Canned Laughter: Putting our Brown Bags to Good Use

cannedLaughterCanFor the month of November the improv comedy show, ComedySportz NYC is offering away tickets absolutely free in exchange for canned food items. Food items brought to the theater will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City.

The Food Bank For New York City feeds 400,000 hungry New Yorkers daily. The Food Bank distributes food to over 1000 agencies within the five boroughs (soup kitchens, pantries, mobile pantries at school cafeterias, homeless shelters, schools, community centers, etc.) One third are children under the age of 18.  A majority of these children are eligible for free or reduced lunch, Statistics show that over 90% of children receiving a free or reduced lunch rate at school are at risk of not eating again that day.

 

During the holiday season, ComedySportz NYC is providing the opportunity to give back to the community through a positive evening of both charity and laughter.

(ComedySportz®  New York has shows every Saturday at 6pm at the Broadway Comedy Club at 318 W 53rd Street. Tickets may be reserved over the phone at 646-580-0291 or online at http://csznewyork.com/info-and-tickets/tickets/ with the Promo Code: THANKS.)

 

ComedySportz NYC Auditions

ComedySportz NYC Auditions
ComedySportz New York, a nationally affiliated professional short-form improv group that is part of CSz Worldwide, with branches in 24 cities including Chicago, Portland, L.A., Austin, Provo, Manchester (England) and Berlin (Germany), is seeking new members. Lynn Marie Hulsman, artistic dir.; Jill Shely, prod.-managing dir.; Glenn Packman & Drew Tarvin, assoc. dirs. Performs weekly at the Broadway Comedy Club on W. 53rd St. in NYC, with opportunities for private, corporate, and touring gigs; performances are ongoing.
Seeking—Top Tier Improvisers: male and female, 18+, all ethnicities, must have extensive stage experience and advanced-level improv skills, no students or beginners, seeking positive, mature, group-minded individuals who know how to honor an audience and play well with colleagues (both on- and off-stage).
Auditions will be held by appt. only the evening of September 9 in midtown NYC. You can submit a headshot, resume and letter of interest to CSzNYCAuditions@gmail.com. Be prepared for callbacks on September 10. No fees; possible pay, plus travel and lodging provided.
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Summer ends…and ComedySportz NYC comes home!

Sundown is earlier, bracing breezes are blowing, and the calendar shows that summer is nearing its end. But the cooler temperatures and back-to-school bustle mean that comedy weather is on its way…and ComedySportz New York City is going BACK2COOL. Yep, even as the 1%ers are packing up their summer abodes in the Hamptons and heading back to their decadent Manhattan homes, we’re leaving our cozy summer digs at the former THIS Theater and returning to our theater district home at the Broadway Comedy Club. And to ease the seasonal transition, we have a special ticket offer!

Here what’s happening: Beginning September 6, for an open run, ComedySportz NYC returns to the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd St (between 8th & 9th Aves), New York. Shows are Saturday nights at 6 pm and are suitable for all ages.

And tickets, normally $20 in advance, are only $10 when you use the promo code BACK2COOL and purchase online at http://csznewyork.com/info-and-tickets/tickets/ . Food and beverages are available for purchase, but there is no drink minimum.

ComedySportz NYC: We’ve been running hot all summer, but when autumn rolls around, you gotta keep your cool.

NEW SHOWS IN A NEW VENUE!

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Beep! Beep! Beep!

What’s that beeping? That’s the sound of us moving to our new performance space!

Starting Friday, June 13th, Comedy Sportz NYC will be doing a limited run, Fridays, at THIS Theater & THAT Gallery; at 154 West 29th Street! Does that address seem familiar to you? If you’ve been on the New York comedy scene for at least five or six years, you might remember it as The Peoples Improv Theater’s former address, from 2002-2010. In fact, this is where I used to work as an intern and had some of my first PIT class shows. Lot’s of great memories and our CSz NYC team is excited to be a part of the first shows, in the inaugural year of THIS Theater.

Owned by The PIT and Simple Studios owner, Ali Reza Farahnakian, THIS Theater & THAT Gallery was beautifully renovated over the past few months into the “classic 60 seat black box theater,” that we’ll be playing at this month. The stage is similar to the PIT’s Striker Mainstage, with double side entrance stage doors, a center wall round-about and stadium seating. Can’t wait to do some “Honey, I’m home/I just got this awesome info to share” entrances from one of those doors.

Come check us out! We’ll be there every Friday in June @ 8pm; starting on June 13th.

GET TICKETS HERE!!!

 

 

Ten Years in NYC, Thirty Years Around the World!

ComedySportz NYC might have just turned 10 this past weekend, but this June the national ComedySportz is turning 30!

We’re excited to announce that on June 18, all ComedySportz teams across the globe will get to reveal to our Loyal Fans the **brand new** ComedySportz logo. The big unveiling ceremony is taking place at ComedySportz Milwaukee (the birthplace of ComedySportz!) during our annual World Championship and 30th anniversary celebration.

Can’t be with us in Milwaukee for the World Championships? Not to worry – we’ll be paying tribute to the past 30 years with fun activities and contests in our shows when you visit. After June 18th? Stick with us for the revolution and find out. See you there! #CSz30”

ComedySportz NYC Celebrates Mother’z Day!

photo Mom deserves a break. You know it; we know it; if there’s one thing for sure, she knows it. And there’s no better way to ease the stress and strain of Mom-itude than to have a good laugh. So on May 10, the day before the big day (so this also serves as a reminder to buy her flowers), we’re presenting an extra-special show—and moms get in FREE!

 Here what’s happening: On Saturday, May 10 at 6 pm, our ComedySportz NYC home team, the mighty Manhattan Muggers, will take on their most powerful and feared opponents yet: a team of all MOMS! That’s right, some of our most hilarious act-letes are mothers themselves, and they’re going to send the Muggers packing (after making sure they have their hats and gloves, of course—these things matter to the Mater).

It all happens at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd Street. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door. But not for moms! No, we’re picking up the tab for dear mother. All you have to do is enter the discount code MOMMY when you purchase your tickets.

 ComedySportz NYC’s Mother’z Day show: the comedy show that’ll make her kvell about how wonderful her little darlings are

GET TICKETS HERE!

10th Anniversary After Party Announced!

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On Saturday, April 26 at 6 pm, a shrewdly selected roster of ComedySportz NYC all-stars will pull out all the stops (as well as the champagne corks) (champagne not guaranteed) (champagne really, really not guaranteed) and perform a spectacular Match of the Decade consisting entirely of the improv gamez our fanz love most! It all goes down at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd Street. Tickets are $15 in advance/ $20 at the door. And for this special occasion only, our show will be 90 minute long with an intermission! GET TICKETS HERE!

Then, after the show, we’ll head over to the very copacetic 3 Monkeys Bar and Restaurant (236 W 54th Street) to continue the celebration with our loyal fanz! Yeppers, this night is all about the fanz who have kept us going for a whole decade.

 

IMPROV 202 ANNOUNCED!

At long last, here is the information you have been waiting for…

We are excited to announce our Improv 202 class is starting this April!

In our Improv 202 Class, students will build on the fundamentals from Improv 101.  This level will focus specifically on scene work and how it is applied to short form comedic scene structures. All students must have attended Improv 101 to enroll.
The class will be held on April 19 – May 24 from 12 – 2pm @ The Broadway Comedy Club.
You can learn more and sign up here: http://www.csznewyork.com/improv-classes/
Students who register before April 1, 2014 and use the promo code EARLYBIRD202 will receive $75 off the 6 week registration! 
 
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10th Anniversary Spectacular!

ComedySportz New York is excited to announce our 10th Anniversary Spectacular!photo-11

We were laughing so hard, we didn’t even notice ten years rush by. Why, when we started, there was no such thing as an iPad…Netflix was sending us DVDs in red envelopes…and Howard Dean was still a plausible presidential candidate. But here we are—in 2014–and ComedySportz New York City has reached the double-digits. And we’re kicking off our year-long birthday celebration on April 26!

Here what’s happening: On Saturday, April 26 at 6 pm, a shrewdly selected roster of ComedySportz NYC all-stars will pull out all the stops (as well as the champagne corks) (champagne not guaranteed) (champagne really, really not guaranteed) and perform a spectacular Match of the Decade consisting entirely of the improv gamez our fanz love most! It all goes down at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd Street. Tickets are $15 in advance/ $20 at the door.

ComedySportz NYC’s 10th Anniversary Spectacular is the comedy show they’ll be talking about for the next ten years.

ABOUT COMEDYSPORTZ

ComedySportz® New York City is an all-ages friendly, fast-paced improv comedy show that’s been making NYC audiences laugh since 2004. They do comedy shows every Saturday at 6 pm that are great for the whole family, great for business entertainment and great for groups of all types.

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ComedySportz NYC: 10th Anniversary Spectacular

Improv Comedy Show featuring an all-star lineup and all fan-favorite gamez!

Saturday, April 26 at 6 pm at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd Street. Tickets are $15 in advance/ $20 at the door.

 

Tickets: Tickets may be reserved over the phone at 646-580-0291 or online at http://csznewyork.com/info-and-tickets/tickets/ . More information about ComedySportz New York City can be found at www.csznewyork.com