BATSU! headed to Chicago’s Kamehachi

SHARE BATSU! headed to Chicago’s Kamehachi

“Punishment” is doled out in “BATSU!” coming to Chicago in June. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

New York City’s live Japanese game show, “BATSU!” is headed to Chicago.

The interactive game show will feature a local cast of characters, “four warriors competing in comedic challenges to avoid electric shocks, paintballs, a giant egg-smashing chicken, and many more hilarious jaw-dropping punishments,” according to today’s official release.

The fun will take place at Kamehachi (1531 N. Wells), where patrons can enjoy their meals while taking in a live game show. Diners can also sign up for a chance to participate in the game show, too.

Previews begin June 16 and is scheduled to run at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights. General admission tickets start at $25.50 (dinner is extra).

Here are more specifics from the production company’s website:

✺ House opens at 7:30pm

✺ Signed waiver required to participate

✺ Due to the dangerous nature of some of the shows punishments, audience members are asked to remain seated during the show.

✺ Audience members who detract other patrons from enjoying the show with excessive talking will be removed without refund.

✺ Pictures/video may be taken, only with cell phone camera. No texting, facebook, or calls.

For more info and tickets visit

The Latest
The Bears’ rookie receiver, who missed the season’s first three games because of a nagging hamstring injury, is active for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
La Russa’s doctors recommended that he leave the dugout permanently.
About 5:20 a.m., the man, 38, was found on a sidewalk in the 300 block of West Division Street when he had been shot multiple times in the body by someone he was arguing with, Chicago police said.
The man, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died from his gunshot wounds, Chicago Fire Department officials said.
A fall grasshopper scene, a question on the Early Show, Chicagoan Joe Nega‘s winning bass fishing and Loreta Lynn on salmon are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.