ComedySportz Goes All-Out for Pride

ComedySportz Theater Chicago is celebrating Pride this year all online. Loyal fans and new fans across the world can log onto CSz Theater Chicago’s Twitch channel (twitch.tv/csznchicago) for multiple comedy Pride options in June. 

CSz PR&DE 2021

All-queer cast shows, D&I talks and virtual Rainbow-A-Go-Go included. 

Show offerings include all-queer ComedySportz Chicago matches, D&I Talks with our Director of Diversity and Inclusion Luis Cortes, an LGBTQ-based trivia show, and a special subscriber-only queer variety show: Rainbow-A-Go-Go. The month concludes with Pride weekend featuring LGBTQ ComedySportz ensemble members from ComedySportz locations around the world, joining us in four fabulously funny matches.

“As we continue to push ourselves to be a theater that is reflective of the city and world that we live in, events like our Pride month help not only shine a spotlight on the LGBTQ communities, but also highlights our extremely talented queer players, which make up a large portion of our ensemble” says ComedySportz Chicago Artistic Director Jason Geis.

“By supplementing our performances with what I call “edu-tainment” (D&i Talks, Trivia shows) our audiences are gaining a larger understanding of communities outside of their own, and it's actually led to so much more self-policing and respect when it comes to the remarks and conversations in our online chat. It’s been very cool to watch the process,” adds Cortes.

ComedySportz Chicago: Virtual Pride Shows

ComedySportz Group

When: June 4, 11, and 18
What: It’s your favorite ComedySportz match performed by our LGBTQ-identifying ensemble members.
Where: twitch.tv/csznchicago
How Much: FREE
Total Run Time: 75 minutes
Rated: E for Everyone
cszchicago.com for details

CSZ D&I Talks

When: June 4, 11, 18 and 25 Fridays at 9pm CST
What: Luis Cortes, our Director of Diversity & Inclusion, hosts a video sit down with our ensemble members talking about being queer in comedy.
Where: CSZN: twitch.tv/csznchicago
How Much: FREE
Total Run Time: 30 minutes
Rated: PG 13 (language)
cszchicago.com for details

Queers the Question

When: June 5, 12, 19 and 26 Saturdays at 9pm CST
What: A live trivia game show about queer culture, hosted by ensemble member Luis Cortes.
Where: CSZN: twitch.tv/csznchicago
How Much: FREE
Total Run Time: 30 minutes
Rated: R (language, situations)
cszchicago.com for details

Rainbow-A-Go-Go

When: June 5, 12, 19 and 26 Saturdays at 11pm CST
What: Our LGBTQ variety show is back! Featuring members of all our ensembles and guest stars, showcasing queer excellence.
Where: CSZN: twitch.tv/csznchicago
How Much: CSZN Subscribers Only, 1 month, 2 month, 3 month subscriptions available, free with Amazon Prime membership, see twitch.tv/csznchicago for details.
Total Run Time: 60 minutes
Rated: R (language, situations)
cszchicago.com for details

CSz Virtual Pride Festival

When: Friday, June 24 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm CST, Saturday, June 25 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm CST
What: ComedySportz Chicago opens its doors to all LGBT-identifying ensemble members across the world to join us in four fabulous matches on Pride Weekend.
Where: CSZN: twitch.tv/csznchicago
How Much: FREE
Total Run Time: 75 minutes
Rated: E for Everyone
cszchicago.com for details

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