North West Comedy Awards Winners

We are delighted to announce we won “Best Alternative Act” at the 2022 North West Comedy Awards last night. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and to A Rush of Laughter Comedy for organising the event. Every single act nominated in our category is phenomenal – we really weren’t expecting to win. Thank you also to everyone who made it down to a ComedySportz match live or online – without your suggestions and laughter we don’t have a show!

ComedySportz: Winne of "Best Alternative Act" at the North West Comedy Awards 2022

We hope you’ll join us for more fun and laughter with our first live show of the year at Waterside Arts on January 29th – you can book tickets here. We also have a few spaces left on our next Foundation Improv course – book a space here. You can find a full list of the North West Comedy Awards 2022 winners here.

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January 2022 Shows with ComedySportz

Happy New Year from all at ComedySportz! Kickstart your 2022 with some fun and laughter at our live and livestream shows this January. We also have our upcoming 8 week courses in improv and stand-up comedy – more details below!

We’re starting things off with the return of our monthly online ComedySportz matches. These shows are free to watch – though donations are gratefully received. You can catch the next match on Saturday 8th January (shows will return to the first Saturday of every month from February). The stream goes live at 6.45pm GMT with the fun kicking off at 7pm.

If you’re looking for live laughs you can catch ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots at Waterside Arts on Saturday 29th January.  Join us for another New Year, New Games show as our teams go for comedy gold with a mix of games new and old (ooh that rhymes). It may be a new year but ComedySportz is still the number one show for all action, all improvised fun and laughter! Meanwhile, our Tots show will be jam packed with more silly songs, stories and mayhem for kids aged 6 and under.

Looking for our Adults Only shows? Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel our Totally Improvised Musical for January but we’ll be back on Tuesday 15th February – whether you’re on a date or looking for laughs in all the wrong places you won’t want to miss this show when it returns next month!

Visit our shows page for a full line-up of upcoming events for January and February 2022.

Workshop Spaces Still Available

Looking for something fun to do in 2022? Build confidence, make new connections and get creative with our comedy classes. We have spaces left on the following courses:

Foundation Improv (next course starting Feb 6th)

Stand Up (next course starting Feb 5th)

Intermediate Improv (next course starting Feb 6th)

Improv for Kids (next course starting Feb 6th)

To ensure a safe experience for all numbers are limited across our courses so book now! For more information on what you can expect visit our workshops page today.

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.

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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ComedySportz returns to Chorley Youth Theatre

We played our first ComedySportz Match in 2001 as part of Chorley Youth Theatre. Now we’re back at Chorley Theatre on Friday 19th November to celebrate twenty years of laughs. As part of the celebrations, original team founder Brainne Edge and Chorley player Stephen Catterall returned to Chorley Youth Theatre to teach some comedy skills to the next generation of performers.

“It was fantastic to meet the kids who were us over twenty years ago!” says Brainne, who was running the Youth Theatre in 2001. “What a great bunch full of enthusiasm and talent, I’m really hoping some will audition for us in a few years time!”

The team taught the group of young performers some of the skills of comedy improvisation as well as the games we’ve been entertaining audiences with for two decades. Brainne adds, “Improv builds confidence, communication and keeps us playful, even as we get older. These kids had such a natural talent for being in the moment and are very funny. It’s the spirit of play and imagination that has kept us going for so long.”

Want to get involved in the fun? Don’t miss our twentieth anniversary show at Chorley Theatre this Friday! Tickets are available now from the theatre website, box office or Malcolm’s Musicland.

There will also be a raffle with all proceeds going to Children in Need. Prizes will include ComedySportz merchandise, tickets and more!

Venue: Chorley Theatre
Tickets: £8 Adults £5 Concessions (members of Chorley Youth Theatre 2-4-1 on concessionary tickets)
Date: 19th November 2021
Time: Starts 19:30 (2hrs inc. interval)

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