The Classic Comedy Match
Finally, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family, great for business entertainment and great for groups of all types. It’s ComedySportz®, improvisational comedy played as a sport in many cities nationwide, and in the UK, by member companies of CSz Worldwide. We’ve been bringing the funny since 1984. Join us for one of our regularly scheduled public show, or book us for a private event today! Be sure to check out our full web site CSZBoston.com for even more information!
What is improv comedy?
Unlike “Standup Comedy” in which one performer tells pre-planned jokes to the audience, improvisational comedy involves a whole group of performers making up scenes and playing games on the spot based on audience suggestions.
A ComedySportz® match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. For example, in the game “Shakespeare” a team will improvise a scene inspired by an audience suggestion in Shakespearean style, and in “Forward/Reverse” the referee sends the scene back and forth at will, as though scanning a scene in a DVD, sending the actletes into a frenzy. Every show 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 during each match, and we make them look great!
Who should I bring to ComedySportz?
Unlike most other forms of performance comedy, ComedySportz® is great for all ages. 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, and if an actlete 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. If you think “clean” is boring, you owe it to yourself to check us out. It’s anything but boring. ComedySportz® even works for tough-to-please business groups.
The Davis Square Theatre
255 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
About The Theatre
ComedySportz Boston is delighted to perform regularly at The Davis Square Theatre (formerly Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theater), located in the heart of Somerville just a few blocks from the Davis Square T. Having played host to hundreds of productions from the worlds of comedy, music, theater, television, radio, political events and kids shows, the intimate, comfortable 150 seat venue has been updated with a brand new bar, PA system and theater lighting.
We are also proud to be presenting shows at the newly established Riot Theater in Jamaica Plain starting on October 31st and continuing every Friday thereafter. This venue us operated by our very own CSz player Joe Gels and can sit 50 people comfortably. The Riot Theater is located at 146A South Street in Jamaica Plain, only two and a half blocks away from Forest Hills Station and easily accessible by the Orange Line.