New Adelphi Comedy Night

Bang Bang is now New Adelphi Comedy Night! We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with the University of Salford and their talented students.

Every month we’re joined by a student improviser in a first half packed full of fast paced games and scenes. The second half is an open mic for Improv, sketch and stand up from the University’s future faces of comedy and guest comics.

“I first saw ComedySportz when I was at Salford Uni and since then I’ve performed and taught workshops across the country and beyond,” says ComedySportz player and Salford Alumni Sean Mason. “There are a number for ComedySportz players who are Salford graduates so it’s great that we get to give a stage to new talent as well.”

The show is open to all.


Celebrating 16 Years of Laughs This Weekend!

Join us on Saturday November 25th as we celebrate our 16th Birthday with shows across the North West. As well as our regular ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots shows at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale we’re also back where it all began at Chorley Little Theatre for a special Chorley vs. Manchester match!

Starting in 2001, and only intended as a one-off event for Charity, we’re so proud of all of our players past and present as we’ve taken the show across the UK and the US.

“We love coming home to Chorley and it’s always a really special show for us,” says ComedySportz UK founder and performer Brainne Edge. “The crowd are always so much fun and the night is going to be a lot of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never seen a ComedySportz show before.”

This birthday special will see original members of the troupe, some of whom have been part of the group since the very first show, battling it out against newer players from Manchester.

Of course, if Chorley is a little far for you we also have two shows at Waterside Arts Centre, where our regular shows are now based. First up we have ComedySportz 4 Tots, our brand new show for audiences under 6 with plenty of madcap storytelling, songs and silliness that promises plenty of BIG laughs for little kids. Later on we have our regular ComedySportz match and are delighted to be joined by a visiting player from ComedySportz Twin Cities!

We’d like to thank everyone for making the last 16 years such an absolute joy as we have performed and taught across the UK and the US. 2017 has been a fantastic year for ComedySportz and that is, as always, down to our fabulous audiences and workshoppers!
We hope you can join us at one of these shows and the next 16 years of shows to come!

Improvised Pantomime

Fed up of the same old Pantomimes every year? Put them behind you with our brand new Improvised Panto at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale this December. See all your favourite panto characters types in a fabulous new pantomime made up before your eyes using only audience suggestions and a sprinkling of fairy dust.

It’ll be a madcap evening of gags, sketches and songs as they give a new spin on classic panto archetypes and traditions. With a few fan favourite ComedySportz games and songs thrown in for good measure, no two shows are the same with this alternative festive treat that the whole family can enjoy. Don’t miss out – book today!

We’re performing 3 pantomimes this year and details and tickets can be found here or on our shows page.

Improvised Radio Play for RNIB

Join us on Friday 10th November at the Kings Arms for an improvised radio play to raise money for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

The format, called a BAT, is performed in complete darkness and audience members are also encouraged to close their eyes to get the full experience. Performers will create character and sound effects using only their voices as they improvise a radio play inspired by an audience suggestion. Straddling comedy and drama, the show promises to be like nothing you’ve experienced before where anything could happen.

There will also be cakes available for all and proceeds will go to the Royal National Institute for the Blind which has been providing practical and emotional support for those with sighting loss since 1868.

Entry costs only £3 and donations will also be gratefully accepted.

Comedy, charity and cake. What’s not to love?