Unlike "Standup Comedy" in which one performer tells pre-planned jokes to the audience, improvisational comedy involves a whole group of performers making up scenes and playing games on the spot based on audience suggestions.
A ComedySportz match features two teams of comedy "act-letes" competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repetoire of over a hundred improv games. In "Shakespeare" a team will improvise a scene inspired by an audience suggestion in Shakespearian style. In "Elimination Rap" players will create a rap on the spot, trading off each other's phrases, getting thrown out if they fall off the meter, fail to rhyme or get too def. In "Forward/Reverse" the referee sends the scene
Unlike most other forms of performance comedy, ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a typical ComedySportz match contains everyone from kids to college students to parents to grandparents. Everyone has a good time and no one gets offended, and if an actlete steps beyond the boundaries of good taste, the "brown bag foul" (a brown paper sack placed over the offending player's head) will be called to set things straight. If you think "clean" is boring, you owe it to yourself to check us out. It's anything but boring.
Both! ComedySportz is an all ages show, meaning that both adults and kids (recommended for 8 years old and up) can find a reason to laugh with our show. We enforce a “brown-bag” foul for any foul language from players… or fans, making us friendly to families. While all shows respect this foul, our late-night shows on Saturday nights tend to be a bit looser on the calls.
Yes, the Kookaburra serves appetizers, main courses and desserts and ice cream. Open the menu download for complete description. The Kookaburra is also a full-service bar, serving beer, mixed drinks, wine, and many non-alcoholic drinks. If you are on a diet, don’t worry, the laughter will burn off any extra calories you may take on.
Yes! Find out more on our Tickets page.
We love taking our show on the road! Over the years, in cities all over the USA, ComedySportz has performed at company events, schools, summer camps, private parties and more! We have several different levels of our road show at prices to fit most budgets. Click here to learn more or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Do we ever!!! We offer improv classes at several levels-from beginner to advanced-taught by the best and most experienced teachers in the city. Click here to learn more.
Yes, there is a scheduled summer break in August, and a winter break in December. Check our website for updates, and current performance schedule.
ComedySportz has open auditions about every two years. The best way to stay apprised of when these happen is by signing up for our newsletter.