In mid-October, ComedySportz Chicago is throwing open their doors to ComedySportz teams from all over the Midwest and beyond.  The first ever ComedySportz Midwest Invitational is happening right here in Chicago, featuring players from Buffalo, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Quad Cities, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Jose, Seattle, Twin Cities, and Washington DC, playing October 17 – October 19, 2013 at the ComedySportz Theatre (929 W Belmont).

For over 25 years, ComedySportz Chicago has provided all-ages friendly, improvisational comedy to Chicago. Watch two teams from around the country go head-to-head in a tournament for the coveted Midwest Invitational Trophy and unlimited bragging rights.


Over fifty individuals from fifteen cities have answered the call to compete in the COMEDYSPORTZ MIDWEST INVITATIONAL. A hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show where teams create comedy scenes, songs, and games right on the spot based on audience suggestions.



Thursday 10/17

8 PM: Indianapolis vs Houston / Chicago Bosses vs Buffalo

Friday 10/18

8 PM: Milwaukee vs Quad Cities / Chicago Bosses vs Philadelphia
10 PM: Twin Cities vs Portland / Indianapolis vs Chicago Alumni


Saturday 10/19
6 PM: San Antonio vs San Jose / Chicago Bosses vs Houston
8 PM: East All Stars vs West All Stars
10 PM: Championship Match 

BILL SANTIAGO brings Smart Stuff Comedy to The ComedySportz Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Monday, October 28th!

While Monday nights at The ComedySportz Theatre are always filled with 100 Proof Comedy, October 28th will feature some really "smart stuff!"

Bill Santiago, who has had half-hour specials on Showtime and Comedy Central, will be appearing for one-night-only on Monday, October 28th at 8pm.  

Bill is teaming his Smart Stuff Comedy brand with the producers of 100 Proof Comedy (named Chicago’s “Best Venue for Stand-Up” by The Chicago Reader) for an unforgettable evening of laughs.

In addition to his two specials, Bill has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Conan, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Chelsea Lately, Good Morning America Now, ABC News, NBC TV Visiones, BBC World, CNN, CNN en Español, and NPR’s Latino USA. 

Currently, Bill appears every Saturday morning on CNN with Randi Kaye, delivering comic relief commentary via Santiago's Weekly Pop Wrapup.


Here is what others are saying about Bill Santiago:

“Like George Carlin in his prime, Santiago is expert at honing in on the way language reveals society’s bizarre fixations.” -- The San Francisco Examiner

“He gets the audience roaring” -- New York Press

 “Santiago proved political satire is alive in America”  -- San Francisco Chronicle

Also appearing are Jamie Campbell (recently named Chicago’s “Best Stand-Up Comedian” by The Chicago Reader) and Martin Morrow (TBS Just for Laughs).


100 Proof Fans, take note: October 28th is a special engagement with special ticket prices:  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased by calling The ComedySportz Theatre’s box office at 773 549-8080 or visiting

Or, click here to purchase now at!


Jon Aleckson, PhD, eLearning Expert and Author ofMind Meld 

to speak at CCASTD event hosted by ComedySportz Creative Services:
Stop the Page Turner: 10 Ways to Make eLearning Interactive
Monday, October 14th, 6p-7:45p.  (Registration and Networking opens at 5:30p)

ComedySportz Creative Services, a leader in Improv-Based Learning & Development solutions, is proud to host another meeting of the Interactive Learning Professional Development Network.

Learning & Development Professionals from the Chicagoland Area are invited to hear Jon Aleckson, PhD of Web Courseworks Ltd. speak on how to "Stop the Page Turner: 10 Ways to Make eLearning Interactive". Then, the majority of the evening will feature discussion and application as we work together to plan improvements to our own eLearning programs.   

Jon Aleckson, PhD, is an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville where he teaches his authored course, “Introduction to Distance Education Leadership.” He writes “Managing eLearning,” a blog on current eLearning trends and released his book “MindMeld” in 2011 with co-author Penny Ralston-Berg. Jon has managed eMedia development for 30 years as CEO of Web Courseworks, an educational technology company.

The Interactive Learning PDN brings together practitioners and enthusiasts for Training Games, Gamification, Interactive Exercises, and all other Learning Professionals who think fun and interactivity are critical to successful retention, engagement, and skill transfer.  The PDN is sponsored by the Chicagoland Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.

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Stand-up comedian, Kelsie Huff, will also perform


This Friday at midnight,  Talk Hard, Chicago’s hit late-night, uncensored talk show is proud to present Micah Petry. Micah of AngryCake Productions recently created a web series, Baristas, following the lives of four twenty-something coworkers and their insane boss. Check out the ins and outs of this production and more.

micah petry

Also joining the show is comedienne, Kelsie Huff. Kelsie has been described as a “Midwestern American Intangible Cultural Treasure” who has performed at venues such as Zanies and the Laugh Factory as well as the Chicago Funny Female Festival. Kelsie’s show “10% Less Fat” which focused on the absurdity of female body image has been performed all over the Midwest. Come see Kelsie’s infectious brand of comedy live and see why recently named her one of the 50 Hot Women in Comedy.


As always, this show is live and uncensored, hosted by the unpredictable Jamie Campbell, and written by a staff that was hand-picked from Chicago’s world famous comedy scene. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at The ComedySportz Theatre box office. Call 773.549.8080 in advance or buy them at the door. Attendance to the 10 p.m. ComedySportz improv show gets audience members into Talk Hard at half price. Life is short – talk hard.