BATSU! headed to Chicago’s Kamehachi

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“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

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