Comedy in Boston, Played Competitively
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ComedySportz explained [video courtesy of our fun, good looking friends at CSz Seattle]:
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What is a ComedySportz match like?
Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, in the spirit of TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a ComedySportz match, drawn from a list of over a hundred improv games. Every match is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz® also asks “willing volunteers” to join us for a game or two each match, and we make them look great! ComedySportz plays in 26+ cities nationwide, in Europe, and now...Boston! We've been answering the call since 1984.
Who should I bring to ComedySportz?
We recommend ages 4 - 104. ComedySportz is perfect for dates, celebrations, a night out on the town, or even quality time with the family, since kids love it as much as grown-ups. The audience of a typical ComedySportz® match contains everyone from kids to college students to parents to grandparents. Everyone has a good time and no one gets offended. If a Player steps beyond the boundaries of good taste, the “brown bag foul” (a brown paper sack placed over the offending player’s head) will be called to set things straight.ComedySportz® even works for tough-to-please business groups.
How long does a ComedySportz match last?
An average ComedySportz match lasts about 1.5 hours.
Can I book in advance?
Yes! You may purchase seats for upcoming match via online or by calling the box office at (617) 231-7006. Subject to availability, you can purchase seats at the door the night of. Door tickets go on sale 30 minutes before the start of the match, but the only way to guarantee seats is to buy online. If you’re interested in bringing a large group (10 or more), having at birthday party at a match, or want to book a private event, simply contact our Box Office at 617-213-7006.
Do you guys tell jokes about sports?
Nope! This is comedy played as a sport. We’re improvisers, so we make up scenes and songs on the spot based on your suggestions. If you suggest “soccer,” we’ll perform a scene about soccer, but if you suggest “pickled pig’s feet,” we’ll do a scene about that, too. The “Sportz” part of our name comes from the competitiveness – there are two teams who try to out-funny each other for votes from you, the Loyal Fans! There are points, a referee, even fouls…but as with all sports, there is only one winner.
Do you guys serve food and/or alcohol?
The Riot Theatre (where we perform currently) offers concessions (candy and water) for purchase. We are next door to The Jeanie Johnston Pub and just two blocks down from many restaurants and casual doing options on Centre st. in Jamaica Plain.
Will I get picked on at your show?
No. A ComedySportz match is interactive – we ask for suggestions and occasionally volunteers – but we never force anyone to participate. Promise.
Is ComedySportz good for groups? (work, school, church, Bachelorette party, birthday party, tour group)
Yes! ComedySportz sets the bar high; no one is offended, everyone laughs, everyone has a good time. In addition to welcoming many different groups at at ComedySportz match, we’ve done matches for groups from 10-3000+ all over the country. We can tailor our event to your space, time, and content requirements. We do holiday shows, fundraisers, church functions, bachelorette parties, and just about anything you can imagine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote for your event.
I just heard about you guys. How do I know you're any good?
ComedySportz has been around for 34 years. Our management and several ComedySportz players have been with ComedySportz in different cities for 15+ years before becoming part of the Boston team. You can check out our latest Yelp! reviews for more about what people are saying about us.
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