The Totally Improvised Musical Comes To Chorley!

We’re delighted to be bringing The Totally Improvised Musical to Chorley Theatre on Friday 27th of May. Join us for a night of completely unscripted, totally unmissable songs and laughter!

It’s opening (and closing) night for two brand new musicals inspired by your suggestions. Previous shows have featured such weird and wonderful stories as a prison break where no one wanted to escape, a tale of hobbits vs greedy land developers, and a heart warming tale of tube drivers who dream of being west-end stars!

Chorley Theatre was the home of ComedySportz in the UK and we’re delighted to be bringing our brand new show to their brand new studio theatre space. If you like musicals and comedy then you’ll love The Totally Improvised Musical! Tickets are on sale now – book here.

Can’t wait that long? You can also catch our monthly shows at The Peer Hat in Manchester. For the current list of upcoming dates (with tickets links) visit our Musicals page. We’ll be adding even more dates soon!

Feeling inspired? There are still spaces available on our One Day Musical Improv Workshop at Gorse Hill Studios on Sunday 3rd April! Rachel and Felix will show you how to make up great improvised songs in this fun and friendly workshop. You don’t need to be able to sing – though some prior improv knowledge is recommended.

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March Mayhem Match!

It’s the return of our March Mayhem Match at Waterside Arts this Saturday, 26th March! This weekend we’re giving YOU control over the whole show – you’ll pick the teams and the games they play. That’s right, you’re in charge for a night of unscripted, unpredictable and unmissable comedy action!

We’ll also be picking two audience members to act as team managers giving words of encouragement to players… or offering scathing critique like the kid that told one team “that was very funny, but your acting could be better.” So if you have a fan favourite game and want to put our teams of top improvisers to the test, you’ll want to be at this weekend’s funniest fixture. Book tickets here.

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Got kids aged 6 and under? Check out ComedySportz 4 Tots, a show that’s jam-packed with silly songs and gags to get your little ones giggling! Book tickets here.

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Improvised Pantomimes? Oh yes they are!

Fed up of the same old pantos every year? Then get ready for the return of the ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime! Heroes, villains, songs and silliness are guaranteed as the gang improvise a brand new pantomime using only your suggestions and a sprinkling of fairy dust.

There will be songs, silliness, gags and games in this loving pastiche of panto characters and tropes. You’ll cast the players in their roles and there will be a ref-fairy on hand to get suggestions from the audience. It’s unscripted, unpredictable and unlike any other panto you’ll see this December.

Join us for an alternative festive family treat or leave the kids at home for our Adults Only show on 17th December. All shows will be at our regular venue, Waterside Arts in Sale.

FAMILY SHOW – 10th DEC 7pm 11th DEC 5pm, 7pm

There are three opportunities to catch our family friendly improvised pantomime at Waterside Arts this year. Join us for a show all ages can enjoy – no two shows are the same. Tickets are selling fast – book now!

TOTS SHOW – 11th DEC 3pm

We’ll also have a special version of the show adopted for our ComedySportz 4 Tots crowd. This show is aimed at families with kids aged 6 and under. Please note this show is very nearly sold out so book now to avoid disappointment!

ADULTS ONLY SHOW – 17th DEC 7.30pm

We’ll also have an adults only version of the show so you can leave the kids at home. Raunchier, bawdier and with all the innuendo you can fit into a panto dame’s bra! Tickets are selling fast – book now!

COMEDYSPORTZ ONLINE MATCH

If that’s not enough festive fun for you, don’t miss our online ComedySportz match on Saturday 4th December. Our online matches are family friendly and free to watch.

Looking for an alternative Christmas gift for a friend or family member? Why not book them on one of our 2022 courses in Improv or Stand-Up comedy. We also have Kids Improv workshops starting in February 2022!

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ComedySportz returns to Chorley Youth Theatre

We played our first ComedySportz Match in 2001 as part of Chorley Youth Theatre. Now we’re back at Chorley Theatre on Friday 19th November to celebrate twenty years of laughs. As part of the celebrations, original team founder Brainne Edge and Chorley player Stephen Catterall returned to Chorley Youth Theatre to teach some comedy skills to the next generation of performers.

“It was fantastic to meet the kids who were us over twenty years ago!” says Brainne, who was running the Youth Theatre in 2001. “What a great bunch full of enthusiasm and talent, I’m really hoping some will audition for us in a few years time!”

The team taught the group of young performers some of the skills of comedy improvisation as well as the games we’ve been entertaining audiences with for two decades. Brainne adds, “Improv builds confidence, communication and keeps us playful, even as we get older. These kids had such a natural talent for being in the moment and are very funny. It’s the spirit of play and imagination that has kept us going for so long.”

Want to get involved in the fun? Don’t miss our twentieth anniversary show at Chorley Theatre this Friday! Tickets are available now from the theatre website, box office or Malcolm’s Musicland.

There will also be a raffle with all proceeds going to Children in Need. Prizes will include ComedySportz merchandise, tickets and more!

Venue: Chorley Theatre
Tickets: £8 Adults £5 Concessions (members of Chorley Youth Theatre 2-4-1 on concessionary tickets)
Date: 19th November 2021
Time: Starts 19:30 (2hrs inc. interval)

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Musicals, Mullets and More this Month!

We’ve got lots of shows and workshops to get you laughing this October with our Halloween Spooktacular, The Improvised Musical, the return of Improv Mullet and the return of in person comedy courses (last few spaces remaining)!

ComedySportz Online Match!

We understand that not everyone can join us for our live improv shows – especially our international fans who have found us through our virtual shows – and we’ll be continuing our online ComedySportz matches on the first Saturday of every month. Subscribe to our youtube channel now to never miss a match. You can watch our September show at the link above. The stream will go live at 6.45pm BST with the fun kicking off at 7pm BST on Saturday 2nd October. Online shows are family friendly and free to watch.

Halloween Spooktacular

Our monthly Waterside Arts shows may be a bit early for Halloween but join us on Saturday October 23rd for some ghoulish gags and games because, well, we just love a theme! We’re adding a little pumpkin spice to our shows this month as our teams get the audience screaming with laughter, with spooky sketches and songs inspired by their suggestions. Don’t worry, there’s a referee on hand to issue penalties for bad jokes and bad behaviour – like trying to eat your brains!

We have two shows that day with ComedySportz 4 Tots at 3pm and ComedySportz at 6.30pm. Anyone in fancy dress gets a free treat!

Improv Comedy at The Barking Dog

Improv Mullet returns! We’re delighted to be bringing this adults only mixed format improv show to the Barking Dog, Urmston on Thursday 21st October! Why Improv Mullet? Because it’s shortform gags and games in the first half and longform scenes and sketches in the second.

There are two tickets types available – £5 entry or £13 for dinner and a show! We can attest that the food is absolutely fantastic.

Please arrive by 7.30pm to order your dinner upon arrival, showing the bar staff your ticket email. The show will start at 8pm. Dinner options are:

  • Chicken Curry Pie Steak & Ale Pie
  • Chicken & Wild Mushroom Pie
  • Cheese & Onion Pie (v)
  • Spiced Moroccan & Lentil Bake (v, vg, gf)

Each pie served with a choice of 2 sides and a gravy jug!

Book tickets here.

Opening Night!

Improvised Musical

And finally we have our Totally Improvised Musical show. Every night is opening night as we compose a brand new musical every show! We’re ready to tread the boards, tinkle the ivories and tickle your funny bones with this brand new show.

Join us as we go from suggestion to sensation at The Peer Hat, Manchester on October 26th and November 30th 2021. Tickets cost just £6 and you can book tickets here.

Keep an eye out for announcements of even more shows! You can subscribe to our social media channels or join our mailing list to catch regular updates on upcoming events and classes. Thank you for continuing to support live and livestream comedy. We can’t wait to see you at a show soon!

Want to get up on stage some day yourself? Well, if you have to panic buy anything this week make it a space on one of our fun and friendly comedy courses – there are limit spaces remaining on each! We have limited spaces remaining on our Foundation Improv and Beginning Stand-Up courses.

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