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10 Tips: Holiday Parties Made Easy!
September 11, 2018
If you have been tasked with this project, never fear, below you will find 10 tips to help you not only succeed but also shine like a twinkly holiday light!
Meet Dave Gaudet of ComedySportz Chicago in Lakeview
September 12, 2017
I was introduced to improvisational Comedy at Denison University where Steve Carrell had started an improvisational troupe called “Burpees Seedy’s Theatrical Company.” ...I gravitated towards comedy as I loved the feeling of making people laugh.
3 Unique Birthday Party Ideas
by Cheryl Leahy
All Dressed Up... with Nothing to Drink
August 18, 2017
If your child likes a good chuckle, Comedy Sportz is an ideal place to plan a party...They were founded on the idea that comedy should be for everyone, and avoid the ironic or cynical humor that is ever present in many routines.
ComedySportz’s 30th Anniversary & Why You Need to be There
by Keely Flynn
August 16, 2017
In a town this saturated with fantastic comedic and theatrical experiences, lemme tell you a little bit more about why ComedySportz should be on your date night, family outing, and friends-in-town radar...
ComedySportz Chicago turns 30: How a night of improv impacted my parenting perspective
by Shannan Younger
(between us parents)
July 25, 2017
Around three-quarters of the way through the night, I realized that I had not seen one person in the audience on their phone... My teen in the front row who loves her some social media? Didn’t touch her phone once.
The Coolest Improv Shows for Kids
by Kelly Aiglon
February 9, 2017
Why you’ll love it: Besides the competing teams aspect appealing to sports lovers, it’s clean, smart comedy that entertains all ages — which can be tough to come by.
A Chicago Comedy Show For Every Day This Week
by Theresa Boyle
April 25, 2016
Saturdays offer THREE chances to see the Downtown Chicago Bosses take on another team in Chicago’s best competitive comedy show. This is ‘clean’ fun so feel free to take your kids and grandma- just buy your tickets in advance as they often sell out.
The Best Comedy and Theater Shows in Chicago
by Spencer Shore
March 3, 2016
If you’ve been known to binge-watch episodes of Whose Line is it Anyway? you’ll feel right at home in Chicago’s home of short-form comedy. Since 1987, ComedySportz has slickly combined elements of athletic competition, empty-headed humor, and terrible/incredible puns into an exciting and engaging family-friendly show.
Chicago: A Funny Town
by Geri Bain
AAA Home Away
February 26, 2016
ComedySportz, known for its short-form, game-based improv, has theaters across the U.S. and in Europe; Chicago is among the largest. Its high-energy format pits “home vs. visitor” teams in theater-game competitions with audience cheering determining the winners.
5 Great Saturday Family Date Nights in Chicago
by Katalin Rodriguez
January 24, 2016
A Night of Laughter – Go to the Saturday night 6pm show. At first I thought I was spending too much money for my family of 5. But the show was worth every dollar. The actors involve the audience constantly and there was no drink minimum.
The Top Comedy Venues in Chicago
Time Out Chicago
January 20, 2016
At ComedySportz, one of a number of franchises around the country to sport that name, competitive short-form improv is the name of the game(s). Teams face off against one another to create scenes and songs based on audience suggestions, with a referee guiding the proceedings. Notably, the main attraction is clean and kid-friendly, though the improvisers go "blue" at late-night shows.
by Sean Ely
September 15, 2015
You watched “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” growing up and fell in love with short-form, faced-paced improvisation. Yeah, us too. And ComedySportz gives that same rush as two teams “battle for your laughter” as a referee paces the show. Read more...
5 Great Comedy Classes: Second City and iO Chicago aren’t the only places to hone your funny.
September 15, 2015
ComedySportz Theatre: With their high-velocity brand of funny, instructors at this Lakeview theater teach students to toss zingers like pros.
July 27, 2015
A brand since 1984, in Chicago since 1987 and in their current digs on Belmont since 2007, ComedySportz has clearly hit on a winning formula, proudly maintaining the title of longest-running short-form-improv comedy show in Chicago and extending that run every week. Read more...