Happy Holidays from ComedySportz!

However and wherever you’re celebrating this Christmas, we hope you do so with plenty of festive fun and laughter.  Whilst this past year has not been without it’s challenges and there is still uncertainty going into 2022, we hope you have managed to find ways to keep laughing and adapted to these times with a positive “Yes, And” attitude. For what it is worth, we will continue to keep you smiling with more gags, games, songs and silliness in the New Year. Thank you for making this year so much fun and we can’t wait to see you at a show or workshop soon!

Looking for some fun games to play with the family? Here are some easy to play improv games that should get all ages laughing! Nothing on TV to tickle you? We have two years of online shows and clips available to watch again via our youtube channel.

Still Spaces Available for Workshops in 2022

There is still time to book a space on one of our February 2022 courses. Book for yourself or gift a space for a friend. We are running 8 week courses in Improv and Stand-Up comedy. We’re also running an 8 week comedy course for kids! Build confidence, get creative and make new connections in 2022 with these fun and friendly courses. There is no previous experience necessary.

Booking for a friend? Drop us an email so we can send you a gift voucher and info pack. Gift payments must be made in full.

We know there is uncertainty around what the latest COVID variant means for early 2022. Rest assured that, should workshops be postponed due to any potential lockdown, your booking will be transferred to the rescheduled dates at no additional cost or we will offer a full refund.


Thank you again for continuing to support live and livestream comedy shows and workshops. The last twenty years of shows and classes couldn’t have happened without you – you really are the gift that keeps on giving! We hope to see you at a show or workshop in 2022 for more fun and laughter.

Comedy Workshops – New Dates for 2022!

Our first face-to-face courses for 2022 are on sale now. Join Manchester’s longest running comedy workshops to get creative, build confidence and make new connections. You can also book a space on one of our comedy courses as a great alternative gift this Christmas. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

Book a comedy workshop as a Christmas gift
Foundation Improv Course

Learn the core skills of an improviser in this 8 week course. Sessions cover the basics including: “Yes, And”, Listening, Characters, Storytelling, Objects, Scenes and Games. Whether you’re looking to learn new performance skills, get confident in communicating and teamwork or just want to have fun and play, this course is for you! The course returns 6th February 2022 and runs Sundays 2-4pm at Gorse Hill Studios. Ours is the longest running course of it’s kind in Manchester and we’re well equipped to help you rediscover your playful side! Book a space here.

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Intermediate Improv Course

Continue to develop your improv skills with this course looking at more advanced skills including scene work, character development and more. We’ll be announcing a full schedule of sessions in the New Year. The course returns 6th February 2022 and runs Sundays 4-6pm at Gorse Hill Studios. Book a space here.

Kids Improv Course

We’re sharing our skills with the next generation of comedy superstars with this brand new improv comedy course for kids aged 8-12 years. Learn the core skills of improv, get creative, build confidence and get a free T-Shirt! The classes end in a special show for friends and family. Learn how to play your favourite ComedySportz games and hone your comedy talents. The course returns 6th February 2022 and runs Sundays 12-2pm at Gorse Hill Studios. Book a space here.

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Beginning Stand-Up Comedy Course

Learn the core skills to develop and perform your own comedic material. Returning 5th February 2022, sessions will run Saturdays 12.30-2.30pm at The Barking Dog, Urmston. This 8 week course will cover a variety of topics including how to craft jokes, explore personas and discover your voice, develop good mic technique and how to approach venues for gigs. We provide a fun and supportive environment to try out new material with regular feedback. Whether you’re looking to break into Stand-Up comedy, develop writing skills or build confidence in public speaking, this course is for you! Limited spaces – book soon to avoid disappointment! Book a space here.

A Great Christmas Present!

You can give the gift of laughter this Christmas and book a space on one of our 8 week comedy workshops for a friend or loved one! Just let us know when you make a booking that this is a gift (leave a note in the book or drop us an email) and we’ll be in touch with a gift certificate and explainer that you can give to the recipient this festive season. Please note gift bookings must be paid in full. If the recipient is then unable to attend the course we can transfer them to a future date.

Not sure which course is right for you? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. For more information about our workshops – including testimonials – then visit our workshops page today.

Our courses and workshops leaders are all accredited by CSz Worldwide, one of the world’s largest comedy skills schools!

Our workshop leaders are all professional comedians and performers with several years experience teaching to all levels of experience and ability. Want to see us in action? Catch one of our shows!

 

Improvised Pantomimes? Oh yes they are!

Fed up of the same old pantos every year? Then get ready for the return of the ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime! Heroes, villains, songs and silliness are guaranteed as the gang improvise a brand new pantomime using only your suggestions and a sprinkling of fairy dust.

There will be songs, silliness, gags and games in this loving pastiche of panto characters and tropes. You’ll cast the players in their roles and there will be a ref-fairy on hand to get suggestions from the audience. It’s unscripted, unpredictable and unlike any other panto you’ll see this December.

Join us for an alternative festive family treat or leave the kids at home for our Adults Only show on 17th December. All shows will be at our regular venue, Waterside Arts in Sale.

FAMILY SHOW – 10th DEC 7pm 11th DEC 5pm, 7pm

There are three opportunities to catch our family friendly improvised pantomime at Waterside Arts this year. Join us for a show all ages can enjoy – no two shows are the same. Tickets are selling fast – book now!

TOTS SHOW – 11th DEC 3pm

We’ll also have a special version of the show adopted for our ComedySportz 4 Tots crowd. This show is aimed at families with kids aged 6 and under. Please note this show is very nearly sold out so book now to avoid disappointment!

ADULTS ONLY SHOW – 17th DEC 7.30pm

We’ll also have an adults only version of the show so you can leave the kids at home. Raunchier, bawdier and with all the innuendo you can fit into a panto dame’s bra! Tickets are selling fast – book now!

COMEDYSPORTZ ONLINE MATCH

If that’s not enough festive fun for you, don’t miss our online ComedySportz match on Saturday 4th December. Our online matches are family friendly and free to watch.

Looking for an alternative Christmas gift for a friend or family member? Why not book them on one of our 2022 courses in Improv or Stand-Up comedy. We also have Kids Improv workshops starting in February 2022!

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Live Shows Autumn/Winter 2021

We can’t believe we’re two thirds of the way through the year already. As venues continue to re-open, we still have plenty of live improv shows to keep you entertained for the rest of 2021 including our Totally Improvised Musical and our 20th Birthday weekend! Read on for more info…

Virtual Shows

We understand that not everyone can join us for our live improv shows and we’ll be continuing our online ComedySportz matches on the first Saturday of every month. Online shows are free to watch – subscribe to our youtube channel now to never miss a match. You can watch our September show at the link below. The stream will go live at 6.45pm BST with the fun kicking off at 7pm BST on Saturday 4th September.

Comedy Club 4 Kids

We’ve got even more shows lined up with our friends at Comedy Club 4 Kids, including a very busy day on Saturday 4th September with shows in Nottingham and Coventry! We’ll be sure to add more dates in the coming months so keep an eye out on our social media channels for announcements!

Waterside Arts

After a summer hiatus for renovations, we’re back at Waterside Arts from Saturday 11th September with ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots. We have monthly dates into summer 2022 which are on sale now. We’ll also be doing another Halloween themed special in October – more details coming soon!

Totally Improvised Musical

Over 18 months since we were first meant to do our opening night of The Totally Improvised Musical, we’re pleased to announce the show will finally be coming to The Peer Hat in Manchester this October. Tickets will be going on sale soon – keep an eye on social media for announcements.

Improvised Musical

20th Birthday Weekend

This year marks 20 years of fun and games! To celebrate this milestone year we have a full weekend of shows to keep you laughing. We’re kicking off the weekend at the theatre where it all began, Chorley Theatre, on Friday 19th November for another Chorley vs. Manchester special.  If that’s not enough all action, all improvised competitive comedy for you we then have ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots at Waterside Arts on Saturday 20th November. Tickets are available now – this is one weekend you won’t want to miss!

Improvised Pantomimes

To finish off the year we are delighted to announce the return of our improvised pantomimes – oh yes we are! There are plenty of opportunities to catch shows at Waterside Arts this December, including a Tots special and a brand new adults only special as well!

…and more!

We’ll be sure to have more live improv shows and events to announce in the coming weeks and months. Subscribe to our mailing list for monthly announcements of upcoming shows, events and workshop.

Workshops

What’s that you say? Workshops? That’s right, we’re pleased to announce that in person workshops will be returning from the first week of October!

We’ll be doing a full announcement later in the week but you can still drop us an email to register interest in our courses and we’ll send you all the details soon!

Safety

We’ll still be operating our COVID safety measures to ensure a fun but safe nights entertainment for audience and players. Our venues may still be operating their own safety protocols.

Book Now

We can’t wait to see you at shows –  thank you for continuing to support live and livestream comedy! You can find more information on all upcoming shows for 2021 on our shows page.

Festive Fun with ComedySportz this week!

Looking for laughs this week? Need a show that is going to keep the whole family entertained? We’ve got free shows and jams to keep you entertained with festive fun and games during this Christmas week!

free family friendly festive fun with comedysportz

Family Friendly Improv Shows 23rd & 26th December

Bored of the same old repeats on TV during the holiday season? We have two shows this week to keep you entertained with gags and games aplenty! Subscribe today and never miss a match.

Free Improv Jam 22nd December

improvised festive fun with comedysportz

Want to get involved in the festive fun? We’re hosting an evening of free improv and party games open to all levels of experience. Take part as much as you like or just pop along for a laugh. Join the jam here.

If you’re looking for some improv games to play at home with family this Christmas we have pages from our book available for free here. All of our events are free but if you would like to donate or join in our winter merch campaign then follow this link.

Don’t forget it’s still not too late to sign up to our 2021 courses in Improv or Stand-Up comedy. Book now – a space on one of our courses is a great gift for a friend… or for yourself!

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