North West Comedy Awards Winners

We are delighted to announce we won “Best Alternative Act” at the 2022 North West Comedy Awards last night. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and to A Rush of Laughter Comedy for organising the event. Every single act nominated in our category is phenomenal – we really weren’t expecting to win. Thank you also to everyone who made it down to a ComedySportz match live or online – without your suggestions and laughter we don’t have a show!

ComedySportz: Winne of "Best Alternative Act" at the North West Comedy Awards 2022

We hope you’ll join us for more fun and laughter with our first live show of the year at Waterside Arts on January 29th – you can book tickets here. We also have a few spaces left on our next Foundation Improv course – book a space here. You can find a full list of the North West Comedy Awards 2022 winners here.

More Upcoming Shows

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January 2022 Shows with ComedySportz

Happy New Year from all at ComedySportz! Kickstart your 2022 with some fun and laughter at our live and livestream shows this January. We also have our upcoming 8 week courses in improv and stand-up comedy – more details below!

We’re starting things off with the return of our monthly online ComedySportz matches. These shows are free to watch – though donations are gratefully received. You can catch the next match on Saturday 8th January (shows will return to the first Saturday of every month from February). The stream goes live at 6.45pm GMT with the fun kicking off at 7pm.

If you’re looking for live laughs you can catch ComedySportz and ComedySportz 4 Tots at Waterside Arts on Saturday 29th January.  Join us for another New Year, New Games show as our teams go for comedy gold with a mix of games new and old (ooh that rhymes). It may be a new year but ComedySportz is still the number one show for all action, all improvised fun and laughter! Meanwhile, our Tots show will be jam packed with more silly songs, stories and mayhem for kids aged 6 and under.

Looking for our Adults Only shows? Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel our Totally Improvised Musical for January but we’ll be back on Tuesday 15th February – whether you’re on a date or looking for laughs in all the wrong places you won’t want to miss this show when it returns next month!

Visit our shows page for a full line-up of upcoming events for January and February 2022.

Workshop Spaces Still Available

Looking for something fun to do in 2022? Build confidence, make new connections and get creative with our comedy classes. We have spaces left on the following courses:

Foundation Improv (next course starting Feb 6th)

Stand Up (next course starting Feb 5th)

Intermediate Improv (next course starting Feb 6th)

Improv for Kids (next course starting Feb 6th)

To ensure a safe experience for all numbers are limited across our courses so book now! For more information on what you can expect visit our workshops page today.

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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New Year. New Start.

Hello 2021! Whilst it may yet be some time before we return to live shows we’re still continuing to keep you entertained with our online shows and workshops.

Don’t miss our New Year, New Games match tonight from 7pm GMT. We have online shows every Wednesday and Saturday – subscribe to our YouTube channel today to never miss a match!

Want to try something new for 2021? Sign up to our January courses in Improv and Stand-Up Comedy. A great way to make connections, build confidence and develop communication skills. Courses are fun, friendly and a great way to learn how to play!

The 100 Black Improvisers Partnership is a joint venture among corporate sponsors, improv teachers, and improv schools/theaters around the world which are actively seeking diversity. By pledging to provide a minimum of five scholarships for Black students, each of us contributes to a common goal of getting 100 more Black people into Foundation Improv level workshops by July 2021.

We have pledged to provide five spaces on our next foundation improv course. You can sign up to this scheme by emailing us or via the Black Improv Alliance website.

If you have questions about any of our shows, workshops or getting us involved in a local project then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Covid Comedy Online – Lockdown Laughs Update

We hope you’re keeping safe and healthy during the ongoing lockdown. At ComedySportz we’ve resolved that, even when venues are closed, the show will go on…line! So far we’re done over 20 online comedy shows with more planned to keep families entertained.

Online Comedy Shows

Our quaran-teams have been going toe to toe (from a safe distance) with quick-witted gags and games and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that has watched our shows. We also want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far to help support our players.

We’re changing up our weekly schedule from the first week of May to allow players a bit more breathing space for things like going to the shops but we’ll still be performing 3 shows a week. Our first Wednesday evening show will be a Manchester vs. Chorley match.

There is a certain irony that an event like this pandemic has in many ways brought us closer together with ComedySportz players worldwide. Even though we are apart, we are, in many ways, closer than ever. Our weekend matches have become international shows. Upcoming matches including Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas! Visit our shows page for a full line-up of upcoming events.

Shows stream through our youtube channel – you can subscribe now and never miss a show. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for regular updates.

T-Shirt Campaign

If you’ve been enjoying our lockdown laughs and want to wear some brand new ComedySportz merchandise whilst you’re at it, we’re running a T-Shirt campaign at mercht. We’ve tried to keep costs as low as possible. All proceeds will go to support our players – many of whom are full time performers that are currently out of work.

support comedians during covid19 lockdownSupport Online Improv Comedy Please Note: T-Shirts won’t be shipped until after the campaign finishes in just over 2 weeks so don’t panic if you don’t receive yours straight away.

It’s a way for us to give back to those who have donated to help support ComedySportz through this difficult time. The artwork was designed and drawn by ComedySportz UK player John Cooper. You can get your shirt here and thank you for continuing to support comedy online.

An Evening With ComedySportz…

At 7pm BST on Friday 1st May, a group of ComedySportz players will be “live” in conversation. It will be your chance to “Meet The Players” for some relaxed laughs. We’ll be talking about ComedySportz UK’s 18 year history, answering any questions you have and letting you judge us for how untidy our living rooms are. Join us for an evening of fun and laughter as we talk about our years performing to audiences across the world. This will be live on our youtube channel so don’t forget to subscribe!

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Online Improv Workshops

We’re continuing to run weekly Digital Drop-Ins. These run Saturdays 3-5pm BST and cost just £5. We update the page Monday/Tuesday every week. We’ve really embraced the challenge of performing and teaching improv comedy online. It’s been a privilege to connect with people across the world to spend a bit of time being  silly together.

…And Finally

Thank you for continuing to support comedy online. We can’t wait to be back in a theatre or workshop space with you all. But until then, stay home, stay safe and keep laughing!

 

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