Competition Deadline Extended

We’ve extended the deadline for entries for our Flyer Design competition to 12th May 2018!

The only rules are: Must have the ComedySportz logo at the top (we can put it in later if that’s an issue, just leave a space!) and you must be aged 16 or under.

TO SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN. Please email your flyer to info@comedysportz.co.uk with the subject header FLYER COMPETITION! OR just hand your design to a player (make sure your name, contact info and age is on the design). Please submit the image as A4 size.

If you are chosen you will get a framed copy of the flyer signed by all the players, free tickets to a show for you and 3 of your friends, a ComedySportz TeeShirt and a ComedySportz book!

What does ComedySportz mean to you? How would you get that across in one image – or a collage of images? You can draw something or design it using images from our shows. Need some player pictures for your image? Check our players page here.

Waterside Arts. 10 Years of Memories!

We’re really looking forward to our 10th Anniversary show at the Waterside this weekend with an Oldies vs Newbies special. Some of our players have been looking back over the past decade and wanted to share some of their favourite memories.

I remember our very humble beginnings at the Waterside,” says ComedySportz Manager Brainne. “Our first few shows we were playing to crowds of maybe 3 people. It’s been amazing to see the audience grow, support new shows and even come to our workshops.”

We’ve also literally watched our audience grow – some of whom weren’t even born when the show came to Sale,” adds Sean before staring into the abyss of his own mortality. “My memories are all audience based. An impromptu game of musical statues lead by the announcer and ref during the interval or the tension in the audience that time we found out one of our volunteer players was responsible for all the roadworks on the M62.”

ComedySportz Waterside Arts

The most striking memory I have of our time at Sale is when Mark kicked me in the face,” says Marcus. “Literally the most striking memory.”

For me, it was the guessing game where Rob couldn’t guess Chorizo. He refused to believe that it exists,” says Steven. “We still send him pictures of Chorizo. ComedySportz never forgets.”

I remember doing the children’s workshop and showcase a couple of years ago and the kids did a scene at a bus stop. They were talking and arguing and completely ignored me coming on as the bus driver, waiting, then driving off again,” reminisces Rob who really loves it if you ask him about Chorizo. “Also: winning Annual Improv Championships.”

At one of the open days we asked for the suggestion of ‘what do you want to be when you grow up? A little boy said a good daddy‘, the crowd just melted,adds Rachel. “Also the game of Farting Santa.”

Oh yeah, we’ve had some great Game-O-Matics that will never be played again. Like Silently Hiding Knives,” agrees Darryl who invented the game Silently Hiding Knives.

We’ve had plenty of guest players from ComedySportz teams across the world and they’ve all absolutely loved the crowds at the Waterside,” adds Brainne. “If it weren’t for the audience and their brilliant suggestions and volunteers… we’d have no show.”

“At this years March Madness match, I remember the advice of one of the Audience team managers… You’re doing well but you’re acting could be better,” says Sean who has decided this might well be his epitaph.

Or the audience volunteer who leant me her phone for a game of Texts From Last Night who forgot that she had been sending some not exactly family-friendly pictures to her boyfriend,” says Rachel, who is still blushing.

However the memory that still lives on in the mind of most ComedySportz Manchester players is the fantastic audience volunteer Jonathon who joined us for a game of Waiter Waiter. “We would get audience suggestions and Jonathon would then say whatever he wanted,” remembers John. “We stopped getting suggestions and just rolled with whatever Jonathon said. If there was ever any doubt that we make everything up on stage we proved we could improvise that night!”

Thanks to all of our audiences new and old for your laughter, your suggestions, your heartwarming feedback and all those who have volunteered to join in and games. Thanks as well to all the staff at the Waterside who work tirelessly behind the scenes, from front of house to tech to online and publicity.

We’ve loved every minute of our last 10 years at the Waterside and can’t wait to see what the next 10 years will hold!

Tickets for our 10th Anniversary show can be purchased here.

Tickets for our ComedySportz 4 Tots show can be purchased here.

Want to know more about our players? Check out the players page here.

10 Years at Waterside

10 years at Waterside
Celebrate with us!

We’re celebrating 10 years at the Waterside on Saturday 28th April! We’ve had a few homes over the years and absolutely love being at the Waterside. From humble beginnings the audience has steadily grown and the show now has regular fans some of whom we’ve watched grow up whilst some weren’t even born when we moved the show to Sale! We’d incredibly thankful for the support of the venue, it’s fantastic staff and the audiences and volunteers that have given us such brilliant suggestions!

To celebrate 10 years at Waterside we’ll be having an Oldies vs Newbies special as players that have been with us since we started at Sale take on the new bloods! As always there will be a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match, get suggestions and keep the action flowing.

Because of the continued support of our audiences we’ve been able to launch two brand new shows at the Waterside in the last 12 months. The first, ComedySportz 4 Tots has plenty of big laughs for little kids with silly story, songs and games as well as plenty of interactivity for young ones. The show has proven to be very popular, introducing kids under 6 to comedy and performance. We then launched our Improvised Pantomime in December 2017 which proved yet again to be incredibly popular. We’re delighted to have earned the audience’s trust to try new shows and formats and your support has been fantastic.

We’ve made some fantastic memories at the Waterside and we’ll be sharing those here and on our twitter and facebook pages throughout the week.

Sally Hodgkiss Bumper Blyton
Sally gets a brown bag. She still protests her innocence.

Also, if you want a weekend of Improv be sure to check out our friends at Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure on Friday 27th at Waterside – featuring ComedySportz alum Sally Hodgkiss. It’s a fantastic show and we’re very much looking forward to it. Sally was a third of the audience at our very first show at the Waterside – how times have changed!

Finally, don’t forget to enter our flyer and poster design competition for fans under 16 years old. Information on how to enter can be found on the ComedySportz news page with the winner receiving a framed and signed copy of their design as well as 4 tickets for a future show and a selection of ComedySportz merchandise. The deadline for entries is 5th May 2018. Email entries to info@comedysportz.co.uk

Buy ComedySportz 4 Tots tickets here.

Buy ComedySportz 10 Anniversary tickets here.

Buy Bumper Blyton tickets here. (Recommended Ages 11+)