ComedySportz Birthday Weekend

There are plenty of opportunities to get a healthy dose of competitive comedy action during our ComedySportz Birthday Weekend! 17 years of shows with no scripts, just your fantastic suggestions… We hope you’ll join us for a weekend jam-packed with shows and laughter!

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We’ve a full day of shows and events lined up in Sale on Saturday 24th November.

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been asked to take part in the Christmas Light Switch On in Sale! There is a whole day of entertainment planned before the light switch on and we’ll be taking to the stage at 12pm at the Square Shopping Centre. We celebrated 10 years at Waterside this year and are really excited to be taking part in the Switch On. Christmas officially starts here.

If that isn’t enough for you, you can then wander over to the Waterside at 3pm for ComedySportz 4 Tots. This show is jam packed with BIG laughs for little kids with loads of silly songs and stories. Aimed at kids aged 6 and under, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the fun!

At 6.30pm we’re back at the Waterside for November’s ComedySportz match! Two teams will battle it out for your suggestions with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs.


Also on Saturday 24th November we’re excited to once again be returning to the venue where it all began – Chorley Little Theatre. It’s a Chorley vs. Manchester grudge match special… who wins? You decide!

This is always a very special show for us, especially for players who have been with ComedySportz UK since we formed in 2001. The Chorley players have never lost on home turf… is this the year everything changes?

Doors open 7pm with the show starting at 7.30pm.


This week also marks our last weekend of workshops for 2018 with final classes and showcase night for family and friends. We’ve really enjoyed working with all of our classes and hope to see them again in 2019.

Want to get in on the fun? Information on all upcoming courses including dates and prices for 2019 can be found on our workshops page.


But that’s enough about our ComedySportz Birthday Weekend… Do you have a special birthday or family event coming up? We’re always delighted to see fans spend their birthdays with us, but did you know that we can come to you? Click here to find out more about hiring ComedySportz for your event or function.

Thank You

We’d like to finish with a very special thank you to all our players past and present and an especially big thank you to everyone who has watched, taken part in and supported our shows and workshops. Your energy, enthusiasm and laughter has fuelled us since 2001.

All Upcoming Shows

Sketch Writing Workshops

We’re delighted to announce that our sketch writing workshops return in January 2019. Sessions will run 7-9pm on Wednesdays for four weeks commencing 9th January. The full cost of the course is only £50! Sessions will be held in the Kings Arms, Salford.

Sessions will cover everything from creating memorable comedy characters to finding that killer punchline! We will also explore the challenges of writing for different mediums with a mixture of group and solo writing activities. Whether you’re brand new to comedy writing and performance, or looking to find new ways of developing your comic material, then you’ll enjoy this relaxed and friendly course.

This course is limited to just 10 spaces. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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We’re also now taking bookings for our next batch of 8 week courses in Improvisation and Stand Up comedy. A space on one of our workshops also makes for a fantastic Christmas gift or New Years Resolution! For more information on all our upcoming courses visit our workshops page or drop us an email today!

New Workshop Dates for 2019

With our current batch of workshops and courses well under way, we’re delighted to announce that our next 8 week Foundation in Improv, Intermediate Improv and Beginning Stand Up Comedy courses will commence 16th February 2019. Bookings are now being taken via our workshops page. You can secure your space by paying a £30 non-refundable deposit or making the full payment now.

We’ll also be running another two-day sketch writing course in early 2019 with dates to be announce soon. Drop us an email to register interest and we’ll be in touch as soon as we have dates in place.

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Do you know someone who might benefit from a little laughter? Someone who needs a little confidence or has a funny side waiting to be unleashed?

Our workshops make for a popular gift especially as we approach Christmas and the New Year. If you’re making a booking behalf of someone else, please make the payment in full and then drop us an email with their name and contact details so our registers are accurate.

We’ll provide you with a gift certificate and brief information pack for you to give them. We’ll also arrange with you when you’d like us to get in contact with them to make sure we don’t spoil the surprise!

Workshops are fun, friendly and affordable. Maybe you’ll end up booking a space for yourself as well!

If you’ve got any questions about our courses and workshops for yourself or as a gift for others, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Improv Workshops Manchester

Don’t miss your chance to sign up to ComedySportz Workshops Manchester – our next batch of workshops starts 6th October and there are still a few spaces left!  What are you waiting for? Say Yes to learning new skills with Manchester’s longest running improv workshops.

If you’re looking to develop new performance skills, develop communication and listening, build confidence in public speaking and delivery, or just looking to rediscover play and meet new people in a fun and friendly environment then our courses are for you.

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Sign up to ComedySportz Workshops Manchester today!

There are still spaces available on our Foundation in Improv course. Learn the core skills and tenets of improvisation:

  • Yes, And
  • Listening
  • Story
  • Character
  • Object
  • Games

Whether you’re an actor or comedian looking to build confidence in going off script and being in the moment, someone who wants to develop listening and communication skills or confidence in public speaking and presentation or someone who just wants to meet new people, rediscover play and build confidence in social interaction then our workshops have something to offer.

Workshops are affordable at just £100 for the full course. Workshops run 1-3pm for 8 weeks in the main theatre space of the Kings Arms, Salford.

Our Beginning Stand Up Comedy course is currently full but we do have a waiting list should we have an last minute drop outs.

Sign up to secure your space on ComedySportz Workshops Manchester today or get in touch to find out more about how our courses can benefit you!

About ComedySportz Workshops Manchester

Since 2001, ComedySportz UK (CSzUK) has been performing shows and teaching workshops to all ages and abilities across the UK. Our 8 week courses are an affordable and exciting way to discover new skills. Our facilitators are all working improvisers and stand ups, accredited by CSz Worldwide, one of the world’s largest Improv schools.

Kids Comedy Workshop at Manchester Literature Festival

We’re delighted to once again be delivering a kids comedy workshop for the Manchester Literature Festival in October! The workshop is a fun introduction to comedy writing and improvisational skills suitable for kids aged 8-11 years.

Kate and Sean will once again be facilitating the workshop at Z Arts in Hulme. They will show kids how to write and perform comedy, using improvisation as a writing tool, and finding comic inspiration from their lives and imaginations.

To avoid cramping your children’s style, we ask parents not to stay in for the workshop. There is a nice café outside the room for adults that want to be close by.  For the last 15 minutes of the workshop, adults will be invited in to watch a mini performance, so the young comics can show what they have been working on.

As this is the Manchester Literature Festival we’ll also have our book available to purchase as well as lots of other lovely bits of merchandise! Our ComedySportz book includes a short introduction to core improv skills as well as some of our favourite games that you can play with friends and family at home. The book is also available to purchase at all ComedySportz shows!

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We wrote a book!

This kids comedy workshop is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here.

Why not make a day of it with the fantastic comic art masterclass with Kev Sutherland (the hands behind hit show Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre) beforehand? Tickets can be purchased here.

And if you think you might get jealous of all the fun the kids are having there are still spaces available on our Foundation in Improv course for adults starting 6th October.