The holidays are upon us, and ComedySportz is answering the call!  We've added performances to our famous feature show over the holiday season so everyone can enjoy the show USA Today calls "Hilarious!"  


Come see your Downtown Chicago Bosses take on their opponents
as they compete to win the coveted golden trophy.


ComedySportz is a hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show in which two teams create comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on your suggestions. You choose the winner and the show is never the same twice! It’s smart, all-ages friendly comedy that’s a hit with couples, families, office parties, and everybody else! There are over 100+ games in the ComedySportz book - and nobody knows what will be played next!



5pm and 7pm ComedySportz Family Show

There will be a full main stage show, party favors, New Year's countdown and a cider toast with the cast after each Family Show. Parents can enjoy the show with their children and then get home and off the roads by midnight to watch the ball drop. 
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10pm ComedySportz Show and After Party

For those that want to stay out late, the 10pm Show and After Party is a great way to bring in the New Year.  After our show, enjoy a ComedySportz special countdown, party favors, and a champagne toast!  Then, enjoy a special ComedySportz dance party with your date or friends! Our full service bar will remain open until 2am.
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We're steps from the CTA red, brown and purple line Belmont stop!

Tickets are $25 for the 5pm and 7pm Family Shows and $35 for the 10pm Show and After Party.

For tickets call the Box Office at 773-549-8080 or  




ComedySportz is proud to present the 5th Annual New Years Hangover Stand-Up Marathon!  100 Proof Comedy is ringing in the New Year on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at The ComedySportz Theatre! Beginning at 6:00pm on New Year’s Day, this marathon will feature 20 of Chicago’s top comedians in a show designed to help start the new year off with laughter, and forget about whatever mistakes that were made the night (or YEAR) before. 

Patrons are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the evening. Audience members can show up as early or late as they like and laugh their way through four hours of Chicago’s best up-and-coming stand-ups.  The ComedySportz bar will be serving-up Bloody Marys and Mimosas to help those still suffering from New Years Eve hangovers.  The event will wrap up around 10:00pm, when audience members will be invited to hang out and drink with the comedians in the ComedySportz Clubhouse.

The New Year’s Hangover Stand-Up Marathon is hosted by Cody Melcher (Tomefoolery).  The show starts at 6:00pm on New Year’s Day (Thursday, January 1, 2015) at The ComedySportz Theatre (929 W. Belmont Ave.) Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased by calling The ComedySportz Theatre at 773-549-8080. 

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Kellye Howard
(Last Comic Standing)

Kristen Toomey (Laughs on FOX)

Mike Lebovitz (Just For Laughs Montreal)

Chris Redd (NBC, Second City)

Chad Briggs (Sundance Film Festival)

Ali Clayton (Showtime at The Apollo)

Martin Morrow (Comedians You Should Know)

Jamie Campbell (ABC, NBC, truTV)

Peter-john Byrnes (This Week in Despair)

Sherman Edwards (Mission: IMPROVABLE)

Reena Calm (She-Devil Comedy Festival)

Alexandra Tsarpalas (Stardust Showcase)

Kevin Pomeroy (The Stevens Family)

Rachel McCartney (Zanies)

Prateek Srivastava (Snack Attack)

Dave Stinton (Scene Missing)

Xavier Lamont  (2 ½ Black Men)

Jake McKenzie (Stand Up Stand Up)

Matt Drufke (Comics of Steel)

Calvin Evans (Jokes & Notes)

For tickets call the Box Office at 773-549-8080 or  


Meet the newest additions to our Roster!  This past September, over 300 people showed up to try-outs.  The talent pool was immense, and the decisions were hard.  In addition to adding a brand new House Team, the CSz brass picked these 10 phenomenal performers to join the ComedySportz Chicago Roster.  And THIS WEEKEND, we're showing them off.  See all new players led by a veteran captain at every match this weekend!





Bri Fitzpatrick grew up in Seattle, WA, where she also began her performing career. She holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. After earning her degree, Bri stayed on in Dublin for several years, working as an actor and improv teacher.

Since moving to Chicago, Bri has become a graduate of The Second City's Conservatory and Musical Conservatory, performed in numerous Chicago sketch and improv productions, and can be seen performing regularly in such shows as Storytown, Thirsty!, Anarchy, and Baby Wants Candy: The Improvised Musical. She could not be more over the moon to join the ComedySportz Chicago ensemble!


Rob Grabowski is happy to join the ensemble at ComedySportz! Rob is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory and the iO training program. He also holds a B.F.A. from Central Michigan University. Rob has performed in many companies around town including Profiles Theatre, The New Colony, Infusion Theatre, The Ruckus and iO Chicago.

Some fun facts: He is an ordained minster; he loves to talk about pop culture; and he cannot dunk a basketball. 




Brian Hoolahan is jubilated to be playing with ComedySportz!   Upon graduation from Eastern Michigan University,  he packed up his things and headed east to Chicago to pursue comedy. He has done well for himself performing in improv, sketch, and drama throughout the Chicagoland area.  You have seen him at The Second City, The Den Theatre Right, The Playground, The Annoyance Theater, with Akvavit Theatre Company, or at the grocery store buying cookies. Right now Brian is super excited about ComedySportz Chicago and cookies!



Josiah Jenkins is thrilled to be a part of the Comedysportz family. Originally from North Dakota, Josiah moved to Chicago to enjoy its warm winters. He began improvising as a college student at Northwestern University, and has performed at various theaters around the city over the past several years. Josiah currently performs with a team at the Playground Theater and in Thirsty! at the Apollo Theatre. When he is not acting silly on stage, Josiah is a licensed attorney. 



Miguel Lepe is very excited to be a part of the ComedySportz Chicago Roster. He has trained at the Annoyance Theater and The Second City Training Center where he also wrote and performed with the House Ensemble. Miguel's first solo sketch show, Talking to Myself, was a selection in The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival 2014.

He is also the producer of The 4 Skins of Comedy, a diversity solo showcase at Stage 773 once a month. Besides ComedySportz, you can find Miguel performing around the city with his 2-man team, Spic & Tan. He is very thankful for his supportive wife, Ruby and his firends and family. Learn more about Miguel at



Jonny Nelson is performing improv and sketch comedy throughout the city and teaching improv and sketch to youth, as well as coaching adults, at Second City. He can be seen performing musical improv with Second City’s house team, Infinite Sunday’s, long form improv with the ensemble of Juneboy at iO, and short form at ComedySportz. Learn more about him at



Nicko Reno Patterson is no stranger to the Chicago theater scene, having lived in Chicago his whole life. He starting at the age of five as a singer in his church choir, as well as doing a number of fashion shows as a child.A graduate of the University of Phoenix, Chicago with a business major, Nicko also took classes at Second City. He has been seen performing at Second City and with the ComedySportz House Teams, as well as They Improv. When Nicko is not on the stage he may be found behind the ComedySportz bar mixing drinks and making laughs.

Nicko says, "I have felt like Comedy Sportz was a home for me from the beginning and now that I’m performing, I feel even closer to the company and to the people I consider family.”



MJ Price is beyond excited to be a part of ComedySportz Chicago! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, MJ is a diehard Reds and Bengals fan and identifies Snoop Doggy Dog as her spirit animal. After graduating with a degree in journalism from The University of Missouri, MJ went on to train at iO Chicago, and The Second City Conservatory and Music Conservatory. When not at ComedySportz, you can catch her on stage at The iO Theater with James Island and Manny Mora as well as at The Playground Theater with Shadow Cat. Give it up for gangsta rap!  



Maggie Smith is ecstatic to have the chance to perform with ComedySportz. She graduated in 2013 from Northwestern University with a degree in Film and Television, but decided to move to Chicago to pursue something more practical, like improv. She's gone through the Second City Conservatory and Music Improv Conservatory programs, and is currently spending her weekends training at iO. She doesn't think Cumberbatch is that weird of a last name and even aspires to one day make it her own. Twitter: @A_Maggie_Smith



A proud New Yorker, Stacey Smith has trained at Second City, iO, Annoyance and ComedySportz and is alumni of Second City's Musical Improv House Ensemble Infinite Sundaes. You can see her performing regularly at iO with Juneboy and The Deltones, at Stage773 with Storytown.

Stacey just recently finished a ship contract with The Second City onboard the Norwegian Breakaway. Independently, she plays with Stacked, Smith & I and is one half of Brouhaha: An Improvised Puppet Musical. Learn more about her at: 

For tickets call the Box Office at 773-549-8080 or