ComedySportz reviews are in, and the critics are saying:



The Review


Jon Hansen spent all morning with the folks at ComedySportz Chicago at their North Side Theater!

Our Fans Just Can't Stop Talking About Us! 


ComedySportz Chicago - Awesome Chicago Comedy Club
VacationIdea: Dream Vacation Magazine
September 2019

Anyone who wants to make it big in comedy often heads to the Windy City to start their journey, and there are some super comedy clubs in Chicago, with many shining the spotlight on improv, in particular. One of the most interesting and enjoyable comedy clubs in Chicago has to be ComedySportz Chicago.


10 Tips: Holiday Parties Made Easy!
Chicago Women
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
Voyage Chicago
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
Lollygag Blog
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...

images (1).jpg

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
Red Tricycle
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
The Sundaze
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. 

download (2).png

5 Great Saturday Family Date Nights in Chicago
by Katalin Rodriguez
Chicago Now!
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.


undergoes repairs
by Sean Ely
RedEye Chicago
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.
Chicago Magazine
September 15, 2015

ComedySportz Theatre: With their high-velocity brand of funny, instructors at this Lakeview theater teach students to toss zingers like pros. 

download (4).png

REVIEW: ComedySportz
Newcity Chicago
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...

images (1).jpg

7 Ways Improv is like Parenting
by Shannan Younger
(between us parents)
July 27, 2015

We recently attended an improv show at ComedySportz in Chicago with my tween daughter and her friend, and it was a great night full of laughs. Read more...