CSz THEATER CHICAGO: THE HOME OF COMEDYSPORTZ


Chicago's All Ages Comedy Club,
Open Six Nights a Week!

Welcome to CSz Theater Chicago, offering family comedy performances and improvisation classes for local, regional, national and international audiences at our intimate Wrigleyville venue, as well as offsite for corporate training, entertainment, and private events in Gold Coast, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Old Town and around Chicagoland (and the world!), from Schaumburg to Singapore!  

ComedySportz runs on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. 

Signature Shows have rotating off- and late-nights runs. See Shows page for details.

Newcity said "Recommended ... fast-paced, consistently positive show ... ComedySportz has clearly hit on a winning formula, proudly maintaining the title of longest-running short form improv comedy show in Chicago"!

Box Office:  773-549-8080

COMEDYSPORTZ'S FLAGSHIP IMPROV COMEDY SHOW

ComedySportz is the longest-running, game-based, short form improv comedy show in the comedy capital of the world, perfect for all ages, offering comedy for everyone

ComedySportz's interactive format is emceed by a referee overseeing a hilarious battle of wits between the home team, the blue Downtown Chicago Bosses, and the "visiting" red team, scored by live keyboard music and rocking popular music between scenes!  Using audience suggestions and willing volunteers, our professional players  create short games, scenes and songs on the spot, and the winner is determined by the Applause-o-Meter and your laughs!

ComedySportz is improvisation played like a sport, so if you're looking for a place to take your kids, families and friends before or after a Cubs game, come to our arena, just a few blocks south of The Friendly Confines - Wrigley Field! Show us your Cubs stubs from that day and get $5 off a CSz Theater ticket. Come and have a show, a drink, and a ball!

Fulfill your Chicago Bucket List: world-class comedy, sports, and pizza!

 

UNIQUE CLASSES FOR TEENS & ADULTS

CSz Education offers improvisation classes for teens and adults, including courses for beginners and advanced students to hone improvisation and stand-up skills, either as amateurs at the Training Center or as a career at The School for Professional Improvisation.  

We also offer Improv Training Camp for kids and adults, as well as a Middle and High School League.  Click our "Classes" tab above to see the current class and audition schedule.  

 

CORPORATE TRAINING, WORKSHOPS & ENTERTAINMENT

CSz Business offers creative services for corporate training, workshops and entertainment for team buildings, meetings, conferences, and retreats, plus experiential marketing for trade shows throughout Chicago area and the Midwest.  Additional information about our creative services can be found by clicking here. Use the above navigation bar for show timesbirthday party comedy shows and corporate outings.  

CSz Chicago looks forward to customizing innovative and exciting entertainment and education options!

 

Auditions!

CSz Theater Chicago announces auditions for its Professional Roster and House Teams! Auditions will take place at The CSz Theater Chicago on Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, starting at 10 a.m. each day and going until 5 p.m. Each audition slot will last 30 minutes. We will begin accepting sign-ups for our audition slots on Wednesday, September 14, at 12 noon. 

 Auditionees are asked to select ONE 30-minute time slot and fill out the accompanying info sheet. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, October 4, beginning at 6 p.m.

 AUDITION LOCATION: CSz Theater Chicago, 929 W. Belmont Ave.,, right of the Red/Brown/Purple Belmont CTA stop. 

WHAT TO BRING: A copy of your headshot and resume. Please staple or clip your headshot and resume back-to-back, so each is facing outward (like the front and back cover of a book). You may also print your resume on the back of your headshot.

WHAT TO EXPECT: We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to sign in with our staff. Shortly before your timeslot, one of our staff will lead a warm-up exercise to help you get acquainted with the rest of your group.

For your audition, your group will perform a short montage of scenes together. We are eager to see everyone take part, so if you have been hanging back, make an effort to take part in a scene. Also... we are eager to see everyone take part, so if you've been in several scenes, take the opportunity to yield the stage to those who have not had as much stage time yet. Our focus here is on ensemble play and support, as well as both offering and reacting to strong, clear initiations. You will then be paired up with another member of your group and asked to perform a slightly longer two-person scene. Our focus is on strong scenework and connection with your partner. If time permits, we may select certain players to perform an additional scene. If you are or are not selected to do an additional scene, it's not a good or a bad thing; we just wanted to see a bit more to help our decision. We may also ask the entire group to take part in a short line game, such as "World's Worst" or "185."

Callback invitations will be sent out by 12 noon on Monday, October 3. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, October 4, beginning at 9 p.m.

WAIT LIST INFORMATION: Each audition slot has 10 available spaces. However, at our discretion we may invite those on our wait list to join an audition group if time and space is available. If an audition slot opens up before the day of the audition, we will contact those on our wait list to let them know there is a slot available.

MISSED AUDITION SLOTS: If you are unable to make your audition slot for any reason, please let us know no less than 48 hours in advance. If possible, we will reschedule you for another audition time slot, or add you to the wait list. Please email to reschedule a reservation. No-call/no-shows for auditions are recorded for future reference.

CSz HOUSE TEAM INFORMATION: CSz House Teams perform bi-monthly in our Sunday night House Party at 7 p.m., showcasing original themes and formats created by their team. Each  team will work with a coach from the ComedySportz Chicago professional roster to develop game and hosting skills, build ensemble, and create an original themed show. Teams rehearse on a weekly basis and require weekly dues to be paid to the team coach. Each fall, new teams will be created, giving our House Team players the opportunity to work with new coaches and new players.


COMEDYSPORTZ Chicago Comedy CLUB SPECIAL EVENTS!

  • The double improv whammy Dual Duel, now in it's ninth year, runs Wednesdays from 9/21-11/16 - check out the comic couplings!
     
  •  Cubs Stubs!  Get $5 off a ComedySportz show with a Cubs stub - present at our box office, 929 W. Belmont, to redeem. #LetsGo !
     
  • Buy One/Get One ticket coupons for both ComedySportz and the Blue Show when you ride with tour partner Big Bus! And save 50% on regular ComedySportz tickets with your Go Chicago Card
  • WBEZ/WYCC and WFMT public broadcasting members get 2-for-1 tickets too!  

  • We love our Chicago community! Stay with Chicago Guest Houses in our neighborhood, or eat at Giordano's Pizza Lakeview or the Hard Rock to get ticket discounts!

 

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WHERE is our comedysportz comedy show LOCATED in chicago?

ComedySportz is located just 53 steps from the Belmont Red, Brown and Purple EL stop, offers a full-service bar (no drink minimum!) and snacks plus a lobby for group and special events, and is handicapped accessible. Click here to find a local hotel! 
 

ADDRESS:

CSz Theater Chicago
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

PHONE:

773-549-8080

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