Comedy Replaces the Sticky Buns.
By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 18, 2008 8:47PM
A few months ago, Ann Sather packed up and moved a few doors east into a brand-spankin’ new location at 909 W. Belmont. The old location was put up for sale, and it was anyone’s guess who would win the bid to settle in. It always makes us nervous when there is retail space for rent in our neighborhood; because we would rather see a distinctive new business that will bring character to the area, instead of another Starbucks, Jamba Juice, or Potbelly’s.
Well, PHEW! Comedy Sportz, a local improv troupe, moved into the location and celebrated their grand opening last Friday. Comedy Sportz attempts to set themselves apart from other groups in the city by making their improv show a competition – the troupe is split into two teams, with a referee awarding points to the team that makes the audience laugh the most.
Performances take place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening.
The location also offers an improvisational training center and student performing opportunities, with the new class session starting March 9.