Back To School

We hope you’ve had plenty of summer fun and are ready to get back to school… No? Don’t worry we’ve shows to keep you laughing at Waterside Arts… find out more below!

Back to school? Don’t worry, we’ve still got some summer fun lined up!

We’re just about recovered from the Edinburgh Fringe now and had a little time to reflect on what has been an amazing summer of laughter, jokes and comedy shenanigans.

It kicked off with our time at the ComedySportz World Championship where we were honoured to be chosen to  perform in the final against host city Philadelphia!

Just a few days later and we were off to the Edinburgh Fringe to do two shows a day (some of us more) plus guest slots for 17 days! We had a fantastic time with amazing audiences and suggestions plus visiting players from ComedySportz worldwide.

A big thank you, as always, to all the staff at Laughing Horse Free Fringe Festival and the staff at our venues the Pear Tree and The Free Sisters.

You can catch up with all that we got up to over at our instagram.

Our last day at the Edinburgh Fringe! Thanks to the team at The Free Sisters!

…But the fun isn’t quite over as ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots return to Waterside Arts for some more family friendly fun on Saturday 31st August!

Never seen a ComedySportz match before? We have two teams, one ref, no script and lots of jokes as players fight for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs. There are penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes as the referee ensures a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all. Who wins? You decide!

ComedySportz 4 Tots is a show for kids aged 6 and under with lots of silly stories, songs and games guaranteed to make you giggle. There are plenty of big laughs for little kids and loads of opportunities for children to get involved in the fun. You can find out more about these and all of our upcoming events on our shows page.

Speaking of back to school, our next batch of workshops starts in September. We’re starting with a special one off Presentation Skills workshop and our new intermediate drop ins on Saturday 28th September. New to Improv? Our Foundation in Improv and Beginning Stand Up Comedy courses start a week later on Saturday 5th October and will run for 8 weeks. You can find out more at our workshops pages.

11 years at Waterside Arts!

We’re celebrating our 11th year at Waterside Arts this month! Thanks to all the staff and audiences who have made the last 11 years so much fun.

The Waterside is a fantastic venue that has allowed us to develop new shows (ah, the short lived Wrong! The Musical) and supported us as we’ve grown our audience and we’d like to give a very special thank you to all the team there!

Special thanks also to the audiences that have come to watch shows or attended workshops over the last eleven years!

Be sure to book your tickets for our shows on June 15th (especially as our next ones won’t be until late August!)

ComedySportz

Never seen a ComedySportz show before? Two teams compete for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions with a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all! Who wins? You decide!

Show starts 6.30pm. Tickets are available here or via venue box office. Fees may apply if booking online.

ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots is jam-packed with silly songs, stories and games guaranteed to make you giggle! There are plenty of opportunities for children and adults alike to get involved in the action with plenty of BIG laughs for little kids.

Show starts 3pm. Tickets are available here or via venue box office. Fees may apply if booking online.

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Shows This February

Fun loving Improv troupe seeks audience with GSOH of humour and long walks in the park this month… If that sounds like you then we’ve got lots going on this month to keep you and your family entertained during the half-term break!

Valentine's Day Show

We’re back at Waterside Arts 16th February with ComedySportz 4 Tots and our ComedySportz Valentine’s Special!

ComedySportz 4 Tots is our show for ages 6 and under with plenty of BIG laughs for little kids. There will be plenty of opportunities for kids and adults alike to get involved with all the silly songs, stories and games.

Then love will be in the air as our teams battle it out for your affections in our Valentine’s Special show with plenty of themed games! Who wins? You decide!

Comedy Ramsbottom

If that wasn’t enough for you then we’re back at Ramsbottom Civic Hall (16th February) and The Way Theatre, Atherton (23rd February) for more all action, all improvised competitive comedy. We’re delighted to be back at these exciting new venues – book your tickets now!

Think you might want to try your hand at Improv or looking for an alternative valentine’s day gift for your special someone – or even as a couple)? There are only a few spaces left on our next 8 week batch of workshops in Improvisation and Stand Up. Visit our workshops page or drop us an email to enquire about booking a space on one of our workshops as a gift.

Tickets:

ComedySportz 4 Tots (Waterside Arts)

ComedySportz Valentine’s Special (Waterside Arts)

ComedySportz (Ramsbottom Civic Hall)

ComedySportz (The Way Atherton)

Please note: Fees may apply if booking online.

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New Year, New Games!

We hope you had a fantastic festive break and we can’t wait to bring you even more laughter and fun in 2019! We’ve got plenty of shows and workshops coming up in January and the year ahead that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face…

ComedySportz Chorley

Coming up at The Waterside we’ve got our New Year, New Games special in January, followed by our Valentine’s special in February and our March Madness special in, err, March. We’ve also got shows at The Way in Atherton this month and we’ll be back at Ramsbottom Civic Hall in February!

If that’s not enough comedy for you’ve then there’s Improv Mullet and the return of the New Adelphi Comedy Night.

Fancy having a go at this improv malarkey yourself? Workshops return 16th February and we’ve got a couple of spaces left. Head over to our workshops page to learn more.

We’re also planning our 2019 Edinburgh run as well as plenty more surprises for the year to come. We can’t wait to share them with you – never miss an update by following us on social media or signing up to our mailing list today!

JANUARY SHOWS

Jan 19th, 3pm – ComedySportz 4 Tots, Waterside Arts, Sale. More BIG laughs for little kids with plenty of silly songs and stories. Join us for an afternoon of laughter and fun for kids aged 6 and under. £5/3. Book online or via venue box office.

Jan 19th, 6.30pm – ComedySportz, Waterside Arts, Sale. New Year, New Games special! We’ll be road testing some never seen before games (or some never seen again ones) as our teams battle it out for your laughs! Who wins? You decide!  £7/5. Book online or via venue box office.

Jan 26th, 6pm – ComedySportz, The Way Theatre, Atherton. Two teams battle it out for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs. All inspired by your suggestions! £8/5. Book online or via venue box office.

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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!

ComedySportz Improv Manchester Chorley

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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