Veterans, active and reserve military can attend shows for free from May 23 – 25.
Our troops in Afghanistan – especially those stationed in remote areas of that country - frequently find it hard to acquire some of the simplest items that may provide them with entertainment or comfort on their posts. ComedySportz of Chicago is planning to thank the troops for their service by collecting some of these needed items and shipping them overseas for the troops’ use. Fans attending shows from May 23 to 25th will be invited to bring any of the following items to the theater those three days and ComedySportz will package and ship them to FOB Shank, Afghanistan, where they will be distributed by Lt. Matt DeWaegeneer - an Army Brigadier Protocol Officer who is the brother of a former ComedySportz Chicago employee.
The most needed items are:
Games (no playing cards)
Video Games (X-Box)
Boot Socks for hot weather
(No food items, please)
Additionally, all active military, veterans and reservists are invited to see any of the six ComedySportz shows from May 23 to May 25 for free! – subject to availability. Additional seats for guests and family members may be purchased at regular prices of $22-$24. Reservations may be made by phone at 773-549-8080.
A special highlight of the Memorial Weekend shows will be video greetings and virtual participation in some of the improv games by Lt. DeWaegeneer.
Show times are Thursday at 8 pm, Friday at 8 & 10 pm and Saturday at 6, 8 & 10 pm. Tickets are $22 - $24. Call 773-549-8080 for reservations or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Roller derby players to join comedian Dave Urlakis and musical guest, Charlsey Miller!
This Friday at midnight, Talk Hard, Chicago’s hit late-night, uncensored talk show is proud to welcome members of the Windy City Rollers. The Windy City Rollers are Chicago’s #1, female roller derby team with monthly bouts at the UIC Pavilion. Killa Nois, Mo Vengence, AliSin Chains, and Doris Day of the Dead will be bringing their rough and tough derby style live to the Talk Hard stage.
The show will also feature Dave Urlakis of Awkward Spaceship. Awkward Spaceship videos have been featured on The Huffington Post, Gawker, Gizmodo, CollegeHumor.com and more. Dave is a local sketch comedy writer and actor performing as an ensemble member at ComedySportz as well as a regular participant in Chicago’s Sketchfest.
To cap off the evening, Charlsey Miller will be performing. Check out her unique, humorous songs about topics such as Dogs in Costumes. Charlsey is also a member of the local comedy group, Little Man.
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.
Visit the ComedySportz Photo Wall May 9-11 and Pose for a FREE 4" x 6" Portrait
Mother's Day is too important for just one day of celebration! Bring Mom in to one of our shows Thursday through Saturday this weekend and get a FREE photo commemorating your visit in front of the ComedySportz Photo Wall.You'll also get a nifty little refrigerator magnet picture frame to keep the pic up where all can enjoy it!
Photos will be taken at ComedySportz shows Thursday, May 9 at 8 (tickets are $22 per person), Friday, May 10 at 8 ($24 per person), & 10 ($22 per person), and Saturday, May 11 at 6 ($22 per person), 8 ($24 per person) and 10 ($22 per person). Call 773-549-8080 to reserve your tickets!