Meet the newest additions to our Roster!  This past September, over 300 people showed up to try-outs.  The talent pool was immense, and the decisions were hard.  In addition to adding a brand new House Team, the CSz brass picked these 10 phenomenal performers to join the ComedySportz Chicago Roster.  And THIS WEEKEND, we're showing them off.  See all new players led by a veteran captain at every match this weekend!

Join us for NEW PLAYER WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 13-15!  BUY TICKETS NOW.

 

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Bri Fitzpatrick grew up in Seattle, WA, where she also began her performing career. She holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. After earning her degree, Bri stayed on in Dublin for several years, working as an actor and improv teacher.

Since moving to Chicago, Bri has become a graduate of The Second City's Conservatory and Musical Conservatory, performed in numerous Chicago sketch and improv productions, and can be seen performing regularly in such shows as Storytown, Thirsty!, Anarchy, and Baby Wants Candy: The Improvised Musical. She could not be more over the moon to join the ComedySportz Chicago ensemble!

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Rob Grabowski is happy to join the ensemble at ComedySportz! Rob is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory and the iO training program. He also holds a B.F.A. from Central Michigan University. Rob has performed in many companies around town including Profiles Theatre, The New Colony, Infusion Theatre, The Ruckus and iO Chicago.

Some fun facts: He is an ordained minster; he loves to talk about pop culture; and he cannot dunk a basketball. 

 

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Brian Hoolahan is jubilated to be playing with ComedySportz!   Upon graduation from Eastern Michigan University,  he packed up his things and headed east to Chicago to pursue comedy. He has done well for himself performing in improv, sketch, and drama throughout the Chicagoland area.  You have seen him at The Second City, The Den Theatre Right, The Playground, The Annoyance Theater, with Akvavit Theatre Company, or at the grocery store buying cookies. Right now Brian is super excited about ComedySportz Chicago and cookies!

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Josiah Jenkins is thrilled to be a part of the Comedysportz family. Originally from North Dakota, Josiah moved to Chicago to enjoy its warm winters. He began improvising as a college student at Northwestern University, and has performed at various theaters around the city over the past several years. Josiah currently performs with a team at the Playground Theater and in Thirsty! at the Apollo Theatre. When he is not acting silly on stage, Josiah is a licensed attorney. 

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Miguel Lepe is very excited to be a part of the ComedySportz Chicago Roster. He has trained at the Annoyance Theater and The Second City Training Center where he also wrote and performed with the House Ensemble. Miguel's first solo sketch show, Talking to Myself, was a selection in The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival 2014.

He is also the producer of The 4 Skins of Comedy, a diversity solo showcase at Stage 773 once a month. Besides ComedySportz, you can find Miguel performing around the city with his 2-man team, Spic & Tan. He is very thankful for his supportive wife, Ruby and his firends and family. Learn more about Miguel at www.miguellepe.com

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Jonny Nelson is performing improv and sketch comedy throughout the city and teaching improv and sketch to youth, as well as coaching adults, at Second City. He can be seen performing musical improv with Second City’s house team, Infinite Sunday’s, long form improv with the ensemble of Juneboy at iO, and short form at ComedySportz. Learn more about him at www.jonnynelson.com.

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Nicko Reno Patterson is no stranger to the Chicago theater scene, having lived in Chicago his whole life. He starting at the age of five as a singer in his church choir, as well as doing a number of fashion shows as a child.A graduate of the University of Phoenix, Chicago with a business major, Nicko also took classes at Second City. He has been seen performing at Second City and with the ComedySportz House Teams, as well as They Improv. When Nicko is not on the stage he may be found behind the ComedySportz bar mixing drinks and making laughs.

Nicko says, "I have felt like Comedy Sportz was a home for me from the beginning and now that I’m performing, I feel even closer to the company and to the people I consider family.”

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MJ Price is beyond excited to be a part of ComedySportz Chicago! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, MJ is a diehard Reds and Bengals fan and identifies Snoop Doggy Dog as her spirit animal. After graduating with a degree in journalism from The University of Missouri, MJ went on to train at iO Chicago, and The Second City Conservatory and Music Conservatory. When not at ComedySportz, you can catch her on stage at The iO Theater with James Island and Manny Mora as well as at The Playground Theater with Shadow Cat. Give it up for gangsta rap!  

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Maggie Smith is ecstatic to have the chance to perform with ComedySportz. She graduated in 2013 from Northwestern University with a degree in Film and Television, but decided to move to Chicago to pursue something more practical, like improv. She's gone through the Second City Conservatory and Music Improv Conservatory programs, and is currently spending her weekends training at iO. She doesn't think Cumberbatch is that weird of a last name and even aspires to one day make it her own. Twitter: @A_Maggie_Smith

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A proud New Yorker, Stacey Smith has trained at Second City, iO, Annoyance and ComedySportz and is alumni of Second City's Musical Improv House Ensemble Infinite Sundaes. You can see her performing regularly at iO with Juneboy and The Deltones, at Stage773 with Storytown.

Stacey just recently finished a ship contract with The Second City onboard the Norwegian Breakaway. Independently, she plays with Stacked, Smith & I and is one half of Brouhaha: An Improvised Puppet Musical. Learn more about her at: www.staceysmithcomedy.com 

For tickets call the Box Office at 773-549-8080 or  

The holidays are upon us, and ComedySportz is answering the call!  We've added performances to our famous feature show over the holiday season so everyone can enjoy the show USA Today calls "Hilarious!"  

 

Come see your Downtown Chicago Bosses take on their opponents
as they compete to win the coveted golden trophy.

 

ComedySportz is a hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show in which two teams create comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on your suggestions. You choose the winner and the show is never the same twice! It’s smart, all-ages friendly comedy that’s a hit with couples, families, office parties, and everybody else! There are over 100+ games in the ComedySportz book - and nobody knows what will be played next!

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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 Boston, Buffalo, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Portland, and San Jose playing October 16 – October 18, 2014 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.

 

THE LINEUP

 

Thursday 10/16 at 8:00pm

Portland v Indianapolis
Chicago v Grab Bag*

 

Friday 10/17 at 8:00pm
Indianapolis v Buffalo
Chicago v Minneapolis (the rematch)

 

Friday 10/17 at 10:00pm
Blue show with special guests (TBD)

 

Saturday 10/18 at 6:00pm
Houston v Indianapolis
Chicago v Buffalo

 

Saturday 10/18 at 8:00pm
Milwaukee v Boston & San Jose
Minneapolis v AllStars

 

Saturday 10/18 at 10:00pm
Championship match

 

Saturday midnight:
Blue show with special guests (TBD)

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The weekend of August 21 marks our Chicago ComedySportz 27th Anniversary, and we're celebrating by inviting all of our past alumni to the field! Join us to see the all-ages comedy competition played the way it was MEANT to be played, back in their day. Will the alumni players be a help or hindrance to their fellow teammates?  Can they rap?  Are they up to date with all the important news?

 

FIND OUT by buying your tickets now for all shows August 21-23! 

Thursday, August 21 @ 8pm - Buy Tickets Now

Friday, August 22 @ 8pm - Buy Tickets Now

Saturday, August 23 @ 6pm - Buy Tickets Now

Saturday, August 23 @ 8pm - Buy Tickets Now

Saturday, August 23 @ 10pm - Buy Tickets Now

 

For tickets call the Box Office at 773-549-8080 or  

 

 

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