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Theatre Thursday

September 1, 2011
Tickets: $22
Reception 7pm
Show 8pm

Join ComedySportz before the show for a cupcake reception and meet the cast. Stay for Chicago's #1 improv comedy competition where you get to shout out your suggestions or raise your hand to get on stage and take part in the show!


Fall 2011

The ComedySportz Theatre's next round of auditions will be held 9/4-9/11. This audition is for our Professional Ensemble, Extended Company, Battle-Prov, and a Fall run of Rec League. We are interested only in performers with previous improv training. Performance experience a plus.

If you want to audition, please register online here.

  • Professional appearance.
  • Ethnic diversity.
  • Day-time availability.
  • Access to a car / current driver's license and insurance.
  • Singing and dancing ability.
Commitment for New Ensemble Members:
(Ensemble members perform ComedySportz regularly and are given first consideration for our touring company performances, corporate workshops, and events marketing / trade show work.)
  • Be able to provide electronic head shot, resume, and bio.
  • Attend 8-12 sessions of "New Player Training" (schedule TBA.)
  • Watch six ComedySportz shows in their first two months.
  • Attend weekly Tuesday evening rehearsals.
  • Submit availability for at least four home-shows per week including Saturdays at 6pm.
  • Work closely with a mentor for the first six months after New Player Training.
  • Accept and apply notes received from ComedySportz leadership.
  • Successfully complete a review process after first three months performing.
What are the other opportunities mentioned above?
  • In the interests of preparing Chicago improvisers to do professional level short-form improvisation, the following programs run in repertory with the show ComedySportz.
  • Battle-prov is a farm team of newer performers that are on the cusp of being ready for ComedySportz, but are believed to be best suited by time in this program. Battle-prov is a one year commitment and sometimes performers in this program are invited to sit-in for ComedySportz shows.
  • Extended Company is a roster of performers that ComedySportz keeps on file to fulfill client requests for performers of a specific "type" OR in case appropriate work becomes available that Ensemble members are not available to fill.
  • Rec League FALL RUN is a remounting of our popular Summer program of Rec League. This is program provides short-form performance experience to bridge the gap between classes and enrollment in a farm team.

Thanks for your interest in ComedySportz!

Jamie Campbell
The ComedySportz Theatre
773-549-8080 x 230
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CTCChicago Comedy Theater Challenge Weekend

An event not to be missed! To help celebrate our 24th anniversary we're battling other comedy theaters from Chicago. Come support and cheer on Chicago's comedy scene during the weekend of Aug 25th at all three amazing shows!!

8/25 Thursday at 8pm- CSz vs. The Playground Theater's Big Yellow Bus
8/26 - Friday at 8pm & 10pm- CSz vs. Second City
8/27 - Saturday at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm- CSz vs. iO

6pm - CSz VS. Chaos Theory
8pm - CSz VS. The Reckoning (Jake Schneider, Edie Pina & Charlie McCrakin)
10pm - CSz VS. Revolver

alumniOur ComedySportz 2011 Alumni Weekend is August 18 - 20, 2011.
Come see some of your favorite ComedySportz performers from
years past bring the funny on our stage!


Thursday August 18 at 8:00 PM
Lori McClain '93, Deanna Moffitt '05, Natalie Sullivan '06 and Martin Wilson '05

Friday August 19 at 8:00 PM
Joanna Buese '02, Steph DeWaegeneer '98, Beth Melewski '02 and Natalie Sullivan '06

Friday August 19 at 10:00 PM
Steph DeWaegeneer '98, Beth Melewski '02 and Deanna Moffitt '05

Saturday August 20 at 8:00 PM
Paul Bianco '97, Katie Caussin '93, Nina Leone '89, Dave Miller '87, Lynda Shadrake '90 and Jill Shely '89

Saturday August 20 10:00 PM
Erin Davidson Payton '02, Pat Gallen '03 and Jill Shely '89