Price
Get the boutique treatmemt without the boutique price! Our rates are competitive across all of our offerings which include corporate entertainment, workshops, and "Encore" services.
Feel Good
We donate a portion of our profit to our charity partner, Funny Bones Improv. Not only are you receiving high quality entertainment at a great price; you are giving back!

Internal Team

Erin Diehl - Founder & CEO

šErin is a graduate of Clemson University, The Second City Chicago Training Center, i.O. Theater, and The Annoyance Theatre. Her ten plus years of corporate experience in casting, experiential marketing, and recruiting led to the belief that improv can have a positive impact on employee engagement and overall company culture.
šShe created a workshop to explore the impact of improv techniques in business situations at United Airlines. The workshop was a success and also the start of improve it!
Cristy von Rautenkranz-Mercier - Director of Talent

ššCristy studied theater performance and education at VCU before she moved to Chicago to pursue her love for comedy. She is a graduate of the iO improvisational program, the Second City conservatory, and is an alumnus of the Second City Training Center House Ensembles.
šCristy has been a key player in improve it! since it’s conception and acts as the Director of Talent.

Allie Keller - Director of Operations

šššAllie Keller is an improviser, writer, director, and improv coach who has studied at Northwestern University, The Second City Conservatory, iO Training Center, Annoyance Training Center, UCB New York, and Green Shirt Studio. She has produced and directed "Mic Fight“ and "Will You Accept This Rose: An Improvised Parody of The Bachelor“.
šShe has over five years of experience in corporate training development and design and is an active member of the improve it! team as the Director of Operations.
Our Improv Professionals
Each of our 23 improvisers are trained at the top theaters in Chicago and around the United States. All are active members of these organizations and perform frequently in Chicago. They are also business professionals who understand the need for improv in the workplace. ššThe number of improvisers at each workshop is customized to the client’s need and number of attendees.