Improv-comedy classes, unlike criminal-court proceedings and open-heart surgeries, encourage people in the room to shout out suggestions. Explore the extemporaneous with this Groupon deal.
Choose Between Two Options
- $100 for a six-week Level 101: Fundamentals of Improv course (a $205 value)
- $100 for a six-week Stand-Up Level 1 course (a $250 value)
During weekly improv classes, professional instructors use comedic games and exercises to build fundamental skills such as team building, active listening, and communication.
In stand-up classes, seasoned comics from 100 Proof Comedy guide students through writing and performance exercises as well as joke structuring while providing regular feedback and information on navigating Chicago's stand-up scene. Students are encouraged to practice stand-up at open mics after classes to strengthen their act.
The ComedySportz Theatre
At The ComedySportz Theatre, audience suggestions keep an all-ages, family-friendly and fast-paced vortex of scenes, games, and songs spinning in competitive shows that pit two improv teams against each other. Inside the intimate, 149-seat theater, spontaneity rules as a referee moderates the all-ages-appropriate hilarity pitched between the Chicago Bosses and The Evanston Express. At the end of each comedic duel, the points and audience votes are tallied to determine the winning team, sentencing the losers to feed the doves that live inside the winners’ top hats.
ComedySportz's seasoned instructors also host regular workshops to teach aspiring yuksters the art of improvised hilarity and the essential virtues of spontaneity, risk taking, and engagement with the moment. Through scene work, ComedySportz games, and short- and long-form improv, students learn to keep audiences roaring in order to jump-start a career or become a more affable bank robber.