ComedySportz All-Star Weekend

We may still be self-isolating but this weekend ComedySportz teams are more connected than ever with the ComedySportz All-Star Weekend! Don’t miss this international weekend of all action, all star improv fun.

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Manchester will be hosting the first show at 7pm BST joined by players from CSz Maine, CSz Indianapolis, CSz Austin and CSz Seattle. Later in the evening (or early in the morning depending where you live) some of our Manchester players will be playing with CSz Buffalo, CSz Richmond and CSz Boston (Times Vary).  For a full line-up of shows visit CSz Worldwide today!

You can watch all of ComedySportz UK’s online matches at our youtube channel but please not different teams are hosting shows in different ways. For a full schedule of upcoming ComedySportz UK online shows visit our shows page.

An Evening With ComedySportz… Meet The Players!

Join us on Friday evening for an evening with ComedySportz UK. Players will be looking back over 18 years of laughs that we’ve shared with audiences all over the world. With the world in isolation we thought this would be a good opportunity to connect with our audience. We will talk about the history of our shows, share some improv knowledge, tell a few stories and answer your questions.

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This fun and friendly event will stream on our youtube channel from 7pm BST on Friday 1st May. If you miss it you’ll still be able to watch it later – as well as our other livestream shows. So far we’ve done over 20 shows online since lockdown began in the UK. We’ve loved sharing a much needed laugh with people all over the world and hope you can join us for more.

And if 7pm is a little past your bedtime, don’t miss our lunchtime livestream laughs at 12.30pm BST!

We hope you’ll enjoy spending an evening with ComedySportz! If you’d like to read up a little on the history of our shows yourself then check out our history page. Finally, if you’d like to support our players on lockdown check out our brand new T-Shirt campaign and snag some sweet CSz swag.

UPDATE:

You can now watch this event here. It was lots of fun to chat with the audience and share some stories.

 

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Covid Comedy Online – Lockdown Laughs Update

We hope you’re keeping safe and healthy during the ongoing lockdown. At ComedySportz we’ve resolved that, even when venues are closed, the show will go on…line! So far we’re done over 20 online comedy shows with more planned to keep families entertained.

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Our quaran-teams have been going toe to toe (from a safe distance) with quick-witted gags and games and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that has watched our shows. We also want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far to help support our players.

We’re changing up our weekly schedule from the first week of May to allow players a bit more breathing space for things like going to the shops but we’ll still be performing 3 shows a week. Our first Wednesday evening show will be a Manchester vs. Chorley match.

There is a certain irony that an event like this pandemic has in many ways brought us closer together with ComedySportz players worldwide. Even though we are apart, we are, in many ways, closer than ever. Our weekend matches have become international shows. Upcoming matches including Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas! Visit our shows page for a full line-up of upcoming events.

Shows stream through our youtube channel – you can subscribe now and never miss a show. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for regular updates.

T-Shirt Campaign

If you’ve been enjoying our lockdown laughs and want to wear some brand new ComedySportz merchandise whilst you’re at it, we’re running a T-Shirt campaign at mercht. We’ve tried to keep costs as low as possible. All proceeds will go to support our players – many of whom are full time performers that are currently out of work.

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It’s a way for us to give back to those who have donated to help support ComedySportz through this difficult time. The artwork was designed and drawn by ComedySportz UK player John Cooper. You can get your shirt here and thank you for continuing to support comedy online.

An Evening With ComedySportz…

At 7pm BST on Friday 1st May, a group of ComedySportz players will be “live” in conversation. It will be your chance to “Meet The Players” for some relaxed laughs. We’ll be talking about ComedySportz UK’s 18 year history, answering any questions you have and letting you judge us for how untidy our living rooms are. Join us for an evening of fun and laughter as we talk about our years performing to audiences across the world. This will be live on our youtube channel so don’t forget to subscribe!

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Online Improv Workshops

We’re continuing to run weekly Digital Drop-Ins. These run Saturdays 3-5pm BST and cost just £5. We update the page Monday/Tuesday every week. We’ve really embraced the challenge of performing and teaching improv comedy online. It’s been a privilege to connect with people across the world to spend a bit of time being  silly together.

…And Finally

Thank you for continuing to support comedy online. We can’t wait to be back in a theatre or workshop space with you all. But until then, stay home, stay safe and keep laughing!

 

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Lockdown Laughs

With families on Lockdown over the Easter break we have posted some fun improv games to play at home! We’ve also included a few handy improv hints and tips too. You can find the full list of games and activities to play online or at home here.

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We’re continuing to livestream matches from players houses to yours. You can find a schedule of upcoming shows here. We also have some exciting matches against ComedySportz teams worldwide lined up in the coming weeks…! Subscribe to our youtube channel to get notifications when shows go live. As well as shows we’re continuing to teach Improv digital drop-ins and we still have spaces left on our 4 week online Stand-Up comedy course.

We can’t wait to see you all again in a theatre or workshop space – but until then stay home, stay safe and keep on laughing!

Live-Stream Laughs and Digital Drop-Ins

We hope everyone is keeping safe and helping to slow the spread of Coronavirus by staying home (where possible). We know things are difficult right now, so if anyone is looking for some laughs, or a distraction from working at home, we are running some digital shows and drop-ins this week.

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We are also live-streaming ComedySportz shows from our houses. We’re doing lunchtime shows 12.30-1.30pm on Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th  and an evening show on Saturday 28th at 7pm. If popular we hope to stream more shows in the coming weeks.

We’ll be posting the streaming links into the Facebook events shortly before the shows are scheduled to begin. You can add yourself to the Facebook events or subscribe to our YouTube channel (where the shows will be streamed) to get notifications when we go live. We hope at some point to use the technology to do shows with ComedySportz players worldwide!

Shows are free to watch but donations are welcome – with proceeds used to support our players, many of whom are self-employed and have lost paid work due to Coronavirus. Donations are entirely voluntary and there is no obligation.

Online Workshops

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This week we are running a Digital Drop-In on Joke based/Pun games. Digital drop-ins will cost just £5 and the first will be 3-5pm on Saturday 28th March. You can register for the class here.

We will then send you a link that will go live shortly before the class starts. We’re hosting these classes through zoom so you may want to download their app ahead of time. Its free to set up an account.

We will be adding more in the coming weeks and will continue to review the situation in line with official guidelines. However, it is reasonable to assume that venues will be closed for some time. Of course we hope to be able to host workshops in person soon but these sessions will be a chance to laugh and learn together until then!

If you have any questions about the digital Drop-Ins or shows then please do get in touch. Keep an eye on our social media for regular updates or join our mailing list.

Remember! Keep practicing social distancing. Stay home, save lives, don’t touch people’s stuff and keep laughing.