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)
We’ve got lots of shows and workshops to get you laughing this October with our Halloween Spooktacular, The Improvised Musical, the return of Improv Mullet and the return of in person comedy courses (last few spaces remaining)!
ComedySportz Online Match!
We understand that not everyone can join us for our live improv shows – especially our international fans who have found us through our virtual shows – and we’ll be continuing our online ComedySportz matches on the first Saturday of every month. Subscribe to our youtube channel now to never miss a match. You can watch our September show at the link above. The stream will go live at 6.45pm BST with the fun kicking off at 7pm BST on Saturday 2nd October. Online shows are family friendly and free to watch.
Our monthly Waterside Arts shows may be a bit early for Halloween but join us on Saturday October 23rd for some ghoulish gags and games because, well, we just love a theme! We’re adding a little pumpkin spice to our shows this month as our teams get the audience screaming with laughter, with spooky sketches and songs inspired by their suggestions. Don’t worry, there’s a referee on hand to issue penalties for bad jokes and bad behaviour – like trying to eat your brains!
Improv Mullet returns! We’re delighted to be bringing this adults only mixed format improv show to the Barking Dog, Urmston on Thursday 21st October! Why Improv Mullet? Because it’s shortform gags and games in the first half and longform scenes and sketches in the second.
There are two tickets types available – £5 entry or £13 for dinner and a show! We can attest that the food is absolutely fantastic.
Please arrive by 7.30pm to order your dinner upon arrival, showing the bar staff your ticket email. The show will start at 8pm. Dinner options are:
Chicken Curry Pie Steak & Ale Pie
Chicken & Wild Mushroom Pie
Cheese & Onion Pie (v)
Spiced Moroccan & Lentil Bake (v, vg, gf)
Each pie served with a choice of 2 sides and a gravy jug!
And finally we have our Totally Improvised Musical show. Every night is opening night as we compose a brand new musical every show! We’re ready to tread the boards, tinkle the ivories and tickle your funny bones with this brand new show.
Join us as we go from suggestion to sensation at The Peer Hat, Manchester on October 26th and November 30th 2021. Tickets cost just £6 and you can book tickets here.
Keep an eye out for announcements of even more shows! You can subscribe to our social media channels or join our mailing list to catch regular updates on upcoming events and classes. Thank you for continuing to support live and livestream comedy. We can’t wait to see you at a show soon!
Want to get up on stage some day yourself? Well, if you have to panic buy anything this week make it a space on one of our fun and friendly comedy courses – there are limit spaces remaining on each! We have limited spaces remaining on our Foundation Improv and Beginning Stand-Up courses.
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…
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
As the world continues to open up we’re delighted to announce more tickets on sale for the rest of 2021 …and even more to be announced soon! Our dates at Waterside Arts are now on sale for September, October, November and into next year!
November is a particularly special month for us as it marks our 20th Anniversary weekend with shows at Waterside Arts and the place where it all began, Chorley Theatre. Tickets for all of these shows are now available to book and we’ll have more information about our 20th anniversary shows soon.
Whilst we’re sad there won’t be a live and in-person ComedySportz World Championship this year the upside is that you can catch virtual shows from the comfort of your own home! Watch the CSz Virtual World Championship this week here.
Teams from across CSz Worldwide will be going toe to toe (give or take a few thousand miles) with quick-witted gags and games Wednesday-Saturday this week. You can catch us playing CSz Jersey Shore this Wednesday from 7pm BST and CSz New York City on Saturday from 7pm BST.