Give the gift of laughter this Christmas!

Looking for a last minute gift for a friend or loved one? You can book a space on one of our 8 week courses commencing 25th January 2020. There are spaces available on both our Foundation in Improv and Beginning Stand-Up Comedy classes. Both fun and friendly courses will run Saturdays 12.30-2.30pm for 8 weeks. A workshop with ComedySportz is great alternative gift this Christmas.

Think you might want a go as well? Then read on for a fantastically festive limited-time offer!

gift of laughter this christmas with improv and stand-up workshops

Available Courses

Discover the core tenets and skills of an improviser with our Foundation in Improv course. Great fun for anyone who wants to rediscover their playful side, work on their listening and focus, build confidence in groups or face the unknown with confidence and laughter.

Write and perform your first comedy routine with our Beginning Stand-Up Comedy course. Great for anyone who wants to build confidence before getting on stage or wants to develop and hone their material and comedic voice. Workshoppers receive valuable industry insight and regular feedback on material.

Both courses are great for people who want to make new friends, build confidence or just do something bold, fun and a little different in 2020! All workshops will be held at Thoughtworks, Federation Street, Manchester; a short walk from Shudehill Interchange or Victoria Station. There is also plenty of paid parking nearby as well as street parking for disabled access. The workshops spaces are fully wheelchair accessible.

How To Book As A Gift

Just let us know when making the booking who the booking is for. Please include the recipients name and contact details so we can contact them with information about the course. Let us know if you need us to contact them after a specific date so we don’t spoil the surprise. We can also email you a gift certificate and info sheet to present on the day.

You must pay the full price of the course at time of booking if purchasing as a gift. If the recipient is not able to attend the course you’ve booked them on they can be transferred onto the next course.

We’ve all bought gifts for friends that we secretly wanted for ourselves so if you would also like to book a space for yourself on the same course you can! We’ll even give you back £30 from your total spend on the first day of the workshops if booking with a friend. This is a limited time offer that expires at midnight (GMT) on the 31st December 2019 so don’t delay and book today!

About ComedySportz

We’ve been entertaining audiences across the UK, USA and Europe since 2001 and host Manchester’s longest running improv comedy courses. Our facilitators are all professional comedians and improvisers and are fully accredited by CSzWorldwide, one of the world’s largest comedy schools. Our workshops have appeared in The Stage, Cosmo UK and The Guardian Online.

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Improvised Panto Returns for December 2019!

Our Improvised Panto returns this December for more festive fun the whole family can enjoy! There will be heroes, villains, romance and songs aplenty all inspired by your suggestions. There will be plenty of opportunities to join in the fun – oh yes there will – in this highly interactive show full of gags and games… and every villain is going to need a henchman!

Our improvised pantomimes are a loving pastiche of traditional panto tropes and characters and alternative to the same old stories. Players don’t know which character they’re going to be play or what the story is going to be about as our fairy god-referees take suggestions from the audience. We will have live musical accompaniment for this year’s shows as well which is something we’ve wanted for a while!

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We’ll be bringing our improvised panto to The Palace in Longridge for the first time this December. It’ll be a night of laughter and mirth as players craft a pantomime adventure with only your suggestions and a sprinkling of fairy dust to guide them. We can’t wait to bring the show to the Palace (eat your heart out Cinderella) next month.

6th December 7.30pm

This is our third year of doing the pantomimes and they’ve been a sell-out success at Waterside Arts in previous years. We’re delighted to be back this year with four more shows so be sure to book your tickets now!

7pm 13th December

3pm 14th December(This will replace our regular ComedySportz 4 Tots show but still be aimed at an age 6 and under audience so book appropriately!)

5pm 14th December

7pm 14th December

Finally, we’ll also be performing an Adults Only version of the Improvised Pantomime on Saturday 7th December at The Kings Arms, Salford. This will replace our regular Improv Mullet Show. The show will start at 7.30pm!

These are currently our last booked in shows for 2019 so you won’t want to miss them! We’ll then return in January with new workshops and our New Year, New Games special at Waterside Arts!

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2020 Workshop Dates Announced!

We’re excited to announce our next batch of 8 week courses in Improv and Stand-Up comedy will commence Saturday 25th January 2020. Don’t miss your place and sign up now to our immensely popular comedy workshops. Whether you’re looking to develop new performance skills, meet new people or just trying something new altogether our fun and friendly courses have something for everyone. Our workshops have featured in The Stage, Cosmopolitan UK and The Guardian Online. We’re delighted to confirm that our workshop spaces are also fully wheelchair accessible.

If you’re already thinking about your new year, new you be sure to check out our classes for 2020!

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Book a workshop for 2020 today!

Foundation in Improv

Whether you’re a budding performer or not, the idea of going off script can be intimidating! Learn the core skills of an improviser and rediscover your playful side with our safe and supportive classes. Develop your listening and communication skills to react and be in the moment. Say ‘Yes, And’ to Improv! Click here to find out more.

Beginning Stand-Up Comedy

Ever imagined yourself performing stand-up live but don’t know how to start? Maybe you just want to develop confidence in public speaking or put a few jokes into an upcoming speech you have to make. Even if you are already performing, this course will help you craft jokes, hone your material and develop your comedic voice. Click here to find out more.

Give the gift of laughter this Christmas!

You can also book a place on either or 8 week Improv or Stand-Up Comedy workshops as a Christmas present for a friend, family member or colleague! Write a note when booking or contact us beforehand to make arrangements. We will provide you with a certificate and info sheet to give on the day. If you think you know someone who would benefit from our classes then give them a gift like no other!

Other Comedy Workshops and Classes

We’ll also be continuing to run our improv drop-ins for those looking to learn new skills. We’re currently planning another exciting line up of classes which we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks. Keep checking back for updates!

We will also be running our sketch writing course again early 2020. Watch this space for dates!

Finally, we’re running another Presentation Skills workshops on Saturday January 11th. Our last Presentation Skills intensive proved very popular and we’re delighted to be running this class again. Use the skills of a Stand-Up to deliver engaging, entertaining presentations to wow your colleagues in the new year. Secure your space by paying a small deposit or pay in full today!

Find Out More!

ComedySportz UK has been running workshops in Manchester for fifteen years. Our facilitators are fully accredited by CSz Worldwide and have performed and taught all over the world.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more about our upcoming workshops. Our team will be delighted to answer any questions you might have and help you choose the course that is right for you. Want to see how we put our skills into practice, why not check out a show and members of our team will be happy to answer any questions afterwards.

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Merry Christmas from ComedySportz!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year from all the team at ComedySportz Manchester. We hope you have very happy holidays and we can’t wait for what  2019 will bring with even more shows and classes!

Christmas Comedy Family Friendly Improv

Whether you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gift or already thinking about your New Years Resolutions there is still time to sign up for our 2019 workshops!

Finally, if you’re looking for something to do with the family over Christmas we have two shows at The Piece Hall in Halifax on Saturday 22nd and Thursday 27th December. Book tickets here.

ComedySportz Birthday Weekend

There are plenty of opportunities to get a healthy dose of competitive comedy action during our ComedySportz Birthday Weekend! 17 years of shows with no scripts, just your fantastic suggestions… We hope you’ll join us for a weekend jam-packed with shows and laughter!

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Sale 

We’ve a full day of shows and events lined up in Sale on Saturday 24th November.

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been asked to take part in the Christmas Light Switch On in Sale! There is a whole day of entertainment planned before the light switch on and we’ll be taking to the stage at 12pm at the Square Shopping Centre. We celebrated 10 years at Waterside this year and are really excited to be taking part in the Switch On. Christmas officially starts here.

If that isn’t enough for you, you can then wander over to the Waterside at 3pm for ComedySportz 4 Tots. This show is jam packed with BIG laughs for little kids with loads of silly songs and stories. Aimed at kids aged 6 and under, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the fun!

At 6.30pm we’re back at the Waterside for November’s ComedySportz match! Two teams will battle it out for your suggestions with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs.

Chorley

Also on Saturday 24th November we’re excited to once again be returning to the venue where it all began – Chorley Little Theatre. It’s a Chorley vs. Manchester grudge match special… who wins? You decide!

This is always a very special show for us, especially for players who have been with ComedySportz UK since we formed in 2001. The Chorley players have never lost on home turf… is this the year everything changes?

Doors open 7pm with the show starting at 7.30pm.

Workshops

This week also marks our last weekend of workshops for 2018 with final classes and showcase night for family and friends. We’ve really enjoyed working with all of our classes and hope to see them again in 2019.

Want to get in on the fun? Information on all upcoming courses including dates and prices for 2019 can be found on our workshops page.

Birthdays

But that’s enough about our ComedySportz Birthday Weekend… Do you have a special birthday or family event coming up? We’re always delighted to see fans spend their birthdays with us, but did you know that we can come to you? Click here to find out more about hiring ComedySportz for your event or function.

Thank You

We’d like to finish with a very special thank you to all our players past and present and an especially big thank you to everyone who has watched, taken part in and supported our shows and workshops. Your energy, enthusiasm and laughter has fuelled us since 2001.

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