Northern California ComedySportz High School League!
Join dozens of schools already battling the boredom of daily school activities and other lame on-campus clubs. ComedySportz empowers students to learn about leadership, teamwork, and theater in a fun and exciting way. The league provides an extra-curricular program for students to practice improv, take workshops led by professional improvisers, and perform with teams from other schools all year long. The Northern California ComedySportz High School League has two locations, San Jose and Sacramento, that reach out to students wanting to learn how to be funny in a safe, non-threatning environment. Plus, all ComedySportz High School League teams keep 100% of the profits made through ticket sales, promotional materials, etc. making the ComedySportz Program an exceptional way to raise funds. ComedySportz is one of the few programs that can pay for itself year after year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do we start?
A: Follow the 5 easy steps to register your team with the ComedySportz High School League. Keep in mind that only schools within certain counties can be part of the High School League. Schools outside of our neighboring counties will have the choice to join the league or develop their own improv show with one of our coaches.
Q: Once we register online, how do we start attending workshops?
A: After submitting an online registration form, we will send a welcome email to your team administrator and team captains. You can schedule your private workshop with Michael (our High School League Director), and we will send a coach to your school to introduce and practice the fundamentals of improvisation. Furthermore, students can also start attending our ComedySportz Training workshops as soon as your team registers online.
Q: How many different workshops are there?
A: Two. Fundamentals of Improvisation (Private Workshop at your school) and ComedySportz Training (1st Saturdays at ComedySportz) are the two workshops we teach to prepare students to perform improv and Comedysportz shows at their school.
Q: How do the workshops work?
A: Workshops at the ComedySportz theater will start at 10:00am. The workshops are scheduled to be 6-hours long, but may be shorter due to low attendance. We have a variety of High School League coaches who all bring their own expertise to the workshop. Although we only offer two different workshops, they will all be different because of the nature of improv. Students who are part of a school registered with the ComedySportz High School League can attend as many or as little workshops as they want. We recommend that students take at least one of each per year.
Q: What do we do after we’ve taken workshops?
A: Once you have completed your private workshop and have attended at least one ComedySportz workshop, the best way to continue learning improv is to do it. Schedule shows at your school in the theater, black box, or drama room. If you don’t have access to a theater at your school, then stay in contact with other schools in the ComedySportz High School League as many teams enjoy inviting other teams to be in their ComedySportz shows.
Q: What if my school is too far away from ComedySportz San Jose?
A: If your school is way out in the middle of No-Where-Land, then you may not be able to join the league; however, we can still help you launch an improv club that is worth bragging about. Fill out an online registration form and we will get back to you with some options.
Q: When is it too late to join?
A: We will not be accepting any new schools after February of 2015. We will be done teaching workshops at that time. However, we can still come out to your school and do a private workshop if you would like to still introduce the wonderful world of improv to your team.