ComedySportz matches are every Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 7:30 PM, and Saturday at 7:30 PM, and 10:00 PM!
ComedySportz is team competitive improvisation; think “Who’s Line is it Anyway” with a sporting twist. Two teams of improvisational “Actletes” compete for laughs, points on the scoreboard, and the Meaningless Trophy. The referee keeps the match moving, gets suggestions from the Loyal Fanz (the audience), and calls any fouls that may occur on the playing field.
The “Groaner Foul” will be called if an “Actlete” says something so stupid or punny that the Loyal Fanz audibly groan. The offending “Actlete” will then have to apologize. The Loyal Fanz will be able to accept or reject the apology. If the apology is denied, points will be taken away from that team’s score.
The “Brown Bag Foul” will be called on an “Actlete” who says something naughty. ComedySportz is an all ages event. The “Brown Bag Foul” makes sure that the content of the match is acceptable for everyone. In addition, the “Brown Bag Foul” is the one foul that can be called on the Loyal Fanz as well. If the “Brown Bag Foul” is called, the offending Actlete or Fan will then have to wear a brown paper bag on his or her head. Points will be removed from the team’s score, or in the case of the Loyal Fan, dignity will be lost.
Each game or scene will start off with suggestions from the Loyal Fanz. At the end of each round, the audience judges will vote on which team was funnier. The funnier team will then get however many points the Referee decides. And of course, as with most sporting events, each ComedySportz match begins with the singing of the National Anthem and our theme song “Take Me Out to See Improv”. La la la laaaa…
ComedySportz 4 Kidz
ComedySportz 4kidz matches are the first Saturday of the month at 4:30 PM!
The ComedySportz 4 Kidz show features 3 All-Star ComedySportz players who focus improv games and suggestions on the 12-and-under crowd, use LOTS of audience volunteers, and always have a great time. It’s a one hour performance, so it’s shorter than a regular ComedySportz match and played without a half-time, meaning there’s no interruption to the fun.
ComedySportz 4 Kidz is PERFECT for birthday parties, scout group outings, or any kid get-together. Adults will find it fun, too. It’s the perfect way to entertain any group of kids.
Friday Night Late
Friday Night Late shows are every Friday at 10:00 PM!
Friday nights at 10pm are for grown-ups at ComedySportz Indianapolis. You must be at least 17 years or older to attend shows in this Friday night time slot. Shows you might see at 10pm on Fridays could be from our Unscripted Series, the $5 Improv Jam, A Day in The Laugh (improvised musical) or other sketch comedy groups.
We have 4 different shows presented in the Unscripted Series. “A Christmas Carol, Unscripted”, “Cinderella, Unscripted” , “The Headless Horseman, Unscripted” and “Oz, Unscripted. Prior to the show the audience is asked to write down lines onto pieces of paper. These lines can be song lyrics, famous quotes, bumper stickers or anything they want to have the actors say on stage. Remember this is an adult show! During the show the actors will pull the paper out and read what is on the paper as their line. They then have to justify why they said it. This is where the hilarity begins.
Looking for a place to start the night out with your friends? Check out the $5 Improv Jam at The ComedySportz Theatre. This 45 to 60 minute rotating improv showcase at 10pm on Friday could be anything. You might see short-form improv games without a censor. You might see long-form “Chicago style” improv scenes. It’s only $5.00, so start your Friday night off right with an Improv Jam and see where the night takes you from there. Note: You must be 17 or older to enter.
A Day in The Laugh
“A Day in The Laugh” is an improvised 90 minute, two act musical based on a day in one of the audience members’ lives. At the start of the show audience members are asked to share a story that has happened to them. After we get a few options, the audience will vote on which story they would like to see as a musical. After a short overture, the show begins.