Laugh, and the world laughs with you; cry, and the Earth calls up neighbor planets to whine about its melodramatic inhabitants. Keep the planet pleased with today's Groupon: for $24, you get four tickets to ComedySportz Improv Theatre (up to a $48 value). Groupons are good for tickets to any show except guest appearances and customers can use them during multiple visits.
ComedySportz Improv Theatre showcases sidesplitting talents in team-based improv spats thrice weekly, on Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 and 9:30 p.m. In the signature ComedySportz Improv Theatre shows ($12/person), comedic squads square off against one another in a some-holds-barred refereed stage match that is surprisingly appropriate for all ages. In an effort to keep humor clean, referees and audience members can call for the brown-bag foul, which puts offensive performers into bagged timeouts to think about both what they've done and what it feels like to be a grocery item. Each show is unique, with catalyzing situations ranging from rambunctious elimination rap battles to time-twisters that flash-forward and rewind as per the ref's arbitrary calls. ComedySportz Improv Theatre encourages audiences to toss in suggestions throughout the performance to keep improvisers on their witty toes and off their humorless heels. The laugh-riot arena hosts 100 unobstructed views to witness unscripted feats of farce.
ComedySportz Improv Theatre
At ComedySportz Improv Theatre, audience suggestions keep a family-friendly and fast-paced vortex of scenes, games, and songs spinning in competitive shows that pit two improv teams against each other. Inside the intimate, 100-seat theater, spontaneity rules as a referee moderates the all-ages-appropriate hilarity pitched between the Richmond Legends and Virginia Hams. At the end of each comedic duel, the audience votes for the winning team, sentencing the losers to feed the doves that live inside the winners' top hats. ComedySportz's laugh-masters also host regular workshops to teach aspiring yuksters the art of improvised hilarity and the essential virtues of spontaneity, risk taking, and engagement with the moment. Through scene work, ComedySportz games, and short- and long-form improv, students learn to keep audiences roaring in order to jump-start a career or become a more affable bank robber.