The ComedySportz Theatre presents the


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

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


Title:   ComedySportz

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



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."




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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 



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
                                    With host: Jamie Campbell of 100 Proof Comedy
                                    New Year’s Day, Sunday: 6pm – 10pm
                                    $10 for the whole evening

      The ComedySportz Theatre
     929 West Belmont
     Tiickets: 773-549-8080,

     $3 Old Styles Every Night

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
  • 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)

CONTACT:         John Olson at The ComedySportz Theatre, (773) 549-8080

Web site:  

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

 NEW YEAR’S EVE:          New Year’s Eve Family Shows – 5 pm and 7 pm (All tickets $22)

The ComedySportz Theatre special family shows on New Year’s Eve are perfect for children, teens and families. There will be a full main stage show, party favors, New Year’s count down and a cider toast with the cast after each show. Parents can enjoy the show with their children and then get home and off the roads by midnight to watch the ball drop. Includes a full main stage show and a special early countdown. Reservations are recommended.

10pm - ComedySportz Show and After Party (All tickets $30) – Party favors, a midnight countdown, champagne toast and a dance party after midnight. Optional drink package of cocktails, wine, and beer for $50.00 per person (tax included) from 9:30 pm to 1:30 a.m. Full service bar open until 3am with NYE drink specials all night. We’re steps from the Belmont El stop.

NOTE – The ComedySportz main stage show is smart, clean improv comedy. All three shows will be appropriate for all ages. Families with grade school children tend to go to the 5pm show, families with teens the 7pm show and the 10pm show is more people on dates, super fans that come every year and locals from Lakeview.


NEW YEAR’S DAY:        New Year’s Day Comedy Hangover Standup Marathon

                                    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 ComedySportz Theatre

     929 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657

     Box Office: 773-549-8080

     CTA Red, Brown and Purple Line Belmont train stop

RESERVATIONS:         Box Office: (773)549-8080,, 800-745-3000 or

Double Dose of Holiday Laughs

ComedySportz shows added the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.


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.

WHERE:                     The ComedySportz Theatre
929 West Belmont (steps from the Red, Brown and Purple Line Belmont El stop)
Chicago, IL 60657
Tickets: 773-549-8080, or
All tickets (except the 10 pm New Year’s Eve show) are $22

ADDED SHOWS:       ComedySportz”

                                    12/20, Tuesday, 8pm (ADDED SHOW)

                                    12/21, Wednesday, 8pm (ADDED SHOW)

                                    12/22, Thursday, 8pm

                                    12/23, Friday, 6pm (ADDED SHOW), 8pm and 10pm

                                    12/24, Saturday, NO SHOWS

                                    12/25, Sunday, NO SHOW

                                    12/26, Monday, 8pm (ADDED SHOW)

                                    12/27, Tuesday, 8pm (ADDED SHOW)

                                    12/28, Wednesday, 8pm (ADDED SHOW)

                                    12/29, Thursday, 8pm

                                    12/30, Friday, 8pm and 10 pm

                                    12/31, Saturday, 5 and 7pm - Family New Year’s Eve Shows

(All Tickets: $22)

Saturday, 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)

                                    Thursdays at 8pm
                                    Fridays at 8pm and 10pm
                                    Saturdays at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm

CONTACT:                 John Olson at The ComedySportz Theatre, (773) 549-8080