Beginning Stand-Up Comedy Course – New Dates!

Are you a budding comedian? We’re delighted to announce the dates for our next 8 week Stand-Up comedy course commencing 23rd April 2022! Learn the skills to help you craft your comedic material and build the confidence to perform in front of a live audience in our end-of-course showcase.

Whether you’ve got dreams of being the next big thing in stand-up, looking to hone your comedy writing and performance skills, or just want to build confidence in public speaking this fun and friendly course is for you.

Over the 8 weeks you’ll explore everything from material to mic technique to make your set up engaging and entertaining. The course has been developed to help you find your voice and hone it into a tight five minute set – great for beginners hoping to enter the stand-up scene!

Find out more about the course here or book below now – the course is limited to just ten spaces. Sessions runs Saturdays 12.30-2.30pm at The Barking Dog, Urmston. If you have any questions about our upcoming courses, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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We’re hoping to announce our summer plans for our Foundation and Intermediate Improv Comedy courses soon. We also have spaces left on our  Musical Improv intensive in April.

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Upcoming Shows

Improvised Musical Shows and Workshop!

The Totally Improvised Musical returns next week for more songs and laughter. And if you’re feeling inspired, we’re running a one day Musical Improv workshop in April 2022!

It might be a day late but let our cast be your funny valentines on Tuesday 15th February with the opening (and closing night) of two completely unscripted musicals. Whether you’re on a date or looking for laughs in all the wrong places you won’t want to miss this show at The Peer Hat, Manchester. We have dates for the Totally Improvised Musical booked in until the summer with more shows going on sale soon!

And if that’s hitting all the right notes for you, we’re also running a one-day Musical Improv Workshop on the 3rd April at Gorse Hill Studios. Designed for performers with experience in improv who are looking to explore their musical side., this session will also cater to experienced musical improvisers looking to expand their skills. The workshop will focus on the creation of small group and solo songs, looking at the structure of a song and methods for creating continuity and meaning within.  Join our musical director Felix Janeway and Rachel Wareing for a day of character driven songs and challenges, if a fun and supportive environment.

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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.