The ComedySportz Theatre presents the
COMEDYSPORTZ HOLIDAY TOUR
December 26-29 at Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre
SKOKIE, IL (December 2, 2013) – Direct from their hit show in Chicago, COMEDYSPORTZ is celebrating the holidays by coming to the Chicago suburbs December 26 – 29 at the Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre at 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie, IL. Tickets are currently on sale at http://www.gorillatango.com/skokie.
Featuring 90 minutes of hilarious, fast-paced comedy that’s great for everyone. All in one show, COMEDYSPORTZ creates completely improvised scenes, songs, and games created from the audience’s suggestions. No scene has ever been rehearsed before, but is made up completely on the spot. COMEDYSPORTZ isn’t about sports – it IS a sport, featuring two teams of fierce comedy competitors culled from Chicago’s funniest improv comedians.
Offering clean comedy that’s fun for everyone, COMEDYSPORTZ has recently celebrated its 26th year in Chicago. ComedySportz in Chicago is favorite among suburban families and couples,” says ComedySportz Chicago President Matt Elwell. “We’re excited to bring our brand of all-ages comedy to Skokie. After they see us at their own theater, we hope they’ll hop on the CTA Yellow Line and join us at our 929 W Belmont space year round!”
COMEDYSPORTZ performs at 7:30pm at the Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre located at 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie, IL. Tickets for COMEDYSPORTZ are $25 and can be purchased by calling the Gorilla Tango box office at 847-677-7761 or by going online at http://www.gorillatango.com/skokie.
Location: The Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, IL
Regular run: December 26 – 29
Curtain Times: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $25, general admission or $15 for students. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 847-677-7761 or visiting http://www.gorillatango.com/skokie.
ABOUT THE COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE
Known for its titular show, ComedySportz, The ComedySportz Theatre has been making Chicago laugh since 1987. In summer of 2012, the theatre hosted the ComedySportz World Championship. Located at 929 W Belmont, The ComedySportz Theatre features the work of both its 50 person professional ensemble and several other teams of young, up-and-coming comedians who share the theatre's mission of "enriching lives and the creative imagination of the human spirit by providing accessible, high quality comedy."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACT: Bruce Phillips
Bruce Phillips: Marketing Lead
/ 773-549-8080, ex. 231
BILL SANTIAGO brings Smart Stuff Comedy
to The ComedySportz Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY
on Monday, October 28th!
100 Proof Comedy, September 16, 2013: Bill Santiago, who has had half-hour specials on Showtime and Comedy Central, will be appearing for one-night-only at The ComedySportz Theatre on Monday, October 28th at 8pm. He 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. Additionally, he has been working with Bruce Helford (George Lopez Show, Bernie Mac Show, Drew Carey Show) to develop a television show based on his book. "Pardon My Spanglish ¡Porque Because!"
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).
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 www.comedysportzchicago.com.
Another Year, Another New Year’s Hangover
The ComedySportz New Year’s Hangover Stand-Up Marathon Returns
WHAT: 20 comics for 10 bucks! Once again ComedySportz treats you to the best comedy you’re likely to find all year. Join host Jamie Campbell in an evening of laughs featuring 20 of Chicago's top comics! Come any time between 6p and 10p and pay only $10 for the evening.
WHERE & WHEN:
The New Year’s Hangover Stand–Up Marathon line up includes:
- C.J. Toledano (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Lincoln Lodge)
- James Fritz (his CD, Deflated, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts)
- Chad Briggs (Andy Kaufman Award Semifinalist, Winner of Season 4 of Impress These Apes),
- 5 members of Comedians You Should Know whose self-titled debut album was the #1 worldwide comedy download on the iTunes comedy charts: Drew Michael, Danny Kallas, Michael Sanchez, Marty DeRosa, and Mike Lebovitz
- Joe Fernandez (2-time semifinalist for The Andy Kaufman Award, Your Funniest Friends),
- Megan Gailey (Your Funniest Friends, The Comedy Bar, Zanies)
- Mike Sheehan (named one of Chicago’s top 20 Comics by comedy.com)
- Kelsie Huff (The Kates, Colorado Boulder Fringe Festival, Zanies)
- Sherman Edwards (Blackout, Edinborough Fringe Festival)
- Clark Jones (Zanies, The Improv)
- Dan Ronan (The Lincoln Lodge, The Comedy Bar)
- Will Miles (Zanies, 2 Black Dudes and an Open Microphone)
- Kevin Pomeroy (Chicago Sketchfest, The Stevens Family)
- Katie McVay (100 Proof Comedy)
- Hosted by Jamie Campbell (100 Proof Comedy, TBS Just For Laughs)
Web site: http://www.COMEDYSPORTZCHICAGO.com
New Year’s Eve and Day at the ComedySportz Theatre
5pm and 7pm Family shows, 10pm Show and After Party, plus New Year’s Day Hangover Comedy Marathon to mark Holiday Weekend
929 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657
Double Dose of Holiday Laughs
WHAT: Due to popular demand,
The ComedySportz Theatre is adding extra ‘ComedySportz’ shows to their holiday
schedule. Need a break from holiday preparations? Some quality time with visiting family
members? Or maybe get some family members out of your way while you finish up
holiday projects? The ComedySportz show
is hilarious improvised comedy that is appropriate for all ages. Shows
frequently sell out and reservations are recommended.
ADDED SHOWS: “ComedySportz”
Tuesday, 8pm (ADDED SHOW)
Wednesday, 8pm (ADDED SHOW)
Friday, 6pm (ADDED SHOW), 8pm and 10pm
Saturday, NO SHOWS
Sunday, NO SHOW
8pm (ADDED SHOW)
Tuesday, 8pm (ADDED SHOW)
Wednesday, 8pm (ADDED SHOW)
Friday, 8pm and 10 pm
5 and 7pm - Family New Year’s Eve Shows
(All Tickets: $22)
10pm ComedySportz New Year’s Eve Show and Party (Show Tickets:$30, Optional
Drink Packages of cocktails, beer and win - $50.00 per person, tax included)
at 8pm and 10pm
at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm
CONTACT: John Olson at The ComedySportz Theatre, (773)
Get Toxic This Holiday Season!
Dance-tastic Britney Spears Christmas Carol Returns.
WHAT: Back for its second
smash year, The ComedySportz Theatre gives a Charles Dickens classic a Britney
Spears send-up. Has Britney changed her ways thanks to a midnight visit
from Ghosts of Pop Music...in the form of Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Justin
Bieber? Complete with singing, dancing, and Lindsay Lohan, Oops! I Christmassed Again is the
perfect romp to launch your holiday weekend!
Watch the pros make you laugh
then stick around for an open mic.
& WHEN: 100-Proof Comedy, Mondays at 8pm, Tickets: $10
Chaser, Mondays at 9:30pm,
Premieres: Monday, September 5, 2011
December 19, 2011
Stand-Up For America!
Special stand-up night created for Chicago stand-up fans.
This Independence Day, exercise your freedom to laugh! On July 4th at 7pm, The ComedySportz Theatre presents 13 of Chicago’s best stand-up comedians – one for each stripe on Old Glory – delivering the kind of laughs that make this nation great! This July 4th, come on out and exercise your Constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness!
WHERE & WHEN:
Stand-Up For America!
July 4, 2011, Monday at 7pm, Tickets: $10
Box Office: 773-549-8080, Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-345-7000
The ComedySportz Theatre
929 W. Belmont Ave
7/4/11 Drink Specials: $3 Old Style cans, $7 16 oz Independence Tea, and a $4 Stars & Stripes Shots.
100 Proof Comedy’s Jamie Campbell hosts a line up that includes:
Chad Briggs – winner of Season 4 Impress These Apes!
Cameron Esposito – Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, TBS Just For Laughs
Marty DeRosa – Red Bar Comedy Club, Comedians You Should Know
Ryan Budds – Zanies, The Improv
Joe Fernandez – TBS Just For Laughs, Chicago Underground Comedy
Megan Gailey – Red Bar Comedy Club, Your Funniest Friends
Kelsie Huff – The Kates, Zanies, Beast Women
Martin Morrow – Til It Hurts Comedy Tour
Lisa Laureta – People Under The Stares, No Joke Comedy Festival
Joe McAdam – Lincoln Lodge, Late Live Show, TBS Just For Laughs
Sherman Edwards – Blackout, Comedy Queue, 100 Proof Comedy
Kevin Pomeroy – The Stevens Family, Chicago Sketchfest
Nate Simmons – Chicago Underground Comedy, Schuba’s
David Montgomery at The ComedySportz Theatre, (773) 549-8080
100 Proof Comedy with The Chaser Open Mic returns this Fall, Mondays at 8pm September 5, 2011 at The ComedySportz Theatre.
The ComedySportz Theatre
2011 Summer Show Schedule
HILARIOUS SHOWS 6 NIGHTS A WEEK!
Celebrating 24 years of making Chicago audiences laugh, The ComedySportz Theatre announces their Summer 2011 show line up.
New Show Added:
reDUB: Improvisors VS Movies. What happens when Chicago's best improvisors take on Hollywood's worst films? reDUB: Improvisors vs. Movies features five hilarious performers creating brand new dialogue and music for a movie they have never seen before. These dusty old characters and plot lines will be made fresh and funny, and nothing is planned in advance. Absolutely anything can happen as cinema history is altered forever! Opens: 6/23/11. Closes: 9/1/11. Thursdays at 10pm. Tickets: $5
Returning Summer Shows:
8pm - Impress These Apes! Impress These Apes is an 8-week talent competition. Each week the contestants perform in a different talent challenge, and are judged and scored by three hyper-intelligent apes from the future. The contestant with the most points at the end of eight weeks is crowned Least Pitiful Human. Opens: 7/11/11. Closes: 8/29/11. Tickets: $10
Wednesday – Free Night Of Comedy
Free Night of Comedy returns! Hot improv comedy and cold drinks every Wednesday this summer. Drink Special: $2 Miller Products. Opens: 6/22/11. Closes: 8/24/11. Tickets: Free.
8pm - REC LEAGUE Students and Training Center Alumni create their own mini-shows for your laughing pleasure.
9pm - Battle-Prov Our ComedySportz farm team battles against visiting comedy troupes from around the city. (Battle-Prov moves from its old time slot of Thursday’s at 10pm)
10pm – The Improv Open Mike Chicago’s wildest amateur jam is back to get YOU on stage to play improv games. Hosted by Kevin Pomeroy
Friday – SMASHED! The Improvised Bachelorette Party
Come get SMASHED at the Improvised Bachelorette Party! - part improv, part dance party, all wild - SMASHED lampoons the last night of a freedom as these ladies make their way to the club Mancakes for some wild action and short form games. With plenty of chances to get your favorite bride to be up on stage and plenty of hilarious male "dancers", SMASHED is a great way to kiss single life good-bye. Closes: 9/2/11. Tickets: $10
7pm – Octavarius: So Nefarious
Octavarius: So Nefarious returns to The ComedySportz Theatre with their high octane, no holds barred, improv comedy invasion. ‘So Nefariuos’, Octavarius’s original show, combines classic improv games with the artful tradition of Chicago improvisation. It’s like Whose Line Is It Anyway, Jackson Pollock and ConAir had a baby and you can come see it perform. Each week there is a different improv opening team and there are ticket discounts for dressing in the theme of that week’s show. Opens: 6/19/11. Closes: 12/18/11. Tickets: $10
9pm – The Duel Dual
The Dual Duel is a 2-person improv competition. Each week 5 teams get to showcase their stuff for 10 minute sets. The audience votes on the teams. The winner of each week gets placed further in the tournament, and the second place winner goes to a 'last chance' round. The grand prize winner will take home trophies and 2 hundred dollar bills! Opens: 6/19/11. Closes: 9/11/11. Tickets: $5
Other Show Updates:
The ComedySportz Crew Meets Cinderella. Last show 5/28/11. Our Kids Adventure Series returns on September 10, 2011 with a new character.
’ComedySportz’ Celebrating 24 years in Chicago, is hilarious improv comedy that is appropriate for all ages. Open Run. Tickets: $22
Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm and 10pm, Saturdays at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm.
The Hot Karl Celebrating 11 years in Chicago this summer, Chicago’s dirtiest long-form improv show loves to shock and be funny. Open run. Saturdays at Midnight. Tickets: $10
The ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657
773-549-8080, www.COMEDYSPORTZCHICAGO.com, or www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000