ComedySportz: Comedy for Everyone!
Finally, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, great for business entertainment and great for groups of all types. It’s ComedySportz®, improv comedy played as a sport! You can see ComedySportz in cities across the United States and Europe! We’ve been bringing the funny since 1984.
Who are these ComedySportz® people?
CSz Theaters are independently owned businesses licensed by CSz Worldwide. The players are paid professionals who trained in our workshops and classes. Many of them have many years of experience; some have played since our founding in 1984. They are also very funny, and dedicated to making your experience at our theaters (or your event) a one-of-a-kind laugh-fest.
What is improv comedy?
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.
Where does ComedySportz happen?
What's a ComedySportz match like?
A ComedySportz® match features two teams of players 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 "Forward/Reverse" the referee sends the scene back and forth at will, as though scanning a scene in a DVD, sending the actletes into a frenzy. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz® also asks “willing volunteers” to join us for a game or two each match, and we make them look great!
Who should I bring to ComedySportz?
Unlike most live comedy, ComedySportz® is great for everyone: all ages, all occupations, all walks of life. The audience of a typical ComedySportz® match contains everyone from kids to couples to parents to grandparents. Everyone has a good time and no one gets offended. If anyone steps beyond the boundaries of good taste, the "brown bag foul," a brown paper sack placed over the offending player's (or fan’s) head, will be called to set things straight. ComedySportz® proves "clean" can be fast, smart and fun for everyone. Whether a church group, a business group, or just a group of friends looking for a good time ComedySportz® is the experience everyone will love!