BATSU! Celebrating 500th Milestone in Chicago + NYC

BATSU!, the comedic and interactive game show that has run for six years in New York, and was named one of the “Best Things to Do in NYC” by CBS NY and dubbed “Hilarious” by PIX11 and Thrillist, is celebrating its 500th performance on Saturday, August 6.

To help mark this milestone, Face Off Unlimited, the acclaimed comedy company that created and produces the show, has announced special guest star Lloyd Ahlquist, better known as EPICLLOYD, co-creator and star of YouTube and Makers Studios famed Epic Rap Battles of History. Lloyd, the newly Emmy Nominated comedian, and veteran improviser with comedy company, Mission Improvable, and co-owner of Westside Comedy Theatre in Santa Monica, will take the BATSU! stage as the 4th Comedy Warrior. The other three Comedy Warriors roles are reserved of the show’s creators, and heads of Face Off Unlimited, Joe Tex (Partner, COO), Jay Painter (co-founder, Artistic Director), and Eric Robinson (co-founder/CFO).

BATSU! recently opened in Chicago and has already been hailed as “Gonzo” by the Chicago Tribune and was described by Third Coast Review as, “the most mildly perverse, alcohol fueled, comically salacious fun one could hope for”. BATSU! Chicago is celebrating their own milestone by awarding their 500th audience member with a complimentary VIP upgrade that includes free sake, a souvenir Hachi headband and a free ticket to come back another time.

BATSU! is not your ordinary dinner theater entertainment. Four warriors compete in comedic challenges to avoid electric shocks, paintballs, a giant egg-smashing chicken, and many more hilarious jaw-dropping punishments that were called “Hilarious” and “Cringe-worthy” by DNA Info Chicago. The cast of BATSU! are members of the acclaimed comedy group Face Off Unlimited.

If you’re looking for a night full of surprises, non-stop laughs, and a one-of-a-kind show, this is it! BATSU!, which means “punishment” in Japanese, has been a huge hit in New York since 2011. The show became a cult favorite, with audience members returning multiple times. BATSU! is a production that audiences will never forget!

A full menu/bar will be available and audience members may enjoy sushi and sake, while the bravest sign up for a chance to participate in BATSU! themselves. The show was hailed as one of Thrillist’s “20 Fresh Date Ideas” in New York, and is a perfect night for birthday celebrations, an office outing, date nights, and those who are bored with the typical dinner and drinks routine.

About Face Off Unlimited

Based in New York City, Face Off Unlimited specializes in immersive, improvisational entertainment and creative content development.

BATSU! is presented to daring diners in New York City on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and in Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday nights, all at 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $25.50 in Chicago and $30.50 in New York for general admission.

For more information on BATSU! visit or call 347.985.0358.