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!
ComedySportz Honors Our Funny Moms with Contest on Social Media
Fanz can win free tickets to Chicago Women's Funny Festival and the John Hancock Observatory
In honor of Mother's Day, May 12th, we're holding the ComedySportz Funniest Mom Contest. Unleash your mom’s humor on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter. Recount the funny story about your mom that always holds an audience at family parties. Frame a photo of her that she would love to burn, for the entire web to enjoy. Share that video of her that you’ve enjoyed more replays of than any television show you’ve seen. Anyone who posts between now and Friday May 10 will automatically be entered in a drawing to win two free tickets to the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival June 6-9 or two tickets to the John Hancock Observatory!
Need an example to get you going? Here’s a story from ComedySportz ensemble member Ryan Williams about his mom’s comedic instincts:
“When I was around 10, my father was applying for a job as Vice President of HR with a major worldwide corporation based in England. One particular evening, unbeknownst to my mother, he was waiting for a call for a phone interview with the company’s CEO. When the phone rang, my mother answered with a polite, "Hello, this is the Williams residence," and in reply came a very thick British accent, "Yes, this is Bernard Cumbermaul calling for Walker Williams."
Thinking the caller was my father's wacky best friend Kenny, who would call and do voices and characters just to mess with her, she replied "Oh, give it a rest Kenny, ‘cause I ain't buyin' it!" To which the voice came through again, "I'm sorry? This is Bernard Cumbermaul calling for a mister Walker Williams."
At this point my mother decided to play along, so in her best overdone fake British accent she said, "Well, Mr. Bernard Cumbermaul, Walker is in the loo. I shall go forth and attempt to fetch him." Still in her horrible rendition of a cheesy British accent, she yelled across the house to my father, "Oh, Walker! Mr Bernaaaard Cuuumbermauuul is calling upon you!!"
So as you may have guessed, the caller was not Kenny, but was actually Bernard Cumbermaul, CEO of a major British company, calling my father for his interview. Needless to say, my father didn't get the job.”