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.

All Upcoming Shows

ComedySportz Birthday Show @ Chorley Little Theatre

We’re delighted to once again be returning to the venue where it all began way back in 2001 – Chorley Little Theatre. Join us on the 24th November for a night of laughter as we celebrate 17 years of shows!

comedysportz birthday show

As has become tradition, this special match will be a CHORLEY vs. MANCHESTER grudge match. Our original Chorley players have never lost on home turf… is this the year everything changes?

We’d like to thank everyone that has followed our journey over the years. We’d like to thank our workshoppers who have shared so much with us. Special thank you to all of our players, past and present, for their immense talents. And of course, we would especially like to thank the audiences who have joined us at venues across the world for your suggestions, your energy and your laughter.

comedysportz chorley

Our Chorley show will be jam-packed with fan favourite games -including Object Tag which has become a particular highlight of our birthday shows. Previously audience members have given us some totally brilliant items for us to use as props, from microwaves to spare tyres!

If you can’t make it to Chorley we’ll also be celebrating with our monthly shows at Waterside Arts. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a great night of fun for the whole family to enjoy!

Do you have a birthday coming up? Celebrate with us at an upcoming show or book us for your event. Our shows are totally family friendly and great fun for all ages.

comedysportz birthday chorley

Tickets are available online:

ComedySportz at Chorley Little Theatre

ComedySportz at Waterside Arts

ComedySportz 4 Tots at Waterside Arts

You can also purchase tickets via venue box office. Chorley tickets are available for purchase from Malcolm’s Music Land.

All Upcoming Shows

End of Year Shows 2018

As the days grow colder, the clocks go back and the year draws to a close, we’ve still got plenty of shows and events to keep you entertained.

We’ve got two shows at the end of October, including our Halloween Special at The Waterside in Sale, whilst November sees us celebrate 17 years of laughter back at the venue where it all began, Chorley Little Theatre.

comedysportz improvised pantomime shows festive fun

In December, our Improvised Pantomime returns for more unscripted festive fun inspired by your suggestions and a sprinkling of fairy dust. There are plenty of chances to catch the show  as we’ll be bringing it to The Way Theatre in Atherton and Ramsbottom Civic Hall on December 8th and then back to The Waterside on 14th and 15th December.

Finally, we’re delighted to have been asked to perform two ComedySportz shows at The Piece Hall on the 22nd and 27th December after our guest appearance at their kids comedy show last year. These will be hour long shows so you’ll have plenty of time to spend in the shops and cafes of this fabulous venue. It’s a great way to spend a day in that gap between Christmas and New Year.

Tickets for all of these events are on sale now – book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets, times and dates for all of our upcoming shows can be found here.

And if all that isn’t enough comedy for you, we’ll also have Improv Mullet on the first Saturday of every month at The Kings Arms and New Adelphi Comedy Night on the first Tuesday of every month at The New Adelphi Studio at Salford University.

 

ComedySportz Summer Update and The Year Ahead!

Well, as the dust settles over another busy summer for ComedySportz, we wanted to do a quick round up of our summer and all the shows, workshops and events we’ve got coming up for the rest of the year!

JUNE

Way back in June – it feels like a long time ago to us anyway – a small team of our players took part in the ComedySportz World Championship in Los Angeles. Manchester’s all female team defeated ComedySportz Houston in a hotly contested match of wits and players also reffed the matches between Sacramento, LA, Cincinatti and Austin! Every year the World Championship renews our commitment to the core values of ComedySportz Worldwide: Collaboration, Inspiration, Gratitude and Fun.

Prior to the shows in LA, two of our players drove across the US to play with ComedySportz Boston (only 3 hours off the plane), Richmond, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Quad Cities and St. Louis. It was an epic road trip and they loved getting to play with such dynamic and brilliantly funny people.

Didn’t know ComedySportz was part of a worldwide family of shows? There are over 25 ComedySportz teams across the world, with more set to join the CSz family in the coming year – hello ComedySportz Las Vegas!

The CSz Worldwide network gives us access to some of the best Improv skills and training which we channel into our own workshops and shows.

ComedySportz Manchester World Championship

JULY

In July, CSzUK produced the play Auntie & Me for the Greater Manchester Fringe. This deliciously dark comedy was well-received by audiences and was an absolute delight to once again bring to the stage.

We were also delighted to have players from ComedySportz join ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ legend Tony Slattery for his new show Crimes Against Improv. It was a wild and unpredictable night and it was an absolute honour to play with him.

Tony Slattery

AUGUST

August saw ComedySportz Manchester return to the Edinburgh Fringe for the 11th year, performing two shows a day to fantastic crowds. We loved our time so much that we went back up at the end of the month with ComedySportz 4 Tots!

We’ve posted plenty about that recently but just want to say a big, heart-felt thank you to all of our audiences for your suggestions and laughter, to all of the staff at both of our venues Fireside and The Three Sisters, and Alex and the team at The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We can’t wait to see you all again in 2019…

Edinburgh Fringe

STILL TO COME

…But 2018 isn’t over yet and we have lots of exciting shows, workshops and events coming up. First up, don’t miss Improv Mullet featuring special guest Nathan Jansen (Baby Wants Candy, iO, ComedySportz Chicago). Improv Mullet is our adults only show that combines short and longform improv comedy with quick gags and games in the first half and a whole improvised play in the second. We’re absolutely thrilled to have Nathan join us for this show and you really don’t want to miss it! As always, anyone with a genuine Mullet gets in for free.

Improv Mullet. 1st September. 7.30pm. £3 on the door. The Kings Arms, Salford.

Nathan will also be joining us for a one day workshop on Narrative Improv on September 1st and we also have a couple of spaces left on our two-day sketch writing workshop this weekend as well.

Speaking of workshops, spaces are really starting to fill up on our 8 week Foundation in Improv and Beginning Stand Up Comedy courses commencing 6th October 2018. Whether you’re looking to develop new performance skills, improve communication and listening, build confidence or just want to rediscover play and have a laugh with new people then our workshops are for you! Find out more about all of our upcoming workshops and courses on our workshops page.

improv workshops manchester

We have plenty of upcoming ComedySportz shows at the Waterside in Sale and the fantastic new theatre space The Way in Atherton. If you’re looking for big laughs for really little kids be sure to check out ComedySportz 4 Tots at the Waterside as well! We celebrated 10 years at Waterside earlier this year and are really excited to be collaborating with The Way.

We’ll be celebrating our 17th year with our annual return to Chorley Little Theatre in November. Tickets are available now!

We’re also delighted to be continuing our collaboration with the University of Salford as The New Adelphi Comedy Night returns in September.

Finally, to round out the year our Improvised Pantomime returns to the Waterside. We’re thrilled to be bringing back the show as it proved to be a real hit in 2017.

You can find out about all of our upcoming shows here.

Edinburgh 2018 Highlights

Don’t miss this video with some of the highlights and reviews we received at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival! As always, we were delighted to be part of the Free Fringe Festival and crowds were an absolute delight. Thanks to the staff and crew at our venues and thanks to all of our audiences – especially our volunteers!

A highlight of our fringe was undoubtedly the musical suggestion of Jamilton that produced a musical about fruit preservatives and American history so wildy inaccurate and wonderfully funny that it went on for 15 minutes and only left the teams time for one more game! Unfortunately we didn’t film it so here are two videos of the teams playing Reunion which quickly became a favourite with players and audiences alike. Singalong if you know the words!

We’re back in Edinburgh 24th-26th with ComedySportz 4 Tots as well as guest slots with our friends at Huggers and Comedy Club 4 Kids.

ComedySportz 4 Tots Family Friendly Edinburgh
An hours free childcare? You don’t want to miss this!

Can’t make it to Edinburgh? Don’t worry, we’re back at the Waterside with ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots on the 25th August. Tickets are available now! Check out our shows page for more info.