Laugh Battle 2018

Calling all Improv and Sketch groups!!

Slots are now open for the ~highly anticipated~ Spring season’s Laugh Battle at Stage 773! Styled as a bracket competition, Laugh Battle consists of 24 Improv and Sketch teams putting their best 8 minutes of comedy forward to gain audience votes (and laughter!) in order to advance to the final round. The 8 team finalists go head-to-head and the audience chooses the Funniest Four, who will receive a two-night showcase at Stage 773, and take home the golden, glistening, GLEAMING… knowledge that you are Comedy Champs.

What, were you expecting a trophy?? Because, hate to break it to ya, but- HELL YEAH, there will also be a trophy. And Sketch wi(e)ners get an automatic slot in 2019 SketchFest. What’s not to love?!

  • 24 teams enter.
  • 8 leave.
  • 8 return.
  • 4 leave victorious with their own Showcase!

-Here’s the Spring schedule-

Preliminary Rounds:

  • Thursdays, April 19 and May 3 at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM in the Cab Theater

Final Round:

  • Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 PM in the Thrust Theater

Winners Showcase:

  • Wednesdays, June 6 and 13 at 7:30 in Cab Theater

Tickets for performances will be $5, so make sure your friends, family, enemies, that weird guy you always see on the CTA, and anyone and everyone in between buy tickets in advance for this crazy fun and hella cheap night of rip-roaring comedy!

Fill out the form below to enter your team! E-mail Meaghan Morris at with any questions or concerns or any of that codswallop.