Comedy Sportz Chicago Joins The Chicago Women's Funny Festival

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Comedy Sportz Chicago Joins The Chicago Women's Funny Festival

ComedySportz Chicago (CSZ) is pleased to announce the company will be performing down the street from its home at the CSZ Theatre at the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Thursday, Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.

The festival gathers writers, performers, and comedy lovers together to create and celebrate in the comedy capital of the world. The celebration of women in comedy will be jam-packed with shows, parties and events with CSZ performing an all female classic comedy match on the opening night of the four-night festival. The match starts at 9 p.m. and runs for 40 minutes. Single tickets are $15. Tickets to the event may be purchased at, or by calling 773-327-5252.

ComedySportz is the longest-running, game-based, short form improv comedy show in the comedy capital of the world, perfect for all ages, offering comedy for everyone! ComedySportz's interactive format is emceed by a referee overseeing a hilarious battle of wits between the home team, the blue Downtown Chicago Bosses, and the "visiting" red team, scored by live keyboard music and rocking popular music between scenes!.Using audience suggestions and willing volunteers, our professional players create short games, scenes and songs on the spot, and the winner is determined by the Applause-o-Meter and your laughs. CSZ Theatre, the home of ComedySportz is located at 929 W. Belmont Ave. For more information on performances and rentals go to

Chicago Women's Funny Festival was founded in 2012 when producers Jill Valentine and Liz McArthur wanted to build a comedy festival where women could come together and celebrate all art forms of comedy under one roof. The first festival boasted 66 shows and 400 performers in five days. Women's Fest also hosted events throughout the week where women from across the country could network with each other and more importantly, celebrate one another's work. The response from comedians and audience members was overwhelmingly positive - which is why the festival is coming back for an eighth year.

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