Help ComedySportz Keep You Laughing!


For over 30 years, ComedySportz has been entertaining audiences of all ages in Chicago. In the beginning of this epidemic people were told not to congregate in spaces of over 250, so we took precautions and made our 140 seat theater into an 85 seat theater. We moved tables 6ft apart and sat people away from each other. Our fans were so appreciative - especially families. All other options for entertainment were closing down. 

As things got worse, we made the tough decision to not take any chances and close down until we felt like it would be safe enough for our loyal fans, our actors and our staff. That decision has now impacted 60+ actors, as we are one of the only paying comedy gigs in the city and many rely on us as part of their income. It impacted our teachers who can no longer teach or receive that pay. It impacted our music directors, stage managers, box office staff, bartenders - everyone. 

That's why we are coming to you today. We know a lot of people are asking for help right now, and we respect that. We are asking each of our fans to donate $5 - if we share it with enough people we can hit our goal. Your donation will go toward getting some needed pay to our actors and staff most affected by this...our bartenders that can not work, our staff that used this to pay rent - those people. We will also use these funds to make sure that when the world turns back on, we are prepared - to pay bills, rent, credit get it. 

But we aren't going down without a fight either. We'll use a small portion of your funds to help us figure out virtual entertainment. Playing our shows online WITH you all. Teach workshops and run trainings online. In short we are going to do our best to bring comedy for everyone TO everyone. 

Our goal is lofty but our spirits are high. We love making people of all ages laugh, and with your help we'll be able to do that virtually and when we open again...for at least another 30 years. 


We want to say THANK YOU for supporting us! We would like to offer a token of our appreciation:

A collective shout-out on our facebook page!

Everything in the categories above PLUS
Two tickets to upcoming shows (when they are back on!) 

Everything in the categories above PLUS

A virtual "class pass" for our any of our virtual programs through August!

Everything in the categories above PLUS

A personal birthday, anniversary or "congratulations for staying inside without going crazy!" 

Everything in the categories above PLUS

We will do a private show or class for you and whoever is hunkered down in your home!

Everything in the categories above PLUS

A personal shout-out on social media & 6 tickets for a complimentary cocktail hour and ComedySportz match on the day we re-open!

Thank you,
Dave, Jill, Greg, Renee, Jason, Jo-El, Luis, Cynthia, Yvette and Nicko


  • Kate Wiersema
    • $10 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team: CSz Chicago (3)

Jason Geis
Raised $5,164 from 160 donations
Chicago, IL
Cynthia Kmak
Team member
Raised $1,445 from 37 donations
Renee Ross
Team member
Raised $810 from 8 donations
This team raised $16,163 from 384 other donations.

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