Show Info: ComedySportz

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. ComedySportz is the award-winning interactive comedy show where two teams of “act-letes” compete for laughs and points. The audience is always a part of the interactive show, and sometimes even winds up on stage!  It’s the only entertainment that’s funny enough for bachelor parties and clean enough for your church or business group.

San Jose’s longest-running show, we’ve been named Editor’s Choice by The Wave Magazine as well as Best Comedy Venue and Best Local Theatre by the Metro’s Best of the Silicon Valley. If you like TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, you’ll love ComedySportz.

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.

What’s a ComedySportz match like?

A ComedySportz match features two teams of comedy “act-letes” 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 repetoire of over a hundred improv games. In “Shakespeare” a team will improvise a scene inspired by an audience suggestion in Shakespearian style. 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 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.

Show Times
  • Fridays at 9:00PM
  • Saturdays at 7:00PM

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Critics Exclaim

“Considered by most as the best in the business.”
MONTREAL GAZETTE

“Dazzling…an increasingly artful and popular form of stage entertainment.”
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

The silliness was infectious.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES

“ComedySportz teams score with improvised funnybone tackles.”
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Hilarious…a high mix of games, improv and slapstick.”
WASHINGTON POST

“Ingenious…funny…You have to see it!”
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

“The Best-Kept Family Secret in the Bay Area.”
BAY AREA PARENT MAGAZINE
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