What is improv comedy?
Unlike “Standup Comedy” in which one performer tells pre-planned jokes to the audience, improvisational comedy (or “improv” for short) involves a whole group of performers making up scenes and playing games on the spot based on audience suggestions.
Where does ComedySportz happen?
You can find us at The CSz Indianapolis Theatre
721 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204.
(Our theatre is just minutes from downtown Indianapolis, and we’re located with easy access to the interstate.)
What’s a ComedySportz match like?
Every 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. In “Shakespeare” a team will improvise a scene inspired by an audience suggestion in Shakespearean style. In “Forward/Reverse” the referee sends the scene back and forth at will, as though scanning a scene in a DVD, sending the players into a frenzy. Every match is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the games to ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz® also asks for volunteer players (from the audience) to join us for a game or two 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 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. 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.