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!

NEW DATE ADDED for Auntie & Me @ The Greater Manchester Fringe

We’re delighted to say that due to popular demand a new date has been added for Auntie & Me at The Greater Manchester Fringe. The show will now run Thursday 26th til Saturday 27th July, giving you an extra opportunity to catch this deliciously dark comedy about dying!

Auntie and Me Greater Manchester Fringe

When Kemp receives a  letter from his aunt telling him she is “old and dying” he drops everything to see her off. But when she keeps on living he decided to see her off himself…

Shortlisted for Best Revival at the 2017 Greater Manchester Fringe, directed by CSzUK founder and manager Brainne Edge and starring ComedySportz’s Sean Mason, this mordant and whip smart tragi-comedy returns for another short run.

 

Book tickets now!

Thursday 26th July

Friday 27th July

Saturday 28th July

You can find out more about the Greater Manchester Fringe here. You can find all the latest info on our upcoming shows here.

Auntie & Me @ The Greater Manchester Fringe

It’s time for the Greater Manchester Fringe and whilst our main shows may be improvised, sometimes our players quite like learning scripts and producing plays. In these troubled times of Brexit, Trump, Russia, and all of Manchester’s hills being on fire, what you need is something to cheer you up – so don’t miss this deliciously dark comedy about dying…!

Greater Manchester Fringe

When Kemp receives a letter from an aunt who claims she is “old and dying” he travels across the country to see her off. But when she insists on staying alive he decides to see her off himself…

Short-listed for Best Revival at the 2017 Fringe, Auntie & Me returns for 3 nights only by popular demand.

This production of Canadian writer Morris Panych’s mordant black comedy sees Sean Mason (ComedySportz, New Dawn Fades) return as Kemp, the put upon nephew waiting for his Aunt to die. “I can’t wait to step back into Kemp’s shoes, as sad as they are. He is this sort of Hancock-esque lost figure and the script is so full of rich layers waiting to unravel,” says Sean.

“A play about loneliness and death might not sound hilarious, but there is real, heart-felt humour in the script, even at its most absurd or farcical moments,” says director Brainne Edge, whose previous credits, outside of running ComedySportz Manchester, include the acclaimed JB Shorts and stage adaptations of classic sitcoms Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads and The Good Life.

Greater Manchester FringeAuntie & Me is a whip-smart comedy drama that promises rich humour and emotion with delightfully dark twists and turns that is not to be missed! You can find more information about this production and many other great shows at the Greater Manchester Fringe website.

Catch Auntie & Me at The King’s Arms Theatre 23rd, 26th and 27th July. Show starts 7pm. Tickets cost £8 (fees apply is booking online). Tickets are available here.

As always you can find out more about all of our upcoming shows including ComedySportz @ The Edinburgh Fringe Festival by visiting our shows page.