Film actor Derek Mears will show the funny man behind the mask

Derek Mears took over the role of Jason Voorhees in the 2009 reboot of the Friday the 13th feature film franchise, and he’s played numerous other villains in a list of films that includes The Hills Have Eyes II, Predators, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and many others.  Ever since 1989, though, he’s also been a player with ComedySportz in California – starting in his hometown of Bakersfield before joining the club in Los Angeles.  Mears says he performs with ComedySportz LA as often as he can in between his many film and TV gigs, and looks on the improv show as his “doodle pad” for creating characters and performance ideas.

Mears will be in Chicago for appearances at the “Days of the Dead” convention of horror movie fans at the Marriott Hotel in Schaumburg from November 16-18. He’ll join in the ComedySportz show on Thursday, November 15 at 8 pm and fans will be able to see how this arch-villain is in reality a very nice and very funny man. Tickets are $22 per person and can be ordered by phone at 773-549-8080 or online at



Winter to arrive on November 17th when
The  ComedySportz Crew Meets The Snow Queen.

Snow Queen

Director David Flora promises an early snowfall - on stage at least - when The ComedySportz Crew Meets The Snow Queen opens next week. In this original adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, the kids in the audience will join the ComedySportz crew as they travel to the North Pole and take part in the action. Flora explains, "Kids will get a chance to be snowflake guards if they choose and help the players escape from the Snow Queen. They'll be key to finding something hidden in the theatre that lets the players get away."


The Snow Queen is one Andersen's longest tales and is considered by many to be his best. It has been performed in many incarnations over the years - on stage, in movies and TV and even as opera! It includes a rich array of characters including a goblin who shatters a mirror that makes you only see bad things, a sorceress who keeps it summer around her at all times, a Helpful Reindeer and a very confused married couple of crows. To bring this magic to the ComedySportz Theatre stage, Flora promises some amazing puppetry, costumes and wigs.


Recommended for children 10 and under, The ComedySportz Crew Meets The Snow Queen will be performed Saturday mornings at 11 am from November 17 through January 19th. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for kids under 12.

Costume Contest and Dance Party to Highlight the Stevens Family Halloween Bash

The regular Wednesday night "Two Dollar Bill" will be take a different twist for Halloween night - Wednesday, October 31 - when The Stevens Family will host a Halloween party - complete with a costume contest. Who better to judge style, fashion and visual creativity than that sophisticated clan?

Genesis League and Battle-prov will perform their shows at 8 & 9 pm per usual, and the price for those two shows is still Chicago's greatest comedy bargain at only $2.00.

The fun starts at 8:00 pm!

New Players Join Casts of Genesis League and Battle-Prov in ComedySportz’ Weekly Three Hours of Comedy for Two Bucks

The affordable Wednesday night series at the ComedySportz Theater returns with three great improvised shows every week! And it's only $2 for the whole night!

At 8 pm, two teams, selected from the five all-new Genesis League teams, breathe life into short-form improv with newly created games!

At 9pm a brand-new Battle-prov ensemble takes on a different challenger each week in a bout of improvised hilarity! The new players are Chip Aucoin, Brit Belsheim, Katie Dufresne, Rob Grabowski, Davide Grody, Shantira Jackson, Josiah Jenkins, Kelsey Kinney, Jonny Nelson, John Pantlind, Damian White, and Molly Wilbanks.

Rounding out the night at 10pm, the foul-mouthed Stevens Family hosts the FUN-derdome where anyone can join in the fun!

And as always, the bar is open from 7:30 pm on past the end of the last show.  Call 773-549-8080 for more information.    

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