Member of the Comedy League of America with teams in these cities:
New York City
The Comedy League of America is dedicated to enriching lives and transcending all boundaries by celebrating the creative imagination of the human spirit… in four minutes or less.
NOT COMEDY ABOUT SPORTS,
IT’S COMEDY PLAYED LIKE
"An ideal marriage of art and athletics," (Michael Barnes, Austin American Statesman) its improvisational comedy that "blends the towel-snapping speed of improvisation with gusto of a live sporting event" (Belinda Acosta, Austin American Statesman). Two teams of professional comics compete for laughs by playing improv games that use suggestions form the audience (fans). A referee officiates, keeping score and calling fouls. The match begins with the National Anthem, fan judges decide which team is funnier, points are awarded, and ultimately one of the teams wins. It’s an exciting, fast-paced battle of wits that’s always hilarious!
CLEAN FUN FOR EVERYONE
ComedySportz is the kind of place you can bring your first date or your mom (but not together) because it’s "an evening of what could be honestly be called good, clean fun" (Acosta, Austin American Statesman). To keep the humor tasteful the referee calls the Brown Bag foul. If a player (or fan) says something offensive, that person has a brown paper bag placed over his/her head for the remainder of the scene. This is not a coveted situation and works well to prevent off-color remarks and ensure the show stays appropriate for all ages.
WHY GET YOUR COMEDY OFF-THE-RACK WHEN IT CAN BE TAILOR-MADE?
You could go to ComedySportz four times a week every week for ten years and never see the same show twice. That’s because the comedy is improvisation and each show is unique to its audience. The show takes on the flavor of the people watching and interacting with it. The referee asks for specific scene suggestons, fans shout them out, and the games are guided by the fans’ ideas. Which is why the The Austin Comic News said, "in ComedySportz…
"…YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE ROOM"
A comedian who stands there telling jokes, doesn’t really need an audience–just well-rehearsed material. At ComedySportz our fans are essential to what happens on stage. Without them there couldn’t be a show. The show involves the audience and encourages them to contribute their creativity. But, participation is a choice, no one is ever singled out or picked on. ComedySportz fans are treated like the important element they are. Fans return the loyalty and come back to see us again and again.
"Comedysportz combines clean fun with competitive excitement!" (Belinda Acosta, Austin American Statesman)