New Year, New Games!

We hope you had a fantastic festive break and we can’t wait to bring you even more laughter and fun in 2019! We’ve got plenty of shows and workshops coming up in January and the year ahead that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face…

ComedySportz Chorley

Coming up at The Waterside we’ve got our New Year, New Games special in January, followed by our Valentine’s special in February and our March Madness special in, err, March. We’ve also got shows at The Way in Atherton this month and we’ll be back at Ramsbottom Civic Hall in February!

If that’s not enough comedy for you’ve then there’s Improv Mullet and the return of the New Adelphi Comedy Night.

Fancy having a go at this improv malarkey yourself? Workshops return 16th February and we’ve got a couple of spaces left. Head over to our workshops page to learn more.

We’re also planning our 2019 Edinburgh run as well as plenty more surprises for the year to come. We can’t wait to share them with you – never miss an update by following us on social media or signing up to our mailing list today!

JANUARY SHOWS

Jan 19th, 3pm – ComedySportz 4 Tots, Waterside Arts, Sale. More BIG laughs for little kids with plenty of silly songs and stories. Join us for an afternoon of laughter and fun for kids aged 6 and under. £5/3. Book online or via venue box office.

Jan 19th, 6.30pm – ComedySportz, Waterside Arts, Sale. New Year, New Games special! We’ll be road testing some never seen before games (or some never seen again ones) as our teams battle it out for your laughs! Who wins? You decide!  £7/5. Book online or via venue box office.

Jan 26th, 6pm – ComedySportz, The Way Theatre, Atherton. Two teams battle it out for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs. All inspired by your suggestions! £8/5. Book online or via venue box office.

All Upcoming Shows

All Upcoming Workshops

Improvised Pantomime Returns!

We’re only a few weeks away from the return of the ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime! OH YES WE ARE!

Each show will be a completely new adventure created from your suggestions and a little sprinkling of fairy dust. There will be heroes, villains and what we lovingly refer to as songs in this fond pastiche of the nation’s favourite Christmas show – we might also throw in a few ComedySportz games for good measure.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to join in to help our heroes win the day… and every good villain needs a henchman!

Our improvised pantomime proved a real hit with audiences at the Waterside in 2017 and we’re delighted to be back with more shows and more venues. With shows across Greater Manchester, there will be plenty of opportunities to catch these fantastically festive shows that are an alternative Christmas treat that the whole family can enjoy!

ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime

Tickets are available online:

Ramsbottom Civic Hall 8th December 4pm

The Way Theatre Studio 8th December 7pm

Waterside Arts 14th-15th December Various Times*

Please note: Fees may apply if booking online. You can also purchase tickets via venue box office.

All Upcoming Shows

 

*The 3pm show on Saturday 15th December replaces our regular ComedySportz 4 Tots show. However, this show will still be aimed at younger audiences aged 6 and under.

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.

 

Special Guest for Improv Mullet

We’re delighted to announce that Nathan Jansen (io, Baby Wants Candy, ComedySportz Chicago) will be joining us for Improv Mullet at the Kings Arms on Saturday 1st September.

Fresh from playing to capacity crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe FestivNathan Jansen al, our team are ready to wow with quick-witted sketches and stories inspired by your suggestions.

Why Improv Mullet? Because it’s short gags and games in the first half and long sketches and scenes in the second half. Free admission to anyone with a genuine mullet.

Nathan will also be leading a one day workshop on Narrative Improv and limited spaces are still available. If you’re looking to build on your Improv skills then don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best! We’re also running a two-day sketch writing course over that weekend and again, limited spaces are still available.

Edinburgh Fringe Update!

Edinburgh Fringe Family Friendly
Two matches a day! Two teams of top improvisers! ONE winner! (…you!)

We’re having a blast at the Edinburgh Fringe with two shows a day jam-packed with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by our wonderful audiences. We’ve been delighted to be joined by ComedySportz players from across the world (Boston, New York, San Jose so far) and have had lovely crowds with some brilliant suggestions! All of our audience volunteers have been absolutely fantastic!

Not seen a ComedySportz show before? Don’t miss out on our fast-paced all ages, all action, all improvised show where two teams compete for your laughs! There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean game with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. It’s family friendly, it’s free and it’s very funny. Who wins? You decide!

We’re part of the Free Festival because we believe audiences, especially families, should be able to see as many shows as they want without breaking the bank. You can find info on all of our upcoming shows for the Edinburgh Fringe on our shows page or at the Free Festival website.

We’re in Edinburgh until the 15th August with two shows a day:

1.15pm @ Fireside – The Last Arch Theatre Venue 75 (50mins)

4.30pm @ The Free Sisters – Maggie’s Chamber Venue 272 (1hr)

You can follow our Edinburgh adventure on social media with the hashtag #cszed18

 

Other Shows Featuring ComedySportz Players (Please note these shows are not family friendly):

Enjoy an hour of madcap characters with Lukas Kirkby in Lukas Kirkby Does An Hour

Harry Potter fans will love this irreverent spoof also starring Lukas Kirkby in Pottervision

We were joined by former ComedySportz Manchester player Sally Hodgkiss for our first match at Fireside. You can see her in Bumper Blyton

Catch some late night stand up with Tom Short in Comedy Shorts!

If you’re looking to catch the future faces of British Comedy today then check out Comedy From Salford University featuring students that have all performed at our regular New Adelphi Comedy Night!