The Totally Improvised Musical comes to Manchester!

The Totally Improvised Musical is our brand new show! Every night is opening night as our team of top improvisers compose a brand new musical from your suggestions – hitting all the right notes in any order they like. If you like musicals, this is the show for you. If you like comedy, this is also the show for you!

Originally scheduled for April 2020 we’re delighted these shows can now go ahead from next month with more planned for the New Year. So whilst you’d think the delay would have given us time to just write a musical – where would the fun be in that? Our shows are unscripted and unmissable as every note, lyric and plot twist will be inspired by your suggestions!

(Hopefully we can all still fit into those fancy T-Shirts we had made before the pandemic).

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 at the links below.

The Totally Improvised Musical comes to Manchester autumn 2021!

Tickets:

You can book tickets for the Totally Improvised Musical at the links below. Curtains up at 8pm. The show runs for approx. 1hr.

Situated just off Lever Street, The Peer Hat is situated at the heart of Manchester’s bustling Northern Quarter. There are plenty of nearby parking spots. There are also plenty of nearby bus routes and it’s a short walk from Piccadilly Gardens for anyone travelling by tram.

GET TICKETS for Oct 26th.

GET TICKETS for Nov 30th.

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Comedy Workshops Return!

We are delighted to announce the return of in-person workshops from October 2021. We’re running 8 week courses in Foundation Improv, Intermediate Improv and Beginning Stand-Up Comedy. Thank you for your continued interest and patience as we arrange suitable workshop spaces.

An eight week course designed to help introduce the basic theories, ideas and skills of improvisation. You don’t need to have any sort of background in performing or comedy to join in, just a willingness to get involved and have a good time. Not only useful for confidence building, stage presence, and play, but also a great opportunity to network and meet new people. The cost for the full eight weeks is £115 or £100 concessions. You can pay in full now or just pay a non-refundable £30 deposit to secure your space.

The course will commence Sunday 3rd October. Sessions will run Sunday afternoons 1-3pm for eight weeks at Gorse Hill Studios, Stretford. The venue is fully accessible with on street parking. The venue is also close to several bus routes and just a 15 minute walk from Old Trafford tram stop. Find out more.

An eight week course designed to give you your first foothold in the otherwise daunting world of Stand Up Comedy. Under expert tutelage you’ll receive all the skills you need to put together your first short stand-up comedy routine as well as fundamental skills like stagecraft, performance and microphone technique. The core of the course is a weekly workshop where the attendees will have a chance to prepare and try out their material in a supportive atmosphere. This course also includes a Showcase at the end of the 8 weeks for participants. The cost for the full eight weeks is £110 or £100 concessions. You can pay in full now or just pay a non-refundable £30 deposit to secure your space.

The course will commence Saturday 2nd October. Sessions will run Saturday afternoons 12.30-2.30pm for eight weeks at The Barking Dog, Urmston. Find out more.

We’re running things a little differently for our advanced classes this time round. So we can keep things covid-secure for workshoppers and facilitators alike we’re running this as a set eight week course. This allows us to keep a better track of numbers and ensure plenty of space for everyone – however, if you’d only be able to drop-in to some sessions you can drop us an email and we’ll try to squeeze you in at a per-session rate. This course has a rolling syllabus so can be taken multiple times. Some of the topics covered in previous courses and drop-ins:
    • Advanced Scene Work.
    • Use of Space
    • Maintaining Characters
    • Improv Challenges
    • Listening skills.
    • Status
    • Music and Rap
We’ll be announcing a full line-up of sessions on our website in the coming weeks. The course will commence Sunday 3rd October. Sessions will run Sunday afternoons 3-5pm for eight weeks at Gorse Hill Studios, Stretford. The venue is fully accessible with on street parking. The venue is also close to several bus routes and just a 15 minute walk from Old Trafford tram stop. Find out more.
We can’t wait to see you at a workshop or show soon. Want to catch us live? Visit our shows page for more info. Got questions about our workshops? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Live Shows Autumn/Winter 2021

We can’t believe we’re two thirds of the way through the year already. As venues continue to re-open, we still have plenty of live improv shows to keep you entertained for the rest of 2021 including our Totally Improvised Musical and our 20th Birthday weekend! Read on for more info…

Virtual Shows

We understand that not everyone can join us for our live improv shows and we’ll be continuing our online ComedySportz matches on the first Saturday of every month. Online shows are free to watch – subscribe to our youtube channel now to never miss a match. You can watch our September show at the link below. The stream will go live at 6.45pm BST with the fun kicking off at 7pm BST on Saturday 4th September.

Comedy Club 4 Kids

We’ve got even more shows lined up with our friends at Comedy Club 4 Kids, including a very busy day on Saturday 4th September with shows in Nottingham and Coventry! We’ll be sure to add more dates in the coming months so keep an eye out on our social media channels for announcements!

Waterside Arts

After a summer hiatus for renovations, we’re back at Waterside Arts from Saturday 11th September with ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots. We have monthly dates into summer 2022 which are on sale now. We’ll also be doing another Halloween themed special in October – more details coming soon!

Totally Improvised Musical

Over 18 months since we were first meant to do our opening night of The Totally Improvised Musical, we’re pleased to announce the show will finally be coming to The Peer Hat in Manchester this October. Tickets will be going on sale soon – keep an eye on social media for announcements.

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20th Birthday Weekend

This year marks 20 years of fun and games! To celebrate this milestone year we have a full weekend of shows to keep you laughing. We’re kicking off the weekend at the theatre where it all began, Chorley Theatre, on Friday 19th November for another Chorley vs. Manchester special.  If that’s not enough all action, all improvised competitive comedy for you we then have ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots at Waterside Arts on Saturday 20th November. Tickets are available now – this is one weekend you won’t want to miss!

Improvised Pantomimes

To finish off the year we are delighted to announce the return of our improvised pantomimes – oh yes we are! There are plenty of opportunities to catch shows at Waterside Arts this December, including a Tots special and a brand new adults only special as well!

…and more!

We’ll be sure to have more live improv shows and events to announce in the coming weeks and months. Subscribe to our mailing list for monthly announcements of upcoming shows, events and workshop.

Workshops

What’s that you say? Workshops? That’s right, we’re pleased to announce that in person workshops will be returning from the first week of October!

We’ll be doing a full announcement later in the week but you can still drop us an email to register interest in our courses and we’ll send you all the details soon!

Safety

We’ll still be operating our COVID safety measures to ensure a fun but safe nights entertainment for audience and players. Our venues may still be operating their own safety protocols.

Book Now

We can’t wait to see you at shows –  thank you for continuing to support live and livestream comedy! You can find more information on all upcoming shows for 2021 on our shows page.

Improv Double Bill at Lock 91

We were due to bring ComedySportz to a new city centre venue last March and then lockdown hit. We were then going to launch in October… and Manchester was put into Tier 4. Now third time’s the charm as we bring our shows to Lock 91 starting Thursday 29th July. This will be a new monthly venue for us and we’re kicking off with an improv double bill featuring the brilliant Absolute Onions!

Never seen ComedySportz before? It’s comedy’s funniest fixture as two teams go for gold with quick-witted gags and games in this all action, all improvised competitive comedy show. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? YOU decide!

Then we’ve got the fantastic Absolute Onions and their Improv Karaoke! They’ll take a Karaoke classic chosen by the audience and perform an improvised narrative that will uncover the surprising real story behind that song! So pour the Prosecco, spin your disco balls and get ready to drop the mic! “Very Clever!” Number9reviews

Tickets are on sale NOW – book today!

Moving forward ComedySportz will be performing at Lock 91 on the last Thursday of every month! We hope you’ll join us for an unscripted, unpredictable and unmissable night out!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to their licence Lock 91 is an adults only venue. So, whilst ComedySportz will still be playing it clean, families with children are not able to attend this show.

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June Shows 2021

We’ve got loads of LIVE and ONLINE shows this month to keep you entertained with more all action, all improvised competitive comedy for all ages!

First of all we want to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us for our first live shows since early 2020 in May! We hope you had a fun and safe time and can’t wait to see you all again at our next live match at Waterside Arts on Saturday 26th June. We’ll be back with ComedySportz (book now) and ComedySportz 4 Tots (book now)!

We’re also continuing our online matches every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month at 7pm BST. You can watch tonight’s match by following the video below – don’t forget to subscribe to our youtube channel and never miss a match!

We’re also delighted to be joining our friends at Comedy Club 4 Kids at The Core at Corby Cube on Saturday 12th June for some afternoon fun (book now)! For this month’s full line up visit our shows page today.

And the fun doesn’t stop there! In July there’s the ComedySportz Worldwide online championship and we’ll be bringing ComedySportz to the Buxton Fringe Festival and Lock 91 in Manchester – more details coming soon! Subscribe to our newsletter to get monthly updates on all upcoming shows and workshops.

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