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There is no Monkey Business when it comes to managing our Monkey business here at Barrel of Monkeys.  Although hilarious on the stage and in the classroom, we are serious about how the organization operates. Founded in 1997, we have a long history of fiscal responsibility. We stretch every dollar and make the best possible use of our supporters’ contributions to achieve our mission. It is a tribute to our founders, staff leaders, and phenomenal members of our board of directors that we have been able to manage a tight budget successfully over the years while consistently improving the quality of our programs and performances that make them some of the most sought after in the city.

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Barrel of Monkeys has been very lucky to receive the long-time support of many funders and individuals like you.  Whether it is making a financial donation, volunteering, or coming to That’s Weird, Grandma (and telling all your friends to come too), you are helping Barrel of Monkeys to save the world, one story at a time!

Don’t have cash burning a hole in your pocket, but have time to give? Barrel of Monkeys offers volunteering opportunities throughout the year, mainly concentrated on our weekly performances of That’s Weird, Grandma, but including other fun activities as well. Check out the Volunteer Page for information.

Barrel Of Monkeys' Zealous Good Wishlist

“These are some of the funniest nonfamous people in the city... every time I see them they exceed my expectations.”

–Jenn Goddu, The Chicago Reader