David Koechner’s flashback to iO Chicago with Andy Richter, on Conan

You’ve seen this photo of late 1980s improv group Comedy Underground with comedians Andy Richter and David Koechner when they were younger and their builds were thin but their hair was not. They performed with Jay Leggett, who died late last year.

Koechner was on Conan last night, though, and revealed that before he and Richter improvised together in Chicago, he was Richter’s improv teacher at iO (improv Olympic).

Well, improv is a strong word.

You also, if you were Koechner, refer to improv as:

  • “The old make ’em up as you go along-sies”
  • “The off the cuffies”
  • “The Mad Libbies”
  • Or d) all of the above

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