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 to ComedySportz Improv Theatre in Henrico. Choose from the following options:
- For $75, you get an eight-week improv class for middle-school students (a $150 value).
- For $75, you get an eight-week improv class for high-school students (a $150 value).
- For $75, you get an eight-week improv class for adults (a $150 value).
- For $75, you get a two-hour Saturday-afternoon kids' birthday party for children aged 7 to 16 years old (a $150 value).
ComedySportz Improv Theatre's expert instructors are dedicated to bolstering the art of improv, teaching classes on unscripted comedy to students of all ages. Expert sidesplitters teach classes once a week, empowering aspiring comedians to deliver off-the-cuff jokes and improvised skits. Using the national brand's clean-comedy philosophy, the instructors steer the two-hour sessions away from obvious dirty jokes about lecherous chickens walking into a bar. Previous students of the program may redeem the Groupon for higher-level training, continuing their education until they receive diplomas certifying them as hilarious.
Younger laugh lovers may also partake in the impromptu theatrics with two-hour Saturday-afternoon birthday parties for up to 14 youngsters. The birthday boy or girl will receive a T-shirt and picture with the cast, and the whole crew gets Comedysportz temporary tattoos to apply on an unsuspecting pet's fur.
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.