Longform Workshop – April 9th and 10th

Announcing our latest two day workshop in Longform Improv techniques. The course will cover the basic skills such as play, exploring character, longform storytelling and edits culminating in an exploration of key Longform formats and styles.

Typical ComedySportz workshops and shows focus on shortform scenes and games and this workshop will allow you to develop skills in a longer, more intensive fashion.

The course is lead by Brainne Edge, CSzUK Manager and lecturer in performance (main research and practical focus on Improvisation) at Salford University and LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts).  She is also the founder of CSzUK, and developed CSzUK’s longform show ‘Lets See What Happens’, now in it’s 5th year.

The course will be held at The Kings Arms, Salford in their main theatre. Spaces are limited to only 12 people so that you get as much stage time as possible.

Email info@comedysportz.co.uk to secure your place.  

April 9th and 10th, 12.30-5.30pm each day.  £70.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Longform Workshop – April 9th and 10th

ComedySportz @ New Mills School!

CSzUK have just completed an excellent project with New Mills School in Derbyshire.

In 9 weeks a number of students worked on how to devise and write comedy sketches.  We looked at Improvisation and Writing Techniques which culminated in a number of completed sketches written by the students.

Their English teacher, Mr Hill, had this to say: “You have been amazing with them and I feel that they have all benefited in some way, shape or form from the work you have done. They have said many positive things about the sessions which is great.”

It’s been a very rewarding project headed up by Kate Mccabe, Sean Mason and Brainne Edge, with assistance from Rob Hudson, Chris Tavner and John Cooper.  It was extremely exciting to see students who rarely put pen to paper really take on this challenge.

We are told the students now plan to perform some of the sketches they wrote at some point.  The best of luck to them, there is some very funny stuff in there (and a LOT of puns! 😉 )

Get in touch to see how CSzUK’s workshops can benefit your pupils (and staff) as we provide many bespoke workshops to fit many different funding criteria.

info@comedysportz.co.uk

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on ComedySportz @ New Mills School!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

We had a great time in Liverpool last weekend celebrating TWO birthdays!  John, and… John!

Our client had this to say:  “We had a great time on Sunday and that is reflected in the attached photos… My dad particularly had a great time and was the first to volunteer, very unlike him, but you made everyone feel so at ease. ”

DO get in touch if you think ComedySportz is right for your celebration too 🙂  info@comedysportz.co.uk

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Buxton and Edinburgh here we come!

Yes we are all OVER Festival season…

 

Buxton 18th, 19th and 25th July

We’re warming up for our time in Edinburgh by returning to the Buxton Fringe. We’re doing two ComedySportz shows (18th and 25th July, starts 1pm) and Let’s See What Happens (19th July, starts 8.45pm).

To find out more and to book tickets visit the Underground Venues website.

Let us know if you’re going to be there by joining our Facebook Event!

 

Edinburgh 6th-12th August

We’re proud to once again be taking ComedySportz up to the Edinburgh Fringe festival as part of Laughing Horse Free Festival. We’re back at The Free Sisters (venue 272) for 7 nights at 7.30pm.

ComedySportz is a 30 year old organisation and we’re proud to be it’s representatives in the world’s biggest arts festival. The show is all about families, our global family and our audience.

Being part of the Free Festival is part of our mission statement too. We want to provide entertainment that anyone can enjoy without breaking the budget so that families can afford to see as many shows as possible.

Let us know if you’re going to be there by joining our Facebook Event!

Families with younger kids might want to check out Comedy4Kids shows and Huggers at The Free Sisters too as we’ll be making guest appearances during our time at the Fringe, as well as performing on the Royal Mile.  We’ll be posting online all the different places and times you can see us outside of our main show so keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook.

We’ll also be blogging throughout our time at the Edinburgh Fringe and we’ll flyering be out on the Royal Mile daily (so if you spot one of our players pop on over and give us a high five to make us feel better about our lives).

 

 

Posted in Comedysportz, Festivals | Comments Off on Buxton and Edinburgh here we come!

Want some inspiration and words to read? NEW BLOG!

Check out our new ComedySportz UK Blog!

http://cszuk.blogspot.co.uk/

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want some inspiration and words to read? NEW BLOG!

Got a celebration coming up?

Here are some pictures from some events we have recently performed at from Bat Mitzvahs to Leaving parties to weddings!  Get in touch if you want ComedySportz at your event!

 

“Thank you for making our event so much fun – it was really impressive how quick thinking you all were with your comedy games and how you managed to make it fun  (and clean!) for everyone from age 8 to 80!.  It was definately a highlight of our evening.”  Suzie Bonington.

 

Info@comedysportz.co.uk

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Got a celebration coming up?

Wrong the Musical to return!

It’s been over a year but Wrong the Musical is set to return this December in a preview for a small tour in 2015 followed by an Edinburgh run!

December 7th, 7.30pm at the Kings Arms will host a preview of the potential new songs to be made WRONG and to be put into the touring show.  Free show and we invite feedback 😀

Wrong will now also feature two new performers as well as much more wrongness!

It may be obvious but just to make sure… WRONG IS NOT A FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW, Adults only please.

One of our least wrong of the wrong to whet your appetite…

Posted in Wrong the Musical | Comments Off on Wrong the Musical to return!

CSz Manchester take on Discount Comedy Checkout

Wednesday at The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds for The Pigeon Hole Comedy‘s panel show. Us VS Discount Comedy Checkout. As hosted by The Mad Bishop and The Bear.

The comedy flowed and the hilarity ran high, in particular during the Ready Steady Cook round….

It was a fierce match, which all came down to a tie…. unfortunately Kate’s Rock Paper Scissor skills were no match for Eddie’s and CSz lost…

 

Enjoy some pix

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CSz Manchester take on Discount Comedy Checkout

Wedding in a Pool?!

Well, why not?

Last month ComedySportz UK performed at Bex and Matthew’s wedding at Victoria Baths.  It was a great show where we were also joined by Liz Mitchell in our team.

Get in touch if you want some unique entertainment at your wedding or event!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wedding in a Pool?!

Buxton Festival Fringe

This Thursday we had an awesome start to our run in Buxton.

With the help of the wonderful Charlie from the second row he made the game of 4 Corners light up with hilarity!

A lovely venue, great audience and a fantastic review: “…real winners are the happy audience.. hilariously entertaining.” 

See the full review here:  http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/reviews2014for.html

Two more dates this year in Buxton… 17th @ 7.30pm and the 20th @ 2.15pm

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Buxton Festival Fringe