HSLLeona's Restaurants and ComedySportz Present:

The High School League® Improv Jam

May 22nd 7pm at The ComedySportz Theatre

6:30 arrival
7pm - Improv Jam
8pm - Pizza and Dance Party

ComedySportz High School League® is closing out it's 2010/2011 Season with a night of Improv, Pizza and Dancing, sponsored by Leona's Restaurants and ComedySportz Theatre. This event is for High School League Members, Members parents, Teachers and High school Improvisers interested in joining The ComedySportz High School League 2011/2012. This event is email registration only and High School ID's must be shown at the door along with a permission slip signed by the student's guardian.

To register for this event, please contact Kristi Parker-Barnhart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in a new window" class="link" target="This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">'); document.write(addy_text66698); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Kristi will e-mail you a permission slip and a confirmation number.

CIFThe ComedySportz Theatre is proud to host 2 events for the 14th Annual Chicago Improv Festival.

One World One Stage
Wednesday, April 27
8pm, $10
Improvisers from 8 different countries unite to perform on stage together.
Opening the show will be Moral Fixation from Charleston, SC.

Sunday, May 1
7pm, $10

The wild guys and lady of Ocatavrius host a Chicago long form improv night at The ComedySportz Theatre. Opening acts include Chicago's Jessica and 1,2,3 Fag!

Stay and celebrate the festival at an after party in our bar/lobby!

Tickets: 773-549-8080 or ticketmaster.com. 1-800=745-3000
CSz on WCIUAly Bockler brought her crew to the theater for a show and a conversation with President and CEO, Matt Elwell. The ComedySportz Theatre is one of her favorite spots in East Lakeview. Check out the fun HERE!
Rene Duquesnoy, ComedySportz Ensemble Member and Creator of "The MadSkillz Project"

The MadSkillz Project:
A conservatory for hiphop improv comedy

Opening in March of 2011, ComedySportz will offer a three-level conservatory-style program in improvised rap based on its popular elective "MadSkillz." Developing the program is Chicago improv favorite Rene Duquesnoy: co-creator of improv's first rap show, "The Beatbox" and also a long-time performer and teacher with ComedySportz. Over the course of the program, participants will learn how to rap, how to incorporate rap into short-form and long-form structures, and how to bring the attitude and energy of hiphop into all improv performances.

Each level of training features four sessions of 2 hours and 50 minutes each with a MadSkillz instructor, and culminates in a showcase for a live audience. After the initial launch, ComedySportz plans to expand the program with additional performance opportunities as well as Master's Classes in advanced hiphop and improv concepts. As this program is designed to be a conservatory experience for advanced students, entry requires completion of ComedySportz's 505 class or permission from the instructor.

Based on our popular "MadSkillz" elective, this 3-level program trains students in the use of Hiphop in improv comedy. From the actual act of rapping, to the infusion of Hiphop's characteristic energy confidence into every scene, this program is recommended for improv students with experience in short-form and traditional musical improvisation.

Check out class times and descriptions for the The MadSkillz Project.