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ComedySportz Chicago to Welcome Sheryl Swoopes, 6/11

ComedySportz Chicago to Welcome Sheryl Swoopes, 6/11

ComedySportz Chicago will welcome 3-time Olympic gold medalist Sheryl Swoopes as she competes against Chicago comedian Ben Larrison in THE DUNK CONTEST OF THE CENTURY OF THE WORLD. This slam-dunk throw down will take place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at The ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for this event are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling the ComedySportz box office at 773-549-8080.

Swoopes, voted one of the Top 15 Players in WNBA history and the current head coach of the Loyola Ramblers, will be competing against 5'5" local comedian Ben Larrison in a one-night-only slam dunk contest on a Fisher-Price children's basketball hoop. After the competitors are introduced and the stage has been set, a panel of special guest judges will help determine a winner as this famed professional athlete and a 5'5" comedy person do battle in the ultimate test of will: slam dunking. Come see a hilarious and epic showdown, as pure skill meets comedy in a night guaranteed to have fans on their feet and cheering.

Sheryl Swoopes is an American basketball icon and three-time Olympic gold medalist. She played for Texas Tech before becoming the first player signed to the WNBA in 1996. Often referred to as the "female Michael Jordan" and famous for both her offensive and defensive skills, Swoopes has won three Olympic gold medals and is a 3-time WNBA MVP. She is also the first woman to have a Nike shoe named after her. In 2013, Swoopes was named head coach of the Loyola University women's basketball team, the Loyola Ramblers.

Ben Larrison is a comedian and writer based in Chicago. He has performed at The Annoyance Theater, The Playground Theater, ComedySportz Theater and iO Theater, and created the popular Twitter feed @ChicagoVentra. He is a lifelong women's basketball fan, and has admired Sheryl Swoopes ever since he was a kid. Throughout his life, he has dreamed of soaring through the air and dunking a basketball. On June 11, he will finally get that chance.

Tickets: $5.Tickets for THE DUNK CONTEST OF THE CENTURY OF THE WORLD are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling the ComedySportz box office at 773-549-8080.

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