ComedySportz March Madness


The ComedySportz Theatre announced today the challengers for their annual March Madness comedy series. The annual improv tournament pits the ComedySportz ensemble against unlikely competitors. Always popular with loyal ComedySportz fans, shows are for three consecutive Saturday nights  at 6pm. This year the match ups include ComedySportz vs. Nerds, ComedySportz vs. Shakespeare and ComedySportz vs. Puppets.

     “March Madness is really fun for our fans,” says ComedySportz performer and March Madness Team Member Tamara Nolte  “Normally we play our ComedySportz matches against each other but during March Madness we take on competitors that change the expectations for our fans and leave all of us, even the players, cracking up.”

ComedySportz vs. Nerds- March 15, 2014 at 6pm

ComedySportz vs. Puppets – March 22, 2014 at 6pm

ComedySportz vs. Shakespeare – March 29, 2014 at 6pm

WHERE: Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd

COST: $15 per ticket in advance, $20 at the door.

NOTE: Appropriate for all ages.

Tickets: Tickets may be reserved over the phone at 646-580-0291 or online at . More information about ComedySportz New York City can be found at


Players Spotlight: Anna Abhau Elliott


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me mi mo mana Anna

If you haven’t guessed by that lovely homage to The Name Game, this month’s Player’s Spotlight is dedicated to Anna Abhau Elliott.

Anna, one of our newer players, is originally from Philadelphia (the Mount Airy section, to be exact). Growing up, she was a fan of ComedySportz Philly, and she started improv while in high school. She was chosen to participate in an avant garde magic show in New York; and throughout high school, she performed improv with This Side Up, a division of the MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company.

Moving forward a decade or so, Anna graduated from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU with a BFA in Drama and a minor in history. Anna says she “didn’t participate in much improv because of her rigorous studies;” however, she and a few friends did create performances of “devised theater.” Specifically, they wrote a play entitled Home/Sick,which was mounted at Wesleyan University in January of this year.

So, how did Anna get involved with ComedySportz NYC? She took a improv workshop at ComedySportz Los Angeles, and the teacher was former CSz NYC player John Woodruff. He suggested she audition for CSz NYC, and the rest is (almost) a year of history.

Watching Anna play, it looks like she’s really enjoying the game. When I asked how her year has been, she replied, “Fun. I still get really nervous before shows and it is scary sometimes to play games that I’ve never played before, but everyone is very supportive.” Two games that she really enjoys are New Choice and ThreeThingz. She describes New Choice as “fun and weird.” When commenting on Three Things, she says, “If you get it right, it’s thrilling. If you get it very wrong, it’s still entertaining. It’s so surreal.”

When reflecting on comedy, Anna says, “Just making the simplest choice is really funny.” In comparing stand-up to improv, “the best joke (in writing) doesn’t always make the audience laugh. It’s weird what makes something a joke. You can aspire to make some beautiful souffle of a joke that comes together but, especially withComedySportz, you don’t have time. Just give the people what they want. You can trust the architecture of the game and not overcomplicate things.”

Anna says that her playing style is “psyched! with obscure/off kilter references…while aspiring to be simple and elegant.” Hearing all of Anna’s interesting points of view, I finally asked her, “If you could tell yourself something a year from now, what would it be?” Her reply: “I’m proud of you.”

And we’re proud of you, too, Anna.

About the Author: Michelle Francesca Thomas is a five-year improv veteran, an Essex County, NJ, native, and a lover of comedy. She has studied improv at the PIT and UCB and can been seen performing with ComedySportzNYC at the Broadway Comedy Club.

Walk Away With A Date Night!


OK. Couples have had their day; now’s it’s the singles’ turn to play. And singles who play together often couple up together. That’s why ComedySportz is offering “Walk Away with a Date Night,” a Singles-Only Improvisation Drop-In Class, on February 22, 2014 from 3-5 pm. Having fun makes getting to know people so much easier, and this casual, lively workshop will encourage singles to mix, mingle and play games (improv games, that is–not the kind that end in heartbreak). And after the workshop, you and your alluring classmates will get to laugh together through the evening, because all attendees will get free entry to our regular 6 pm ComedySportz show!

The class is $30 and includes free admission to our 6pm ComedySportz Show.

Sign up for the class here!


Laughs and Love


Dating. Spendy, right? And especially in the month of Valentine’s Day, you gotta squirrel away the bucks so you can treat your significant other to the very best. Fortunately, at ComedySportz New York City, you get both the best improv comedy AND help keeping your wining and dining expenses under control during this critical month. That’s because ALL FEBRUARY LONG, we’re offering 2 TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF 1 for all couples attending CSz on a date. (And if the two of you are not sure you’re entirely in agreement on whether it’s a date, we won’t pry. Well, not too much, anyway.)


Battle of the Sexes!


Who is funnier–men or women? Humankind has puzzled over this question ever since cavemen and cavewomen painted a wall of their cave with red ochre (the exact shade of brick), held stone axes in their hands like microphones, and rattled off their funniest five minutes about the recent mammoth hunt while their fellow hominins heckled.

But finally, this question will be answered, and it will be answered by ComedySportz New York City. On the Saturday, February 15, at 6 pm, at the Broadway Comedy Club, you and your friends will bear witness to the ultimate gender showdown: the CSz BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Three laugh-tastic ladies will face off against three guffaw-generating gentlemen in improvised scenes, games and songs. By 7:30 pm, we will know which sex is funniest, and the winners will rub it in FOREVER.

Get tickets here!



I’ve been leading companies through applied improvisation trainings since 2008. I’ve worked with hundreds of organizations, big and small, on topics ranging from building leadership skills to communicating confidently, from team building to skill building.

And there’s one idea that stands out as an “ah-ha” in every single group. It doesn’t matter if it’s a marketing team from Procter & Gamble, a sales team from ESPN, or a group of engineers from GE. They all remember “Yes And.” (Don’t believe me? Ask our clients!)

If you’ve ever taken an improv class, you’ve heard “yes and.” It’s one of the founding principles that makes creating original content on the spot with other people possible. When you’re on stage improvising with a scene partner, you could argue about details of a scene that don’t actually exist… or you could say YES by agreeing to what the other person’s idea is AND then add your own idea. Through this you discover a scene neither of you imagined nor could create alone.

In the business world, YES AND is a powerful mindset that can improve brainstorming, build teams, change attitudes, and increase productivity. But to better understand the power of YES AND, let’s start with its counterpart, the much more popular “Yes, But.”


Starting somewhere around the 3rd grade, we are taught critical thinking skills. Our schooling teaches us to look at a situation and see what’s wrong. We solve problems and we move on. In business, we’re keenly aware that we don’t have unlimited budgets, unlimited resources, or unlimited time.

So we learn to leverage YES BUT. Because YES BUT is the nicest way to say “No.” If a coworker asks you “Hey, could you help me with this?” you can politely respond “Yes, but I wouldn’t get my work done so I can’t right now.” Or perhaps it’s a manager, “I know I’ve given you 15 other things to work on, but I need you to do this 2-week project in a day and I need it yesterday.” This can be a great time to use YES BUT, “Yes, but in order to be able to better focus on this new project, which of these other tasks would you like me to de-prioritize.”

You just told your manager “Yes,” and you (hopefully) saved yourself from going crazy from working without sleep.

Sadly, these aren’t the only instances of YES BUT that we hear. In fact, YES BUT comes up nearly every day. When a new employee has an idea for trying something new (“Yes, but we tried that in 1999.”), a coworker throws out an idea while brainstorming (“Yes, but we’ll never get the budget for that.”), or a teammate asks if you want to go to lunch (“Yes, but I thought I’d sit at my desk and eat while working because I have way too many emails.”).


At it’s most basic level, YES AND is about saying the phrase “Yes, and…” in response to an idea.

But YES AND is more than two words to use in a sentence. It’s a mindset that changes the way we think. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong with a situation, we focus on what’s right about it. Instead of dwelling on what might have been, we build on what has happened.

YES AND is about us, not you or me. It’s not about “here’s my idea, let’s do it, and only my way.” It’s “here’s an idea, let’s build on it together, and now it’s our idea.” You don’t have to look very far to know that engagement, ownership, and pride are instrumental in having a successful business.

Ready to see what YES AND can do for your organization. Check out our corporate offerings, or contact me to see how we can build an awesome event together.

Drew Tarvin is the corporate manager and lead facilitator for ComedySportz NYC. He has worked over 100 organizations on topics including communication, team building and using humor in the workplace. He is a former Computer Science Engineer and best-selling author of the book 501 Ways to Use Humor at Work. You can read more on his musings on his blog about humor at work.

Renovated Theater!!- pictures coming soon

If you haven’t been to a show in the past couple of weeks, brace yourself for some cool changes next time you’re at the Broadway Comedy Club! Our theater space has been renovated with better sightlines, more comfortable table configurations, fresh new curtains, and improved lighting. Also, the sound setup has been moved out into the open at the back of the house (the better to see Mr./Ms. Voice’s embarrassed face when he/she utters a particularly egregious groaner foul). There’s even a majestic grand piano on stage, to our keyboardists’ delight. It all adds up to a better experience for you, our loyal fanz, as well as renewed excitement on the part of our actletes. So come to a CSz show soon and check it out!

12 Reasons to Take an Improv Class (PART 2)

New week, new reasons! Check out some more great motivational blurby things from CSz playerz from around the globe and see why taking a chance on an improv class could be one of the smartest (and most fun!) things you do this 2014. Still haven’t read part 1 where we talk about how Saturday Night Live’s newest cast member, Sasheer Zamata, got her start? Go here!

Credit: Flickr Commons, Doug88888

Credit: Flickr Commons, Doug88888

7. Relieve some stress
“Improv is a huge stress-reliever for me! In 1986, I was managing a small non-profit theater company, working 80 hour weeks and making very little money.  Improv classes saved my psyche!” – Dianah Dulany, CSz Houston, Owner, 1986

8. To overcome obstacles
“Improv is very freeing.  When I’m on stage, I can be anyone from a pilot to a toddler, and I’m not limited by other people’s conceptions or misconceptions about me. Here is a blog I wroteabout taking improv classes as a person who uses a wheelchair.” – Katrina Gossett, CSz Indianapolis, player since 2013

“Taking improv classes is important because there are less fortunate children in other countries who don’t have any improv classes to take.” – Graham Tordoff, CSz Seattle, 2013

9. If you’re not all stocked up on fun yet
“Learning improv reopens a person’s mind to the idea of play; a concept we embraced as children and often have to suppress as adults. Play leads to creativity, imaginative problem solving, and the acceptance of ideas no matter how silly or crazy! We all need more play in our lives.” – Doug Neithercott, CSz Twin Cities, Artistic Director, player since 1994

“You know how people are always saying ‘dance like nobody’s looking’ or ‘sing like nobody’s listening?’ Learning and performing improv is a chance to be like that all the time. It’s a rewarding way to live.” – Benji Cooksey, CSz Houston, player since 2012

“Once we “grow up” and become adults, there are so few opportunities to just play. Improv is a fantastic opportunity to let yourself be silly, flood your body with endorphins and shake off stress.” – Olivia Brubaker, CSz Philadelphia, player since 2007

“Taking an improv class exposes you to a variety of people from all different walks of life, but they’re all there for one reason — to have FUN.  Even if your goal isn’t public performance, the laughs and support you encounter is amazing.  The friendships I’ve made in the improv community have been some of the most rewarding I’ve had.” – Chris Duval, CSz Seattle, player since 2013

“Laughter is such a positive force – taking the opportunity to think on your feet, communicate/cooperate/collaborate with others,” – Stephen Bennett, CSz Houston, 1998

“Improvisation is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my life. People from many walks of life can benefit from this skill, not just comedians.  It’s the most fun thing that can change your life.” – Brainne Edge, ComedySportz Manchester, Owner, 2001

10. Because life, man

“Improvisation teaches you to embrace your failure, rather than fear it, helping you learn and grow from the times you fail, both on the stage and in life. So that next time, you’ll take that failure and turn it into an even greater success.” -Travis Williams, CSz Richmond, player since 2006

“One of the greatest gifts I get from improv classes is the conscious reminder of how good the word ‘Yes’ feels, to give and receive. Saying ‘Yes’ to all dialogue, situations, and personalities costs nothing and encourages brave acts of creativity and kindness. I am more daring in my offerings to the world.” – Anjl Rodee, CSz Seattle, player since 2012

“The basic rules of improv, which you will learn in any improv class, can be applied to every aspect of your life. The idea of “yes, and!” will transform your life for the better. If you do not take a class, you will never know.” – Nicole Devin, CSz Milwaukee, player since 2004 & CSz Chicago in 2012

“One of the great things I have learned is getting rid of my preconceived notions about how things should go. By accepting a yes, I open myself to greater possibilities. I also learn to place trust in my partners.  All of these translate to other areas of life other than the stage. I find do much joy in being a part of the creative process with other people. We’re capable of so much more when we are active participants in creating with others.” – May Yera-Smithwick, CSz Houston, player since 2004

“Life is all about making connections. I have learned how to truly connect with people, moments & basically life. There is such beauty in that.” – Jennifer LewiS, CSz Richmond, player since 2012

“In my ComedySportz classes, I get students who want to become professional stage actors or improvisors, but I also get students who want more confidence or need improvement in their communication skills for their jobs or businesses.” – Andrea Lott Haney, CSz Indianapolis, 2001

“Taking an improv class creates opportunity.  If you do what you’ve always done, you get what you always got. Improv creates new experiences and new outcomes.” – Patrick Adamson, CSz Quad Cities, Owner, 1996

11. Meet people!
“On five occasions, my career required moving to a new city. Four times, that meant struggling to meet people and make friends. The fifth time, I took a 101 class at CSz Portland. I’ll never fear moving again. I know where to find my people.” – Bill Evans, CSz Portland, player since 2012

“I first took improv classes at college when I was doing my degree at NYU. I think it helps me to be a better communicator, listener, performer, and thinker. I get excited when I meet other improvisers. I always assume that I’ll like them and they’ll be easy to talk to. It’s what I imagine it feels like when one friendly dog meets another friendly dog across the street. They just want to play.” – Kate McCabe, CSz Manchester, player since 2011

“As a long-time teacher of improv, I’ve seen: business networking which led to employment. Friendships established. One wedding that I know of (one couple met in the class and got married.) And of course there are several weddings that have happened because people took our classes and made into the show where they met their future spouse.” – Jeff Kramer, CSz San Jose, Owner, player since 1985

12. Learn how to problem-solve like a superhero
“What a lot of people don’t know is that being involved in improv is the single best thing I have done to improve my work life. I get stressed less easily, am able to better find solutions to difficult problems and can think creatively on my feet, faster than ever.” -Maria Bartholdi, CSz Twin Cities, player since 2011

“Improv has the ability to reshape your mindset from a negative to positive outlook and transform you into a superhero solution finder. Improv does for regular folks what bionics did for Colonel Steve Austin – it makes you better than you were before. Better, Stronger, Faster!” – Kelly A. Jennings, CSz Philadelphia, player since 1992

“I took my first improv workshop hoping it would help me to better perform standup comedy. I had no idea that improv itself would prove more rewarding for me then solo performance could ever be. Stumbling upon those lessons in teamwork, listening, adaptability and acceptance of new ideas–I had no idea how much I would get out of that. Now I’m a billionaire superstar and the King of Mexico!” – Mookie Harris, CSz Indianapolis, player since 1989

“Improv changes your entire perspective on the world around you. Suddenly, problems have multiple solutions and you see opportunity in even the tiniest scenarios. An improv class shows you how to take care of yourself and the people around you, which is just what this world needs.” – Camille Mitchell, CSz San Antonio, player since 2012

“If you can improvise in life, you can solve problems and isn’t that what life is mostly about?” – Melissa Kingston, CSz Milwaukee, player since 2005

“Not only is taking an improv class the most fun you’ll have, it also helps sharpen your mind for everyday life.” – Ethan Selby,CSz Boston, player since 2013

“Improv classes give you a chance to forget formal ways of thinking and truly let your body and mind respond in the moment. By actually listening to and not filtering your gut instincts, you’ll be amazed at the sheer joy of giving your mind exactly what it wants.” – Chad Woodward, CSz Indianapolis, player since 2006

BONUS THING (because I didn’t count them properly the first time, but maybe it’s a bonus because it’s the most important reason that needs no reason…)

Because you want to
“If you see an improv show and think, “I could never do that,” that’s a great reason. If you’re the funny one your friends keep saying should do stand up, that’s a great reason, too. I saw it as the first step on my road to SNL (I was an ambitious little thing), and so far I’ve ended up with wonderful opportunities and adventures as well as incredibly supportive friends I proudly call family.” – Jessica Carson, CSz Spokane, player since 2005

“A good improv class is like bungee jumping. It’s a safe way to do something absolutely terrifying.” – Nate Parkes, CSz Portlandplayer in 2002 & CSz Chicago since 2009

“Everyone knows there are thoughts and ideas inside you that don’t have the chance to manifest. Improv is the tool and the exercise that brings your ideas to life. You’ll find yourself and all the inner angels and demons through improv classes…And don’t you owe yourself that?” – Sam Hansberry, CSz Twin Cities, player since 2010

“I came to CSz at a time of great personal upheaval and I knew I needed to do something just for me (“you do you”). I instantly felt surrounded by warmth, humor and acceptance. The big bonus: I found something I excel at and take great joy in performing and teaching.” – Amy Milshtein, CSz Portland, player since 2010

“If you want to be more confident, more outgoing, a more well-rounded actor, a stronger communicator, a better team player, a more effective leader, or if you simply want to feel more comfortable in your own skin, you should take an improv class. It will change your life.” – Jon Colby, CSz Indianapolis & Chicago, player since 1998

Interested in taking an improv class now? Go here to learn about ComedySportz New York’s Level 1 improv class and let us know if you have questions – we’re happy to chat! Cheers to your 2014 – make it a brave and fun one.



This is a re-posting of a blog from ComedySportz San Jose, one in our family of 20+ ComedySportz locations around the world – find the original piece here.

12 Reasons to Take an Improv Class (PART 1)

When Saturday Night Live announced Sasheer Zamata as their newest cast member to join the venerable late-night institution, we were floored to discover that not only had she gotten bit by the improv bug after seeing a ComedySportz show, but followed that urge by taking a chance on enrolling in a weekend workshop. Her first training course in improv was withComedySportz Indianapolis (est. 1993) and the rest is comedic history/NBC’s future.

Zamata discovered improv because she was curious about comedy (it is what we do, after all), but that got us thinking about the (almost!) 30 years of teaching in the ComedySportz Training Centers. We asked ComedySportz playerz across our 20+ different locations and confirmed what we suspected: Improv is kind of for everyone. But why?

Photo credit: AP / Cate Hellman Photography )

Sasheer Zamata, Photo credit: AP / Cate Hellman Photography )

1. Because it scares you
“Getting out of your comfort zone is a scary concept yet also something many people wish they did in their lives, and an improv class is the perfect chance to seize the opportunity!  It’s a safe environment where taking chances, engaging risks, and being free to fail is encouraged.” – Jeff De Leon, CSz Quad Cities, player since 1995

2. To become a better friend, neighbor, parent, stranger
“As a teenager I started improv, something that I will be grateful for the rest of my life. I have grown to a person who has travelled the world with the mantra of ‘Yes! And’ but also respect for others and myself. Sounds sappy, I know, but I would not be the person I am today without improv.” – Rachel Wareing, CSz Manchester,player since 2001

“Thanks to improv, I have friends – good friends – in America, France, Australia, Switzerland, Bangladesh … all over the world. It gave me a forum to meet them, and the confidence to make friends with them.” – Sam Al-Hamdani, CSz Manchester, player since 2007

“You learn how to be a better parent. I kid you not – I would have been a disaster as a parent without improvisation training. I’m better at building frameworks, responding rather than reacting and I can recognize game-playing by children (and other parents) when I see it.” – Patrick Short, CSz Portland, Owner, player since 1987

“The learned elements of improv are woven into every fiber of my day to day life — I couldn’t be more grateful for my time studying with CSz. Confidence. Compatibility. Being a human being that people enjoy being around. That’s what you get from training the improv muscle in your brain.” – Andrew Pauly, CSz Milwaukee, player since 2009

 3. Improve your work life
“Improv classes improve public speaking ability and foster creative thinking. These are fundamental skills that are applicable not only to the stage, but also to many business and civic functions. If you want to gain an edge in the job market, make a better impression on your boss, or increase your visibility or networking, improv classes are excellent resources.” – Andrew Busam,CSz Twin Cities, player since 2007

“Improv is a great life skill for business and relationships. You never know when you’re going to get caught stealing office supplies, and being able to smoothly talk your way out of it in an instant could be a real game changer.” – Aaron Miller, CSz Philadelphia, player since 2013

“Whether you’re an actor looking to breathe more life into your performance, or a freshly-minted CFO who wants to be a more confident public speaker, improv can be life-changing. I’ve been doing it since I was an awkward teenager, and it’s made me the person I am today: a markedly less awkward adult. I’m a working actor, instead of a weird shut-in.” – James Moore, CSzTwin Cities, player since 1995

“You’d never guess how well improv skills help you to communicate in the corporate workplace. Learning to stay positive, accept the ideas of others, and then add your thoughts to enhance discussions all lead toward better relationships with co-workers and a more positive experience at work. I swear I wouldn’t have survived working 15 years at the same company if I didn’t have improv.” – Mickey McGee, CSz Portland, player since 1999

“Improv can make you fearless in ways that can give you an outstanding advantage in a classroom, a board room, a sales floor or a job interview.  Improv can grant you the power to say what needs to be said, to get done what needs to be accomplished, to pay attention to what really matters, and to figure out how to make just about anything fun, and those are skills that translate to nearly any walk of life.” – Aili McGill, CSz Indianapolis, player since 2004

4. Spark creativity
“One reason I too improv classes was to reconnect with my imagination as a young adult. Learning how to be playful again led to a perk I didn’t originally consider – developing deep, long lasting friendships with fellow classmates.” – Yvette Rebik, CSz Chicago, player since 2013

“Everyone is creative, whether they know it or not.  An improv class is a good way to find out how to let it out. We spend our lives being told to behave like everyone else, let’s take a look inside and see what stories and characters you’ve got to bring to life, what’s special about you.” – Jill Bernard, CSz Twin Cities, player since 1993

“I took improv classes to to learn a new way to make people laugh, and to entertain.” – Matthew Bistany, CSz Boston, player since 2013

“Improv classes train your brain to get out if its own way when you need creativity. Also, taking an improv class reduces your chances of watching reality TV and therefore guarantees that you will be smarter in the long run.” – Michael Wilcoxen, CSz San Jose, player since 2009

“I first saw a show in 1993. It took me until 1995 to take my first improv class and it changed my life. I wanted to become famous. However, I found that making people laugh at any level is worth it. It is a gift I can give to total strangers and that makes me feel so good.” – Sam Whittington, CSz Portland, 1997

5. Meet people
“On five occasions, my career required moving to a new city. Four times, that meant struggling to meet people and make friends. The fifth time, I took a 101 class at CSz Portland. I’ll never fear moving again. I know where to find my people.” – Bill Evans, CSz Portland, player since 2012

“I first took improv classes at college when I was doing my degree at NYU. I think it helps me to be a better communicator, listener, performer, and thinker. I get excited when I meet other improvisers. I always assume that I’ll like them and they’ll be easy to talk to. It’s what I imagine it feels like when one friendly dog meets another friendly dog across the street. They just want to play.” – Kate McCabe, CSz Manchester, player since 2011

“As a long-time teacher of improv, I’ve seen: business networking which led to employment. Friendships established. One wedding that I know of (one couple met in the class and got married.) And of course there are several weddings that have happened because people took our classes and made into the show where they met their future spouse.” – Jeff Kramer, CSz San Jose, Owner, player since 1985

6. Be a better listener

“Improv will train you to look for the best ideas that are already around you. When you’re making it up you can’t afford to throw anything away. Before I took classes I was shutting down good ideas left and right without realizing it. Now when I hear it happen, it hurts. That’s how instinctual it becomes. Have you ever had a conversation with someone that clearly wasn’t listening to you? Improv classes will make sure you’re never that person.” – Ben Gartner, CSz Twin Cities, player since 2007

“Improv can be so energizing. To discover a creative relationship with like minded people is such a cool and exciting experience.”- Mike Kauth, CSz Milwaukee, player since 2001

What’s your reason? Throw it in the comments and stay tuned for part 2!


This is a re-posting of a blog from ComedySportz San Jose, one in our family of 20+ ComedySportz locations around the world – find the original piece here.

Canned Laughter

Free Tickets for Donating Food

Help us use our brown bags for good.

Until the end of 2013 ComedySportz NYC is offering away tickets absolutely free in exchange for canned food items. Food items brought to the theater in exchange for a ticket 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.

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.

To reserve seats get tickets here with the promo code: THANKS.