The world may slowly be re-opening but theatres and venues remain closed to performances. We have started making tentative plans for after the summer but even if we do get to the point where we can perform live again we need to do so responsibly – safety for our players and audience members should always come first. Until then the show will still go online.
We will continue to provide Digital Drop-Ins throughout July. We have recently conducted feedback on our classes and have been delighted with the response. We’ve taken on your feedback and will be filling the next few weeks with the content you’ve asked for – the schedule will go live later this week.
We’re also delighted to announce that we are finally ready to deliver an online Foundation Improv course! This fun and friendly six week course will commence Thursday 23rd July 2020 and we can’t wait! Whether you’re looking to start performing improv comedy, want to improve your listening and communication skills or just want to meet new people in a fun and friendly online environment then this course is for you. Adapted from our regular courses and tailored to online training, these Foundation Improv online workshops will help you learn new skills that can applied on stage and off.
Also, we’re running another of our increasingly popular online Stand-Up Comedy courses commencing Monday 13th July 2020. This exciting online comedy course will look at ways of crafting great gags, exploring joke structure, and developing storytelling techniques to hone your comedic voice. There will be weekly writing exercises as well as regular, friendly feedback on your material and performance. This course is ideal for anyone stuck at home looking for laughs and wanting to try their hand at something new.
With more people returning to work and more opportunities to get out of the house we are resting our Friday Fun Time Lunch Time shows for July. However we will still be doing our Witty Wednesday and Super Saturday shows every week at 7pm BST. For a full schedule visit our shows page.
This week players would have been making their way to ComedySportz World Championship in Houston, Texas. We’re excited however that there will now be an online championship and we’ll have more details soon!
Beyond July we have some very exciting events lined up. 2020 would have been our biggest Edinburgh Fringe yet and we’re delighted to be teaming up again with Laughing Horse for their online festival in August. Full dates will be online soon.
If you’re reading this and looking for family friendly entertainment for your online festival please don’t hesitate to get in touch today!
We have a brand new video page on the website with a few favourite clips and even full shows from our rewatch series. Perfect if you’d like a reminder of what things used to be like when we could all laugh in the same room together!
We’ve been immensely proud of how our players have responded to the ongoing situation and incredibly grateful for your continued support during this time. We’re committed to keeping our online shows free but have been very grateful for your donations so far.
Recently, we asked you to give those donations instead to Black Lives Matter, The Proud Trust and Rainbow Noir as well as making contributions ourselves. We’re making plans for more shows supporting charitable causes in the coming weeks and months. We already have some in mind but please get in touch if you know of organisations you think we can bring some awareness to and hopefully raise a little money for.
We hope it’s not too long until we can all be together again but until then stay safe and keep on laughing!
We’re delighted to announce a programme of short courses in March-April 2020 including Foundation Improv, Beginning Stand-Up Comedy and Sketch Writing. These short intensive courses cover all the content of our longer workshops but are ideal for those unable to commit to an 8 week course.
These workshops are split over two Saturdays with both sessions running 12.30-5pm. Each course costs just £75 (inc. £30 non-refundable deposit). Full details can be found at the links below.
ComedySportz workshops are fun, friendly and affordable. Learn new skills, meet new people and rediscover your playful side. There’s no experience necessary for any of these short courses. ComedySportz Manchester is part of CSz Worldwide, one of the world’s largest comedy schools. Not sure which course is right for you? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have!
Upcoming Short Courses
Sketch Writing [POSTPONED]
Explore ways of developing sketches for stages, screen and audio. From the perfect premise to the killer punchline this intensive course will look at ways of making the most of your comedic ideas.
Beginning Stand-Up Comedy [POSTPONED]
Hone your comedic voice and write your first 5 minute set. Great for anyone looking to take their first steps into the world of Stand-Up or build confidence in public speaking.
Foundation Improv 25th April-2nd May 2020
Learn the core skills of Improvisation with this intensive course. Great for anyone looking to develop listening and communication skills or get more confident going off-script. Book Here.
Our workshops in Improv and Stand Up start today!
There is still a tiny amount of space left on Improv and we also welcome people at week two… get in touch if you still want to join our 8 week course 🙂
Having fun at workshops
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Hurray! Our new website is now live! The old one was getting a bit rusty, so we’ve had a spring clean, and can now show off the new site, which is full of social networking cleverness, as well as the dates and places of all our shows and workshops.