Welcome to CSz Theater Chicago’s new website! Our ether face now better reflects our diverse and dynamic 3D operations in the heart of the Windy City’s vibrant Lakeview neighborhood: we’ve got new branding and intuitive navigation to encompass the clarity and energy of our flagship, family-friendly game based improvisation ComedySportz shows, founded in 1987, as well as adult content Signature shows, corporate shows and workshops, group and special events business, customized school and faith community presentations, Training Center classes, the next generation of improvisation via our House Teams, and our full service Bolan’s Bar, in what we like to call our octopus of offerings smack dab in the comedy capital of the planet!
CSz Theater is about people and bringing them joy, and we’re pleased as punch that so many types and generations of folks, from the media to businesses to kids, find a home within our walls and an entertaining, productive outing at our presentations. Some of our friends in fun even take the time to tell us so:
Newcity newspaper wrote that we're "a 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"
David from MutualBank said, “The show was very well received by our employees … I was laughing so hard my side hurt … I appreciated the family friendly nature of the show … One of my fellow employees commented that is takes a special kind of smarts to be able to pull off a quality improv act … Your piano guy’s ability to match the topic and mood of the players was ninja-like … Your people knocked it out of the park.”
Two amazingly gracious students from St. Francis Xavier School in La Grange, IL, even took the time to send written notes of appreciation:
Anna said, “I am gladly informing you of the amazing time I had at your show. I have been three times and every time it was hilarious. I loved how the performers let the audience join in on the fun. It allowed everyone to be part of the show. The performers was always very enthusiastic ... Along with a great show were great servers. My server attended to me, and was friendly … I plan to return to ComedySportz because of the enjoyable time I had. I highly recommend this show to my friends because it is amusing, energetic and fun! Thank you so much for managing such an entertaining show. Please continue to perform the show so other people can appreciate the show as much as I did.”
Jackson said, “I just have to say that the show was fantastic. Everything went perfectly and it was really funny! From the service you provided to my family and friends, to the show we watched, I was completely satisfied … I have now been to ComedySportz four times, and I have never regretted coming one time. The waiters and waitresses were amazing. They always knew right when to come … The main reason I come to ComedySportz is the show … one of the funniest improvisation acts that I have ever seen. Your employees on stage must be well trained. They know exactly how to connect with the entire audience. All of your employees must work very hard to make sure that we have a good time, so for that I want to thank you.”
My heart grew three sizes reading those letters. Improv is entertainment, but the generosity of our staff and the talent of our ensemble elevates viewer experiences to life-changing memories.
I’m so proud that our online presence now mirrors the excitement and privilege we feel in offering the gift of laughter at least six nights a week.
Plus, it’s 2016 and I hear the InterWebs are all the rage now. Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming show!
Karin McKie, MFA, a humble and grateful Managing Director